6 August 2022

Joyous gathering of Nalanda KL members

On Saturday 30 July, Nalanda KL Branch hosted their first Members’ Day of the year. The meeting started with a site visit at Nalanda Education and Outreach Centre, KL where members rejoiced in the updates on its redevelopment works.

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3 August 2022

Visit to Bandar Utama Buddhist Society

On Sunday 24 July, Nalanda leaders led by President Sis. Buddhini Tan visited Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS).  They were warmly received by the BUBS founding President Bro. Tan Buck Soon, President Bro. Danny Liew and his team at Uttama Bodhi Vihara.  

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2 August 2022

Welcoming new volunteers at V.I.P

On Sunday 24 July, 44 new volunteers joined the Volunteer Induction Programme at Nalanda Centre, organised jointly by the Volunteer Centre and Training & Enhancement Centre.  Participants were warmly welcomed as they start their journey as a Buddhist volunteer and introduced to the Nalanda Eight Core Values and the Society’s Vision and Mission centered around holistic education.

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30 July 2022

Uniting as a Dhamma community

On Sunday 17 July, Nalandians welcomed leaders and members of the Buddhist community to Nalanda Centre for a Dhamma Forum, held in conjunction with Dhamma Day B.E. 2566 .  To introduce the forum topic ‘Growing a Dhamma community’, the keynote address by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama set the context of how the pandemic had affected the community, and what can we do to come back stronger than before, both personally and collectively. 

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25 July 2022

Inspiring ‘Dhamma Day’ Observance

On Wednesday 13 July, over 150 devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre to commemorate ‘Dhamma Day’, the sacred day honouring the preaching of the Buddha’s first discourse after his Enlightenment – the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’. After reciting the seminal discourse together, Bro. Tan Siang Chye delivered a Dhamma talk about the journey of the Buddha in achieving Enlightenment. He shared how rare it was for a Samma-Sambuddha – a Fully Enlightened Buddha – to advent and teach the True Dhamma (Sadhamma).

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20 July 2022

Spirited retreat for Nalanda leaders

From 9 – 11 July, 40 Nalanda leaders from Serdang and branches gathered at Wisdom Park for a 3-day Leaders’ Retreat to discuss pertinent issues & challenges in carrying out the Society’s mission.  Leaders also explored ways to enhance leadership skills such as resolving conflict in interactive workshops.

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17 July 2022

Eight years since MH17 tragedy

It has been exactly 8 years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.  None of the 298 people on board survived.  The trial of four men accused of downing MH17 started in March 2020, and is still ongoing; the verdict may only be given in the last quarter of this year.

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16 July 2022

Youths & Dhamma School students learn and serve together

On 18 – 19 June, 45 Nalanda youths and Dhamma School students gathered for learning and service at Wisdom Park. Over the two days, they developed strong bonds of friendship and learnt the importance of the community in ensuring continuous learning and growth as a young adult.  The Dhamma sharings, activities and service sessions allowed the participants who ranged from ages 14 to 30 to understand the value of spiritual friendship. Participants felt great joy in learning and serving together as a Buddhist community that is rooted in wholesome values.

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15 July 2022

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 58

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 58 (July 2022 edition) is now available for collection at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.  We invite you to collect and distribute copies to your family members and friends.  You may also view it on-line by clicking the web-link below.  Thank you.

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13 July 2022

Dhamma Day B.E. 2566

Today, on the full-moon day of Āsāḷha month, we commemorate the momentous occasion when the Buddha preached the First Sermon (the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) to the Five Ascetics in Isipatana, two full-moons after His Enlightenment.  The ‘Wheel of Dhamma’ was set in motion for the benefit, happiness and liberation of countless beings.

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