News & Updates

29 November 2017

‘Pindacāra’ this full-moon Saturday

We joyfully invite everyone to participate in our next educational ‘Pindacāra’ (monks going on alms-round) at Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden markets this Saturday, 2 December, which happens to be a full-moon day.  You may bring cooked vegetarian food or ripe fruits as offerings to Sangha members.

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27 November 2017

Teenagers’ Dhamma camp starting in three days

An inspiring Dhamma camp for teenagers, themed “Connect Within”, is only 3 days away!  70 teenagers aged 13 to 17 will gather at Nalanda Centre from 30 November to 3 December for 4 wholesome days spent inculcating faith in the ‘Three Jewels’ and establishing ‘Right Understanding’ of the Dhamma.

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23 November 2017

Gratitude flows on ‘Sangha Day’

On Sunday 19 November, Nalanda Buddhist Society celebrated our annual ‘Sangha Day’ to honour the significance and contributions of the monastic community towards the preservation and propagation of Buddha-Dhamma.

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22 November 2017

Teachings by Ven. Thubten Chodron

Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana — what do these words really mean?  Are they completely different expressions of the Buddha’s teachings?  In this series of 3 evening talks in December, Ven. Thubten Chodron encourages us to look beyond the superficial differences between Buddhist traditions, and explore how all forms of Buddhism, amidst their rich diversity, share a common heritage and even goals.

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21 November 2017

Nalanda youths leave for pilgrimage

Early in the morning of Tuesday 21 November, 40 Buddhist youths left Kuala Lumpur International Airport to begin a two-week ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India and Nepal.  Led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, everyone embarked on this spiritual journey with joyful thoughts and motivation.

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20 November 2017

Daily mindfulness is essential practice

Report by Megan & Swee Har.

On Sunday 9 September, Sis. Santī Cheang gave a Dhamma sharing on mindfulness in daily activities.  All of us are composed of body and mind; but many people only focus on physical needs and nourishment, but not the cultivation of mind.

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19 November 2017

Children’s Dhamma Camp

Nalanda Dhamma School is organising a learning camp for children from 20 – 23 December 2017, themed “Blessings”.  This camp aims to educate children to be grateful and appreciative towards all the things they have in life.  They will learn the Dhamma through interesting talks, group activities, and interactive sessions.

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18 November 2017

Malaysians work longer hours but are less productive

According to Malaysia’s leading English daily ‘The Star’, Malaysians work an average of 15 hours more than their contracted hours each week, surpassing workers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.  However, Malaysians suffer from a high percentage of productivity loss, i.e. local workers are far less productive than their regional counterparts.

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17 November 2017

Blessing ceremony at construction site

On Sunday 29 October, Nalandians requested blessings from venerable Sangha members to begin piling work at the site of ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ in Sri Serdang.  The slight afternoon drizzle did not hamper the blessing ceremony on site; instead it cooled the air and added to the solemnity of the occasion.

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16 November 2017

Nalanda to host Ayya Dhammanandī

Nalanda Centre is hosting Venerable Ayya Dhammanandī from 18 to 20 November.  Hailing from Singapore, Ayya Dhammanandī is currently studying at the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University in Yangon and is an avid meditator.  We invite everyone to offer her breakfast dāna at 7.00am and lunch dāna at 11.00am, on 19 and 20 November.  You may bring along vegetarian food or fruits to offer her.  All are welcome!

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