Study Tour

24 November 2023

BPS 204 study tour to Bujang Valley

On the long holiday weekend of 11 to 13 November, Nalanda Institute Malaysia organised a special study tour for BPS204 - Intermediate-level Buddhist Studies in Mandarin participants to Bujang Valley, Kedah.  Participants from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu and Sungai Petani explored the rich history of Buddhism in the north of the peninsula, led by Nalanda Institute Officer Sis. Sandy Lim.

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21 November 2023

Free School students learn heritage and history

On Saturday 11 November, Nalanda Free School teachers and volunteers hosted a study trip for students around Kuala Lumpur city.  Students learned about the history of the country’s early development and some of the pioneers of the Chinese community who played a crucial role in shaping the founding ideologies of our nation.

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12 June 2023

Youths lead study tour of Bujang Valley

From 3 to 5 June, 36 Nalanda youths and members embarked on a journey of discovery to Bujang Valley in this first study tour organised by Nalanda Youth Centre.  The group which was led by Youth leaders Bro. Yeo Disheng and Bro. Lim Ajit, immersed themselves in the rich Buddhist history in the north of the peninsular dating back to 1st Century BCE.

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3 June 2023

Nalanda youths set off on study tour to Bujang Valley

This morning, 36 Nalanda youths and members set off on a 3-day study tour to Bujang Valley to visit historical and archaeological locales there.  Situated in Central Kedah, the Bujang Valley is the richest archaeological site in Malaysia.  Ruins of ancient Buddhist structures dating from the 1st Century BCE, and much-later Hindu temples dating from the 10th Century CE, can be found scattered across the district.

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26 May 2023

Hosting our Southern BPS 104 friends at Nalanda

On Friday 19 May, BPS 104 participants from Johor Bahru visited Nalanda Centre on the way to their stay-in programme at Wisdom Park.  The group led by JB core volunteers Sis. Angie and Bro. Gan, was warmly welcomed by Nalanda members upon their arrival, and learned more about the Society and its programmes from Nalanda Centre Director, Sis. Nandini.

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19 December 2022

Meaningful trip for Dhamma School teenagers

On 2 to 4 December, Nalanda Dhamma School students and facilitators embarked on a study tour to Johor Bahru to strengthen their understanding of Buddhist practices, different  traditions and experience Dhamma living. Over just three days, they visited monasteries and museums in southern Malaysia and had the opportunity to cultivate dāna, sīla and bhavana.

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2 December 2022

Dhamma School sets off on study tour to JB

Teenagers of Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) have just set off towards the south for their study tour in Johor Bahru. Guided by NDS facilitators, the students will pay respects at some local monasteries and explore sites of interest there to expand their Dhamma learning. We wish our facilitators and students safe travels and an enriching journey with the support of kalyana mittas.

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19 September 2019

Joyful learning in historic Kedah

On 14 – 16 September, over 120 students from BPS403 Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies and Dhamma School for Adults embarked on a study tour to Bujang Valley, Kedah.  The entourage was led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan to develop a better understanding of Kedah’s rich history through its archaeological and historical sites.

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6 September 2019

Inspiring journey to Ladakh

From 23 August to 2 September, a group of 35 Nalandians led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan travelled to Ladakh for the trip of a lifetime.  Ladakh is a region administered by India, located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent at 15,000 ft above sea level, on the Karakoram mountain range.  The group was privileged to be hosted by Ven. Sanghasena Mahathera, and was warmly welcomed upon arrival at Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC).

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5 January 2019

Nalanda Free School students visit UPM on ‘World Soil Day’

In conjunction with ‘World Soil Day’ on 5 December 2018, Nalanda Free School (NFS) organised a visit to the Department of Land Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).  Students, teachers and parents alike gained a better understanding and appreciation for this natural resource.

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