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21 September 2017

Talk at Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Report and photographs by Ajita Lim.

On Sunday 6 August, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan gave a Dhamma talk at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) in Petaling Jaya.  Bro. Tan shared a simple yet succinct teaching on what a layperson should cultivate to achieve joy and success in life.  He outlined the earnest devotee’s path of practice as dāna (generosity), sīla (virtue) and bhāvanā (mental development).

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11 September 2017

Dhamma talk at Bodhi Vihara Terengganu

On Friday 8 September, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan visited Venerable Cattamalo Mahathera at Bodhi Vihara near Kuala Terengganu. He was joined there by members of Mettārama Meditation Centre from Kelantan, as well as Terengganu devotees.  Ven. Cattamalo, 83, was very happy to receive the visitors, and had a discussion on Dhamma with everyone.

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24 July 2017

International Buddhist Research Seminar

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was recently invited to participate in the 8th International Buddhist Research Seminar organised by Mahachulalongkorn University, and hosted at the Buddhadasa Indapañño Archives in Bangkok.  The seminar was held in honour of the 111th birth anniversary of the late Bhikkhu Buddhadasa.

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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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18 June 2017

Visit to WACANA 2017 venue

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan recently visited the Saujana Hotel and Resort, venue for the upcoming WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference, to have a look at the facilities there.  He was joined by several members of the Organising Team, including Bro. K. C. Tan, Deputy President of the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia.

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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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20 April 2017

Dhamma teachings in Singapore

Bro. Tan will be visiting Singapore for three days and conduct Dhamma teachings this Sunday, 23 April, at the Buddhist Fellowship West Centre in Telok Blangah.   He will be delivering two talks in the morning and afternoon on selected Dhammapada verses in Pāli and English.

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27 March 2017

Dhamma talk in Kelzar, Maharashtra

On Sunday 12 February, Bro. Tan received a very warm welcome when he visited Dhammabhumi monastery located in Kelzar, 52km south of Nagpur.  The village of Kelzar has a population of 1500 people, with a significant proportion of Buddhists.

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17 January 2017

Visit to Nalanda Book Café

On 13 January, Bro. Tan paid a visit to Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling to observe its staff training programme.  Several Nalandian youths who were volunteering there were pleasantly surprised by his presence.  Bro. Tan spent an hour chatting with the crew and volunteers to listen to their plans and aspirations.  He encouraged everyone to work gradually but diligently to fulfil their personal potential and realise noble aspirations at the same time.

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14 January 2017

Temple visit to start the year

Nalanda leaders usually start the New Year by visiting Buddhist viharas in a tradition stretching back to 2004; and this year was no exception.  President Sis. Evelyn, Deputy President Bro. Charlie Teng, Honorary Secretary Bro. Pee, as well as Board Members Bro. Chan and Sis. Santī were among a group of Nalanda officers who paid a visit to the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul in the first week of January.

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