News & Updates

10 June 2019

Group meditation & Dhamma talk

We invite you to join us this Wednesday 12 June for a tranquil meditation sitting, and Dhamma talk by Venerable Dr. S. Pemaratana, the Abbot of Pittsburgh Buddhist Centre in the U.S.A.  He offers public workshops on meditation and provides spiritual counselling to help people deal with challenges in life.

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5 June 2019

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a joyous celebration on the arrival of Syawal today.  May the fasting and sacrifices you have made over the past month bring you much Peace.  We also wish everyone traveling to visit and rejoice with your loved ones a safe journey.  Selamat Hari Raya!

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4 June 2019

Obituary – Venerable Prof. Dr. P. Gnanarama

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Professor Dr. Pategama Gnanarama Anunayaka Thero in Singapore earlier today; aged 88.  Ven. Gnanarama had been the Religious Adviser and resident teacher at Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association Singapore since 1993.

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2 June 2019

Peace & Harmony on ‘Buddha Day’

‘Buddha Day’ celebrations this year attracted thousands of devotees to Nalanda Centre to honour our great Teacher, the Buddha.  Although there were large numbers of people, everyone maintained peaceful minds in attending various Dhamma-learning programmes held over weeks. 

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31 May 2019

Forum on Living Compassionately

On Sunday 12 May, Nalanda Institute organised the Mandarin Buddhist forum themed “Living Compassionately towards Peace & Harmony”.  The speakers at the forum were Abbot of Brahmavihara Monastery Ven. Dr. Dhammapala, local composer and musical producer Chow Kam Leong (周金亮), and business consultant Wong Kah Cane (黄家建).

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29 May 2019

Day of Calmness & Serenity for Youths

On Saturday 11 May, 104 participants joined the one-day meditation retreat conducted by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan and Nalanda Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye.  The aim of the retreat is to introduce young adults to regular practice of meditation in order to free their minds from clutter.

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26 May 2019

Annual ‘Gimhāna Retreat’ B.E.2563

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment on Wesak full-moon in May, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, where He preached the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta on Asalha Day, the full-moon in July.

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25 May 2019

Dhamma Retreat for Singaporean friends

From 16 to 20 March, 34 friends came from Singapore for a special Dhamma retreat held at K. Sri Dhammananda Centre.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan conducted five days of teachings and sutta study sessions which focussed on how we can live skilfully to cultivate wisdom and to gain clarity of purpose in life.

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23 May 2019

Meditation Retreat by Ven. Gavesi

Nalanda Centre is hosting a 5-day non-residential Meditation Retreat guided by Venerable Gavesi for beginners and intermediate meditators from 19 to 23 June.  This introductory meditation retreat is suitable for beginners, and is open for 30 adults who can attend the full course of five days.

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22 May 2019

BPS 403 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies

Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering a 5-month certificate course in Buddhist Studies commencing 6 July 2019.  This course consists of 6 modules and is suitable for those who have obtained the Certificate in Buddhist Studies BPS 303, BPS 304, BPS 305 or equivalent qualifications.

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