Dhamma Talk

19 October 2017

Talks by Bro. Tan this weekend

It will be another hectic but joyful weekend for Nalanda founder with teaching sessions and several meetings lined up throughout three days.  We are happy to share Bro.Tan’s schedule of public Dhamma talks this weekend as follows.

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18 October 2017

Launching of new Mettārama Centre

Nalanda representatives will be traveling to Kota Bharu this Friday, 20 October to celebrate the opening ceremony of the new Mettārama Meditation Centre.  Ten members – five from Serdang and the rest from Kedah – will join devotees in Kelantan to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

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17 October 2017

Activities galore this weekend

Nalanda Centre will again be a hive of activity towards this weekend as a galore of interesting programmes are on offer.  We cordially invite you and your loved ones to participate in the activities listed below.  For detailed information, please feel free to contact Nalanda Office at 03-8938-1500.

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10 October 2017

Learning to live harmoniously

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On Sunday 27 August, Achariya S. Vijaya shared with us how harmonious living leads to happiness.  Living in harmony means not harbouring conflicts with the world, nor within ourselves.  Suffering arises when we try to conquer or change the world to suit our liking.  However the world and its quirks have always been the way they are for a long time.  Since we cannot change the world, we should instead change our attitude towards it by accepting the way it works, and learning to live in harmony with it.

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21 September 2017

Talk at Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Report and photographs by Ajita Lim.

On Sunday 6 August, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan gave a Dhamma talk at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) in Petaling Jaya.  Bro. Tan shared a simple yet succinct teaching on what a layperson should cultivate to achieve joy and success in life.  He outlined the earnest devotee’s path of practice as dāna (generosity), sīla (virtue) and bhāvanā (mental development).

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15 September 2017

Knowing qualities of a worthy student

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On Sunday July 23, Sis. Santi was invited to give a Dhamma sharing on the qualities of a “worthy student” of Dhamma.  We often hear that, “when a student is ready, the teacher will appear”.  It means that when we are mentally ready for the Dhamma, anything around us can be the teacher, be it a person or an incident.

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14 September 2017

Reflections on the Three Jewels

Report by Megan Lim.

On Sunday 16 July, Achariya Tan Siang Chye presented a talk about the true value of taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge is a time-honoured tradition that began since the establishment of the Sangha.  With the arising of the Buddha comes the rediscovery of Dhamma; and with the enlightenment of the Buddha’s first five disciples, the Sangha (Buddhist monastic community) was born.

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11 September 2017

Dhamma talk at Bodhi Vihara Terengganu

On Friday 8 September, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan visited Venerable Cattamalo Mahathera at Bodhi Vihara near Kuala Terengganu. He was joined there by members of Mettārama Meditation Centre from Kelantan, as well as Terengganu devotees.  Ven. Cattamalo, 83, was very happy to receive the visitors, and had a discussion on Dhamma with everyone.

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8 September 2017

Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta

In mid-July, Bro. Tan embarked on another Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta at the invitation of Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI).  The highlight of the tour was a public forum on 15 July where Bro. Tan gave an elaborate exposition on living a successful and fulfilling life according to Dhamma.  The audience paid rapt attention to the 2-hour talk covering the Six Well-beings.

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6 September 2017

Bro.Tan to visit Kuala Terengganu

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be visiting Kuala Terengganu for two days on 7 – 8 September to deliver several Dhamma talks in Mandarin and Hokkien at the invitation of the local community.

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