On Sunday 16 October, Dr. Phang Cheng Kar launched his latest book titled ‘NOW: Who wants to learn MINDFULGym? 12 Mindful Tools for Stress Reduction & Wellness’ at Nalanda Centre. Representatives from various Buddhist organisations such as the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia, Seck Kia Eenh Melaka, Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, Bandar Utama Buddhist Society, Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society, Sungai Long Buddhist Society and Nalanda Buddhist Society were present to receive complimentary copies of the book.
Nalanda Free School volunteer teachers recently had a “meet-the-author” session with Sis. Ta Lin (韦静), to discuss her Chinese-language book ‘What my students taught me’ 《学生教会我的事》. Ta Lin is a speaker on parenting issues and a columnist for local newspapers.
The Buddha image sits on a high platform in the middle of the Shrine hall, greeting all visitors to Nalanda with perfect equanimity and compassion.
On 16 March, members of Singapore Buddhist Fellowship (BF) arrived at Nalanda Centre to a warm welcome and hearty lunch. They were then guided on a tour of the building before proceeding to a “Meet-the-Author” session with Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama.
An Interactive Discussion with Dr. David R. Loy,
author of “The Great Awakening - A Buddhist Social Theory”
Dr. Loy began his sharing by saying that the Buddha was a great social revolutionary who advocated egalitarianism during His time in India. Regardless of caste or social status, once ordained and entered the Sangha community, one shed his/her identity and strives only for enlightenment from cycles of birth and death. To the people of India at that time, it was such a revolutionary movement and a great social awakening.