Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 15

29 April 2013

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 15

The Nalanda Bulletin Issue No.15 (May 2013) is now available for reading on-line! Copies are also available at any Nalanda Centre near you. Thank you and metta!

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21 April 2013

Pindacāra (Alms-round) in Seri Kembangan

On Saturday, 20 April, Nalanda organised a Pindacāra in the Seri Kembangan market for the first time as a form of public outreach and education.  This is part of a series of alms-rounds that Nalanda will be organising there to provide a chance for people to meet and offer alms to monks on a regular basis. 

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18 April 2013

Nalanda JB Branch Pro-tem Committee Elected

Nalanda Buddhist Society Johor Bahru Branch achieved an important milestone on Sunday, 14 April.  The inaugural meeting of the Pro-tem Committee was held under the chairmanship of  Bro. Yap Chong Huat. The meeting was also attended by Honorary Secretary Sis. Buddhini Tan, representing Nalanda's Board of Management, 3 Board Members, and 4 other Nalanda officers.

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17 April 2013

Youth Centre Sunday Dhamma Discussion

On 14 April, the Nalanda Youth Centre organised the first Youth Sunday Dhamma Discussion.  The objective of this programme is to deepen members’ knowledge and understanding of the Dhamma and how one can apply the Buddha’s teachings in daily life.

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10 April 2013

‘Nalanda Macro’ Plenary Session

On Sunday, 7 April, Nalanda leaders had a plenary session to discuss Nalanda Macro 2014-2015.  Nalanda Macro is an important document published annually which outlines the programmes and objectives of all divisions and departments for the ensuing period. This plenary session was facilitated by Honorary Secretary Sis. Buddhini, and attended by the President, Deputy President, Treasurer, Members of the Board, Divisional Directors, and Heads of Departments.

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9 April 2013

‘Nalanda Day’ Celebrations

1 May marks the establishment date of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia, and is designated as Nalanda Day.  This year's celebration is extra-special to us as we observe Nalanda's 10th Anniversary! The day-long programme on 1 May 2013 starts with the morning puja at 9am, followed by official speeches, talks, and Sanghika Dana.  In the evening, there will be a "Malam Mengenang Budi" Appreciation Dinner and performances to fete our benefactors, donors, supporters, devotees, and volunteers that have supported our educational work over the last decade.  We invite everyone to come and rejoice over the progress made in holistic Buddhist education and integral human development.  Sadhu anumodana!

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6 April 2013

Junior Dharma School Stay-in Programme

Over a three-day period from 26 – 28 March, Nalanda Dharma School organised a Stay-in Programme for our junior students from the Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur (KL) branch.  As part of the stay-in, the students had an outing to the KL Bird Park, lunch at Lake Gardens, and visited the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB).  

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31 March 2013

Visit by Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia and Buddhist Reborn

On Sunday, 31 March, members of Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia and Buddhist Reborn visited and spent the day at Nalanda Centre in Sri Serdang. It was a full day of friendly discussions as we got to know each other better and exchanged information and ideas related to Buddhism.

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30 March 2013

Dhamma Talk by Luang Por Dumrong and Luang Por Jundee

Nalanda is honoured by the visit of Luang Por Dumrong, Luang Por Jundee and Tan Ajahn Moshe on 30 March. The venerables are from the Thai Forest tradition and disciples from the late Ajahn Chah lineage.

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29 March 2013

Career Talk for Youths

On 17 March 2013, a career talk with the topic “Plan Your Education and Career Now” was held at Nalanda Centre. The speaker, Mr. Lok Eng Hong, pointed out that the world is ever-changing very quickly. We should keep up with the news every day and be competent to cope with the rapidly changing market demands. Employers can interpret a person’s character by merely viewing the first page of one’s resume. 

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