Buddhist Forum

1 July 2018

Nalanda Institute celebrates 11th anniversary today

Nalanda Institute Malaysia celebrated its 11th anniversary meaningfully today by hosting a forum on “Understand Suffering and Suffer Less – You can put it down”.  The public forum was hosted by its Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye;  Nalanda founder Bro.Tan and Sis. Tan Yee Yong were the other two speakers.

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27 June 2018

Forum on overcoming mental suffering

“You can put it down – Understand Suffering and Suffer Less”   

The entire teachings of the Buddha can be summarised as follows: knowing the true nature of suffering and overcoming it. Today’s ultrafast-paced urban lifestyle with myriad distractions inevitably leads to layers of mental suffering, most commonly stress and dissatisfaction.  Mental health has become highly endangered and many people risk having debilitating mental illness without positive intervention.

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13 June 2018

Forum on the Four-fold Assembly

The Buddha referred to his disciples as the “Four-fold Assembly” – the gatherings of ‘bhikkhū’ (monks), ‘bhikkhunī’ (nuns), ‘upasakā’ (laymen), and ‘upasikā’ (laywomen).  In the Mahāparinibbāna Sutta, the Buddha famously said that He would not pass away until the “Four-fold Assembly” is well-established in the learning and practice of Dhamma, and proficient in propagating His Sublime Teachings.

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3 March 2018

IGNITE tonight!

IGNITE 2018 gathers passionate Buddhist youths for an open and insightful discussion with visionary community leaders including Nalanda founder Bro.Tan, Buddhist Gem Fellowship President Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, former President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia Bro. Goh Qing Song, Buddhist stalwart Datuk Charlie Chia, Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye, and Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda Ong.

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26 February 2018

IGNITE 2018 – Leadership Forum

The success of every organisation or community hinges upon good leadership.  Despite obvious needs to grow Buddhist leadership, there is still a lack of sustainable effort to create and groom new leaders, especially from among today’s youths.

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27 October 2017

Dhamma talks in Singapore and J.B.

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be traveling to Singapore and Johor Bahru to deliver a few talks this weekend.  We invite everyone to attend the talks and meet with such learned teacher.  His schedule of talks are as follows.

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14 October 2017

Forum on development of Malaysian Buddhism

The Malaysia Buddhist Kulapati Association (MBKA), a federation of local Buddhist societies, is organising a forum in Seremban on 15 October to review the historical development of Buddhism in Malaysia, and to discuss its future progress.  The gathering is held to celebrate the 60th year of our nation’s independence.

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26 September 2017

Three proposals for Malaysian Buddhists

In a recent seminar organised by Than Hsiang Foundation and supported by Nalanda Institute together with a dozen other organisations, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan emphasised the need for followers of different Buddhist traditions to make efforts to understand each other, and to be united as one Dharma-practising community in leading the world out of obsession with materialism.

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25 September 2017

Dialogue on ‘Chinese Buddhism’

On Saturday 19 August, Nalanda Institute Malaysia coorganised a seminar themed ‘Face to Face & Heart to Heart’ featuring Venerable Wei Wu, the abbot of Than Hsiang Temple.  The seminar aimed to clear commonly-held misconceptions about ‘Chinese Buddhism’, and to allow for a discussion on contemporary issues affecting the Malaysian Buddhist community.

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8 September 2017

Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta

In mid-July, Bro. Tan embarked on another Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta at the invitation of Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI).  The highlight of the tour was a public forum on 15 July where Bro. Tan gave an elaborate exposition on living a successful and fulfilling life according to Dhamma.  The audience paid rapt attention to the 2-hour talk covering the Six Well-beings.

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