Nottingham University students join Youth Service

Nottingham University students join Youth Service

We thank our friends from Nottingham University for visiting us, and hope to see you at Nalanda Centre again soon.

On Sunday 19 March,  Nalanda Youth Centre hosted 17 students from Nottingham University’s Buddhist Society at the weekly Youth Sunday Service.  With a zeal to learn, the youths listened attentively to a Dhamma talk by Sis. Paru on how we can cultivate the five mental faculties (Pañca Indriya) to better manage the challenges in life.

When we can develop these faculties of saddhā (faith), viriya (effort), sati (mindfulness), samādhi (concentration), and paññā (wisdom), we can better overcome unwholesome habits such as laziness, negligence, agitation and anger, and become more grounded to live more meaningful lives.  The group then continued their learning about the rich Buddhist symbolism incorporated into the interior design of Nalanda Centre.

‘Saddhā’ is foremost because without faith / confidence in the Buddha’s Teachings, one will not have the conviction to follow the Noble Eightfold Path.

Sis. Paru injects a healthy dose of humour to engage with the youths.

Youths support each other in their learning by asking questions.

Cultivating these faculties enables us to manage the highs and lows in life.

Sis. Sakunie hosts the Youth Sunday Service

We rejoice in the high spirits of our kalyana mittas from Nottingham University and look forward to them joining us for more Dhamma learning programmes.  May you continue to grow in the Dhamma.  Sadhu anumodana.

Youth leader, Bro. Kuan Yi takes the students around Nalanda Centre.

Sis. Sumana hosting the group on the building tour.

We wish the students success in their academic endeavours as well.