Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 13

4 February 2013

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 13

The Nalanda Bulletin Issue No.13 (January 2013) is now available for reading on-line!  If you would like to have a hard-copy, kindly collect one from any Nalanda Centre.  For Nalandians going back to your hometowns during the Chinese New Year, please collect some hard-copies to be distributed to your families and friends, as well as for local Buddhist organisations near you.

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30 January 2013

Nalanda Hemanta Retreat 2013

Nalandian officers and members in our traditional uniforms on Hemanta Retreat at the Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, Selangor.

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17 January 2013

Wayang Kulit Learning Workshop

In addition to the story-telling workshop series, Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama also imparted his knowledge and skill of the precious Asian theatre widely known as wayang kulit. In this first session of the wayang kulit learning workshop held on 12 January, participants were taught the knowledge of ancient wayang kulit techniques as well as the skills of producing a puppet befitting a wayang kulit performance.

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15 January 2013

Mandarin Course – The Life of Buddha

The first session of the General Buddhist Studies in Mandarin course was conducted on 13 January.  Organised by Nalanda Institute Malaysia’s Department of Buddhist & Pali Studies, this course has received positive responses and the first session was attended by 50 participants.

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11 January 2013

Nalanda Youth Library is now Open!

1 January 2013 marks the birth of Nalanda Youth Library.  This new addition to our expanding Pustaka Nalanda caters to the learning needs and reading interest of youths and young adults.  We were honoured to have the presence of Venerable Sing Kan and Nalanda’s founder, Bro. H S Tan at the simple yet meaningful launching ceremony on 6 January 2013.

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8 January 2013

Dhamma School Teachers Training Programme

On 5 & 6 January 2013, Nalanda Institute Malaysia (NIM) conducted a two-day teacher's training programme at Uttama Bodhi Vihara in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. The 35 existing and aspiring Dhamma School teachers who participated in the weekend programme gained much knowledge and inspiration to further the noble cause of Buddhist education.

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27 December 2012

Remembering the 2004 Tsunami Victims

On 26 December 2004, a huge earthquake off Northern Sumatra and a catastrophic tsunami which followed it caused enormous devastation in many countries fringing the Indian Ocean. Around 250,000 men, women and children lost their lives in this tragedy; millions more lost their loved ones, possessions, and livelihood.

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23 December 2012

Preparing Nalanda House for the New Year

Nalanda Dharma School facilitators and students are currently busy repairing, repainting and preparing Nalanda House to welcome the new school year in January 2013. Starting today and over the weekend, they are hard at work to ensure a conducive and welcoming environment for facilitators and students alike to learn the Dhamma.

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12 December 2012

Nalanda Children’s Learning Camp 2012

We love, we care and we share! How often do you get to experience LOVE for 4 days continuously?  61 children of the recent "The Fruits of Metta" Children’s Learning Camp experienced unconditional love during their stay in at Nalanda Centre from 6 - 9 December 2012.  The camp aimed to impart the important message of love and also to expose participants to the practice of patience, endurance and mindfulness.

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27 November 2012

24-hour Loving-kindness

On Saturday, 24 November 2012, Buddhists from all over Malaysia gathered at BMSM Samadhi Vihara, Shah Alam to chant and radiate metta (loving-kindness) for world peace, stability and harmony.  Organised by Aloka Foundation and Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia (BMSM), this round-the-clock metta event was highlighted with a special “Illuminating the World with Metta” Lights Offering ceremony, symbolically illuminating the world with loving-kindness.

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