Dhamma Discussions

31 October 2017

Hosting Buddhist Fellowship youths

On 9 and 10 September, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted a group of youth members from Buddhist Fellowship Singapore.  Their short but fruitful visit was an opportunity for Nalandian youths to reconnect with our spiritual friends from across the causeway, and to exchange ideas on how to reach out to the youth community with Dhamma.

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27 September 2017

Mid-Autumn celebration for youths

Mid-Autumn Festival is an important Chinese celebration of togetherness and reunion with family and friends.  It falls on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month.  This year, Nalanda youths will be celebrating the occasion with a special event on Saturday, 30 September themed “A Night of Togetherness”.

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30 August 2017

Celebrating Nalanda Institute’s 10th anniversary with Dhamma Forum

On Sunday 2 July, a special Dhamma Forum was organised to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  The speakers at the forum included Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, Achariya Tan Siang Chye, Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, Datuk Charlie Chia, Bro. Ananda Fong, and Sis. Paruadi Ramasamy.

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28 June 2017

“Dhamma Forum” to mark 10th anniversary of Nalanda Institute

We are honoured to have Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, and Achariya Tan Siang Chye to jointly conduct a “Dhamma Forum” this Sunday morning.  They will form a panel together with other speakers and moderators of WACANA 2017 to discuss and answer many fundamental questions related to Buddhist practice.

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14 November 2016

Brightest moon and highest delight

Scientists at NASA say that people across the world tonight will get to witness the ‘brightest’ full-moon since 1948.  This ‘supermoon’ happens at its ‘perigee’ phase, where the orbiting moon is closest to Earth, and a good 14% closer than its ‘apogee’ phase where it orbits farthest away from us.

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27 August 2016

Commencement of Buddhist Course

Report by Chan Jia Xin.  Photographs by Chua Siaw Kim.

Nalanda Institute’s 4-month BPS 304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies course  commenced on Saturday, 6 August with the inaugural lecture on ‘Four Noble Truths’, delivered by Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye.

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20 June 2016

Reducing the effects of past kamma

On Saturday 11 June, Nalanda Centre hosted a one-day sutta study and meditation workshop facilitated by Āyasmā Aggacitta, with the subject “How to diminish the effects of past kamma”.  Āyasmā Aggacitta shared on what the Pāli suttas actually said about the matter.  The aim of the workshop was to help participants practise effectively to end suffering.

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8 April 2016

Be mentally prepared before meditation

On Wednesday 6 April, at Nalanda’s weekly group meditation, Sis. Buddhini shared about the importance of mental preparation before meditation. She explained that it was important for us to be aware of the causes and conditions that disturb us before we can settle our minds and be concentrated.

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29 March 2016

‘Buddhism’ explained in beginning of course

On Sunday 27 March, Sis. Paru conducted the first of six modules of BPS 033 ‘Buddhist Devotional Practice’ course, where she touched on the topic of ‘What is Buddhism?’ and ‘The Three Jewels’.  She explained that the coined English term ‘Buddhism’ refers to the religious tenets and practices centred upon the Buddha’s teachings.  When Buddhism spread to other parts of the world, it took on different forms due to the influence of local beliefs and culture of the indigenous peoples.

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11 March 2016

Purify our actions through reflection

On Sunday 6 March Sis. Santi Cheang gave a sharing based on the Buddha’s advice to Rāhula at Ambalaṭṭikā  in the Ambalatthikārāhulovāda Sutta (Majjhima Nikāya 61).  In the sutta, the Buddha admonishes his young son, Venerable Rāhula, on why one should never utter a falsehood, not even in jest.  The Buddha exhorts Rāhula:  “So, too, Rāhula, when one is not ashamed to tell a deliberate lie, there is no evil, I say, that one would not do”.

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