Study Tour

6 November 2017

Amazing study tour to Borobudur

In late August, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan led a study tour to Borobudur, Yogjakarta and Solo; the trip was jointly organised by Buddhist Fellowship Singapore and Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  With Bro. Tan’s informative and skilful explanations, participants were as though transported back in time to over a thousand years ago to vividly visualize Javanese and Buddhist arts and culture.

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12 October 2017

National Conference on Buddhist Civilization

Leading Buddhist federations in Malaysia came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence in a meaningful way – by organising the “National Conference on Buddhist Civilization” from 15 to 17 September 2017, in Sungai Petani.  The unique gathering of 130 Buddhist leaders from all traditions aimed at spotlighting the long history of Buddhist presence in this country, especially in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

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10 August 2017

Dhamma School trip to Kelantan

During the recent school holidays in June, 80 Nalanda Dhamma School students from Sri Serdang and Johor Bahru were privileged to embark on a study tour to Kelantan.  The teenagers enjoyed many teachings by Bro. Tan while visiting Buddhist temples such as Wat Machimaram, Wat Photivihan, and Wat Mai Suwankhiri.

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27 June 2017

Dhamma tour of Kelantan for teenagers

During the recent June holidays, 80 teenage Nalanda Dhamma School students from Sri Serdang and Johor Bahru embarked on a journey of discovery to Kelantan – the most north-easterly state of Peninsular Malaysia – and an important centre of Buddhism centuries ago.

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1 June 2017

Kelantan Dhammaduta tour 2017

Nalanda founder will be returning to his home-state of Kelantan for a 4-day Dhammaduta tour from 3 to 6 June 2017.  80 Dhamma School students from Serdang and Johor Bahru will participate in the tour, and receive teachings at well-known Buddhist landmarks such as Wat Machimaram, Wat Photivihan, and Wat Mai Suwankhiri.

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17 December 2016

Nalandians leave for pilgrimage

A team of 45 Nalandians left today for a two-week ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India and Nepal.  The spiritual journey will take the group through places associated with the life of our great Teacher, the Buddha, starting with Uruvela (Bodhgaya), Rajagaha, Nalanda, Vesali, Savatthi, Kusinara, Kapilavatthu, Lumbini, and ending in Benares.

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3 August 2016

Youths explore historic Malacca

During their 3-day stay in Malacca to attend the Seck Kia Eenh Temple leadership workshop, Nalandian youths took the opportunity to explore the historical city of Malacca.  The quaint city centre had been inscribed by UNESCO as a ‘World Heritage Site’ in 2008, and is quite worth at least a half-day tour.

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5 July 2016

Dhamma School study tour to Kedah

During the recent school holidays in June, Nalanda Dhamma School organized a special 4-day study tour to Bujang Valley in Kedah for 75 teachers and students. We were privileged to be led by Bro. Tan, who is an acknowledged expert on Buddhist history in Southeast Asia. With his informative and lively narration, every turn along our journey seemed to hold surprises for us to discover!

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15 June 2016

Journey into Kedah’s past

During the recent school holidays, 75 Nalanda Dhamma School students from Sri Serdang and Johor Bahru were privileged to go on a study tour of Kedah’s historical sites and learn about the state’s amazing connection with early Buddhism, going back some 2,100 years!  The tour, which ran from 7 – 10 June, was led by Bro. Tan, an acknowledged expert on Buddhist history.  Among the interesting places visited were Semeling Jetty Complex; Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum in Merbok; as well as Wat Nikrodharam and Rumah Merdeka in Alor Setar.

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6 April 2016

Special Pilgrimage for Nalandians

Good news for Nalanda members and long-term volunteers!  This December, Nalanda is organizing a pilgrimage to India and Nepal, to be led by our founder-teacher, Bro Tan.  This journey of Dhamma discovery will begin at Bodhgaya – the sacred spot where the Buddha attained Enlightenment 2,640 years ago – and continue on to Rajagaha, Nalanda, Vesali, Kusinara, Lumbini, Kapilavatthu, and Varanasi.

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