‘Dedication of Merits’ is a Buddhist practice whereby one performs a noble, meritorious deed in kind memory of one’s departed relatives. One performs such wholesome deeds in honour of loved ones who had passed away by thinking: “Idam me ñātinam hotu, sukhitā hontu ñātayo.” – “Let this merit accrue to my departed relatives; may they be happy!”
Nalandians and devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre last night (27 March) for special prayers and a moving Memorial Service for casualties of MH370. Founder Bro. Tan led the congregation in 20 minutes of Metta Meditation, followed by Pūja (offerings) and Pāli chanting.
On Tuesday 18 March, ‘Nalanda Patron’s Day’ was observed at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang to commemorate and appreciate all our donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda, and by extension, to the development of Buddhist education.
On Sunday 9 March, Nalanda Free School organised an interactive Skill Learning Workshop to introduce skills and techniques to enhance Secondary School students’ ability to self-learn, using Mathematic as a learning tool. We were honoured to have Mr. Teoh Hee Chong, a Psychology lecturer from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and New Era College to conduct this workshop.
As early as 6.30am today, volunteers and participants gathered at the Sri Serdang field to show their enthusiastic support for Nalanda Walkathon 2014. A total of 1,411 participants turned up for the wonderful event despite the hazy and wet conditions.