2 November 2019

Retreat for Friends of Wisdom Park

From 25 to 27 October, 23 Friends of Wisdom Park (FoWP) Singapore Chapter retreated to Wisdom Park for Dhamma learning and practice.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan delivered daily Dhamma teachings, encouraging everyone to temporarily disconnect from city life and tune in to nature.  With the welcomed respite from hectic activities, the group strengthened their mindfulness and reflection.

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29 October 2019

Firefly Mission Singapore lights up Wisdom Park

On 26 October, over 90 members of Firefly Mission Singapore, led by their President Dr. Ng Yee Kong, visited Wisdom Park to learn more about the educational facility and how they can support this noble project.

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25 October 2019

4th Anniversary of Wisdom Park Development Committee

On Sunday 20 October, a simple celebration was held to commemorate the 4th anniversary of Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC).  Since its formation in October 2015, its members have been selflessly and tirelessly driving the development of Wisdom Park.  The Committee has been meeting monthly since its inception without a miss, thus keeping the construction schedule on track.

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30 June 2019

First Sanghika Dāna at Wisdom Park

On 6 June, Nalandians congregated at Wisdom Park to welcome venerable monks and nuns representing the Mahā Sangha to the first Sanghika Dāna held there. Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero who was present advised us to be consistent in living a Buddhist way of life to enhance our spiritual well-being.  If we were to focus only on material comforts and neglect spiritual  development, we may not be able to tolerate even the slightest adversity and difficulty.

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13 April 2019

Nalanda celebrates ‘Earth Day’

On 13 April 2019, Nalanda Buddhist Society will be celebrating ‘Earth Day’ by planting more trees at Wisdom Park.  Nicknamed the “Green Warriors of Wisdom Park”, groups of volunteers have been planting local forest trees there almost every weekend since 12 months ago.  As of 31 March 2019, 402 trees and hundreds of shrubs have been planted, making the campus grounds truly pleasant as well as rehabilitating its environmental vitality.

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2 April 2019

Plant trees to celebrate ‘Earth Day’

On 13 April 2019, Nalanda Buddhist Society will be celebrating ‘Earth Day’ by planting more trees at Wisdom Park.  Nicknamed the “Green Warriors of Wisdom Park”, groups of volunteers have been planting local forest trees there almost every weekend since 12 months ago.  As of 31 March 2019, 402 trees and hundreds of shrubs have been planted, making the campus grounds truly pleasant as well as rehabilitating its environmental vitality.

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27 February 2019

Let’s build Wisdom Park together

The construction of Guest Lodge 01 at Wisdom Park is nearing completion, and it shall receive its first guests in a few weeks once the furnitures are installed.  This lodge measures 13,513 square feet, comprising a multi-purpose hall for 200 people and 6 bedrooms/dormitories with self-contained facilities. 

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17 December 2018

Greening the world with trees

In November 2018, the Wisdom Park Development Committee created the ‘Subcommittee on Ecology, Horticulture & Landscaping’.  Nicknamed the “Green Warriors of Wisdom Park”, the group is tasked with greening the 39-acre campus and rehabilitating its environmental vitality.  Efforts to reforest the campus with native flora started in April 2018.  As of 17 December, 140 trees and 430 shrubs have been planted by volunteers on its spacious grounds.

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5 December 2018

3 million trees planted by IKEA in Sabah

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has completed a 20-year reforestation project in Luasong near Tawau, Eastern Sabah.  The ambitious but little-known project to plant 3 million rainforest trees began in 1998, which aimed at restoring the natural ecology to a former logged and largely degraded area.

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11 November 2018

Wisdom Park exhibition opened

On Sunday 4 November, a special exhibition on Wisdom Park was launched at Nalanda Centre. The vibrant exhibits and video clips show the journey from the conceptualisation to early construction of Wisdom Park.  We are grateful to the Wisdom Park Development Committee for leading the realisation of this noble project, and to our benefactors and donors for their fervent support.

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