Dhamma Talk

31 July 2017

First Gimhāna Service Sunday

Report by Lim Jie Sheng.

Achariya Tan Siang Chye kick-started the 2017 Gimhāna Retreat by giving a Dhamma talk on the topic of ‘nekhamma’ or renunciation for the first Sunday session on 28 May.

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30 July 2017

Buddha Day at Nalanda S. P. Branch

For two days on 9 and 10 May, devotees observed a joyful ‘Buddha Day’ at NEO Centre Sungai Petani with wholesome educational activities. Many people from the neighbourhood dropped in at the Centre on this auspicious occasion to offer flowers, listen to Dhamma talks, and meditate on impermanence.

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29 July 2017

Wonderful Wesak at Nalanda J. B.

This year, Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch arranged a wholesome two-day ‘Buddha Day’ Observance programme on 9 and 10 May at NEO Centre Taman Johor Jaya.  The Branch hosted three Dhamma talks, the ‘Buddha Jayanti’ Exhibition prepared by our Dhamma School students, the traditional evening Heritage Procession, mass food offering, and monk going on alms-round in Taman Johor Jaya Dedap zone.

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28 July 2017

Wesak joy at Nalanda K.L. Branch

On 10 May, members of Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch joyfully celebrated ‘Buddha Day’ with the local community at Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre, Happy Garden.  Wesak full-moon day marked the auspicious occasions of Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, and Passing Away (Parinibbāna) twenty-six centuries ago.  It is the most sacred occasion for Buddhists to recollect His noble teachings that lead to liberation from suffering.

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26 July 2017

Talk by Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

On Wednesday 21 June, Nalanda Centre once again welcomed the return of Ven. Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahāthera from Nepal, accompanied by Ven. Gavesi, Maechi Chini and Ven. Sayalay Vimalanani.  Nalandians took the opportunity to invite Sayadaw Nyanapurnik to give a Dhamma talk to the evening crowd.

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10 July 2017

Dhamma teachings in Jakarta

Great news for Buddhists and Malaysian friends in Jakarta!  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be traveling there this week for Dhamma talks from 14 to 16 July, at the invitation of Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI).

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8 July 2017

‘Dhamma Day’ celebration this week

This weekend, we are celebrating ‘Dhamma Day’ (Saturday) and ‘Dhammacakka Day’ (Sunday) at Nalanda in conjunction with Asalha Full-moon.  We gratefully commemorate the preaching of the Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment – the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’ – where He taught His initial disciples the fundamental teachings of the ‘Four Noble Truths’.

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4 June 2017

Branching out beyond ourselves

Report by Megan.

On Sunday 9 April, Nalanda Centre hosted Dr. Punna Wong Yin Onn, who came all the way from Johor Bahru, to present a talk on Buddhist leadership, titled ‘Branching out beyond ourselves’.  Dr. Wong shared that leadership means the ‘act of influencing people towards a certain direction’.  In doing so, it is vital for Buddhist leaders to have Right Understanding, Right Thought, and other factors of the Noble Eightfold Path.

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3 June 2017

How to grow ourselves spiritually

On Sunday 2 April, Sis. Santī Cheang presented a talk on ‘how to grow ourselves’ in spirituality and wisdom.  She said that most people nowadays seek ‘happiness’ from external stimulus. However, such fleeting and worldly happiness does not make us spiritually grounded, and gives us no lasting satisfaction.

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22 May 2017

Remembering and honouring our roots

Report by Megan.

On Sunday 26 March, the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong was invited to present a talk titled ‘Remembering Our Roots’ in conjunction with the traditional Chinese Qing Ming observance.  In Buddhist scriptures, father and mother are often described as ‘Brahma’, comparable to divine heavenly beings who are worthy of reverence.

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