1 May is an important date for Nalandians. Not only does it mark the anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society’s establishment in 2003, it was also the day when Nalanda Youth Centre was founded in 2012; as well as the opening of their own activity centre and Youth Library in 2013.
Pustaka Nalanda (Library) holds a collection of Buddhist books authored by the late Venerable Narada Nāyaka Māha Thero (1898 – 1983), a prolific Dhamma teacher, speaker, writer and translator from Sri Lanka. Some of his works such as the seminal “The Buddha and His Teachings” has become a classic ‘textbook’ for students of Theravāda Buddhism.
On Sunday 28 September, Bro. Ooi Chin Chye and Sis. Teh Soo Tyng, Manager of “Eastern Horizon” Buddhist magazine, visited Nalanda Centre in Sri Serdang. They were warmly received by Nalanda’s Honorary Secretary Sis. Buddhinī and Nalanda officers.
In a simple but meaningful programme on 1 May morning, the Nalanda Youth Centre was officially launched by the Guest of Honour Bro. Goh Qing Song, President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia, in the presence of Ven. Sri Saranankara, other Sangha members, and Buddhist community leaders. Also present were 200 Nalanda members and guests from Malaysia and overseas. Read more
Tomorrow is the official launching of Nalanda Youth Centre – the first dedicated centre for Buddhist youth activities in Serdang. We are honoured to welcome Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, Sangha members, and Buddhist community leaders to join Nalandians in celebrating this milestone for the Malaysian Buddhist youth movement.
Final touches are being done by Nalandian youths for Nalanda Youth Centre’s opening this Thursday, 1 May 2014. Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero will grace the occasion together with other Sangha members.
For the past few weeks, Pustaka Nalanda librarians have been busy cataloging and arranging books at the new Youth Library located at Level 3 of Nalanda Youth Centre**. Before this, the Youth Library temporarily occupied ‘Sucinta Room’, which will now house the Chinese Books Section instead.
After 3 months of renovation, the Nalanda Youth Centre was finally opened for use on Saturday, 1 March. The Youth Section and Dharma School teenagers have started using the facility since then. Nalanda Free School classes will also be shifting there in stages beginning April.
Nalanda officers attending an education workshop at Nalanda Centre were brought on a tour of the proposed Nalanda Youth Centre, located just next door to our present premises in Sri Serdang. The facility has been under renovation since last month, and is slated for completion by January 2014.
A Teenager’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination
Teo Aik Cher
Self-help (Motivation & Self-improvement)
Bro. Ooi Choong Li
Facilitator of Nalanda Dharma School
For many people, procrastination is part of everyday life, and many people feel guilty and powerless to do anything about it. However, this feeling may diminish after reading the book “Why Procrastinate?”.