Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 7

1 February 2012

Free School Teacher – Lee Poh Peng

Exemplary Nalandian Volunteer Text by Yap Sze Yinn Mdm Lee Poh Peng is one of the most experienced teachers one might meet, with 27 years of teaching in the bag. For the last 5 years, she has been serving as the Deputy Principal of Serdang Baru Chinese Primary School, as well as carrying out her duties as a teacher-counselor.

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30 January 2012

善苗萌心田 – Children’s Learning Camp

Held mainly at Nalanda Centre, the Mandarin camp themed “善苗萌心田” had the young participants enjoying much fun as they learn about wholesome values and getting to practise them too, through experiential activities.

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30 January 2012

‘Lead-A-Ship’ – Leadership Camp for Teenagers

Teens came 'Ahoy' to the fore at Nalanda’s recent “Lead-A-Ship” camp. Held from 1st to 4th December, the leadership camp had 45 teenagers bonding and becoming kalyana mittas, even as they pick up pointers to become good leaders.

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28 January 2012

“I’m so Blessed!” Teenagers’ Development Camp

Blessed in the beginning, blessed in the middle, and blessed in the end, the "I’m so Blessed!" camp, under the guidance of Samanera Amaranatho, showered some 32 participants aged 13 to 18, with torrents of joy and gratitude.

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20 January 2012

BCA Healthy Living Campaign

Life is really testing... Blood Donation Campaign The campaign was co-organized by BCA and the National Blood Centre (Pusat Darah Negara). 111 donors registered for the campaign, and 84 bags of blood were collected.

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15 January 2012

Bhavana Day

Thirty participants ascended the Tan Yew Lai Hilltop Buddhist Centre in Puchong for a 3-day meditation retreat under the guidance of Sayalay Susīla. A Theravada nun since 1991, Sayalay practised Vipassana meditation intensively for many years in Myanmar under the guidance of well-known masters. The participants picked up precious pointers on the practice from the experienced and amiable nun. Feedback from the yogis were very positive and many were inspired to keep on practising after the retreat.

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12 January 2012

Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day

Pindacara - Monks going on their alms-round. It was a special event to commemorate a most special teacher. The "Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day" which was held over the weekend of 17-18 December at SJK (C) Yuk Chai in Petaling Jaya, drew hundreds of devotees to pay homage to the great Buddhist meditation master.

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10 January 2012

Jeff Oliver’s Talk

On a hectic Wednesday night, busy incomeearners and exam-ridden students who took time off the humdrum of the day to gather at Nalanda Centre, were rewarded with gems of wisdom as they learnt about "Forgiveness as a Way of Life". The talk, delivered by Bro Jeff Oliver, saw a good turnout and active exchanges between speaker and audience. A meditation teacher from Australia who has been practising Vipassana for more than 10 years, Bro Jeff Oliver offered useful insights to applying forgiveness in daily life.

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9 January 2012

Robes Offering

It was a bright and beautiful Sunday morning as devotees, from as young as babies in their mothers' arms to hearty seniors in their 60s and 70s, thronged Nalanda Centre to offer robes and requisites to the Maha Sangha.

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7 January 2012

Dedication Ceremony – NEO @ Happy Garden

Nalanda Buddhist Society is poised to progress further with the opening of its first Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur. The new satelite centre will enable the Society to extend its educational services to a wider community.

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