Dhammaduta Tour

Nalanda organised Dhammaduta missions in Malaysia or overseas.

11 June 2014

Dhammaduta & Study Tour to the East Coast

Special invitation to Nalanda members and volunteer-officers!  We are happy to offer the opportunity for Nalandians to join Bro. Tan on a 4-day Dhammaduta and Study Tour to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, from 17 to 20 July.  Travelling by tour bus, we shall be stopping en route at towns where Bro. Tan will be giving talks.

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10 June 2014

Another “Dhammaduta Mission” to Kelantan

At 7.30 pm this evening, Nalanda Dharma School (NDS) facilitators and students gathered at Nalanda Centre for Pūja before departing by bus to Kelantan.  They are on a “Dhammaduta Mission” there to help organize a Dhamma School Teachers’ Workshop, as well as a Teenagers’ Learning Camp.

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31 December 2013

Joyful Dhammaduta tour to Kelantan

A team of 13 Nalandians, led by Sis. Sunanda Ong the Director of Nalanda Dharma School (NDS), had a fruitful Dhammaduta tour to Kelantan over the Christmas holidays.  The tour programme included a “Teenagers’ Learning Camp” and a “Dhamma School Teachers’ Workshop”, both jointly organized by NDS and Persatuan Buddhis Wakaf Bharu.

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23 December 2013

Dharma School Mission to Kelantan

A team of 12 Nalandians led by Dharma School Director Sis. Sunanda Ong left Nalanda Centre at 8.00pm this evening for an overnight train ride to Kelantan.  The Nalanda team comprising 3 teachers and 9 all-boys student group will stay in Bachok, Kelantan for 5 days to conduct a Dhamma camp for local teenagers.  In the meantime, Sis. Sunanda will also conduct a separate training session for Kelantanese Dhamma School volunteer-teachers.

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17 December 2013

Dhamma teachings in Singapore

Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan undertook a 5-day tour to Singapore earlier this month and gave several teachings to various groups, including to members of Buddhist Fellowship, Firefly Mission, undergraduate fellowship, and at the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society (BDMS).  Bro. Tan also visited Ven. H Gunaratana and Ven. B Dhammaratana at the Buddhist Library, as well as Ven. S Dhammika at BDMS.  It was a fruitful trip as he was fully engaged with many Dhamma activities.

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18 November 2013

Inspiring Dhamma-connections in Indonesia

Bro. Tan was warmly hosted by the Buddhist Fellowship of Indonesia (BFI) for 3 days, where he conducted Dhamma sharings and attended many meetings with BFI Committee Members. There were many precious, inspiring moments when people were connected to the Dhamma through those sharings and meetings.

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26 October 2013

Amazing Buddhist Women of Indonesia

During his most recent tour to Indonesia, Bro. Tan took time to visit a few amazing ‘Srikandis’* in Maribaya and Klaten.  Bro. Tan first paid tribute to Venerable Bhikkhunis Ayya Santinī and Ayya Sīlavatī in Maribaya, West Java, last Wednesday.  Both Ayyas are currently the only two Theravadin bhikkhunis in Indonesia.  They conduct many meditation retreats annually at their centre, as well as travel extensively throughout the vast country to teach Dhamma.

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14 September 2013

Joyful ‘Dhamma’ gathering in Kedah

A packed hall of participants attended Bro. Tan’s Dhamma Talk in Sungai Petani on Friday, 13 September 2013.  Devotees from as far as Penang and Alor Setar came to listen to the teachings at Central Kedah Buddhist Association.  Bro. Tan spoke about the way to approach Dhamma – that is neither “landing short” of it, nor “over-reaching” it.  The Buddha-Dhamma is defined as a “Way leading to the cessation of craving, through gradual learning, practice and realization”.

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21 August 2013

Metta Sutta Commentarial Course in Kuching

Nalanda Institute's BPS136 Metta Sutta Commentarial Course was conducted for the first time at Kuching Dhamma Vijaya Buddhist Centre on 17 August.  Sarawak is the 7th Malaysian state to host the Institute's course after Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah and Sabah.  Outside Malaysia, the Institute's course had also been conducted recently in Singapore.

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31 July 2012

Metta Sutta Workshop in Terengganu

20 – 22 July

Over 3 days, Bro. Tan was invited by Gandhārama Vihāra to conduct a commentarial course on the Karaniya Mettā Sutta in Terengganu. The workshop was held at the beautiful Kenyir Lake Resort amidst peaceful surroundings. In a series of 7 talks, Bro. Tan inspired the more than 40 participants with insightful teachings and gladdened everyone’s heart with Dhamma!

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