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25 June 2018

Meditation session with Dhamma talk

Join us this Wednesday for an evening of peaceful group meditation, followed by a Dhamma talk by Venerable Dr. S. Pemaratana.  He is the Abbot of Pittsburgh Buddhist Centre.  He offers public workshops on meditation and provides spiritual counselling to help people deal with challenges in life.

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10 June 2018

Annual Gimhāna Retreat begins

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment on Wesak full-moon in May, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Uruvela to Sarnath, where He preached the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta on Asalha Day, the full-moon in July.

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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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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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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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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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2 June 2017

Daily Dhamma reminders during Gimhāna

For the past few days since the beginning of Gimhāna Retreat, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan has been giving short Dhamma teachings daily after the evening chanting.  Tonight, students of Nalanda Dhamma School together with some parents gathered to listen to the teachings.

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