27 January 2016

Excursion to foster good friendship

On Sunday 24 January, 180 students of Nalanda Dhamma School and members of Nalanda Youth Centre went on an enjoyable outing at Putrajaya’s Botanical Gardens.  The students spent a glorious day in the open learning the meaning of  kalyāna-mittatā (spiritual friendship) through healthy outdoor activities.

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3 January 2016

Joyful first day at Dhamma School

Nalanda Dhamma School had its first session of 2016 today with great zest, and packed with fun learning activities for teenagers and children.  The School now operates at 4 different locations – the Teenage School at Nalanda Centre, Junior School at Nalanda House Sri Serdang, Junior School at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur, and another Teenage School at NEO Centre Johor Bahru.

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13 November 2015

Dhamma School facilitators’ retreat

On 7 November, facilitators from Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) gathered at Mangala Lodge, Kampar, to enjoy a well-deserved four-day break from their daily routine, away from the bustle of city life.  The annual retreat was fun yet educational, and a time to review the School’s progress as well as chart its course for next year.  Facilitators from Kelantan, who were members of the Dhammarakkhitta group, also joined their Nalanda counterparts at the retreat.

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8 November 2015

Seminar on ‘Positive Parenting’

On Saturday 31 October, Nalanda Dhamma School held its first forum for parents at Nalanda Centre to address the challenges being faced by mums and dads today.  Guest speaker Bro. Aggaphala Yap talked about the importance of ‘Positive Parenting’ and how it could be practised.

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13 October 2015

‘Kusala Kamma’ and ‘Akusala Kamma’ reviewed

On Saturday 3 October, students of BPS 303 – Certificate in Buddhist Studies turned up for their second tutorial session with Bro. Ananda Fong.  The focus of the tutorial was to recapitulate on earlier lectures about the Ten Wholesome and Ten Unwholesome deeds.

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21 September 2015

Taking Refuge in the ‘Three Jewels’

On Sunday 13 September, Sis. Tan Yee Yong  conducted Lecture 2 of BPS 101 course – Buddhist Studies in Mandarin – which discussed reasons why human beings seek refuge in religion.  It could be due to fear, greed, ignorance or to overcome difficulties in facing challenges in life.  She further explained that by ‘taking refuge’ in the ‘Three Jewels’ – the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha – we are actually resolving to uphold the Buddha’s teaching as the guiding principle in our lives, and gradually work towards liberation from suffering.

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28 August 2015

Nalanda youths organised “D’ Challenge”

On Saturday 22 August, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted 20 youths for the “D’ Challenge” fun competition.  This programme was aimed at imparting essential values to youths who are facing many challenges today.  The programme began with Pūja (offerings to the ‘Three Jewels’) and welcoming speech by Nalanda Youth Leader, Bro. DiSheng.

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23 July 2015

Lesson on ‘Kamma’ and Rebirth

On Saturday 11 July, the second session of the BPS 303 Course – Certificate in Buddhist Studies offered by Nalanda Institute’s Department of Buddhist & Pāli Studies was conducted by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama on the subject of ‘Kamma and Rebirth’.

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2 July 2015

Happy Outing to the National Zoo

On Friday 12 June, Nalanda Free School organized an outing for primary school students to Zoo Negara (National Zoo) in Kuala Lumpur.  31 students participated in this learning trip, accompanied by 5 teachers and facilitators.  This special outing was meant as a ‘reward’ for younger Free School students who had full-attendance since classes began in January.

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27 June 2015

Briefing Session for Certificate Course

Nalanda Institute’s Department of Buddhist & Pāli Studies is offering a 10-session course – BPS 303 Certificate in Buddhist Studies – commencing 4 July 2015. The course consists of four modules, which are (1) Basic Buddhist Doctrines; (2) Buddhist Devotional Practice; (3) Buddhist Text & Scriptures; and (4) Term Assignment & Evaluation.

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