Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 8

30 April 2012

Happy Wesak Buddhist Era 2556

Being Well begins with Me !


Wesak Day commemorates the three-fold events in the life of the Buddha – His Birth, His Enlightenment and His Passing Away. This year’s celebration marks the 2600th Anniversary of Buddhism. It was through the Buddha’s way of virtuous living and insightful practice that he developed the true understanding to gain liberation from suffering. His lofty attainment of Ultimate Peace was taught compassionately to benefit all beings.

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10 April 2012

“Fly our Buddhist Flag” Campaign

When we gaze at the Buddhist Flag, we see a potent symbol of faith, global unity and world peace. The colours of the flag exemplify the Buddhist ideal of harmony among all nationalities and beliefs, and the universally-accepted, all encompassing truth of Dhamma.

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5 April 2012

Monthly Dhamma Discussions

Held every 2nd Friday of the Month, 12.00pm - 1.30pm Pustaka Nalanda's objective is to make available quality reading materials to promote the learning, study, practice and understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

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3 April 2012

Nalanda’s 9th AGM

The 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia was held on 11 March, at the Srivijaya Hall, Nalanda Centre. The highlight of the AGM was the passing of two important resolutions - to allow the setting up of branches, and the acquisition of potential properties for future expansion.

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1 April 2012

Free School Teacher – Khor Swee Moi

Exemplary Nalandian Volunteer Text by Yap Sze Yinn The first thing that strikes you upon meeting Ms Khor Swee Moi is how at ease she makes you feel. Helping others shed their shyness and muster the courage to share, learn and grow together, is second nature to this affable teacher of 12 years’ standing.

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25 March 2012

Nalanda Dharma School Interviews

Nalanda Dharma School celebrated its 7th Anniversary on 1 January 2012 at Nalanda Centre. In conjunction with this year’s celebration, we asked some of the School members to give their personal views on the School.

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20 March 2012

Nalanda Dharma School – School Honours Day

Well done, Nalandians! 31 December is an important day for Nalanda Dharma School. This is the time when the School celebrates the contributions and progress made by students throughout the year. For 2011, the School Honours day was very different from previous years’ because this time around, it was solely organized by the students; a task previously done by School facilitators.

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15 March 2012

Gardening Day

Their faces say it all – the gratifying beatitude that comes naturally with their responsibilities as leaders of Nalanda’s three main divisions: (Uncle) Vijaya (middle) who helms Nalanda Institute; Sis. Sunanda, the Director of Nalanda Dharma School; and Bro. Ananda Fong (left) who heads Pustaka Nalanda. These three “pillars” of Nalanda gathered for a ceremonial planting at Nalanda Centre on a bright and sunny day. The next Gardening Day is scheduled on Sunday, 1 April, to spruce up Nalanda's surrounding in welcoming Wesak Day.

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10 March 2012

New Year Dāna & Sharing

A dialogue session with Venerable Man Ya marked the first Service Sunday for 2012. Four representatives from different age groups, namely retirees, working adults, parents and children, discussed the topic "Promoting Social Harmony in Our Daily Lives".

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5 March 2012

Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Course

To commemorate 2600 years of Buddhism in 2011-2012, Nalanda Institute is offering a series of courses to introduce various Nikāyas of the Pāli Tipitakā.

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