22 May 2019

BPS 403 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies

Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering a 5-month certificate course in Buddhist Studies commencing 6 July 2019.  This course consists of 6 modules and is suitable for those who have obtained the Certificate in Buddhist Studies BPS 303, BPS 304, BPS 305 or equivalent qualifications.

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18 May 2019

‘Buddha Day’ – Dhamma Teachings

Treasures of a meaningful life are not diamonds or gold.  True wealth and happiness reside in a trained mind, cultivated with wisdom and compassion.   We warmly invite you to join activities at Nalanda Centre on ‘Buddha Day’.

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14 May 2019

Sutta Study on Buddha Day

The Buddha’s teaching was passed down in the form of discourses and sermons (Sutta).  Before passing away, the Buddha reminded His disciples that, “the Dhamma and Vinaya I have set forth and laid down for you shall be your teacher after I am gone…”  Thus, He enshrined the Dhamma-Vinaya as the guiding principle in one’s conduct and practice towards liberation.

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10 May 2019

Buddhist Forum in Mandarin

Do we live each day with compassion or find it a challenge to be kind and considerate in the face of adversity?  In conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations, Nalanda Institute is organising a forum in Mandarin featuring Ven. Dr. Dhammapala, local composer and musical producer Mr Chow Kam Leong (周金亮), and business consultant Mr Wong Kah Cane (黄家建) to talk about their experiences in embracing compassion in their respective professions and daily practices.

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30 November 2018

Convocation Ceremony & Gratitude Day

Nalanda Institute Malaysia will host a Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, 2 December for graduates of BPS305 Certificate in Buddhist Studies, class of 2018.  It is also a day of gratitude and appreciation to all teachers, volunteers, and benefactors who provided precious opportunities for Dhamma learning.

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20 October 2018

Forum on Mental Well-being

On 7 October, Nalanda Institute organised a Dhamma forum themed the ‘Path to Mental Well-being’, in conjunction with ‘World Mental Health Day’.  The forum aimed to address the mental-health crisis that the world is facing today.

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1 October 2018

Forum on ‘Path to Mental Well-being’

Recent-year reports by the Malaysian Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) show a rapid and alarming increase in mental-health problems.  It is estimated that one out of three Malaysian adults show signs of mental discomfort and illness to varying degrees.  This is certainly much cause for public concern.

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1 July 2018

Nalanda Institute celebrates 11th anniversary today

Nalanda Institute Malaysia celebrated its 11th anniversary meaningfully today by hosting a forum on “Understand Suffering and Suffer Less – You can put it down”.  The public forum was hosted by its Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye;  Nalanda founder Bro.Tan and Sis. Tan Yee Yong were the other two speakers.

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30 June 2018

Nalanda Institute Director’s Anniversary Message

By Achariya Tan Siang Chye, Director of Nalanda Institute

1 July 2018 marks the 11th anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  It is truly an honour for me to serve as the Director of an institution which has built a reputation for the quality and excellence of its educational programmes.  I take joy in paying tribute to my team of energetic colleagues at Nalanda Institute who have carried out their work with commitment and quiet confidence, always ensuring that our programme objectives are achieved.

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27 June 2018

Forum on overcoming mental suffering

“You can put it down – Understand Suffering and Suffer Less”   

The entire teachings of the Buddha can be summarised as follows: knowing the true nature of suffering and overcoming it. Today’s ultrafast-paced urban lifestyle with myriad distractions inevitably leads to layers of mental suffering, most commonly stress and dissatisfaction.  Mental health has become highly endangered and many people risk having debilitating mental illness without positive intervention.

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