On Sunday 27 November, 12 committee members of Persatuan Buddhis Universiti Malaysia (PBUM) paid a visit to Nalanda Centre. It was the first visit for the new management committee, who came to explore and learn more about the work done at Nalanda.
On Wednesday 2 November, Bro. Tan was invited to the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Semenyih, Selangor, to give a Dhamma talk. More than 50 students turned up for his talk on what constitutes ‘true friendship’.
On Friday 15 January, seven teacher trainees from the Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) Kampus Ilmu Khas Buddhist Society visited Nalanda Centre on a familiarisation tour. The trainees were accompanied by IPG Buddhist Society’s teacher-adviser Bro. Johnny Tan, and lecturer Bro. K. J. Teo. They were hosted by Nalanda youths who received their guests warmly and made them feel most welcome.
On Saturday 9 January, the Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) Kampus Ilmu Khas Buddhist Society invited representatives from Nalanda Youth Centre (NYC) to visit them. Nalanda youths were warmly welcomed by the teacher-adviser of IPG Buddhist Society, Bro. Johnny, and several teacher trainees. The purpose of their visit was to foster spiritual friendship and to forge closer ties between NYC and IPG Buddhist Society.
On Saturday 21 November, youths from various higher educational institutions came for a talk on Buddhist leadership as part of a “Fellowship Undergraduate Network” (F.U.N.) session organised by Nalanda Youth Centre. In his talk, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan explained the aspects of wisdom, integrity and compassion in effective leadership.
The Fellowship Undergraduate Network (F.U.N.) organised by Nalanda Youth Centre will be back this October! F.U.N. is meant for Buddhist undergraduates and youths to learn leadership skills and at the same time, to interact with other young Buddhists from various universities and colleges. Through this programme, participants are given the training to be an effective leader through courses and activities. It is a lively session that encourages positive interaction, learning and laughter!
On Saturday 18 January, Nalanda Youths’ weekly Fellowship Undergraduate Network (F.U.N) session had a special workshop led by Mr. Tan Huat Chye with the topic “Team & Conflict Management”. The workshop provided us with a better understanding on the meaning of “team” and how to effectively manage conflicts as an individual and as a team. By practicing wisely the knowledge that we have acquired, this can assist us in our future group projects.