27 September 2015

‘Ten Wholesome Deeds’ explained

On Sunday 20 September, Sis. Tan Yee Yong conducted Lecture 3 of BPS 101 course – Buddhist Studies in Mandarin – on the topic of “Ten Wholesome Deeds” (‘Dasa Kusala Kamma’).  She began the session by explaining the beneficial results of practising the ten wholesome actions that lead us to a happy life.

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21 September 2015

Taking Refuge in the ‘Three Jewels’

On Sunday 13 September, Sis. Tan Yee Yong  conducted Lecture 2 of BPS 101 course – Buddhist Studies in Mandarin – which discussed reasons why human beings seek refuge in religion.  It could be due to fear, greed, ignorance or to overcome difficulties in facing challenges in life.  She further explained that by ‘taking refuge’ in the ‘Three Jewels’ – the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha – we are actually resolving to uphold the Buddha’s teaching as the guiding principle in our lives, and gradually work towards liberation from suffering.

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18 September 2015

Insightful meditation with Ayya Susīla

On Wednesday 9 September, Nalanda was honoured with Ayya Susīla’s presence to lead us in the weekly group meditation and Dhamma discussion.  Many Dhamma practitioners eagerly turned up to learn from Ayya’s vast experience and knowledge in the field.

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15 September 2015

Getting to know the Buddha

Sunday 6 September marked the commencement of BPS 101 – Buddhist Studies in Mandarin – offered by Nalanda Institute’s Department of Buddhist & Pāli Studies, with more than 70 eager participants taking part.

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13 September 2015

Dynamic Sunday at Nalanda

On Sunday 6 September, Nalanda Centre was ‘buzzing’ with various programmes and activities from Level 1 to Level 4, besides the usual Junior Dhamma Class at Nalanda House, and Service Sunday for young adults at Nalanda Youth Centre.

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12 September 2015

Lecture on ‘Dependent Origination’

On Saturday 5 September, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama gave a talk on the topic “The Law of Dependent Origination” (‘Paticca Samuppada’), which is also referred to as co-dependent origination.

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29 August 2015

BPS 303 Course – Ten Unwholesome Deeds

On Saturday 22 August, Director of Nalanda Institute, Achariya Tan Siang Chye continued the course Lectures 7 & 8 with the topic ‘Ten Unwholesome Deeds’.

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21 August 2015

BPS 303 Course – Ten Wholesome Deeds

On Saturday 8 August, Achariya Tan Siang Chye began the lecture by explaining the meaning of “Kusala Kamma”, (wholesome deeds).  The results of the deeds are determined by the intention which is shown through our action, speech and thought.  Hence one’s progress or digress is dependent on one’s understanding and cultivation, and not from external sources.

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5 August 2015

Meditation and Dhamma Discussion

On Wednesday 29 July, devotees came together at Nalanda Centre to practise meditation and learn the Dhamma among spiritual friends.  After the sitting session, Sis. Sandy gave a Dhamma sharing on “simile of the raft”, the second simile from “Alagaddūpama Sutta”, Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 22.

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1 August 2015

BPS 303 – Tutorial Session 1

On Saturday 25 July, Director of Pustaka Nalanda, Bro. Ananda Fong conducted an interactive session with the participants of BPS 303 – Certificate in Buddhist Studies offered by Nalanda Institute.

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