31 May 2012

“Freedom from Fear”

In this article, Bro.Tan shares his thoughts on Aung San Suu Kyi’s first trip abroad in 24 years, and on his recent teaching tour to Burma. 

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30 May 2012

Do Good, Feel Good!

The following are teachings of Bro. Tan on 27 May 2012, the Second Gimhana Sunday, written by a devotee. 

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24 May 2012

Non-grasping is the key!

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23 May 2012

Let’s Evolve Spiritually

The following is a summary of Bro. Tan’s teaching on 20 May 2012, the first day of Nalanda Gimhana Retreat.

“Better than a hundred years lived unwisely and indolently, is one day spent in earnest, energetic effort.”
Dhammapada Verse 112

Tranquility permeated the Shrine Hall as devotees sat in silent meditation, calming the mind, absorbing the surrounding aura of peace.  It was the start of the Gimhana Dhamma Retreat at Nalanda.  (Gimhana, in Pali, means “summer” or “hot season”, whereas Vassana is the rainy season in India.)

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, where He preached the First Sermon (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) to the Five Ascetics in Deer Park on Asalha Day, two full moons after His Enlightenment.  So it is for seven weeks after Wesak Day that Nalandians are coming together to “mengenali diri” – know ourselves – and “mendalami Dharma”, deepen our understanding of the Dhamma, with the retreat culminating on Asalha full-moon day (3 July). Read more

21 May 2012

Meet-the-Author Session

11 March 2012

Meet-the-Author Session

An Interactive Discussion with Dr. David R. Loy,
author of “The Great Awakening – A Buddhist Social Theory

Dr. Loy began his sharing by saying that the Buddha was a great social revolutionary who advocated egalitarianism during His time in India. Regardless of caste or social status, once ordained and entered the Sangha community, one shed his/her identity and strives only for enlightenment from cycles of birth and death. To the people of India at that time, it was such a revolutionary movement and a great social awakening.

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17 May 2012

A Spiritual Celebration for Teachers’ Day

16 May 2012

Practice of meditation in honour of our teachers

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5 April 2012

Monthly Dhamma Discussions

Led by Bro Ananda Fong

Monthly Dhamma Discussions

Held every 2nd Friday of the Month, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Pustaka Nalanda’s objective is to make available quality reading materials to promote the learning, study, practice and understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

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10 March 2012

New Year Dāna & Sharing

1 January 2012

New Year Dāna & Sharing

A dialogue session with Venerable Man Ya marked the first Service Sunday for 2012. Four representatives from different age groups, namely retirees, working adults, parents and children, discussed the topic “Promoting Social Harmony in Our Daily Lives“.

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10 January 2012

Jeff Oliver’s Talk

23 November 2011

Jeff Oliver

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