Bhavana Day was concluded with an atmosphere of peace and joy on 28 July. 45 participants attended the 3-day meditation retreat held at Nalanda Centre. The yogis were inspired by Ayya Susila’s simple yet profound Dhamma teachings, as well as her clear and meticulous meditation instructions.Read more
The 7-week Nalanda Gimhana Period came to a joyful conclusion on 22 July – the Asalha Full-moon ‘Dhamma Day’. This year’s Gimhana Retreat began on 8 June also on an Uposatha Day. Throughout these weeks, there were Dhamma teachings on Sundays and meditation sessions on Wednesdays. Besides, devotees were encouraged to practise daily morning and evening chanting at home, meditate, perform wise reflections, and do good altruistically everyday!Read more
Everyone was all-ears as Bro. Tan shared the interesting and insightful story about the snake.
As it was shedding its skin, this 12-feet long King Cobra snake was very distressed and undergoing a big change. Half-blind, mad with discomfort, and in the heat of the high noon sun, it crossed the hot tar road not once or twice, but three times. This was the sight that Bro. Tan came across one day on the road. Read more
Nalanda organizes 3 special retreats annually – the ‘Hemanta’ in January, ‘Gimhana’ in June-July, and ‘Vassana’ in October-November. Each of these 3 retreats focuses on different aspects of personal, communal and spiritual growth.Read more
The world is our classroom! Vibrant and gleeful are the Nalanda Dharma School facilitators.
As the end of the year approaches, a retreat was held from 13 – 15 November for Nalanda Dharma School facilitators. The aim of this annual retreat is for the School’s facilitators to evaluate the progress of Nalanda Dharma School (NDS) in 2012, and develop the plan for 2013.
Garbed in saffron robes, with head cleanly shaven and a gentle smile on her lips, Ayya Susīla casts a picture of quiet beatitude that exudes great inspiration to the 35 participants sitting in meditation with her during the 2-day, 1-night meditation retreat at Nalanda Centre.