Nalanda Youth Centre

2 December 2023

F.U.N. completes its run with blessings

The Fellowship Undergraduate Network (F.U.N.) programme completed its 6-session run on Saturday 18 November.  This specially planned programme for university students enabled participants to explore the theme of ‘Leading with Purpose’ and to cultivate leadership qualities for personal and professional success.

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25 November 2023

Farewell & safe journeys to our Ladakhi friends

Earlier this morning, Ven. Sanghasena and participants of the Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) have set off for Singapore on the final leg of the exchange programme.  Nalanda leaders and youths bade a heartfelt farewell to our dear friends, with whom  strong bonds of friendship have emerged through 10 days of learning, reflection and camaraderie.

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23 November 2023

Ven. Sanghasena leads pindacāra at O.U.G & Happy Garden

On Saturday 18 November, Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch was honoured to host Ven. Sanghasena for pindacāra (monks on alms-round) at the local morning markets.  Market-goers and vendors who were familiar with the monthly programme (held on the first Saturday of every month) joyfully offered requisites to the Sangha, with gratitude for the added opportunity to do good.

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22 November 2023

Y.E.P. guided in meditation by Ven. Mettananda

On Friday 17 November, Nalanda members and devotees joined the participants of the Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP), for Meditation Night led by Ven. Mettananda.  Sharing the importance and benefit of meditation, Ven. Mettananda started by asking how accurate we think our perception of reality is and pointed out that historically, widely believed ‘realities’ have been overturned such as the perception that the world is flat.

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20 November 2023

Ven. Sanghasena and Nalanda leaders visit Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple

Just yesterday, on Sunday 19 November, Ven. Sanghasena, Nalanda leaders and participants of the Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) visited Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple 佛光山东禅寺 in Jenjarom, Selangor.  Warmly hosted by its abbess, Ven. Jue Cheng (觉诚法师) and her team, the leaders and youths learned from each other through a fruitful exchange.

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18 November 2023

Nottingham Buddhist Society learns ‘kamma’ with Nalanda Youth

On Thursday 9 November, Bro. Ajit Lim delivered a Dhamma talk about the universal law of cause and effect (‘kamma’ and ‘vipaka’) at Nottingham Buddhist Society’s weekly gathering. It was an apt topic for the university students, to help them better understand how to face the many vicissitudes of life.  With the knowledge that every intentional thought, speech and action has its corresponding effect, the students reflected on how they can better direct themselves towards wholesome behaviours and a more meaningful life.

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17 November 2023

DLCY campers reunite after two months

On Sunday 5 November, participants of the Dhamma-living Camp for Young Adults (DLCY) reconnected with their Dhamma friends at the Reunion Day.  Gathering at Nalanda Youth Centre, they were happy to see their kalyana mittas again and reminisced memorable moments learning Dhamma together.

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16 November 2023

Youth Exchange Programme starts today

This morning, Nalanda youths and volunteers received participants of the “Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP)” who had travelled overnight from Ladakh.  Joyful to meet new Dhamma friends, both Malaysians and Ladakhis are eager to learn together and also learn more about each other over the next 10 days, with the commencement of YEP today.

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8 November 2023

Youths serve and learn at Wisdom Park

Last Saturday 4 November, participants of the Fellowship Undergraduate Network (F.U.N.) combined their fourth learning session with performing service at Wisdom Park.  The university students worked together and supported each other in making quick work of turning around the facilities for the next two programmes at the educational campus.

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7 November 2023

Nalanda leaders gathered for training

On 28 to 29 October, 65 Nalanda leaders from Serdang Headquarters and Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani Branches came together to refresh and realign in their missionary.  Over these two days, the group explored various aspects important to their roles including the Society's Code of Conduct, ways to manage challenges and resolving issues in leading teams, and the importance of continuous learning.

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