26 September 2021

Subdue the distracted mind

Being mindful and staying in the present moment is a cornerstone of Buddhist practice. Yet, we frequently find our thoughts wandering off due to external stimuli of all kinds and proliferation of thoughts. This inability to focus results in a mind that is not calm, serene and concentrated. The distracted mind also drains our energy level and hinders our spiritual progress.

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25 May 2021

‘Open is the door to deathlessness’

On the eve of the Vesakhā full-moon, Bodhisatta Gotama sat under a large Pipal tree in Uruvela with an indefatigable determination to His goal of Enlightenment.  Having realised that neither the rigours of extreme ascetism nor the luxuries of sensuality bear fruit to liberation, the Buddha-to-be resolved that He would not leave the seat until He had attained the highest wisdom and unshakable peace.

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19 May 2021

‘Buddha Day’ Programmes 2021

We joyfully invite you to join the ‘Buddha Day’ programmes streamed live on our Facebook page. Tune in as we explore the Wesak theme for Buddhist Era 2565 – ‘Moving Forward with Courage and Hope’.

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4 March 2021

Silver linings in challenging times

To navigate through the vicissitudes of life, gratitude and hope are necessary values to develop.  Gratitude is a positive mental quality that comes from reflecting on the support that we have received, often through the kindness of our parents, teachers, friends and many other people.  It opens up our hearts to those around us and enables us to enjoy the full blessings of life in this very moment. 

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8 November 2020

Dhamma talk online by Sis. Sandy Lim

There will be an English Dhamma talk by Sis. Sandy Lim, hosted on Zoom after the morning meditation and chanting.  Let us continue our Dhamma learning with good friends.  Thank you.

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25 October 2020

Dhamma talk online by Sis. Santi Cheang

There will be an English Dhamma talk held on Zoom by Sis. Santi Cheang, after the morning meditation and chanting.  Let us continue our Dhamma learning and reflection with good friends.  Thank you.

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18 October 2020

Dhamma talk online by Sis. Lim Kah Hong

There will be an English Dhamma talk (hosted on Zoom) by Sis. Lim Kah Hong, after the morning meditation and chanting.  Thank you.

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11 October 2020

Dhamma talk by Bro. Ananda Fong

There will be a Dhamma talk in English by Bro Ananda Fong, after the morning meditation and chanting.

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22 September 2020

Look after others by looking after oneself

On Sunday 6 September, Nalandians joyfully returned for the first Sunday Morning Service since Nalanda Centre was closed earlier this year due to the Movement Control Order.  Devotees were vigilant in observing the precautionary measures with understanding and mettā for the safety of everyone at the Centre.  In this service, Bro.Tan Siang Chye gave a Dhamma talk on how we enhance our lives through living not just for our own welfare, but also for the welfare of others.

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25 May 2020

Anchoring our lives with conviction

In this talk delivered in early May, Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye explains the importance of cultivating faith, and how we can anchor our spiritual practice and progress with this essential quality.

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