Illuminating talk on the ‘Dhammapada’

The lecture hall was filled with devotees and students.

The lecture hall was filled with devotees and students eager to learn the wisdom contained in the poetic verses of the ‘Dhammapada’.

On Friday 3 March, Bro. Tan began a series of Dhamma teachings based on the Pāli-Language ‘Dhammapada’ at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Kuala Lumpur to a warm welcome and enthusiastic reception.  The P. H. Hendry Memorial Hall was filled to the brim by more than 200 devotees and students who attended the elucidating lecture.

In his inaugural talk, Bro. Tan discussed verses 188 to 192 of the ‘Dhammapada’, which essentially emphasize the importance of ‘taking refuge’ in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.  He clearly explained what it means by ‘going for refuge’, and how it helps us in gaining spiritual clarity, progress, and awakening.

Speaking under the shadow of a great monk.

Speaking under the shadow of a great monk – the late Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda.

Young students filling up the corners of P. H. Hendry Hall.

Young students filling up the corners of P. H. Hendry Memorial Hall.

Bro. Tan and Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama were invited by the Buddhist Maha Vihara to conduct a special series of 12 Dhamma talks on Fridays, from February to June 2017.  The next teaching by Bro. Tan will be held there this Friday at 8pm.  Sadhu anumodana.

Listening in rapturous attention to the talk on Dhamma.

Listening with rapturous attention to the talk on Dhamma.

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We welcome everyone to attend this series of illuminating Dhamma talks on various topics by learned teachers.  Below is the schedule of talks by Bro. Tan and Achariya Vijaya at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Kuala Lumpur.

Talks by Bro. Tan Ho Soon :

March 3  |  March 17  |  March 31  |  April 28  |  May 19  |  June 16

Talks by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama :

February 24  |  March 10  |  March 24  |  April 21  |  May 5  |  June 23

 

For further information, please contact the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields at 03-2274-1141, or Nalanda Centre at 03-8938-1500.
Notes handed out from the session on 3 March.

Notes handed out at the session on 3 March.