Centres of higher learning visits Nalanda

Centres of higher learning visits Nalanda

We thank the leaders of 大马佛教大学 Dharma Buddhist University (DBU), Bentong and Sekolah Tinggi Agama Buddha Nalanda, Indonesia for this fruitful exchange and for visiting us at Nalanda Centre. May the Buddha-Sasana flourish in our communities as we all strive to spread the noble Teachings of the Buddha.

On Tuesday 21 February, Nalanda leaders welcomed representatives from 大马佛教大学 Dharma Buddhist University (DBU), Bentong and Sekolah Tinggi Agama Buddha Nalanda, Indonesia to Nalanda Centre for a leadership exchange.

On this maiden visit to Nalanda Centre, the group was brought on a building tour to learn about Buddhist history, culture and values that were embedded in its architecture and design.

The leaders making offerings and paying their respects at the Main Shrine upon their arrival.

Sis. Nandini Tan, Director of Nalanda Centre welcoming the leaders on their maiden visit to Nalanda.

Bro. Charlie Teng leading the group on a building tour of Nalanda Centre and explaining the significance behind the architecture and interior design.

Central to the exchange, were the sharing of efforts undertaken by each organisation in propagating the teachings of the Buddha, for the benefit of the wider community.  Rejoicing in the varied programmes made available, the group agreed that supplementing learning with Dhamma practice and service is essential to develop future Dhamma teachers and Buddhist leaders.

We thank DBU and Nalanda College Indonesia for visiting us and forging this association.  May all your noble endeavours be successful and grow to greater heights.  May the Buddha-Sāsana long endure.

The leadership exchange between the three organisations enabled us to know more about one anothers’ programmes.

Sis. Nandini sharing the purpose of the Dhamma programmes at Nalanda and how each of them caters to different demographics of the community.

Each organisation tailors their approach to education as needed.

President Sis. Buddhini Tan presenting a token of appreciation and a collection of seminal publications to Venerable 满本 “Man Ben” from 大马佛教大学 Dhamma Buddhist University.

Leaders of Sekolah Tinggi Agama Buddha Nalanda presented an appreciative plaque to Nalanda.

Bidding farewell to our Dhamma friends.