Learning

27 June 2017

Dhamma tour of Kelantan for teenagers

During the recent June holidays, 80 teenage Nalanda Dhamma School students from Sri Serdang and Johor Bahru embarked on a journey of discovery to Kelantan – the most north-easterly state of Peninsular Malaysia – and an important centre of Buddhism centuries ago.

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20 May 2017

Holiday stay-in programme

From 19 to 22 March, 70 Nalanda Dhamma School students from Sri Serdang and Johor Bahru Branches spent their school holidays meaningfully by participating in the Stay-in Programme.  The 4-day camp was aimed at fostering friendship among students, and to inculcate a sense of gratitude and appreciation.

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5 May 2017

Dhamma teachings this Wesak

This Wesak ‘Buddha Day’, we are going to celebrate the Buddha’s teachings with many educational programmes such as talks in English and Mandarin, a Buddhist forum, exhibition, and even a procession.  An unprecedented 9 speakers have been invited to share Dhamma insights at Nalanda Centre over the 4-day Wesak observance period starting this Sunday, 7 May.

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17 April 2017

‘Dhammayatra’ for youth leaders

For the first time ever, Nalanda Institute is organising a special ‘Dhammayatra’ for Buddhist youths this year!  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be leading the journey through India and Nepal from 20 November to 4 December 2017.

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22 September 2016

Meet-the-author session

Nalanda Free School volunteer teachers recently had a “meet-the-author” session with Sis. Ta Lin (韦静), to discuss her Chinese-language book ‘What my students taught me’ 《学生教会我的事》.   Ta Lin is a speaker on parenting issues and a columnist for local newspapers.

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27 August 2016

Commencement of Buddhist Course

Report by Chan Jia Xin.  Photographs by Chua Siaw Kim.

Nalanda Institute’s 4-month BPS 304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies course  commenced on Saturday, 6 August with the inaugural lecture on ‘Four Noble Truths’, delivered by Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye.

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30 July 2016

Briefing session for BPS 304

BPS304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies

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5 July 2016

Dhamma School study tour to Kedah

During the recent school holidays in June, Nalanda Dhamma School organized a special 4-day study tour to Bujang Valley in Kedah for 75 teachers and students. We were privileged to be led by Bro. Tan, who is an acknowledged expert on Buddhist history in Southeast Asia. With his informative and lively narration, every turn along our journey seemed to hold surprises for us to discover!

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12 June 2016

Living a ‘Life of Wisdom’

On Buddha Day 21 May, Nalanda founder Bro. H. S. Tan conducted a 2-hour Sutta Study session based on the theme of the Wesak celebrations – ‘A Life of Wisdom‘.  Despite it being a very long day with many other on-going Wesak activities, the mid-afternoon session attracted a large attendance of more than 160 people, with some devotees even traveling from other states to Nalanda Centre.

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19 May 2016

‘Buddha Day’ Programme in Serdang

Warmest greetings of mettā!  Nalanda Centre is observing this weekend’s auspicious ‘Buddha Day’ with three days of meaningful educational and spiritual programmes – comprising Dhamma teachings, sutta studies, meditation, an exhibition, and guided tours of the Centre with learning stations.  There will also be daily alms-giving to monks, blood donation, organ-donation campaign, and the iconic Sri Serdang ‘Heritage Procession’ – a truly awesome and unique cultural experience.

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