Apr 172014

This morning, a South Korean ferry enroute to Jeju Island sank 20km off the mainland.  Even after hours of search and rescue, almost 300 passengers were still listed as missing in the cold sea waters by night fall.  The majority of 459 passengers on board were high school students and their teachers on a planned tour to Jeju.


Group photograph of Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch members after a joyful Members’ Day.

Article by Muditā Chan | Photographs by Yap Yi An & Yap Kuan Yi.

Over the weekend, Nalandians and devotees in Johor Bahru came together for a time of bonding and Dhamma learning.  On Saturday, 12 April members of Nalanda JB Branch had their first Members’ Day held at the NEO Centre in Taman Johor Jaya.  Founder Bro. Tan was present to share on Buddhist culture, teachings and practice.  Members had an interactive session and shared their reflections, in line with Nalanda’s 8 Core Values.


Nalanda Dharma School Facilitators gathered at Nalanda House to relearn the 'Mangala Sutta'.

Article by Adrian Chan | Photographs by Ho Yuan Zhan

On Saturday 12 April, Nalanda Dharma School Facilitators explored the ‘Mangala Sutta’ – the discourse on 38 supreme blessings expounded by the Buddha.  “To live at a suitable place; to cherish wife and children, to have a peaceful occupation, and to abstain from unwholesome states” are but a few blessings listed in this enlightening discourse.

Apr 152014

Three fire engines with a large contingent of firemen and volunteer fire fighting teams were at the scene.

Photographs by Eugene Yong & Charlie Teng 

At approximately 10.20pm last night (14 April), Nalanda Centre received an emergency call reporting that thick black smoke was billowing from the roof of NEO Centre in Happy Garden. Nalanda officers who had just finished the Uposatha Day Evening Service rushed to the scene 13km away at Taman Gembira, Kuala Lumpur to investigate.

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