8 February 2024

Youths learn about mindfulness with Bro. Jeff Oliver

On Sunday 28 January, youths gathered at Nalanda Youth Centre to learn from Bro. Jeff Oliver, a Vipassana meditation teacher.  Bro. Jeff shared the importance of maintaining mindfulness in our daily lives as much as we can, in order to train the mind to stay in the present moment.  This helps us to gradually understand the realities of life, and greatly enables our progress in meditation.

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16 January 2024

Cultivating mindfulness with Luang Por Kalyano

Last weekend, from 12 to 14 January 2024, over 95 participants and volunteers gathered to learn and cultivate mindfulness in a meditation retreat led by Luang Por Kalyano, Abbot of Buddha Bodhivana Monastery, Australia.  Luang Por advised us that with the start of the new year, we can begin it well through cultivating good habits and generating good kamma.  A most fruitful way to do so, is to live in the present moment, as taught by the Buddha.

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17 December 2023

Ayya Santinī advises on mindfulness

From 10 to 12 December, we were honoured to host Ven. Ayya Santinī, Abbess of Wisma Kusalayani in Bandung on her short trip to Malaysia, en-route to Singapore.  Nalanda members were very happy to get re-acquainted and learn Dhamma with Ayya Santinī in the evening talk on Tuesday 12 December.

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21 March 2023

Meditation retreat with Ven. Ajahn Pavaro

From 9 to 11 March, 40 devotees and volunteers checked in at Wisdom Park for a meditation retreat conducted by Ven. Ajahn Pavaro.  He gave instructions to retreatants on their practice before they alternated between hourly sitting and walking meditation, and over the next three days held daily ‘Q&A’ sessions to address their questions.

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