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.

Sri Serdang Teenage Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2017

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 12th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 1 : Orientation Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 2 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 3 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 Feb 5 School Session 4 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 5 : Tea Ceremony Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 19 School Session 6 : School Trip Putrajaya TBC
 26 School Session 7 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Mar 5 School Session 8 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 9 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 10 : Patron’s Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19  – 22 * Stay-in Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
26 School Holiday : Semester Break
  Apr 2 School Session 11 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Session 12 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
16 School Session 13 : Nalanda e-Run Nalanda Centre 7.00 am – 1.00 pm
23 School Session 14 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
30 School Session 15 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
May 1 Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7 School Session 16 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
10 School Session 17 : Buddha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 10.00 pm
14 School Session 18 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
21 School Session 19 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
28 School Session 20 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Jun 4 School Holiday : Semester Break
11 School Session 21 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
18 School Session 22 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
25 School Holiday : Hari Raya Puasa
Jul 2 School Session 23 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Session 24 : Dhamma Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
16 School Session 25 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
23 School Session 26 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
30 School Session 27 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
 Aug 6 School Session 28 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
13 School Session 29 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
20 School Session 30 : * Family Fun Fair Nalanda Centre 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
27 School Session 31 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Session 32 : Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Sep 3 School Holiday : Hari Raya Haji
10 School Session 33 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
17 School Session 34 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
24 School Session 35 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Oct 1 School Session 36 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 37 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Holiday : Deepavali
22 School Session 38 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Session 39 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Nov 5 School Session 40 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 41 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 42 : Sangha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
26 School Holiday until Jan 2017
 Dec 1 – 4 * Teenagers’ Learning Camp in Johor TBC TBC
16 – 19 * Teenagers’ Learning Camp in Serdang Nalanda Centre TBC
31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

*Date of event is subject to change

Background

Being our first Dhamma School, NDS Sri Serdang is our largest school, with 62 students having enrolled this year (2015).  Students are placed into either Naga or Garuda house. Each house will engage in friendly competition against each other for the annual Dhammavijaya throphy. Elections will also be held for students to choose their respective house officers and leader.

Open to:
13 – 17 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Background

The Junior Dhamma School is a new school for pre-teens aged between 10 and 12. Lessons will include group activities, games and also stories to help our children gain a better understanding of Buddhist values and culture. Currently, the school has 22 students and is still open for registrations.

Open to:
10 – 12 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Sri Serdang Junior Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2017

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 12th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 1 : Orientation Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 2 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 3 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 Feb 5 School Session 4 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 5 : Tea Ceremony Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 6 : School Trip Putrajaya TBC
26 School Session 7 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Mar 5 School Session 8 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 9 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 10 : Patron’s Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Apr 2 School Session 11 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Session 12 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
16 School Session 13 : Nalanda e-Run Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
23 School Session 14 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
30 School Session 15 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
May 1 Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7 School Session 16 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
10 School Session 17 : Buddha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 10.00 pm
14 School Session 18 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 21 School Session 19 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 28 School Session 20 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Jun 4 School Holiday : Semester Break
8 – 11 School Session 21: *Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
18 School Session 22 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
25 School Holiday : Hari Raya Puasa
Jul 2 School Session 23 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Session 24 : Dhamma Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
16 School Session 25 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
23 School Session 26 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
30 School Session 27 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
 Aug 6 School Session 28 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
13 School Session 29 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
20 School Session 30 : * Family Fun Fair Nalanda Centre 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
27 School Session 31 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Session 32 : Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Sep 3 School Holiday : Hari Raya Haji
10 School Session 33 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
17 School Session 34 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
24 School Session 35 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Oct 1 School Session 36 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 37 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Holiday : Deepavali
22 School Session 38 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Session 39 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Nov 5 School Session 40 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 41 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 42 : Sangha Day Nalanda Centre  9.00 am – 12.00 pm
26 – 29 Children’s Learning Camp Nalanda Centre TBC
29 School Holiday until Jan 2017  –
Dec 31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

*Date of event is subject to change

Background

The Dhamma School in Kuala Lumpur was started in August, 2012, catering to pre-teens aged between 10 and 12. Lessons will include group activities, games and also stories to help our children gain a better understanding of Buddhist values and culture. Currently, the school has 21 students and is still open for registrations.

Open to:
10 – 12 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Kuala Lumpur Junior Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2017

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 12th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 1 : Orientation Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
15 School Session 2 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
22 School Session 3 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
29 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 Feb 5 School Session 4 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
12 School Session 5 : Tea Ceremony NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
19 School Session 6 : School Trip Putrajaya TBC
26 School Session 7 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Mar 5 School Session 8 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
12 School Session 9 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
19 School Session 10 : Patron’s Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
26 School Holiday : Semester Break
Apr 2 School Session 11 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
9 School Session 12 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
16 School Session 13 : Nalanda e-Run Nalanda Centre 7.00 am – 1.00 pm
23 School Session 14 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
30 School Session 15 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
May 1 Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7 School Session 16 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
10 School Session 17 : Buddha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 10.00 pm
14 School Session 18 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 21 School Session 19 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 28 School Session 20 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Jun 4 School Holiday : Semester Break
8 – 11 School Session 21: *Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
18 School Session 22 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
25 School Holiday : Hari Raya Puasa
Jul 2 School Session 23 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
9 School Session 24 : Dhamma Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
16 School Session 25 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
23 School Session 26 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
30 School Session 27 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Aug 6 School Session 28 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
13 School Session 29 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
20 School Session 30 : * Family Fun Fair Nalanda Centre 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
27 School Session 31 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
31 School Session 32 : Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Sep 3 School Holiday : Hari Raya Haji
10 School Session 33 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
17 School Session 34 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
24 School Session 35 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Oct 1 School Session 36 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
8 School Session 37 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
15 School Holiday : Deepavali
22 School Session 38 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
29 School Session 39 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Nov 5 School Session 40 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
12 School Session 41: * Sangha Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
19 School Holiday until Jan 2017  –
26 – 29 Children’s Learning Camp Nalanda Centre  TBC
Dec 31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

*Date of event is subject to change

Background

The Johor Bahru Dhamma School chapter is relatively new but is well received by devotees in the state, having already 26 students enrolled in the classes this year. Classes are mainly conducted in Mandarin and include group activities and games to help the teenagers accustom themselves to Buddhist values and culture.

Open to:
13 – 17 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 8.30 am – 11.30 am

Johor Bahru Teenage Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2017

 

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 12th Anniversary NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
8 School Session 1 : Orientation Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
15 School Session 2 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
22 School Session 3 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
29 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 Feb 5 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
12 School Session 4 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 19 School Session 5 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 26 School Session 6 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Mar 5 School Session 7 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
12 School Session 8 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
19 School Session 9 : Patron’s Day NEO Centre JB  8.30 am – 11.30 am
19  – 22 * Stay-in Programme Nalanda Centre  TBC
26 School Holiday : Semester Break  –
 Apr 2 School Session 10 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
9 School Session 11 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
16 School Session 12 : Nalanda e-Run Nalanda Centre 7.00 am – 1.00 pm
23 School Session 13 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
30 School Session 14 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 May 1 Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7 School Session 15 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 10 School Session 16 : Buddha Day NEO Centre JB TBC
14 School Session 17 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
21 School Session 18 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
28 School Session 19 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Jun 4 School Holiday : Semester Break
11 School Session 20 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
18 School Session 21 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
25 School Holiday : Hari Raya Puasa
  Jul 2 School Session 22 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
9 School Session 23 : Dhamma Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
16 School Session 24 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
23 School Session 25 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
30 School Session 26 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Aug 6 School Session 27 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
13 School Session 28 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
20 School Session 29 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
27 School Session 30 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
31 School Session 31 : Memorial Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Sep 3 School Holiday : Hari Raya Haji
10 School Session 32 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
17 School Session 33 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
24 School Session 34 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Oct 1 School Session 35 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
8 School Session 36 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
15 School Holiday : Deepavali
22 School Session 37 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
29 School Session 38 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Nov 5 School Session 39 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
12 School Session 40 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
19 School Holiday until Jan 2017 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Dec 1 – 4 * Teenagers’ Learning Camp in Johor TBC TBC
16 – 19 * Teenagers’ Learning Camp in Serdang Nalanda Centre TBC

*Date of event is subject to change