Celebrating Nalanda Institute’s 10th anniversary with Dhamma Forum

The forum was a delightful opportunity for the congregation to pose questions and get inspiration from the panel of seasoned speakers.

On Sunday 2 July, a special Dhamma Forum was organised to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  The speakers at the forum included Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, Achariya Tan Siang Chye, Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, Datuk Charlie Chia, Bro. Ananda Fong, and Sis. Paruadi Ramasamy.

The morning session began with meditation on loving-kindness, led by Bro Tan (front right).

The Dhamma teaching hall was filled with local devotees and overseas friends.  The forum provided an invaluable opportunity to learn from the panel of seven experienced and distinguished Dhamma speakers.  There were many thought-provoking questions as earnest devotees seek clarification regarding spiritual practice.

Bro. Tan giving a brief talk at the beginning of the forum.

Chairman of Nalanda Education Team Achariya S. Vijaya inviting the panel members to respond to questions from the audience.

It was inspiring to hear personal anecdotes from the panelists on their own spiritual journeys and Dhamma work.  The forum itself was a rare fruitful gathering for the Buddhist community, which augurs well for the growth of Buddha-Sāsana in Malaysia.  May we progress as a united community for the benefit of many.  Sādhu ānumodanā!

There were plenty of inspiring and humorous moments at the Dhamma Forum which tickled the audience.