BPS 403 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies commences

Bro. Tan sharing a light-hearted moment with students.

On Saturday 6 July, the first session of Nalanda Institute’s BPS403 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies, commenced with 68 registered students.  Last offered in 2014, the course spans 5 months and will cover six modules including Buddhist scriptures & doctrines, history, humanity & sociology, polity & economics, and Buddhist arts & culture.

In his opening remarks, Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye encouraged students to adopt a scholarly spirit in their learning.  Nalanda founder Achariya Tan Ho Soon delivered the first lecture, introducing the Buddha’s essential teachings according to the Pāli scriptures.

Students diligently taking notes and enjoying the humour infused into the lecture.

Over 50 students attend the course in person while 18 students in Kelantan are on distant-learning.

We wish our BPS 403 students joyful learning and unhindered progress in their course.