Pertaining to activities, meetings and programmes of Nalanda Education Team, which was established on 1 July 2014.

Education Team

25 February 2019

Dhamma School facilitators’ retreat

On 22 – 25 December 2018, 20 Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) facilitators from across Malaysia gathered for their annual retreat at Nalanda Centre.  Led by Director of NDS Sis. Sunanda, the facilitators reflected on their role as educators and developed the 2019 school plan in accordance with Nalanda’s educational philosophy.

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22 February 2019

Nalanda Education Workshop 4.0

On 22 December 2018, 80 Nalanda officers across Malaysia gathered at Nalanda Centre for a 1-day workshop themed “The Culture of Awareness-based Learning”.  In his opening speech, Chairman of Nalanda Education Team (NET) Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama highlighted that the worth of teachers is in making a positive impact on the lives of their students.

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28 May 2018

‘Buddha Day’ Message B.E.2562

By Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee.

“A Life of Humility, Modesty and Moderation”

Malaysian Buddhists are gathering this week to usher in the year 2562 of the Buddhist Era, which is calculated from the Mahaparinibbāna (Great Passing Away) of the Blessed One, Buddha Gotama.  The day known as Vesakhā full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ marks the anniversary of His Enlightenment.  There is great joy for us as we recollect with gratitude the contributions of the Enlightened One to free beings from the shackles of Samsara.

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16 May 2018

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Message by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

Teacher’s Day is an important occasion on Nalanda Buddhist Society’s annual calendar because we are an educational institution.  Without education, we cannot have a civilization.

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28 March 2018

Workshop sets forward direction

The 3rd Annual Nalanda Education Workshop (N.E.W.) was conducted on 20 January 2018 to re-align our programmes and activities to fit Nalanda’s education philosophy.  Nalandian education officers from all over the country convened for this important training which provided deeper insights into the importance of integrating Dhamma knowledge (‘vijja’), practice (‘carana’), values, and culture into our approach to Buddhist education.

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23 January 2018

Joyful return to Sri Serdang

A team of 8 Nalandians from Kedah travelled to Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang on 20 – 21 January to attend the 3rd annual Nalanda Education Workshop (N.E.W.).  The one-day workshop provided much clarity on the philosophy and direction of Buddhist education, as well as strategies to promote ‘deep learning’.

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11 December 2017

Celebrating Nalanda ‘Education Day’

Message from Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

One of our most fascinating preoccupations concerns our origins as human beings. Our earliest ancestor can be traced back to a tiny microbe called Saccorhytus which ‘lived’ 500 million years ago and whose fossil remains were discovered in China recently.  After millions of years of evolution we left the members of the animal world behind and eventually earned the title of ‘manussa’  – ‘that which has a mind which can be developed’.

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25 October 2017

Free School ‘Appreciation Day’

In October every year, Nalanda Free School volunteer teachers, students and parents get together to celebrate the achievements of our students by presenting them tokens of encouragement and support.  It is also a time for students to show gratitude to their teachers and school volunteers.

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23 September 2017

Teaching Dhamma through drama

Dhamma School teachers had a blast of a time with energetic programmes on the third day of their National Camp held in Puchong, Selangor.  Achariya S. Vijaya, Chairman of Nalanda Education Team, conducted a workshop to help teachers understand the power of drama and story-telling.

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19 September 2017

Welcome to Dhamma teachers’ camp

This Thursday 21 September, we look forward to welcome 150 participants to the 4-day inaugural National Camp for Dhamma teachers at Kinrara Resort in Puchong.  Nalanda Buddhist Society, the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM), and the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School (BISDS) are jointly organizing this camp to discuss how to share the Buddha’s teachings in a systematic, engaging, and effective manner to the younger generation.

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