Dhamma Teaching

17 September 2017

What determines the quality of life

On Saturday 29 July, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan visited NEO Centre Sungai Petani.  Nalandians and devotees took the opportunity to invite him for a Dhamma teaching about the importance of developing the quality of our minds.

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5 September 2017

A truly illuminating youth camp

Nalanda Youth Centre’s “Dhamma Living Camp for Young Adults 2017”, with the theme “Ignite the Light Within”, concluded joyfully yesterday afternoon.  200 participants from all over Malaysia and even Singapore spent four days learning and experiencing the Dhamma together under the skilful guidance of Bro. Tan and a team of caring facilitators.

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4 September 2017

Celebrating the Buddha’s ‘Turning of Dhamma Wheel’

‘Dhammacakka Day’ is an annual observance day at Nalanda where we commemorate the preaching of the first discourse by the Buddha after His Enlightenment – the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’.  Falling on 9 July, it also marked the conclusion of the annual 6-week Gimhāna Retreat observed by Nalandians.  We were fortunate to have Bro. Tan deliver the concluding teachings of this year’s Gimhāna Retreat followed by a study of the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’.

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2 September 2017

Pindacāra in Seri Kembangan

On Saturday 15 July, Nalandians gathered with much enthusiasm for the monthly ‘Pindacāra’ programme at Jalan Besar morning market in Seri Kembangan.  The educational programme aims to inform the public on proper ways to support the Buddhist monastic order.  Market-goers once again had the opportunity to offer food to venerable monks from the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul.

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14 August 2017

Meditation retreat with Ven. Gavesi

From 25 to 29 June, 30 participants gathered at Nalanda Centre for a non-residential Meditation Retreat for beginner and intermediate meditators, guided by Venerable Gavesi.

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7 August 2017

Meditation gives ‘life’ to life

After a vigorous 7-week Gimhāna season, the enthusiasm to practise meditation continues at Nalanda.  On Wednesday 12 July, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan gave a simple but impactful teaching on meditation and its benefits.

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6 August 2017

The necessity of ‘seclusion’

Report by Megan Lim.

On Sunday 25 June, Bro. Tan delivered a Dhamma talk on ‘seclusion’, the third essential factor of Dhamma practice, following talks on ‘purity’ and ‘simplicity’.  ‘Viveka’ refers to seclusion, remoteness, privacy, and separation from crowds.  When socialising, more often than not, we tend to discuss topics that give rise to aversion and desire.  On the other hand, occasional seclusion and simple living give rise to serenity.

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5 August 2017

Cultivating the quality of simplicity

Report by Megan Lim.

On Sunday 18 June, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan spoke about an essential element of Dhamma practice – maintaining simplicity in livelihood and having fewness in desires.

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2 August 2017

Essentials of Dhamma Practice

Report by Stephanie Chua.

“What is all this practice for?  What are we trying to achieve in our Dhamma practice?”  On Sunday 11 June, Bro. Tan led Nalandians on an investigation of the essentials of Dhamma practice – to maintain purity, simplicity, and seclusion.

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22 June 2017

Daily Dhamma talks by Ven. Gavesi

Nalanda Centre is hosting a 5-day non-residential Meditation Retreat guided by Venerable Gavesi for beginners and intermediate meditators from 25 to 29 June.  We look forward to welcoming all meditators who have registered for the retreat to Nalanda Centre on Sunday.

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