Nalanda Institute’s 4-month BPS 304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies course commenced on Saturday, 6 August with the inaugural lecture on ‘Four Noble Truths’, delivered by Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye.
Achariya started with the First Noble Truth of ‘Dukkha’, which means unsatisfactoriness, displeasure, discomfort, and the like. Once we understand and accept it as part of life, our hearts and minds will open up to more learning, allowing us to investigate further the other Noble Truths.
This is the fourth time the BPS303/304 programme is offered by Nalanda Institute. It is very well-received with 75 participants signing up for the 10-session course, which explores basic Buddhist doctrines, devotional practice, and Buddhist scriptures through informative lectures and interactive discussions.
We rejoice in the participants’ diligence and commitment in learning Buddha-Dhamma, which is indeed a supreme blessing! Sadhu anumodana.