Nalanda Centre recently hosted the Most Venerable T. Seelananda Mahathera on his Dhammaduta tour of Malaysia from 19 to 25 March. During his stay, Ven. Seelananda gave teachings at Nalanda Centre, NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur, the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) Centre, and Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS).
Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was recently invited to go on a ‘Dhammaduta’ (Dhamma-teaching) tour of India from 3 to 13 February 2017. He was the guest-of-honour and keynote speaker at the ‘Mahakarunā Diwas’ held in Delhi, Bombay and Nagpur, which were a series of lectures on Buddhist teachings organised by the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre.
Nalanda Centre is honoured to host three venerable monks for Dhamma teachings this week – Ajahn Buddharakkhita from Ireland, Ven T. Seelananda Maha Thera from the U.S.A., and Ajahn Tiradhammo from Canada.
Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be giving a series of Dhamma teachings based on the Pāli-Language ‘Dhammapada’ at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Kuala Lumpur, beginning 3 March, Friday, at 8.00pm. The ‘Dhammapada’ is among the most revered texts of the Theravada School. It contains concise yet inspirational teachings of the Buddha spoken on 300 occasions.
On Sunday 27 November, Nalandians came together on ‘Samaggi Day’ for a Dhamma talk by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan on what constitutes ‘true power’. Many people have the impression that ‘the most powerful person in the world’ is qualified by political position, wealth, the possession of weaponry, etc. However, Bro. Tan said that this is merely a superficial and worldly view of ‘power’.
There was good cheer all around on Sunday 22 January as Nalanda members and devotees gathered in Sri Serdang on the last Sunday before the Lunar New Year. Bro. Tan gave an insightful talk on the ‘recipe’ for the best-ever celebration of the season – a chance to experience spirituality at every turn with our sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, thinking, and feeling.
Capping off a fantastic 2016, Nalanda Youth Centre conducted a one-day meditation retreat for 150 young adults on Saturday, 26 November. The retreat featured insightful Dhamma teachings and practical meditation guidance by Nalanda founder, Bro Tan.
Three months after the awesome Dhamma-Living Camp for Young Adults in Genting Highlands, Nalanda Youth Centre invited former participants back for a hearty reunion. 60 young campers, including some who travelled all the way from Kedah, returned for the reunion at Nalanda Centre on 8 October. The purpose of this ‘Reunion Day’ was to reconnect with spiritual friends, and to rejoice in each other’s learning experiences since the camp.
On Sunday 16 October, Nalanda Youth Centre was blessed to have Bro. Tan join our weekly Sunday Service. Bro. Tan gave a Dhamma teaching on how we can bring about positive change in the world through the cultivation of compassion.