News & Updates

23 July 2019

5 days to Family Fun Fair

The countdown has begun – Nalanda Family Fun Fair is just 5 days away!  Proceeds from this much anticipated Fun Fair will support the construction of Wisdom Park, an educational facility to train competent Dhamma teachers and leaders, and to expand the operations of Nalanda Institute, Dhamma School, and Free School.

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21 July 2019

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 52

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 52 (July 2019 edition) is now available for collection at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang and our branch centres.  This latest issue highlights events in May, June and July 2019.  Nalanda Bulletin is a wonderful source of information about our activities and programmes.  We invite you to collect and distribute copies to your family members and friends. You may also view it on-line by clicking the web-link below.  Thank you.

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20 July 2019

Dhamma talk by Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

On 30 June, Nalandians were honoured to welcome Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, Sanghanayaka of Nepal, back to Nalanda Centre for Dhamma teaching in conjunction with Nalanda Institute’s 12th anniversary.  Sayadaw advised us to use our intellect to discern the wholesome from unwholesome, and purify our mental states.  When we cultivate sīla (morality), we have a strong foundation upon which to develop samādhi (concentration).  Only then can pañña (wisdom) arise to eradicate defilements with Right Effort.  Sayadaw also reinforced the importance of associating with wise teachers and spiritual friends.

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18 July 2019

BPS 403 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies commences

On Saturday 6 July, the first session of Nalanda Institute’s BPS403 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies, commenced with 68 registered students.  Last offered in 2014, the course spans 5 months and will cover six modules including Buddhist scriptures & doctrines, history, humanity & sociology, polity & economics, and Buddhist arts & culture.

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16 July 2019

Joyful preparations for Family Fun Fair

Nalanda Dhamma School students have been revving up their creativity and collaboration to prepare for the Family Fun Fair.  This year’s Fun Fair, which will be held on Sunday, 28 July from 9am to 4pm, aims to raise funds for the construction of ‘Wisdom Park’ – an educational facility to train competent Dhamma teachers and leaders, and to expand the operations of Nalanda Institute, Dhamma School and Free School.

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14 July 2019

Family Fun Fair Community Outreach

For the past two weekends, Nalandians visited charitable homes to deliver food and supplies to the children and residents of ‘Pusat Jagaan Beribuan Kasih’ and ‘Persatuan Kebajikan Amal Da-Ai Malaysia’. As part of Nalanda Family Fun Fair’s objectives towards community-service, we reach out to charitable homes every year and present necessary provisions to support their good work in caring for those in need.

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13 July 2019

Dhamma Family leaders’ training initiated in Johor Bahru

On Saturday 22 June, Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch held its first Dhamma Family Leaders’ Training session for 18 members, getting ready for the formation of Dhamma Families in Johor Bahru later this year.  Trainees learned and discussed the Buddha’s teachings to strengthen their practice.  They were also trained in communication and facilitation skills, group dynamics, and the Nalanda Education Model.  The leaders will facilitate Dhamma Family gatherings in future to enable deeper learning and personal transformation.

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12 July 2019

Peaceful meditation retreat

On Wednesday 19 June, twenty-five meditators checked in at K. Sri Dhammananda Centre to attend a meditation retreat conducted by Venerable Gavesi.  After receiving clear instructions from Venerable on how to start, participants commenced their practice, alternating between sitting and walking meditation to hone their mindfulness for the next 5 days.

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9 July 2019

Dhamma-Living Camp for Young Adults is back!

Our lives are surrounded by many conveniences and material wealth, yet many still suffer from stress and dissatisfaction more than ever.  By discovering the myriad blessings in life, we can live up to our true potential for happiness and success.

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6 July 2019

Get involved and be inspired

Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ brings the entire community together every year, to support the singular mission of holistic education.  This year’s fair is on 28 July and funds raised will be used for the construction of ‘Wisdom Park’ – an educational facility to train competent Dhamma teachers and leaders, and to expand the operations of Nalanda Institute, Dhamma School and Free School.

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