Dhamma Talk

21 September 2017

Talk at Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Report and photographs by Ajita Lim.

On Sunday 6 August, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan gave a Dhamma talk at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) in Petaling Jaya.  Bro. Tan shared a simple yet succinct teaching on what a layperson should cultivate to achieve joy and success in life.  He outlined the earnest devotee’s path of practice as dāna (generosity), sīla (virtue) and bhāvanā (mental development).

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15 September 2017

Knowing qualities of a worthy student

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On Sunday July 23, Sis. Santi was invited to give a Dhamma sharing on the qualities of a “worthy student” of Dhamma.  We often hear that, “when a student is ready, the teacher will appear”.  It means that when we are mentally ready for the Dhamma, anything around us can be the teacher, be it a person or an incident.

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14 September 2017

Reflections on the Three Jewels

Report by Megan Lim.

On Sunday 16 July, Achariya Tan Siang Chye presented a talk about the true value of taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge is a time-honoured tradition that began since the establishment of the Sangha.  With the arising of the Buddha comes the rediscovery of Dhamma; and with the enlightenment of the Buddha’s first five disciples, the Sangha (Buddhist monastic community) was born.

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11 September 2017

Dhamma talk at Bodhi Vihara Terengganu

On Friday 8 September, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan visited Venerable Cattamalo Mahathera at Bodhi Vihara near Kuala Terengganu. He was joined there by members of Mettārama Meditation Centre from Kelantan, as well as Terengganu devotees.  Ven. Cattamalo, 83, was very happy to receive the visitors, and had a discussion on Dhamma with everyone.

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8 September 2017

Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta

In mid-July, Bro. Tan embarked on another Dhammaduta tour to Jakarta at the invitation of Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI).  The highlight of the tour was a public forum on 15 July where Bro. Tan gave an elaborate exposition on living a successful and fulfilling life according to Dhamma.  The audience paid rapt attention to the 2-hour talk covering the Six Well-beings.

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6 September 2017

Bro.Tan to visit Kuala Terengganu

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be visiting Kuala Terengganu for two days on 7 – 8 September to deliver several Dhamma talks in Mandarin and Hokkien at the invitation of the local community.

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28 August 2017

Commemorating Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda

31 August 2017 marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser – Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero.  On this day, Nalandians gather to commemorate our late teacher’s lifetime contributions to Dhamma propagation with a Dhamma talk and Sanghika Dāna.

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26 August 2017

‘Dhamma Day’ B.E. 2561 at Nalanda

On Saturday 8 July, Nalanda marked the annual ‘Dhamma Day’, which fell on the full-moon of Asalha month.  Nalanda Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye gave a talk on the significance of ‘Dhamma Day’.  It is one of the most important observance days for Buddhists as it commemorates the first preaching of Dhamma after the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

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1 August 2017

Dhamma talk on Energetic Effort

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On 4 June, Datuk Charlie Chia was invited to give a Dhamma talk for the Gimhana Sunday Service.  Datuk Charlie spoke about ‘viriya’ or energetic effort, which is an important spiritual quality.  Datuk Charlie said that the inspiration we receive from our Dhamma teachers builds up and sustains our energy to practice for a period of time.  However, this energy deteriorates after a while.

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31 July 2017

First Gimhāna Service Sunday

Report by Lim Jie Sheng.

Achariya Tan Siang Chye kick-started the 2017 Gimhāna Retreat by giving a Dhamma talk on the topic of ‘nekhamma’ or renunciation for the first Sunday session on 28 May.

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