Children’s Learning Camp

An enjoyable visit to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).

Article by Lim Ajit.  Photographs by Lee Jia Ann.

The Nalanda Children’s Learning Camp was held over 4 days from 25 to 28 November, and participated by primary school pupils aged 9 to 12. Following the success of the Teenager’s Learning Camp, students and facilitators of Nalanda Dharma School put in more hard-work to organise the annual camp with just a week’s interval! 62 participants spent time fruitfully at Nalanda Centre learning about love and happiness.

The children practising the spirit of Metta in the team building activities.

The camp aims at instilling understanding and practice of basic spiritual happiness relevant to their age. This is done through imparting the values and culture of the four ‘Brahma-viharas’ – Metta, Karuna, Mudita and Upekkha.

Children exchanging the heart origami with their friends.

The camp also featured an outing to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), and various group activities to enrich the children’s learning experience. Dhamma sharings, chanting, meditation and group reflections were conducted throughout the camp to forge sincere friendship and simple happiness.