13 January 2023

New Year retreat with Ajahn Vajiro

On the first day of the year, Nalandians warmly welcomed Venerable Ajahn Vajiro to Wisdom Park, his first visit to the educational campus.   Nalanda Youth leaders and members took the opportunity to seek his advice as part of their annual Fuel-up Camp to prepare themselves for the year ahead.

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31 October 2022

Dhamma School facilitators retreats and rejuvenates

From 22 to 24 October, 24 facilitators and volunteers from Nalanda Dhamma School gathered at Wisdom Park for their annual retreat to spiritually recharge.  With the theme of “Good Hearted Friends”, the facilitators enhanced their skills in communication, facilitating learning, lesson planning and mindfulness training to improve themselves as educators, while spending quality time with their good friends.

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20 July 2022

Spirited retreat for Nalanda leaders

From 9 – 11 July, 40 Nalanda leaders from Serdang and branches gathered at Wisdom Park for a 3-day Leaders’ Retreat to discuss pertinent issues & challenges in carrying out the Society’s mission.  Leaders also explored ways to enhance leadership skills such as resolving conflict in interactive workshops.

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5 July 2022

Nalanda Leaders’ Retreat this weekend

This Saturday 9 July, Nalanda leaders from all the divisions and branches will congregate for a 3-day retreat at Wisdom Park.  This important gathering carries the theme ‘Heart of a Buddhist Leader’ and aims to facilitate discussions on pertinent issues in carrying out the Society’s educational mission, as well as to further enhance leadership skills. 

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4 July 2022

Experiential learning for BPS 306 participants

On 18 & 19 June, 50 participants and volunteers of BPS 306 – Certificate in Buddhist Studies joined a two-day retreat at Wisdom Park hosted by Nalanda Institute. Having completed the series of lectures, assignments, reflections and evaluation, participants had the opportunity to experience for themselves aspects of the Buddhist way of life, and also deepen their Dhamma learning.

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13 June 2022

Meditation Retreat with Ven. Gavesi

From 2 to 6 June, 37 participants gathered at Wisdom Park for a 5-day Meditation Retreat for beginner meditators, led by Venerable Gavesi.  As physical retreats have become a rare occasion in the past 2 years due to pandemic lockdowns and social distancing, the yogis were grateful for the opportunity to learn, in person, from Ven. Gavesi who was trained in Samatha and Vipassana techniques under several teachers, including the late Sayadaw U Pandita, the late Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, and Ven. Sujiva.

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17 May 2020

Annual Gimhāna Retreat B.E.2564

After the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full-moon day of Vesakhā month (in May), He contemplated on the Dhamma for forty-nine days in the vicinity of the Bodhi Tree.  He then walked for another seven days from Uruvela to the deer park near Sarnath, where He preached the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta on Asalha Day, the full-moon in July, to His first five disciples.

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20 November 2019

Meditation Retreat by Sayalay Dipankara

On Saturday 16 November, more than 120 meditators gathered at Nalanda Centre to attend the 1-day meditation retreat conducted by Venerable Sayalay Dipankara.  Sayalay started by advising us that when we train our minds to be wholesome, our thoughts, action and speech will be harmless to ourselves and others.

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2 November 2019

Retreat for Friends of Wisdom Park

From 25 to 27 October, 23 Friends of Wisdom Park (FoWP) Singapore Chapter retreated to Wisdom Park for Dhamma learning and practice.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan delivered daily Dhamma teachings, encouraging everyone to temporarily disconnect from city life and tune in to nature.  With the welcomed respite from hectic activities, the group strengthened their mindfulness and reflection.

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12 July 2019

Peaceful meditation retreat

On Wednesday 19 June, twenty-five meditators checked in at K. Sri Dhammananda Centre to attend a meditation retreat conducted by Venerable Gavesi.  After receiving clear instructions from Venerable on how to start, participants commenced their practice, alternating between sitting and walking meditation to hone their mindfulness for the next 5 days.

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