Meditation

Meditation programmes organised by Nalanda, or meditation-related topics.

1 February 2023

A Day of Mindfulness & Reflection

Nalanda Youth Centre is organising “A day of Mindfulness and Reflection” for young working adults aged 23 - 33 to equip them with mindfulness and prompt wise reflections in the face of stress and challenges especially when coping with working life.

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31 January 2023

Group Meditation at NEO KL

Join us for the weekly group meditation practice on Thursday, at Nalanda Education and Outreach Centre, in Happy Garden.  The session is conducted in Mandarin and includes a Dhamma discussion after the sitting.  Meditation guidance will be provided to beginners.  All are welcome!

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30 December 2022

Group Meditation at NEO KL

Join us for the weekly group meditation practice on Thursday, at Nalanda Education and Outreach Centre, in Happy Garden.  The session is conducted in Mandarin and includes a Dhamma discussion after the sitting.  Meditation guidance will be provided to beginners.  All are welcome!

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30 December 2022

Group meditation at NEO KL

Join us this Thursday for the weekly group meditation practice at Nalanda Education and Outreach Centre, in Happy Garden.  The session is conducted in Mandarin and includes a Dhamma discussion after the sitting.  Meditation guidance will be provided to beginners.  All are welcome!

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30 December 2022

Group Meditation at NEO KL

We joyfully invite you to join us on Thursdays for the weekly group meditation practice at Nalanda Education and Outreach Centre, in Happy Garden.  This  programme is conducted in Mandarin and includes a Dhamma discussion after the sitting.  Meditation guidance will be provided to beginners.  All are welcome!

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13 June 2022

Meditation Retreat with Ven. Gavesi

From 2 to 6 June, 37 participants gathered at Wisdom Park for a 5-day Meditation Retreat for beginner meditators, led by Venerable Gavesi.  As physical retreats have become a rare occasion in the past 2 years due to pandemic lockdowns and social distancing, the yogis were grateful for the opportunity to learn, in person, from Ven. Gavesi who was trained in Samatha and Vipassana techniques under several teachers, including the late Sayadaw U Pandita, the late Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, and Ven. Sujiva.

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13 July 2021

How meditation frees our mind

Mental defilements afflict the vast majority of beings.  They fester in our minds when we leave them unchecked, letting mental habits control us.  As a consequence of unskillful thoughts, speech or actions, we end up in despair or regret, and having to bear the resultant kamma.

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18 May 2020

Five daily practices during Gimhāna

In the annual Gimhāna Retreat, Nalanda members are encouraged to maintain the momentum of our spiritual experience during Buddha Day celebrations by deepening our understanding and cultivation of Dhamma. Therefore, during these seven weeks, we undertake five daily practices of:

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15 April 2020

Cultivate the mind to be really safe

Today, we are beginning the third phase of the ‘Movement Control Order’ in Malaysia which will last until 28 April.  Since 18 March, the whole country has effectively come to a halt with very few economic activities, and no physical social and religious gatherings allowed at all.  Despite our best efforts, the number of infections is still trickling upwards every day.  Perhaps a more determined testing regime and earlier isolation of potential patients are measures which the authorities should take seriously.

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20 November 2019

Meditation Retreat by Sayalay Dipankara

On Saturday 16 November, more than 120 meditators gathered at Nalanda Centre to attend the 1-day meditation retreat conducted by Venerable Sayalay Dipankara.  Sayalay started by advising us that when we train our minds to be wholesome, our thoughts, action and speech will be harmless to ourselves and others.

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