We are saddened to announce that the Chief monk of Kelantan Thai Sangha and Abbot of Wat Phikulthong Vararam in Kampung Terbok, Tumpat – the most Venerable Chao Khun Eak – passed away peacefully at 5.15am this morning. He was 85.
During the July school holidays, a group of Kelantanese youths who had participated in the Dhamma-Living Camp for Young Adults extended their stay in Selangor so that they could visit Nalanda Centre. Having found much inspiration and joy after the camp, the group wished to visit Sri Serdang to continue their learning.
Today and tomorrow, we anticipate literally bus-loads of supporters descending upon Nalanda Centre to take part in Sunday’s ‘Family Fun Fair’ – the one and only fund-raising event organized by Nalanda this year. This afternoon, the first wave of Kelantanese devotees arrived to help out with preparations, to be followed by many more coming in buses and cars. But why travel 450km one way just to take part in a ‘Fun Fair’?
During the June school holidays, 10 Nalandians made the journey to Kelantan to help organise a Teenagers’ Learning Camp at Wat Pracacinaram in Wakaf Bharu. 122 youths aged between 13 and 17 years from various parts of Kelantan participated in the four-day camp, from 2 to 5 June.
Early this month, 10 Nalandians made the journey to Kelantan to organise a Teenager’s Learning Camp at Wat Pracacinaram. About 122 participants, aged 13 to 17 years, from various parts of Kelantan participated in the four-day camp, from 2 – 5 June.
From 2 to 5 June, Nalanda Dhamma School co-organised a dynamic Dhamma camp in Kelantan for teenagers aged 13 to 17. The 4-day camp was attended by 122 students from all over the East-Coast state. School Director Sis. Sunanda led her team of 8 facilitators and youths to assist in running the holiday camp.
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).
On Saturday 12 December, 30 Kelantan participants of BPS303 – Certificate in Buddhist Studies course graduated with flying colours. Their success was well-deserved as they had worked very hard and showed great tenacity to earn their certificates. Despite the challenges they faced during the 5-month course, they never wavered in their enthusiasm and love for the Dhamma.
Yesterday (7 December) morning, 3 facilitators and 13 students from Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) set off to Kelantan to conduct another holiday camp for teenagers. 100 Kelantanese students have registered for the camp, which is jointly organized by NDS and local Buddhist societies there. The 3-day camp will be held in Tumpat starting today, with the theme “Cermin Hati” (“Mirror of the Heart”). NDS Director Sis. Sunanda is the camp leader.
On Saturday, 21 November, BPS303 – Certificate in Buddhist Studies participants sat for the written examination which was held concurrently at Nalanda Centre and Kota Bharu Mettarama Centre in Kelantan. It was the last hurdle for the participants who had been diligently attending lectures and completing their personal and group assignments since the course started in early July.