Indonesia

6 November 2017

Amazing study tour to Borobudur

In late August, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan led a study tour to Borobudur, Yogjakarta and Solo; the trip was jointly organised by Buddhist Fellowship Singapore and Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  With Bro. Tan’s informative and skilful explanations, participants were as though transported back in time to over a thousand years ago to vividly visualize Javanese and Buddhist arts and culture.

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8 September 2017

Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta

In mid-July, Bro. Tan embarked on another Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta at the invitation of Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI).  The highlight of the tour was a public forum on 15 July where Bro. Tan gave an elaborate exposition on living a successful and fulfilling life according to Dhamma.  The audience paid rapt attention to the 2-hour talk covering the Six Well-beings.

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17 August 2017

72nd anniversary of Indonesian independence

Today, the Republic of Indonesia celebrates its 72nd Independence Day.  The diverse peoples of Indonesia and Malaysia share a two-thousand year history of trade, cultural exchanges, and political unions.  Both our countries were once part of the mighty Srivijaya Buddhist Empire from the 7th to 13th centuries CE.

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10 July 2017

Dhamma teachings in Jakarta

Great news for Buddhists and Malaysian friends in Jakarta!  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be traveling there this week for Dhamma talks from 14 to 16 July, at the invitation of Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI).

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3 July 2017

Barack Obama: preserve Borobudur

Reported by the Jakarta Post, 30 June 2017.

During his visit to the iconic Borobudur Stupa in Central Java last Wednesday, former President of the United States Barack Obama said the monument brought back fond memories of his childhood.

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28 May 2017

Visit by friends from Beji, Indonesia

Over the weekend of 8 and 9 April, Nalanda Centre hosted a visit by our friends from Pa-Auk Tawya Vipassanā Dhura Hermitage (PATVDH) in Beji, Java.  The group of ten was led by Bro. Phang Hok Lij on their first-ever visit to Serdang.  Upon arrival, the visitors were warmly received by Nalandians, and brought on a tour of the Centre.

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23 May 2017

Bro. Tan’s visit to Batam, Indonesia

Bro. Tan was recently invited by devotees to the island of Batam in Riau Province, Indonesia, from 25 to 27 March.  The purpose of the visit was to share his experience with local teachers on ways to improve the management of vihāras and Dhamma schools.

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8 February 2017

Dhamma talk by Ven. Ñanukkamsa

At the weekly Wednesday meditation on 21 December, Nalandians lent ear to an enlightening Dhamma talk by Ven. Ñanukkamsa on the purpose of becoming a Buddhist.  In the Mahā Sāropama Sutta, the Buddha expounded that the purpose of holy life does not have gain or fame or even the accomplishments of virtue, concentration, or knowledge as its end goal.  Instead, its ultimate goal is to attain the unshakeable liberation of the mind.

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7 February 2017

Indonesian bhikkhus visit Nalanda

Report by Chan Jia Xin.

In December 2016, Nalanda was honoured to host Venerable Ñanukkamsa and Venerable Alokavamsa, two well-practised Theravada bhikkhus from Indonesia.   After a warm reception, the venerables were brought on a building tour and invited to meet participants of the Children’s Learning Camp which was held at Nalanda Centre that time.

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3 January 2017

Offering dāna to Ayya Santinī

On 19 October 2016, Nalanda Centre was honoured to welcome Venerable Ayya Santinī, the Abbess of Vihāra Sanghamittā  from Indonesia, for a three-day visit.  During Ayya’s short stay, devotees had the opportunity to offer her breakfast and lunch dāna.

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