Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 19

18 January 2014

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No.19

The Nalanda Bulletin Issue No.19 (January 2014) is now available for reading on-line! If you would like to have a hard-copy, kindly collect one from any Nalanda Centre.  For members and volunteers going back to your hometowns during Chinese New Year, please bring along some copies to be distributed to your relatives and friends, as well as for local Buddhist organisations near your homes.

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5 January 2014

Nalanda Youths perform Spring-cleaning

On Sunday 5 January, Nalanda youths gathered at their future 'headquarters' to perform spring-cleaning. The youths started with a group chanting.  Then, with brooms, mops, and cloths in hand, everyone started their 'cleanathon' in earnest.

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2 January 2014

Nalanda Dharma School 2013 Honours Day

On New Year’s Eve, all members of Nalanda Dharma School came together for the School reunion of the year.  This was the day where all members reflect and rejoice over the School’s achievements.  It was also to celebrate the contributions and progress made by students throughout the year.

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31 December 2013

Joyful Dhammaduta tour to Kelantan

A team of 13 Nalandians, led by Sis. Sunanda Ong the Director of Nalanda Dharma School (NDS), had a fruitful Dhammaduta tour to Kelantan over the Christmas holidays.  The tour programme included a “Teenagers’ Learning Camp” and a “Dhamma School Teachers’ Workshop”, both jointly organized by NDS and Persatuan Buddhis Wakaf Bharu.

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24 December 2013

Nalanda Kedah Branch preparing for 2014

In conjunction with Bro. Tan’s visit to Kedah, the Pro-tem Committee of Nalanda Kedah Branch met with him on Sunday, 22 December in Sungai Petani to discuss upcoming programmes for next year. In 2014, the committee agreed that they need to build two things – firstly the Nalanda Northern team (people), and secondly the NEO Centre in Sungai Petani (temple).

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17 December 2013

Dhamma teachings in Singapore

Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan undertook a 5-day tour to Singapore earlier this month and gave several teachings to various groups, including to members of Buddhist Fellowship, Firefly Mission, undergraduate fellowship, and at the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society (BDMS).  Bro. Tan also visited Ven. H Gunaratana and Ven. B Dhammaratana at the Buddhist Library, as well as Ven. S Dhammika at BDMS.  It was a fruitful trip as he was fully engaged with many Dhamma activities.

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16 December 2013

Ground-breaking Workshop on Buddhist Education

Over the last weekend, Nalanda officers gathered at our ‘spiritual home’ in Sri Serdang for a ground-breaking workshop on the ‘Nalanda Education Model’, presented by Founder Bro. H S Tan.  The workshop was truly a great learning experience for everyone, especially for teachers, facilitators, and coordinators of Nalanda’s educational programmes.

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13 December 2013

Fellowship Undergraduate Network (F.U.N.) Continues

“Season 2” of Nalanda Youth Centre’s “Fellowship Undergraduate Network” (F.U.N.) continues with much learning, sharing, and enjoyment every Saturday evening.  The 3rd and 4th sessions were held recently (on 30 November and 7 December respectively) at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.  Undergraduates from several public and private universities in the Klang Valley took part in those sessions.

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12 December 2013

Inspiring ‘Mangala Sutta’ Course in Singapore

On Saturday 30 November, Bro. Tan was invited to Buddhist Fellowship Singapore to conduct a commentarial course on ‘Mangala Sutta’ (the famous “Discourse on Highest Blessings”).  150 participants from 6 countries, including 14 Nalandians from Serdang and Johor Bahru, took part in the day-long course. Read more

11 December 2013

Dhamma Teachings by Ayya Susīla

On Sunday 8 December, Ayya Susīla gave two uplifting talks to Nalandians.  The first talk was at Nalanda Centre, “From Darkness to Light“, and the second one in Mandarin was at NEO Centre Happy Garden, “如何面对生活中的烦恼”.  Devotees were delighted with the simple and easy-going way of Ayya’s Dhamma teaching. Nalanda’s Deputy President Bro. Lee Teck Beng and Nalanda KL Branch Deputy Chairman Bro. Rudy Gan, together with many other officers, were at Nalanda to receive Ayya Susīla.  Sadhu!

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