Learning

22 June 2015

Enrol now for Certificate in Buddhist Studies

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 basic modules, which are:
1) Basic Buddhist Doctrines;
2) Buddhist Devotional Practice;
3) Buddhist Text & Scriptures; and
4) Term Assignment & Examination.

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6 May 2015

Course on the ‘True Significance of Wesak’

On 19 and 25 April, Nalanda Institute Malaysia conducted two short courses to explain the true significance of Wesak ‘Buddha Day’; the courses were held at NEO Centre Happy Garden and Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang respectively.

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6 April 2015

Informative ‘Open Day’ at Nalanda Centre

On Sunday 29 March, Nalanda held its first ‘Open Day’ to enable new visitors to be introduced and given an informative tour of Nalanda Centre.  As the Centre was expanded through the generosity of the public, we wish that the community would benefit from this initiative and enjoy a spiritually-charged visit.  The ‘Open Day’ was hosted by Bro. Charlie Teng and Sis. Buddhini Tan, EXCO Members of Nalanda Buddhist Society.

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1 April 2015

Insightful Sunday talk by Bro. Tan

On Sunday 22 March, Bro. Tan gave an insightful Dhamma talk on practising Dhamma, which begins with the purification of ‘Sīla’ (morality).  Basic Dhamma education is a way to teach people about understanding their personal and moral responsibilities, to uplift them, and to make them wholesome beings.  Bro. Tan also elaborated on the seven stages of purification, quoting from ‘Rathavinīta Sutta’ – ‘The Relay Chariots’ (Majjhima Nikaya No. 24).

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31 March 2015

Kelantan Dhamma Teachers visit Nalanda

A group of 12 earnest Dhamma School teachers and Buddhist leaders from Kelantan came to Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang for a fruitful learning visit from 20 – 22 March.  They were warmly welcomed and hosted by Nalanda Dharma School (N.D.S.) Director Sis. Sunanda Ong and N.D.S. Facilitators.

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14 March 2015

Junior Dharma School starts this Sunday

Following the opening of Nalanda Dharma School in Johor Bahru last weekend, the much-anticipated ‘Nalanda Junior Dharma School’ will commence classes this Sunday, 15 March at Nalanda House, Sri Serdang!  The Junior School is specially catered for older children aged 10 to 12.  They will be guided by experienced facilitators using practical and hands-on learning methods.

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12 October 2014

Strengthening Community Fellowship in Kedah

In early October, Nalanda Institute Malaysia organized a special study tour for BPS402 Higher Certificate students to Bujang Valley, Kedah.  The group of 40 Nalanda Institute officers and students enjoyed 3 days of compact learning in and around Sungai Petani, including at the Archaeological Museum in Merbok, and the Sungai Batu excavation site.

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15 April 2014

A fruitful day of Dhamma Learning

Article by Adrian Chan | Photographs by Ho Yuan Zhan

On Saturday 12 April, Nalanda Dharma School Facilitators explored the ‘Mangala Sutta’ – the discourse on 38 supreme blessings expounded by the Buddha.  “To live at a suitable place; to cherish wife and children, to have a peaceful occupation, and to abstain from unwholesome states” are but a few blessings listed in this enlightening discourse.

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1 April 2014

Wonderful Learning Trip to National Science Centre

Article and Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng.

On Saturday 22 March, Nalanda Free School organized a learning trip for secondary school students to the National Science Centre in Kuala Lumpur.  The aim of the trip is to bring education beyond the boundaries of the classroom and to expose the students to science.

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20 March 2014

Tzu Chi Officers’ learning visit to Nalanda

On 14 March, 3 officers from 慈濟Tzu Chi Malaysia visited Nalanda Centre to learn about the model and operations of Nalanda Free School.  The officers were received by Nalanda Free School Chief Coordinator Sis. Nandinī Tan, and Board Member Bro. Charlie Teng.

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