Service Sunday

19 August 2019

Generosity in our daily lives

On Sunday 18 August, Datuk Charlie Chia gave a Dhamma talk on the topic of ‘Generosity’ during the Sunday Morning Service at Nalanda Centre.  In our spiritual journey on the Noble Eightfold Path to achieve freedom from suffering, we must hone our virtues including the important quality of generosity.

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19 April 2019

Tranquility of mind through respect

On Sunday 31 March, Sis. Paruadi Ramasamy gave a talk on how to develop a respectful attitude.  Respect is positively correlated to humility, contentment and gratitude.  When developed with right understanding, these four qualities help us achieve harmony and tranquility within ourselves and the wider community.

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27 March 2019

Cultivating a respectful attitude

On 3 March, Bro. Benny Liow gave a Dhamma talk on ‘Cultivating Respect’ at Nalanda Centre.  In Latin, re spectum means ‘to look more carefully’.  Thus, to respect someone is to know them better, to look at their good qualities, and where appropriate, to honour those qualities.  The Buddha said that the ability to give respect is in itself a great blessing.

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20 October 2018

Forum on Mental Well-being

On 7 October, Nalanda Institute organised a Dhamma forum themed the ‘Path to Mental Well-being’, in conjunction with ‘World Mental Health Day’.  The forum aimed to address the mental-health crisis that the world is facing today.

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9 August 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Last Sunday’s Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ was the biggest event we ever organised in Sri Serdang.  An estimated 12,000 people participated in the Fair to help raise funds for ‘Wisdom Park’.  We owe the success of this event to our wonderful team of tireless volunteers who numbered around 400 this year.  Your dedication to community service and selfless spirit were simply amazing!

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1 July 2018

Nalanda Institute celebrates 11th anniversary today

Nalanda Institute Malaysia celebrated its 11th anniversary meaningfully today by hosting a forum on “Understand Suffering and Suffer Less – You can put it down”.  The public forum was hosted by its Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye;  Nalanda founder Bro.Tan and Sis. Tan Yee Yong were the other two speakers.

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10 June 2018

Annual Gimhāna Retreat begins

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment on Wesak full-moon in May, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Uruvela to Sarnath, where He preached the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta on Asalha Day, the full-moon in July.

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1 June 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank all volunteers, donors, and devotees who contributed to the successful and inspiring 4-day celebration of Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ earlier this week.  Traditionally, the Sunday after ‘Buddha Day’ is dedicated to appreciating the spirit of selfless voluntary service.  Hence, we invite all volunteers of the ‘Buddha Day’ celebration to join us this Sunday for the morning service, followed by blessings and appreciation luncheon.

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21 May 2018

4 days of spiritual celebration

Wesak month full-moon commemorates the Blessed One’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago, and marks the beginning of Buddhist Year (B.E.) 2562.  Nalanda will observe ‘Buddha Day’ from 26 May (Saturday) to 29 May (Tuesday) with many wholesome activities.  We joyfully invite you to join us for the following programmes starting this weekend:

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6 May 2018

Bro.Tan’s speech on democracy

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan gave his weekly address at the Sunday Morning Service on 6 May where he talked about our democratic system of governance, and how we can play a role in strengthening it in the long-run.  He cautioned the electorate not to be emotionally-charged with anger or fear when making decisions; but rather through calm reflection and the proper evaluation of policies and candidates.

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