On Sunday 12 February, Nalanda Dhamma School held its annual tea-offering ceremony in conjunction with the Lunar New Year. The purpose of the tea ceremony was for children to express their love and gratitude towards parents and teachers who have cared for, and supported them unconditionally.
On Sunday 15 January, seasoned Dhamma speaker Datuk Charlie Chia was invited to present a talk themed ‘Happiness at Home’. The family is a very important aspect of our lives. Whatever the events that transpired throughout the day, every householder would definitely feel most recharged coming back to a peaceful and harmonious home.
Since 2003, Nalanda has been organising and offering free courses, training programmes, tuition classes and other services to benefit the entire Malaysian community. Contributions and public donations are vital to sustain our operations and to improve our service quality. Therefore, we invite you, your family, your company and friends to be involved in this fund-raising e-Run to help raise RM300,000 towards Nalanda Education Fund for the above purposes.
Nalanda Buddhist Society management and members wish everyone a “Happy Lunar New Year” with the blessings of Dhamma! May you and your loved ones enjoy good health, success and peace in the year ahead. Travel safe and enjoy your holidays with family and friends. Sukhihontu!
Fathers are often the unsung heroes in the family. Patriarch, leader, provider, protector, counselor – modern dads play as varied a role to their children as mothers do. Children who are supported by mothers and fathers are indeed blessed. But the Buddha also taught that those who support their parents are equally blessed.
Today, Nalandians and devotees celebrated Mother’s Day in a special way to show our gratitude to all wonderful mothers who have sacrificed for their children out of compassion. There is no comparison to the dedication borne of maternal love. As children, we shall always remember our mothers’ unconditional love, and be filial to them.
The recently-held “Chap Goh Meh” celebrations at Nalanda Centre received more coverage in the local press. Malaysia’s leading Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh (星洲日报) reported the event in its Metro Edition on Wednesday, 24 February. On 22 February, the leading English daily The Star had covered the same activity.
On Saturday 31 October, Nalanda Dhamma School held its first forum for parents at Nalanda Centre to address the challenges being faced by mums and dads today. Guest speaker Bro. Aggaphala Yap talked about the importance of ‘Positive Parenting’ and how it could be practised.
Today, Malaysia officially celebrates Grandparents’ Day for the first time ever to acknowledge the contributions of grandparents to the growth, stability and harmony of the family unit. Senior citizens are often the storehouses of life’s experience that the younger generations can tap into. On this special day, we thank all grandparents for your sacrifices and love. May we all grow old gracefully, wisely and joyfully!