On Saturday 9 July, Nalanda Centre was honoured by the visit by 25 Singapore Buddhist Fellowship (BF) members and volunteers, led by its Deputy President Bro. Jerry Ong. Their visit was part of the regular exchanges between BF and Nalanda, to learn from each other in order to enhance both organisations.
Nalanda founder Bro.Tan will be attending a special Dhamma Dialogue in Singapore this Sunday, 31 January; the event is organized by the Buddhist Fellowship (BF) in conjunction with its 28th anniversary celebration. He joins other distinguished speakers – Ven. Dr. Henepola Gunaratana of U.S.A., Ven. Sanghasena of Ladakh, Ven. K. Rathanasara, fellow Malaysians Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee and Dr. Wong Yin Onn – in a forum to discuss effective Dhamma propagation.
Nalanda Youth Centre officers went to NEO Centre Johor Bahru to recharge, re-energise, and align their direction and plans for the coming year at their annual ‘Fuel-Up’ Camp from 11 to 13 December. It was a fruitful gathering and the youth officers are now highly motivated to lead the Youth Centre forward.
The Wisdom Park project recently got a boost from members of Buddhist Fellowship (BF) Singapore! Hearing about the project in October, BF Deputy President Bro. Jerry Ong and several enthusiastic members immediately set about a donation drive.
On Sunday 4 October, 28 Buddhist Fellowship (BF) Singapore members, including the newly appointed Executive Committee led by its President Bro. Wilson Ang, visited Nalanda Centre in Sri Serdang. They were warmly welcomed by Nalanda officers.
From 19 to 21 June, Nalanda Youth Centre was honoured to host the vibrant youth and their mentors from the Buddhist Fellowship of Singapore for their annual retreat. Our Singaporean friends had several inspiring and fruitful ‘Dhamma Chat’ sessions with Nalanda Founder, Bro. Tan who guided them on Buddhist Leadership which also benefited the Nalandian youths. There was an interactive session among the youth to exchange views and ideas on the programme of their respective Youth Centre.
Nalandians throughout Malaysia would like to thank our Singaporean Dhamma friends from Buddhist Fellowship (BF) and Firefly Mission for joining us in celebrating Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ at Nalanda Centre. We are happy that you get to celebrate Vesak twice this year – once in Malaysia last month, and again in Singapore on 1 June.
On Sunday 2 November, just days after the visit by 90 Firefly Mission members, Nalanda was again honoured by the presence of another Singaporean group – a party of 40 cheerful Buddhist Fellowship (BF) members. Led by its Deputy President Bro. Jerry Ong, the group was in Kuala Lumpur to watch “Xuan Zang – Journey to the West” musical.
In conjunction with their visit to Jakarta last month, Nalandian officers had the opportunity to tour the National Museum of Indonesia together with our hosts from Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia, and friends from Buddhist Fellowship Singapore.
On Sunday 4 May, Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI) officially launched its new centre – the “BFI House” – in a delightful ceremony. Located in the North Jakarta District of Kelapa Gading, the 4-storey centre houses an elegant shrine hall, a multi-purpose room, and ample space for future office and library.