Nalanda Dhamma School

Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) started with 40 students on 2 January 2005. The name “Nalanda” means ‘the giving of knowledge and wisdom’.  Hence the school aims to continue the noble tradition of providing high quality and holistic education to the younger generation of Buddhists, by imparting them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and most importantly, religious and moral values.

NDS focuses its earnest, energetic effort in performing the ‘Miracle of Education’ with the theme ‘The Heart of Education is Education of the Heart.’  Thus, the students are moulded gradually to change for the better – a change preceeded by an understanding of our station in life and our purpose within it.  Ultimately, the students are independently equipped for worldly responsibilities and will eventually experience spiritual awakening in their lives.

School Motto

Dhammassa Gutto Medhavi
The wise follow the righteous path of Dhamma

Objectives

  1. To inform and educate the younger generation of Buddhists on the rich teachings and heritage of Buddhism.
  2. To assist them in cultivating faith and devotion to the Buddha-Sāsana and gear them towards self-development.
  3. To make them all-rounded and successful individuals by imparting the necessary knowledge, skills and values needed in life.
  4. To establish in their young minds the will to protect and propagate the Buddha-Sāsana for future generations.

Philosophy

  1. Egalitarianism – Nalanda Dhamma School is not an elite school but a school for all, regardless of their family backgrounds.
  2. Realism – Realistic conditions of life which are full of challenges are presented through lessons and activities.
  3. Values – A gradual approach in inculcating religious and moral values.
  4. Kalyana mittata – Friendship and healthy relationships between facilitators, students and parents are essential.

Our Approach

  1. Practicality – activity-based learning to develop life-skills.
  2. Opportunity – organizing events and planning activities together.
  3. Hands-on – experiential learning to develop problem-solving capabilities.
  4. Sharing and guiding – facilitating and coaching instead of ‘teaching’.
  5. Team-based – positive social interactivity to maintain group harmony.

Video Production Project

During the pandemic period, while many people were homebound, Nalanda Dhamma School facilitators and students utilised their time to read and reflect on the Dhammapada verses. They also learned video production skills and worked together virtually to produce meaningful videos based on the Buddha’s teachings. 

We invite you to watch the ten videos produced by our children, teenagers and facilitators. Each video comprises simple yet meaningful message, may you discover something valuable from the videos. Enjoy your visit!

Gratitude to Parents

Gift of Joy

Living in Harmony

Be at the Present

Do Good Always

Let It Go

Beyond Losing and Winning

Purpose of Life

Happiness in Giving

Winds of Life

The videos may not reflect actual incidents as they are created based on students’ creativity with inspiration from the Dhammapada stories

Be a Dhamma School student today!

Registration is now open to children and teenagers residing in the Klang Valley and Johor Bharu, from 10 to 17 years of age.  Classes will be held every Sunday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.  The medium of instruction is English and Mandarin.

We invite you to register on-line at https://bit.ly/3Du2fmp starting from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022.  For more enquiries, please feel free to contact Sis. Hui Shien at 012 – 954 8649 or Sis. Chin Hui at 012 – 511 5582.

Calendar Of Event 2022

 

Month Date Event Venue Time
January 1 Dhamma School 17th Anniversary
March 20 School Session 1  Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
27 School Session 2 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
April 3 School Session 3 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
10 School Session 4 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
17 School Session 5 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
24 School Session 6 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
May 1 School Session 7 : Nalanda Day Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 8 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 9 : Buddha Day Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 10 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Session 11 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
June 5 School Holiday
12 School Session 12 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 13 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
26 School Session 14 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
July 3 School Session 15 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
10 School Session 16 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
13 Dhamma Day
17 School Session 17 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
24 School Session 18 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Holiday
August 7 School Session 19 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
14 School Session 20 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
21 School Session 21 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
28 School Session 22 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
31 K Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
September 4 School Session 23 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
11 School Session 24 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
18 School Holiday
25 School Session 25 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
October 2 School Session 26 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Session 27 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
16 School Session 28  Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
23 School Holiday
30 School Session 29 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
November 6 School Session 30 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
13 School Session 31 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
20 School Session 32 Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
December 11 Nalanda Education Day Online & Nalanda Centre 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
15-18 Teenagers’ Learning Camp TBC 2pm
31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Online & Nalanda Centre 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm