Community Service

14 October 2023

Dhamma School students ‘Bergotong-Royong’

For the past few months, teenagers of Nalanda Dhamma School have committed their time on Sundays, to upkeep K. Sri Dhammananda Centre (KSDC) and its surroundings.  While some may see this as tedious and hard work, students carry out this service with understanding and camaraderie.  We share with you, a reflection of one of our teenagers :

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19 July 2023

A day well spent

Throughout the day, Nalandians spent this public holiday meaningfully hosting Venerable monks at Nalanda Centre and Wisdom Park, and providing service to the community.

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30 April 2023

Finding meaning in selfless service

Service comes in all forms and encompasses the subtle virtue of selflessness.  We would usually start our service with doing what we enjoy or prefer doing, and then progress to do what we are able to do.  When we feel truly connected to the cause, we commit ourselves to do what is needed with a sense of nobility and purpose.  The more selfless we become, the more joyful and meaningful we feel.

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5 December 2022

Happy International Volunteers Day

Today, 5 December is International Volunteer Day (IVD), an annual celebration for organisations and volunteers to commemorate their efforts and share their values.  This year’s theme “Solidarity through volunteering” highlights the power of our collective humanity to drive positive change through volunteerism.

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9 October 2022

Turning hardwork into ‘heart-work’

On 18 September, 100 participants from the Dhamma-Living Camp for Young Adults spread out across Wisdom Park to render their service in cultivating and maintaining the campus grounds.  The youths worked hard in teams to plant trees, turf grass, and constructed a vegetable plot with positivity, harmony and a can-do spirit – not a furrowed brow was seen amidst the perspiration and weariness.  Even the intermittent rain did not dampen the spirit to keep going!

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14 August 2022

A wholesome ‘Silver Lining’ Day

Last Sunday 7 August, 24 Nalanda youths and Dhamma School teenagers visited the Mon Refugee Children Learning Centre on ‘Silver Lining’ Day.  This programme organised by Nalanda Youth Centre, provides an avenue for young volunteers to practice kindness by offering their service to the community.

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9 May 2022

Thank you for a successful Blood Donation Drive

Yesterday, Sunday 8 May, over 200 donors steadily streamed into Nalanda Centre from as early as 9am, to donate blood in support of the Blood Donation Drive held as part of this year’s Buddha Day Observance.  Earlier still, were volunteers who happily and readily assisted donors throughout the process to maintain a smooth and orderly flow.  The diligent doctors and nurses from the National Blood Bank (Pusat Darah Negara) also worked non-stop to accommodate all potential donors. 

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10 April 2022

Donate blood to save lives

Do you know that just a pint of blood can save up to 3 lives? It is a safe, painless, simple, and noble procedure, and also one of the most wholesome deeds one can do. In conjunction with Buddha Day celebrations this year, we invite you to mark your calendars to participate in the Blood Donation Drive at Nalanda Centre.

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6 April 2020

Keep everyone safe with compassion

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage nations across the world causing nearly 1.3 million infections and 70,000 deaths to date.  More than half of humanity is under lock-down with orders to stay home.  The scale of devastation of this epidemic is unprecedented in human history.

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30 March 2020

Stay apart, but keep close to heart

As of today, the Coronavirus has infected more than 725,000 people worldwide, and claimed the lives of 34,000 victims.  In Malaysia and many other countries, authorities have urged everyone to self-quarantine at home, to wear face-masks, and to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or 1.8m from another person to prevent community spread of the disease.

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