2 September 2017

Pindacāra in Seri Kembangan

On Saturday 15 July, Nalandians gathered with much enthusiasm for the monthly ‘Pindacāra’ programme at Jalan Besar morning market in Seri Kembangan.  The educational programme aims to inform the public on proper ways to support the Buddhist monastic order.  Market-goers once again had the opportunity to offer food to venerable monks from the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul.

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14 August 2017

Meditation retreat with Ven. Gavesi

From 25 to 29 June, 30 participants gathered at Nalanda Centre for a non-residential Meditation Retreat for beginner and intermediate meditators, guided by Venerable Gavesi.

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7 August 2017

Meditation gives ‘life’ to life

After a vigorous 7-week Gimhāna season, the enthusiasm to practise meditation continues at Nalanda.  On Wednesday 12 July, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan gave a simple but impactful teaching on meditation and its benefits.

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6 August 2017

The necessity of ‘seclusion’

Report by Megan Lim.

On Sunday 25 June, Bro. Tan delivered a Dhamma talk on ‘seclusion’, the third essential factor of Dhamma practice, following talks on ‘purity’ and ‘simplicity’.  ‘Viveka’ refers to seclusion, remoteness, privacy, and separation from crowds.  When socialising, more often than not, we tend to discuss topics that give rise to aversion and desire.  On the other hand, occasional seclusion and simple living give rise to serenity.

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5 August 2017

Cultivating the quality of simplicity

Report by Megan Lim.

On Sunday 18 June, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan spoke about an essential element of Dhamma practice – maintaining simplicity in livelihood and having fewness in desires.

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2 August 2017

Essentials of Dhamma Practice

Report by Stephanie Chua.

“What is all this practice for?  What are we trying to achieve in our Dhamma practice?”  On Sunday 11 June, Bro. Tan led Nalandians on an investigation of the essentials of Dhamma practice – to maintain purity, simplicity, and seclusion.

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22 June 2017

Daily Dhamma talks by Ven. Gavesi

Nalanda Centre is hosting a 5-day non-residential Meditation Retreat guided by Venerable Gavesi for beginners and intermediate meditators from 25 to 29 June.  We look forward to welcoming all meditators who have registered for the retreat to Nalanda Centre on Sunday.

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19 June 2017

Dhamma talk by Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

This Wednesday (21 June), Nalanda Centre is honoured to host the return of most Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahāthera to deliver a Dhamma teaching at 8.00pm.  Sayadaw’s talk will be followed by our regular meditation session from 9.00pm to 10.00pm.

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13 June 2017

Last session on Dhammapada course

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan will be giving the concluding teaching on the ‘Dhammapada’ at the Buddhist Maha Vihara this Friday, 16 June, at 8.00pm.  This session marks the end of his series of six teachings there which began in March.

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7 June 2017

‘June Treble’ starts this Sunday

This Sunday marks the third week of Nalanda’s ‘Gimhāna Retreat’, which focuses on one’s spiritual growth and personal transformation by living in accordance to Dhamma.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be performing the annual “June Treble” – giving Dhamma teachings on three consecutive Sundays on June 11th, 18th, and 25th – where he will be covering the three most important essence of Dhamma practice.

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