14 August 2015

Buddhist Course in Mandarin

Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering a basic Buddhist Studies course in Mandarin (BPS101) from 6 September to 25 October.  Classes will be held over eight consecutive Sundays, from 9am to 12pm.  The course covers essential teachings on ‘Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha’; the ‘Four Noble Truths’; ‘Kamma’; and ‘Wholesome Deeds’.

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15 May 2015

Dhamma talks at International Medical University

From 9 April to 14 May, the Buddhist Society of International Medical University (IMU) in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur organized a series of weekly Dhamma lessons for beginners in Buddhism.  Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was the main speaker for the course, conducting 4 out of 6 lessons there.  The Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong and Director of Nalanda Dharma School Sis. Sunanda Ong complemented him by conducting one lesson each.

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21 April 2015

Learn more about Wesak Day

Wesak Full-moon Day marks the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  In preparation to welcome this spiritual day, Nalanda Institute Malaysia is conducting a course on the ‘True Significance of Wesak’, which is suitable for newcomers and students of Buddhism.  Discover and understand the true meaning and importance of this occasion, and learn how to properly observe this sacred ‘Buddha Day’.

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21 March 2015

Junior Dharma School opens in Sri Serdang

On Sunday 15 March, Nalanda Dharma School (N.D.S.) marked another important milestone with the opening of the much-anticipated ‘Nalanda Junior Dharma School’ based at Nalanda House, Sri Serdang.  This is the fourth Dharma School operated by Nalanda, following the establishment of N.D.S. in 2005, the Junior School in Happy Garden, and the recently-opened teenagers school in Johor Bahru.

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14 March 2015

Junior Dharma School starts this Sunday

Following the opening of Nalanda Dharma School in Johor Bahru last weekend, the much-anticipated ‘Nalanda Junior Dharma School’ will commence classes this Sunday, 15 March at Nalanda House, Sri Serdang!  The Junior School is specially catered for older children aged 10 to 12.  They will be guided by experienced facilitators using practical and hands-on learning methods.

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12 March 2015

Nalanda Dharma School opens in Johor Bahru

The 8th of March was the most important milestone for Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch since its establishment in 2013 as it marked the opening of Nalanda Dharma School there!  It was indeed a wonderful occasion to rejoice over.  This auspicious start of the School in Johor Bahru will serve the needs of a large Buddhist community in this southern-most Malaysian city, and paving the way for teenagers aged 13 to 17 to learn the Buddha-Dhamma.

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29 November 2014

BPS402 – Interesting Group Presentations

On Saturday 15 November, students of BPS402 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies Course were at Nalanda Centre to present their group assignments.  Seven groups were formed among the participants and the topic was ‘Expansion of Buddhism in South-east Asia’.

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24 November 2014

BPS402 – Lecture 10 on ‘Buddhist Arts & Culture’

Report by Tung Wai Hau

On Saturday 8 November, two of Nalanda Institute’s distinguished lecturers, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama and Achariya Tan Siang Chye delivered the lecture on ‘Buddhist Arts & Culture’.  Students eagerly attended this last lecture of the 5-month BPS402 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies course.

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7 November 2014

Conclusion of Buddhist Studies Course in JB

Report by Rose Cho

On 25 and 26 October, the final two sessions of the Mandarin Buddhist Studies Course (Semester 2) was conducted by Sis. Nandini Tan at NEO Centre Johor Bahru.  Sis. Nandini gave separate lectures on the ‘Four Noble Truths’ and ‘Noble Eightfold Path’.  Six new participants joined the weekend’s class and showed great enthusiasm by arriving early at the Centre to learn the Dhamma.

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6 November 2014

BPS402 Lecture 8 – “Humanity & Sociology”

On 11 October, students of BPS402 Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies attended Lecture 8 after returning from a fruitful and enjoyable study tour to Bujang Valley a week before.  Achariya Tan Siang Chye explained the Indian social context and political structures that existed during the Buddha’s time.

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