On the last day of 2016, Nalanda Dhamma School Facilitators, students and their parents, alumni, volunteers and guests gathered at Nalanda Centre for the annual School Appreciation and Honours Day. It was an important event to celebrate the learning and progress of students throughout the year, and also to give thanks to teachers and parents who supported their learning.
From 16 to 18 December 2016, Nalanda Dhamma School organized another wonderful teenagers’ learning camp themed ‘Inspector Me’. 74 youngsters ranging from 13 to 17 years old took part in the programme held at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.
The joy of camaraderie lingered in the hearts of 80 young participants after the 3-day Nalanda learning camp held from 2 to 4 December at Pure Karma Buddhist Centre, Johor. Participating in the ‘friendship’-themed camp allowed the teenagers aged 13 to 17 the opportunity to learn and practise Dhamma joyfully alongside their kalyāna-mitta.
On 1 December, 20 youths and students from Nalanda Dhamma School left for Johor Bahru to help conduct a Dhamma camp for teenagers there. They returned joyfully to Sri Serdang on 4 December to a warm, late-night welcome by smiling teachers and parents.
Early this morning, 20 Nalandian youths and Dhamma School students gathered for chanting at Nalanda Centre before leaving for Johor Bahru to help conduct a 3-day Dhamma camp for teenagers there. This trip is a wholesome start to their year-end school holidays as it promises much learning and community service.
Participants of the Dhamma-in-Youth meditation retreat are reminded to arrive at Nalanda Centre for registration between 8.00am and 8.45am this Saturday. The retreat begins at 9.00am. This one-day meditation retreat is specially catered for youths aged 16 to 29 to learn how to ‘de-stress’ and attain inner peace despite having packed academic, work and social schedules. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
During the upcoming holiday, Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch is organising a learning camp for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old. The camp will be held from 2 to 4 December 2016, at Pure Karma Buddhist Centre, Taman Desa Cemerlang, Johor Bahru. This educational camp will provide a healthy environment for teenagers to meet many ‘Beautiful Friends’ – friends with ‘beautiful’ behaviour, character, and mind.
On Saturday 17 September, Nalanda youths celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with a joyful gathering of Dhamma friends. It was made more cheery with their juniors from Nalanda Dhamma School joining in the fun.
On 23 July, Nalanda Free School hosted a ‘Career & Education Workshop’ for fifth formers to guide them in choosing tertiary courses and making career choices. Counselor Bro. Aggaphala Yap conducted the session, starting by introducing many career fields available nowadays.
On Friday 1 July, Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda Ong was invited to S.M.K. Desa Mahkota, Kuala Lumpur, to participate in ‘Program Kerohanian Sekolah’ for 300 sixth-form students. Sis. Sunanda gave a talk on the ‘Importance of Having a Belief’ where she introduced the basics of Buddhist spirituality – that it was a way of life to reduce our distress, and ultimately to end all suffering. She also spoke about the ‘Three Refuges’ and the Buddha’s ‘Middle Path’ to Enlightenment.