News & Updates

22 June 2012

“Be an Island”

Have you read a Dhamma book today?

Book title : Be an Island : The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace
Author : Ven. Ayya Khema
Publisher : Wisdom Publications, Boston
Topic : Concepts, Teachings, and Practice
Synopsis

The book is a compilation of the twenty-four talks given by Ven. Ayya Khema in the spirit of the Mahāparinibbāna Sutta, and is aimed at our own practice, “having the Dhamma as our island and refuge.” The first chapter helps us to understand what it means to “take refuge” in the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha. The second chapter explains the sublime qualities of the Dhamma, and goes on to describe that we “need not seek other refuge.” The subsequent chapters continue to introduce the teachings of the Buddha, and the sharing of the author’s meditation practice and her compassionate life that lead to inner peace.

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21 June 2012

Recap, Review and Reinforce

20 June 2012

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17 June 2012

Happy Fathers’ Day!

Today, we honour all fathers all over the world.  As we wish those around us “Happy Fathers’ Day”, it also serves as a reminder to all of us to have right understanding on how to be a better father and a better person in general, improving our roles as part of a family, leading to greater family well-being.

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15 June 2012

Our True Refuge

The following is a summary of Bro. Tan’s teaching on 10 June 2012, the Fourth Gimhana Sunday at Nalanda.

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13 June 2012

Passionate, driven and truly selfless

10 June 2012

As the participants of the Volunteer Induction Programme took turns to introduce themselves, it dawned upon me that these volunteers are no ordinary people.

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8 June 2012

Kindling the light of Dhamma within

The following is a summary of Bro. Tan’s teaching on Gimhana Sunday, 3 June 2012

Attadīpa vihāratha attapatisarana
nāñña patisarana
Dhammadīpa vihāratha dhammapatisarana
nāñña patisarana

“Dwell with oneself as an island, be your own refuge,
with no external refuge.
“Dwell with the Dhamma as an island, Dhamma as your refuge;
have no other refuge.”

Mahaparinibbāna Sutta (DN 16)

Well-guided by the Dhamma, we carry its light within us into every moment, any situation – we are upright, serene and compassionately wise.  This is what it means to be a Noble One (Ariya).  As Buddhists, this is our mission.  In order to evolve spiritually, we must follow through our vision with right action.  Every day, wherever we are, whatever we are doing, we continuously practise non-grasping, radiate loving-kindness and accomplish wholesome deeds.  In every scenario, we can conscientiously choose happiness (sukha) over suffering (dukkha).  Rather than “I Can’t!”, choose to believe “I Can!” and practise “I Will!” instead.  In this way, we gradually transform to be better, calmer and free. Read more

6 June 2012

Meditate daily for our own Well-being!

30 May 2012

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3 June 2012

Joyful Pindacāra (Alms round)

2 June 2012

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2 June 2012

Dhammaduta Tour in Malaysia

June 2012

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1 June 2012

“Do Good, Feel Good” – Generous Offering

“The performance of good actions gives rise to merit (punna), a quality which purifies and cleanses the mind.”
“What Buddhists Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda 

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