Nalandian tradition – Learning & Practice

Sutta Study & Meditation Session

A very important programme at Nalanda on ‘Buddha Day’ is the sutta study and meditation session.

A very important programme at Nalanda on ‘Buddha Day’ is the sutta study and meditation session. The 2-hour programme often attracts a large number of participants, despite it being held in mid-afternoon.

The Wesak Observance period usually spans three to four days in Sri Serdang.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan emphasized that the significance of Wesak Day is the celebration of Buddha’s Enlightenment – which has such a significant impact on humanity.  And the way to ‘celebrate’ His Awakening is to learn His teachings properly and practise them conscientiously; this is also the manner to truly honour and revere Him.  Hence, activities during Wesak should emphasize more on educating the community than merely on performing rituals.

This year, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was invited to conduct the sutta study session.

This year, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was invited to conduct the sutta study session. Six discourses from the Anguttara Nikaya touching on the subject of “Wisdom” were discussed.

As such, a very important programme at Nalanda on ‘Buddha Day’ is the sutta study and meditation session.  The 2-hour programme often attracts a large number of participants, despite it being held in mid-afternoon.  This year, Bro. Tan conducted the study session by discussing six discourses from the Anguttara Nikaya touching on the subject of “Wisdom” – which was the theme of Nalanda’s ‘Buddha Day’ observance.

Sutta Study & Meditation Session on 'Buddha Day' at Nalanda Centre.

Sutta Study & Meditation Session on ‘Buddha Day’ at Nalanda Centre.