Thinking of how to spend your Christmas break? Nalanda Kedah Branch is organising a FREE camp for young adults aged 18 to 29 years old; which will be conducted in Mandarin. The 3-day camp is from 23 to 25 December, and will be held at NEO Centre Bandar Mutiara in Sungai Petani.
Nalanda ‘Education Day’ is celebrated around 11 December every year with a series of programmes for teachers, devotees, teenagers and children. This date marks the anniversary of the launching of Nalanda’s “Education Philosophy” which calls for a holistic approach in education – balancing and combining knowledge, skills, values and culture – leading to integral development of people.
On Sunday 10 April, 70 participants of the Dhamma Living Camp 2016 which was held last month at Genting Highlands, gathered at Nalanda Centre for a cheerful ‘reunion’. It was a happy occasion as the campers greeted each other with great warmth and joy. Participants said that their experiences at the camp had made a huge difference in their lives, and given their spiritual practice a boost.
On Sunday 25 October, a group of 30 undergraduates from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) held a meditation camp at Nalanda Centre. The one-day retreat, from 10am to 10pm, was led by Venerable Bhikshuni Ji-Chi (继持) and Venerable Bhikshuni Chi-Xiang (持向).
Report by Lim Yee Wan | Photographs by See Hui Shien
Over the weekend of 14 – 16 November, 18 facilitators from Nalanda Dharma School Sri Serdang and KL Branch were at Port Dickson for a fruitful three-day annual retreat. The aim of the retreat was to review the School’s performance throughout the year and the 2015 School structure and programmes were discussed.
A team of 13 Nalandians, led by Sis. Sunanda Ong the Director of Nalanda Dharma School (NDS), had a fruitful Dhammaduta tour to Kelantan over the Christmas holidays. The tour programme included a “Teenagers’ Learning Camp” and a “Dhamma School Teachers’ Workshop”, both jointly organized by NDS and Persatuan Buddhis Wakaf Bharu.
Article by Gan Jia Quan. Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng & See Hui Shien.
An annual 4-day retreat for Nalanda Dharma School facilitators was held from 2 – 5 November in Pulau Ketam, Selangor, with active participation by 16 facilitators and trainees. During the retreat, the School’s performance in 2013 were objectively reviewed, while the 2014 School structure and programmes were discussed.
Nalanda Dharma School students had a stay-in programme from 15 – 17 August during the recent school holidays. Over 3 days, 22 young participants practised living and learning as a community. Along with daily chanting and meditation, there were regular Dhamma sessions with Sis. Sunanda Ong, Director of Nalanda Dharma School. Read more
9 days after Nalanda’s inspiring “Dhamma-Living Camp” in Genting Highlands, the joy still lingers on for the camp participants. With a renewed spirit and greater understanding about our spiritual development, we are eager to cultivate ourselves to be ‘better practitioners’ and ‘better friends’!