Dhamma Discussions

25 May 2019

Dhamma Retreat for Singaporean friends

From 16 to 20 March, 34 friends came from Singapore for a special Dhamma retreat held at K. Sri Dhammananda Centre.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan conducted five days of teachings and sutta study sessions which focussed on how we can live skilfully to cultivate wisdom and to gain clarity of purpose in life.

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27 March 2019

Cultivating a respectful attitude

On 3 March, Bro. Benny Liow gave a Dhamma talk on ‘Cultivating Respect’ at Nalanda Centre.  In Latin, re spectum means ‘to look more carefully’.  Thus, to respect someone is to know them better, to look at their good qualities, and where appropriate, to honour those qualities.  The Buddha said that the ability to give respect is in itself a great blessing.

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24 May 2018

Dhamma-learning workshops

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will lead discussions on selected passages from the Pāli Tipitaka to widen and deepen our understanding of Buddha’s teachings.  The workshop will be held at Nalanda Centre on Tuesday, 29 May, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm.

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31 October 2017

Hosting Buddhist Fellowship youths

On 9 and 10 September, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted a group of youth members from Buddhist Fellowship Singapore.  Their short but fruitful visit was an opportunity for Nalandian youths to reconnect with our spiritual friends from across the causeway, and to exchange ideas on how to reach out to the youth community with Dhamma.

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27 September 2017

Mid-Autumn celebration for youths

Mid-Autumn Festival is an important Chinese celebration of togetherness and reunion with family and friends.  It falls on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month.  This year, Nalanda youths will be celebrating the occasion with a special event on Saturday, 30 September themed “A Night of Togetherness”.

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30 August 2017

Celebrating Nalanda Institute’s 10th anniversary with Dhamma Forum

On Sunday 2 July, a special Dhamma Forum was organised to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  The speakers at the forum included Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, Achariya Tan Siang Chye, Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, Datuk Charlie Chia, Bro. Ananda Fong, and Sis. Paruadi Ramasamy.

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28 June 2017

“Dhamma Forum” to mark 10th anniversary of Nalanda Institute

We are honoured to have Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, and Achariya Tan Siang Chye to jointly conduct a “Dhamma Forum” this Sunday morning.  They will form a panel together with other speakers and moderators of WACANA 2017 to discuss and answer many fundamental questions related to Buddhist practice.

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14 November 2016

Brightest moon and highest delight

Scientists at NASA say that people across the world tonight will get to witness the ‘brightest’ full-moon since 1948.  This ‘supermoon’ happens at its ‘perigee’ phase, where the orbiting moon is closest to Earth, and a good 14% closer than its ‘apogee’ phase where it orbits farthest away from us.

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27 August 2016

Commencement of Buddhist Course

Report by Chan Jia Xin.  Photographs by Chua Siaw Kim.

Nalanda Institute’s 4-month BPS 304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies course  commenced on Saturday, 6 August with the inaugural lecture on ‘Four Noble Truths’, delivered by Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye.

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20 June 2016

Reducing the effects of past kamma

On Saturday 11 June, Nalanda Centre hosted a one-day sutta study and meditation workshop facilitated by Āyasmā Aggacitta, with the subject “How to diminish the effects of past kamma”.  Āyasmā Aggacitta shared on what the Pāli suttas actually said about the matter.  The aim of the workshop was to help participants practise effectively to end suffering.

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