In the journey of a Buddhist practitioner, we face many ups and downs in our faith and confidence. We are sometimes fired up and inspired to attain liberation, whilst at other times our confidence wanes. How do we become true disciples of the Buddha and gather the strength and wisdom to maintain confidence to advance along this spiritual path? In this special interview with Āyasmā Aggacitta Mahāthera, held in in conjunction with Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance on Sunday 21 November, we learned about how we can maintain our confidence to advance along this spiritual path even amidst today’s challenges.
‘Sangha Day’ is an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism. Apart from offerings of robes and requisites, let us take heed of the Buddha’s teaching that the best way to venerate our teachers is by learning, reflecting, and improve upon ourselves in accordance to Dhamma.
Two Sundays ago, 2,000 participants and volunteers took part in Nalanda’s e-Run 2017 – “Run for Community Education”. The memories of that successful event still linger, and we are grateful for the wonderful support received from the public.
On Friday 13 March, Nalanda Free School Chief Coordinator Sis. Nandinī Tan was interviewed by reporters from ‘The Sun’ about the programme. The “Nalanda Free School Project” was initiated in 2010 by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide free tuition to academically-weak and needy students living in and around Seri Kembangan.
Nalanda Dharma School celebrated its 7th Anniversary on 1 January 2012 at Nalanda Centre. In conjunction with this year’s celebration, we asked some of the School members to give their personal views on the School.