Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering a 10-session course – BPS 304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies – commencing 6 August 2016. This course will be completed in a single semester, and consists of four basic modules:
On 3 January, Nalanda Education Outreach (NEO) Centre in Kuala Lumpur held its first Junior Dhamma School session for this year. The session began with chanting and meditation for the students to compose their minds. This was followed by a welcoming speech and short Dhamma sharing by School Coordinator Sis. Sadhika.
The Nalanda Dhamma School year began in Serdang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru centres simultaneously on Sunday, 3 January. The Dhamma School in J.B. is catered for teenagers aged 13 to 17. A total of 40 weekly sessions plus 3 special occasions are scheduled in the school calendar.
Lecture 6 of the BPS 101- Mandarin Buddhist Studies course at Nalanda Centre was conducted by Bro. Aggaphala Yap on Sunday 11 October. The topic was on the Four Noble Truths (Cattāri Ariyasaccāni). Two months after the Buddha’s enlightenment, the Blessed One delivered his first discourse – the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – to His first five disciples at a deer park in Isipatana, near the city of Benares.
Sunday 6 September marked the commencement of BPS 101 – Buddhist Studies in Mandarin – offered by Nalanda Institute’s Department of Buddhist & Pāli Studies, with more than 70 eager participants taking part.
Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering a basic Buddhist Studies course in Mandarin (BPS101) from 6 September to 25 October. Classes will be held over eight consecutive Sundays, from 9am to 12pm. The course covers essential teachings on ‘Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha’; the ‘Four Noble Truths’; ‘Kamma’; and ‘Wholesome Deeds’.
From 9 April to 14 May, the Buddhist Society of International Medical University (IMU) in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur organized a series of weekly Dhamma lessons for beginners in Buddhism. Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was the main speaker for the course, conducting 4 out of 6 lessons there. The Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong and Director of Nalanda Dharma School Sis. Sunanda Ong complemented him by conducting one lesson each.
Wesak Full-moon Day marks the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment. In preparation to welcome this spiritual day, Nalanda Institute Malaysia is conducting a course on the ‘True Significance of Wesak’, which is suitable for newcomers and students of Buddhism. Discover and understand the true meaning and importance of this occasion, and learn how to properly observe this sacred ‘Buddha Day’.
On Sunday 15 March, Nalanda Dharma School (N.D.S.) marked another important milestone with the opening of the much-anticipated ‘Nalanda Junior Dharma School’ based at Nalanda House, Sri Serdang. This is the fourth Dharma School operated by Nalanda, following the establishment of N.D.S. in 2005, the Junior School in Happy Garden, and the recently-opened teenagers school in Johor Bahru.
Following the opening of Nalanda Dharma School in Johor Bahru last weekend, the much-anticipated ‘Nalanda Junior Dharma School’ will commence classes this Sunday, 15 March at Nalanda House, Sri Serdang! The Junior School is specially catered for older children aged 10 to 12. They will be guided by experienced facilitators using practical and hands-on learning methods.