A jubilant National Members’ Convention

Back to our ‘spiritual home’ at Nalanda Centre.

Welcoming Nalandians from all over the country back to our ‘spiritual home’ – Nalanda Centre.

Nalandians spent the long weekend from 29 April to 1 May in a jubilant mood as members from all branches gathered at Nalanda Centre for the memorable 5th National Members’ Convention.

The convention opened on a high note as Honorary Secretary Sis. Santī underlined Nalanda’s success stories over the last one year.  This time round, there was no talking about the Society’s future direction, as that has been outlined in previous Nalanda conventions.  Rather, Bro. Tan led everyone to ‘look within’ and to become more introspective – to discover the strength, humility, kindness, faith, and devotion within our hearts.

President and Honorary Secretary addressing members.

Nalanda Buddhist Society National President and Honorary Secretary addressing members.

The second day of the convention on 30 April, which was ‘Samaggi Day’.

The second day of the convention on 30 April, which was ‘Samaggi Day’.

The 5th Convention ended on a similar high note as everyone felt spiritually recharged with great Dhamma sharings.  Members went back to their respective branches with renewed vigour, deepened understanding, and blissful spirits.

First day's evening teaching session by Bro Tan.

First day’s evening teaching session by Bro Tan.

Annual Members' dinner in nearby Seri Kembangan.

Nalandians gathering for the Annual Members’ dinner in nearby Seri Kembangan.

Bro. Tan leading the chanting on 30 April.

Bro. Tan leading the chanting on 30 April, ‘Samaggi Day’.

Bro. Tan gave a teaching about developing confidence, faith, and devotion to Buddha-Dhamma.

Bro. Tan gave a teaching about developing confidence, faith, and devotion to Buddha-Dhamma.

Sutta Study session conducted by Achariya Tan Siang Chye.

Afternoon Sutta Study session conducted by Achariya Tan Siang Chye, Director of Nalanda Institute.

Discussions on Dhamma to consolidate our learning.

Discussions on Dhamma to consolidate our learning.

Members and devotees also took turns to share personal experience and insights.

Members and devotees also took turns to share personal experience and insights.