Kelantan Dhammaduta tour 2017

Bro. Tan’s two public teachings in Kota Bharu on 4 and 5 June.

We welcome devotees to Bro. Tan’s two public teachings in Kota Bharu on 4 and 5 June.

Nalanda founder will be returning to his home-state of Kelantan for a 4-day Dhammaduta tour from 3 to 6 June 2017.  80 Dhamma School students from Serdang and Johor Bahru will participate in the tour, and receive teachings at well-known Buddhist landmarks such as Wat Machimaram, Wat Photivihan, and Wat Mai Suwankhiri.

We cordially invite Kelantanese devotees to attend Bro. Tan’s two scheduled public teachings in Kota Bharu as follows:

4 June, Sunday | 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm | Mettārama Meditation Centre

Address: PT 1082, Taman Tengku Ahmad Panglima, 15300 Kota Bharu.

Topic :  “Living the Divine Life

 

5 June, Monday | 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm | SRJK (C) Chung Hwa 哥打巴鲁中华小学

Address: Dewan Serbaguna (4th Floor), Jalan Kelochor, 15300 Kota Bharu.

讲题 :《幸福方程式》

 

Kelantan is a stronghold of Malay culture.

Kelantan is a stronghold of Malay culture and traditions, such as ‘wayang kulit’ (shadow play).

Located in the northeast corner of Peninsular Malaysia, Kelantan is regarded as one of the cradles of Malay-Islamic culture and tradition.  However, the minority Buddhist population in the state is very visible with the existence of many large monasteries in the coastal districts.

Due to its proximity to Thailand, Kelantan has also been influenced by, and infused with Siamese culture over ten centuries.  Furthermore, the Chinese community (mostly from Fujian) has had a continuous presence for hundreds of years.  The confluence of Malay, Thai, and Chinese cultures produced a society that is truly unique and exquisite.  All these facets will be further explored when Bro. Tan leads the tour through Kelantan.

Wat Mai Suwankhiri in Tumpat.

Wat Mai Suwankhiri – a traditional Thai monastery located in Tumpat district, northern Kelantan.