News & Updates

17 October 2019

Spiritual cultivation at Eight Precept Programme

On 13 October, the full-moon Uposatha day of Assayuja, over 120 participants devoted their day to Dhamma learning and contemplation in the Eight Precepts Programme at Nalanda Centre.  Led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, the eight-preceptees learned in greater detail the purpose and practice of this noble observance.

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13 October 2019

Progressing together at Members’ Day

On 29 September, Nalanda members from Sri Serdang and Kuala Lumpur Branches gathered to encourage one another to strengthen our Dhamma practice in the monthly Members’ Day.  Founder Bro. Tan was invited to address the gathering, where he updated members on the development of Wisdom Park.

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11 October 2019

Qualities for a noble life

On 29 September, Bro. Tan Siang Chye delivered a Dhamma talk on humility and modesty.  Modesty is the outward sign of a truly humble person, who lives a simple life, without the need for status or the urge to be higher than others.  Pride, conceit and arrogance are the opposites of these qualities.  These unwholesome traits trap people in prisons of their own creation, and prevent them from progressing on the Noble Eightfold Path.

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9 October 2019

A night of togetherness

On Saturday 21 September, Nalandian youths celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival at K. Sri Dhammananda Centre with good friends.  The evening started with a workshop conducted by Sis. Sunanda on ‘Meaningful Friendship’.  Through experiential activities, participants learned about the qualities of a true friend, as preached by the Buddha in the Mitta Sutta (AN7.35).

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5 October 2019

1st anniversary of K. Sri Dhammananda Centre

Tomorrow (6 October) marks the first anniversary of the launching of K. Sri Dhammananda Centre in Sri Serdang.  The past 12 months have seen the Centre fully utilised for Dhamma camps, meditation retreats, and currently, as the premise for the Adult Dhamma School every Sunday.

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2 October 2019

International Day of Non-violence

Today marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948).  It is celebrated as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ in India; and since 2007, it was designated by the United Nations as the “International Day of Non-Violence”.   Gandhiji was revered by millions of Indians as ‘Mahātmā’, who worked indefatigably for the peaceful independence of India from colonial rule, while professing the ancient philosophy of non-violence, truthfulness, modesty and simplicity.

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29 September 2019

6th Memorial Day for our teachers

Today marks the 6th anniversary of the passing of eminent Tipitaka and Pāli Scholar, Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero, and renowned meditation teacher, Acharya Satya Narayan Goenka.

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24 September 2019

Inspiring journey to Ladakh

From 23 August to 2 September, a group of 35 Nalandians led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan travelled to Ladakh for the trip of a lifetime.  Ladakh is a region administered by India, located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent at 15,000 ft above sea level, on the Karakoram mountain range.  The group was privileged to be hosted by Ven. Sanghasena Mahathera, and was warmly welcomed upon arrival at Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC).

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21 September 2019

Thank you for ‘Family Fun Fair’ in J.B.

On Sunday 15 September, NEO Centre Johor Bahru welcomed good friends and family to the popular Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ at Taman Johor Jaya.  This year’s fair was the largest one ever held by the J.B. Branch, with 85 stalls offering a range of food, household items and games.  Fair-goers were treated to performances by Dhamma School students and talented devotees, and visited exhibitions on the educational and community programmes.

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19 September 2019

Joyful learning in historic Kedah

On 14 – 16 September, over 120 students from BPS403 Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies and Dhamma School for Adults embarked on a study tour to Bujang Valley, Kedah.  The entourage was led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan to develop a better understanding of Kedah’s rich history through its archaeological and historical sites.

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