News & Updates

29 November 2023

Pindacāra & Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayanto

We invite you to join us for Pindacāra (monks on alms-round) led by Ajahn Jayanto, on Saturday 2 December at the Taman O.U.G. (8.30am) and Happy Garden (9.30am) morning markets.  After the alms-round, we also invite you to join us for a Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayanto, followed by offering of lunch dāna to the Sangha at NEO Centre, Happy Garden. You may bring along cooked vegetarian food and fruits to offer.  All are welcome!

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28 November 2023

Youth Exchange Programme inspires action

From 16 to 25 November, Nalanda hosted 10 specially selected youth leaders from Ladakh and 18 Malaysian youths in the 2nd Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP), a project undertaken by Nalanda in partnership with several Buddhist organisations in India with the aim of revitalising the proper learning and practice of Buddhism in its land of origin.

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27 November 2023

Free School Appreciation Night

Good teachers inspire their students and instil a love of learning.  At Nalanda Free School, our teachers and helpers work tirelessly to increase our students’ proficiency in academic subjects as well as inculcate virtues to develop wholesome individuals. 

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26 November 2023

Each of us can play our role to preserve the Sāsana

On Sunday 19 November, Nalanda members and devotees came together to learn in the special Buddhist Leadership Forum organised in conjunction with the Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP).  Moderated by Sis. Sandy Lim, the congregation better understood  how we can each play our part in preserving the Buddha-Sāsana from renowned social reformist Ven. Sanghasena Mahathero, Datuk Charlie Chia and Sis. Santi Cheang.

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25 November 2023

Farewell & safe journeys to our Ladakhi friends

Earlier this morning, Ven. Sanghasena and participants of the Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) have set off for Singapore on the final leg of the exchange programme.  Nalanda leaders and youths bade a heartfelt farewell to our dear friends, with whom  strong bonds of friendship have emerged through 10 days of learning, reflection and camaraderie.

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24 November 2023

BPS 204 study tour to Bujang Valley

On the long holiday weekend of 11 to 13 November, Nalanda Institute Malaysia organised a special study tour for BPS204 - Intermediate-level Buddhist Studies in Mandarin participants to Bujang Valley, Kedah.  Participants from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu and Sungai Petani explored the rich history of Buddhism in the north of the peninsula, led by Nalanda Institute Officer Sis. Sandy Lim.

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23 November 2023

Ven. Sanghasena leads pindacāra at O.U.G & Happy Garden

On Saturday 18 November, Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch was honoured to host Ven. Sanghasena for pindacāra (monks on alms-round) at the local morning markets.  Market-goers and vendors who were familiar with the monthly programme (held on the first Saturday of every month) joyfully offered requisites to the Sangha, with gratitude for the added opportunity to do good.

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23 November 2023

Dhamma School facilitators recharge at retreat

From 11 to 13 November, 18 Dhamma School facilitators rejuvenated in their training and retreat themed 'Refresh and Recharge'.  Guided by the School Director, Sis. See Hui Shien, they enhanced their skills and teaching approach as part of their preparations for the new 2024 school year.

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22 November 2023

Y.E.P. guided in meditation by Ven. Mettananda

On Friday 17 November, Nalanda members and devotees joined the participants of the Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme (YEP), for Meditation Night led by Ven. Mettananda.  Sharing the importance and benefit of meditation, Ven. Mettananda started by asking how accurate we think our perception of reality is and pointed out that historically, widely believed ‘realities’ have been overturned such as the perception that the world is flat.

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21 November 2023

Ven. Sanghasena relays value of being born human

On Wednesday 15 November, Nalanda members and devotees gathered for an opportunity to learn from Ven. Sanghasena, Founder and President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh.  Having arrived just the day before, everyone was very happy to once again meet with Ven. Sanghasena who last visited Nalanda in 2017.

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