Monastics

20 July 2019

Dhamma talk by Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

On 30 June, Nalandians were honoured to welcome Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, Sanghanayaka of Nepal, back to Nalanda Centre for Dhamma teaching in conjunction with Nalanda Institute’s 12th anniversary.  Sayadaw advised us to use our intellect to discern the wholesome from unwholesome, and purify our mental states.  When we cultivate sīla (morality), we have a strong foundation upon which to develop samādhi (concentration).  Only then can pañña (wisdom) arise to eradicate defilements with Right Effort.  Sayadaw also reinforced the importance of associating with wise teachers and spiritual friends.

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30 June 2019

First Sanghika Dāna at Wisdom Park

On 6 June, Nalandians congregated at Wisdom Park to welcome venerable monks and nuns representing the Mahā Sangha to the first Sanghika Dāna held there. Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero who was present advised us to be consistent in living a Buddhist way of life to enhance our spiritual well-being.  If we were to focus only on material comforts and neglect spiritual  development, we may not be able to tolerate even the slightest adversity and difficulty.

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28 June 2019

Dhamma talk by Ven. Dr. Pemaratana

On Wednesday 12 June, Ven. Dr. S. Pemaratana, Abbot of Pittsburgh Buddhist Centre, U.S.A., delivered a Dhamma talk on how to cultivate mental well-being.  In the talk, he shared five skilful techniques taught by the Buddha to remove unwholesome thoughts: (1) replace them with wholesome thoughts; (2) reflect on the consequences of being unwholesome; (3) disregard the unwholesome thoughts; (4) to contemplate causes and conditions; and (5) to crush the unwholesome thoughts with our will.

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19 June 2019

Dhamma talk by Bhikkhu Alokavamsa

On Wednesday 22 May, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Ven. Alokavamsa from Indonesia for a Dhamma talk during his transit in Kuala Lumpur.  Venerable talked about the pursuit of two types of happiness – “delusional happiness” and “real happiness”.

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9 June 2019

Group meditation & Dhamma talk

We invite you to join us this Wednesday 12 June for a tranquil meditation sitting, and Dhamma talk by Venerable Dr. S. Pemaratana, the Abbot of Pittsburgh Buddhist Centre in the U.S.A.  He offers public workshops on meditation and provides spiritual counselling to help people deal with challenges in life.

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23 May 2019

Meditation Retreat by Ven. Gavesi

Nalanda Centre is hosting a 5-day non-residential Meditation Retreat guided by Venerable Gavesi for beginners and intermediate meditators from 19 to 23 June.  This introductory meditation retreat is suitable for beginners, and is open for 30 adults who can attend the full course of five days.

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13 May 2019

Pindacāra on Eve of Buddha Day

Join us to offer alms to monks at the Jalan Besar market and Pasar Rakyat in Seri Kembangan this Saturday morning, the eve of Buddha Day.  The programme begins at 7.30am with chanting at Nalanda Centre, followed by alms-round at the two nearby markets from 8.30am.

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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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