On Sunday 14 February, Bro. Tan gave a Dhamma talk at Vihāra Sanghamitta in Karawang, about 70km east of Jakarta. He was there as a guest speaker at the invitation of its Abbess, Venerable Bhikkhunī Ayya Santinī. The talk was attended by 200 devotees, and was held in honour of Venerable Ayya Sīlavatī’s 63rd birthday.
Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) conducted its third holiday camp for teenagers on 8 – 10 December at Wat Sukhontharam, Tumpat in Kelantan. It was a joint effort with Persatuan Meditasi Mettarama, Dhammarakkhita and Persatuan Peranakan Cina Kelantan (PPCK).
Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was in Thailand last April to offer felicitations during HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s birthday. He was then invited by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) as a speaker for the “Dhamma Loy Fa” programme. Bro. Tan delivered a talk on “Buddhism and Inner Development” at the BMA-sponsored event at Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Bangkok. Sadhu anumodana.
We are very pleased and honoured to welcome Venerable Ajahn Sumedho to Nalanda Centre this weekend! Ajahn Sumedho is a highly-respected senior monk in the Thai forest tradition. He was ordained in Thailand in the 1960’s and trained for years with the late Ajahn Chah, being the famous Dhamma Master’s senior-most Western disciple.
On 27 June, Nalanda Founder Bro.Tan gave an uplifting Dhamma talk at Langkawi Buddhist Society in Kuah, where he spoke about the Buddhist perspective on ‘relationship’. Bro. Tan’s visit to Langkawi came after a lapse of almost 10 years since his last trip there; hence the talk was very well received.
Special invitation to Nalanda members and volunteer-officers! We are happy to offer the opportunity for Nalandians to join Bro. Tan on a 4-day Dhammaduta and Study Tour to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, from 17 to 20 July. Travelling by tour bus, we shall be stopping en route at towns where Bro. Tan will be giving talks.
At 7.30 pm this evening, Nalanda Dharma School (NDS) facilitators and students gathered at Nalanda Centre for Pūja before departing by bus to Kelantan. They are on a “Dhammaduta Mission” there to help organize a Dhamma School Teachers’ Workshop, as well as a Teenagers’ Learning Camp.
Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan has been invited by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) as a speaker at the BMA-sponsored “Dharma Loy Fah ” programme this weekend. He will deliver a talk on “Buddhism and Inner Development” on Saturday 5 April, from 10am to 12pm, at Paragon Hall, on the 5th Floor of Siam Paragon, Bangkok. For Malaysian devotees and our Thai friends in Bangkok, don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bro. Tan this weekend at Siam Paragon. All are welcome to this public event.
Bro. Tan made a brief visit to Singapore recently to engage in a ‘Dhamma-chat’ with members of the Mindful Circle, which comprise of youths and young working adults in their late teens to early thirties. The Dhamma-chat was held at Buddhist Fellowship (BF) West Centre. A number of BF members also took the opportunity to attend the sharing session.