27 July 2021

Dhamma Day Forum – LIVE Recording

In conjunction with Dhamma Day B.E. 2565, a Dhamma Forum was held LIVE on 25 July. Watch the recording of this live event featuring presentations by Venerable Ayya Sumangalā, Datuk Charlie Chia and Bro. Oh Kim Leng, followed by a ‘Question & Answer’ session.

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25 July 2021

Dhamma Forum

‘Dhamma Day’ commemorates the preaching of Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment – the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’ –  where He taught His initial disciples the fundamental teachings of ‘Four Noble Truths’.  To commemorate this auspicious occasion which falls on 24 July this year, join us for a Dhamma Forum to learn and reflect on Dhamma with good spiritual friends.  We look forward to welcoming you.

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21 July 2021

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose

Psychologists and social scientists report that having and recognising one’s purpose in life enables one to live more meaningfully.  This is because those who have clear goals to attain steer their life decisions with confidence, direction and focus.  This is more so if that goal carries a noble purpose, such as those that revolve around philanthropy, compassion and selflessness. 

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18 July 2021

Dhamma Forum on ‘Living life with purpose’

‘Dhamma Day’ commemorates the preaching of Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment, where He taught His initial disciples the fundamental teachings of ‘Four Noble Truths’.  To commemorate this auspicious occasion, we will host a Dhamma Forum titled ‘Living Life with Purpose’ on Sunday, 25 July at 9.30am.

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29 November 2020

Dhamma Forum on “Staying Positive during the Pandemic”

Join us online for a Dhamma forum titled “Staying Positive during the Pandemic”.  The forum, which will be moderated by Bro. Tan Siang Chye, will feature Dhamma speakers Bro. Benny Liow, Dr. Ong Tien Kwan and Sis. Paruadi Ramasamy.  Let us deepen our understanding of the nature of life and how Dhamma supports us in facing challenges with understanding and courage.  We look forward to welcome you on the Zoom platform.

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25 November 2020

Special forum on “Staying positive during the pandemic”

The Covid-19 pandemic and long periods of lockdowns have severely impacted our lives and livelihoods.  These conditions have led to rising levels of anxiety and depression, including a study that showed more than half of Malaysians experiencing mental health issues during the Movement Control Order.  It is evident that how we direct our minds will determine how we can cope with these unprecedented times of uncertainty.

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4 July 2020

‘Dhamma Day’ Forum on Sigālovāda Sutta

Dhamma Day is observed on the full-moon day of Asalha to commemorate the day that the Buddha set in motion the ‘Wheel of Dhamma’ over 2,600 years ago.  This year's observance on Sunday, 5 July at 9.30am features a Dhamma Forum on ‘Lessons from Sigālovāda Sutta’ with Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Achariya Tan Siang Chye and Sis. Buddhinī Tan.

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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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10 May 2019

Buddhist Forum in Mandarin

Do we live each day with compassion or find it a challenge to be kind and considerate in the face of adversity?  In conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations, Nalanda Institute is organising a forum in Mandarin featuring Ven. Dr. Dhammapala, local composer and musical producer Mr Chow Kam Leong (周金亮), and business consultant Mr Wong Kah Cane (黄家建) to talk about their experiences in embracing compassion in their respective professions and daily practices.

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20 October 2018

Forum on Mental Well-being

On 7 October, Nalanda Institute organised a Dhamma forum themed the ‘Path to Mental Well-being’, in conjunction with ‘World Mental Health Day’.  The forum aimed to address the mental-health crisis that the world is facing today.

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