Monastics

8 April 2019

Joyful experience of alms-giving

On 2 March, Nalandians spent their Saturday morning meaningfully at Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden markets in the Pindacāra programme.  The programme has been held every first Saturday of the month since 2012 to create awareness on giving alms and the right way to support Sangha members.

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30 March 2019

A respectful way of life

On Sunday 10 March, Nalanda was honoured to host Venerable N. Jinananda, the President of Buddhist Monks’ Council of Canada for a Dhamma talk.  Venerable shared that the teachings of the Buddha is based on respect for oneself and others.  After His Enlightenment, the Buddha gazed at the Bodhi tree out of gratitude, a teaching to us to bear respectful mindsets even for inanimate objects.

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24 March 2019

Sangha members visit Nalanda

On 12 February, we hosted 12 venerable monks visiting Malaysia from Sri Lanka.  Led by Venerable Nandaloka Thero, the venerables toured Nalanda Centre and K. Sri Dhammananda Centre.  They were also introduced to the objectives of Wisdom Park at the exhibition gallery.

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4 March 2019

Hosting friends from Dhammajata Vihara

On 20 January, Nalandians were honoured to host friends from Dhammajata Vihara, Pulau Pinang, led by their Abbot, Venerable Dhammasiri.  The Society’s President Sis. Ong Ah Mooi, Deputy President Bro. Ng Chin Teck and 36 members accompanied Venerable Dhammasiri on this visit to the Klang Valley.

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15 February 2019

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Kalyano

On Friday 14 December 2018, Nalandians were honoured to welcome Ajahn Kalyano back to Nalanda Centre for a Dhamma talk.  Ajahn’s last visit to Nalanda was in 2016 and has been a strong supporter of Nalanda’s education mission.

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12 February 2019

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro

On Thursday 13 December 2018, we were honoured to welcome revered teachers, Ajahn Jayasaro and Ajahn Vajiro back to Nalanda Centre. Nalandians were delighted to reminisce with both venerable teachers who have been supporting Nalanda’s education mission for many years.

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3 February 2019

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Achalo

On 2 December 2018, Nalanda was honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Achalo for a Dhamma talk on his first visit to Nalanda Centre. Ajahn Achalo reminded us that in our samsaric existence, we are affected by ignorance – the cause of all suffering.  This ignorance of ‘not knowing the true nature of the way things are’ results in us perceiving things incorrectly and culminates in craving and anger.  The remedy to ‘not knowing’ is simply ‘to know’; achieved through cultivating wisdom and concentration.

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2 February 2019

Alms-round at Seri Kembangan markets

On Saturday 19 January, the mood lightened at the busy markets in Seri Kembangan when two Sangha members supported by a team of Nalandians and volunteers went on alms-round.  A long standing programme organised by Nalanda, Pindacāra provides an opportunity for the community to participate in this wholesome cultivation of generosity.

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12 December 2018

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Kalyano

We are honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Kalyano for a Dhamma talk on Friday, 14 December at Nalanda Centre. Ajahn Kalyano was born in London. His deep interest in Buddhism brought him to Thailand after completing his studies at Bristol University. Ajahn Kalyano received ordination in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1985 and trained for many years under Ajahn Anan. In 2000, Ajahn Kalyano was invited to establish the forest tradition in Australia where he is now the Abbot of Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in East Warburton, Victoria. All are welcome!

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11 December 2018

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro

We are honoured to welcome Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro to Nalanda Centre on Thursday, 13 December for a Dhamma talk. Born in England, Ajahn Jayasaro became an ‘anagarika’ in 1978 under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho. Later that year, he left for Wat Pah Pong in Northeast Thailand, where he was ordained a ‘bhikkhu’ with Ajahn Chah as his Preceptor. Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat from 1997 to 2002. He now resides in a hermitage at the foothill of Kao Yai mountains in Thailand. We welcome everyone to come and listen to an inspiring and honoured teacher.

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