Monastics

10 March 2024

Cultivating generosity at Pindacāra

The Buddha said, “If you knew, as I do, the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing some of it.”, and through His own actions and teachings, the Buddha taught for us to understand the virtue of generosity which gives rise to inner joy.  Dana (giving) is also a form of kindness and compassion practice motivated by unconditional caring for another.

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26 February 2024

Esteemed visit by Tan Chao Khun Samai on Māgha Pūja Day

On Saturday 24 February, Nalanda was honoured to host Venerable Tan Chao Khun Samai for an alms-round on our monthly Pindacara route at Taman OUG morning market, a Dhamma Chat in Nalanda Community Centre, and a tour of Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  In just one day, Tan Chao Khun Samai made a mark on many members of the community through his teachings and benevolence in accepting offerings.

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18 February 2024

Pindacāra & Dhamma chat with Ven. Tan Chao Khun Samai

Join us this coming Saturday 24 February, on the full-moon day of the month Māgha, for a special programme with Phra Thepsilaporn, fondly known as Ven. Tan Chao Khun Samai.  We will start this auspicious day cultivating generosity in the morning pindacara led by Ven. Tan Chao Khun Samai at the O.U.G. market at 8.30am, and adjourn to Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling for a Dhamma chat.   You may bring along cooked food and fruits for offering.  All are welcome to join.

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7 February 2024

Joyful Pindacāra (Alms Round)

On Saturday 3 February, members and volunteers gathered for the monthly Pindacāra (monks on alms-round) at OUG and Happy Garden markets.  Amongst the hustle and bustle of pre-new year preparations, devotees and stall operators were eager to perform the meritorious deed of making offerings to the Sangha.

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5 February 2024

Hosting Ven. Chuan Wen and Buddhist leaders at Wisdom Park

On Sunday 21 January, we welcomed Ven. Chuan Wen 传闻法师, abbess of Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple 鹤鸣禅寺 and leaders from Chempaka Buddhist Lodge 千百家佛教居士林 to Wisdom Park.  The group toured the campus and rejoiced in its peaceful environment which is conducive for Dhamma learning and spiritual cultivation.

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1 February 2024

Hosting Ajahn Dhammasīha at Wisdom Park

On Saturday 20 January, we joyfully welcomed Ajahn Dhammasīha, Abbot of Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, in Brisbane, Australia to Wisdom Park.  In this short visit on his transit from Thailand, Ajahn toured the educational campus with members, who shared the Park’s objectives and Dhamma programmes hosted here.

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25 January 2024

A wholesome Uposatha Day at Nalanda

Today, members and volunteers from across Nalanda’s educational divisions gathered to learn, discuss and plan for upcoming programmes at Nalanda Centre.  These trainings and meetings carried out harmoniously with kalyana-mittas are an important part of the education mission process to foster togetherness, enhance our skills and yield beneficial results.  This wholesome day continues with the group meditation and a Dhamma talk by Sis. Nandini Tan at NEO Centre in Happy Garden this evening at 8pm.

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20 January 2024

Reflections on our own practice with Ven. Pemaratana

On Wednesday 17 January, we  warmly welcomed Ven. Dr. S. Pemaratana, Abbot of Pittsburgh Buddhist Centre to Nalanda Centre for an evening Dhamma talk about how we can reflect on our own spiritual practice.   Starting with the simile of a carpenter’s well-worn tool used by the Buddha in Bhāvanāsutta ("Committed to Development") Anggutara Nikaya 7.71, Ven. Pemaratana shared that our spiritual practice yields results not at any one point in time, but over a period of time when one is persistent in our practice.

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18 January 2024

Ven. Jutipañño shares that fate is in our own hands

On Sunday 14 January, devotees from across the Klang Valley came together to learn from Venerable Jutipañño, Abbot of Dhamma Light Meditation Centre.  In his Dhamma talk, Ven. Jutipañño started with the fact that many people worry about what life holds for them when in actuality, a good and blessed life is developed through our own volitional actions. 

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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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