21 June 2022

Gimhāna Sunday Service – Family harmony enables a peaceful community

In the third Gimhāna Sunday Service on 12 June, Sis. Sandy Lim delivered a Dhamma sharing on living in harmony with our family.  Harmony is the smooth and pleasant functioning together of two or more parties, resulting in not just concord, but also unity.  When harmony within the family unit exists, it forms the nucleus of a peaceful community.  The Buddha taught that ‘the progress of a society’ (aparihāniyā dhamma) can be measured by the ability ‘to meet together in harmony, adjourn in harmony and conduct business in harmony’ (Mahāparinibbāna Sutta, DN16).

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15 June 2022

Gimhāna sharing – Harmony gives rise to happiness

On Sunday 5 June, Bro. Tan Siang Chye delivered a Dhamma sharing on this year’s ‘Gimhāna Period’ theme – ‘Living in Harmony’.  He shared that when we have harmony within, we are free from internal conflict and are confident in our life purpose.  This in itself leads to us having a peaceful and happy nature which positively impacts those around us.

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8 June 2022

1st Gimhāna Service – Develop urgency to practise

On Sunday 29 May, Nalanda members and volunteers entered into the Gimhāna Period as they gathered for its first Sunday Morning Service.  After the morning meditation, offerings and chanting, an appreciation session for Buddha Day volunteers was held, where everyone rejoiced in the selfless efforts of all who contributed to the joyous celebrations held the week before.  Thereafter, Sis. Paruadi Ramasamy delivered a talk on the purpose of this 7-week Gimhāna ‘retreat’, that of reflecting on Dhamma and strengthening our spiritual practice which develops into wholesome life-long habits.

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2 June 2022

Gimhāna Period Begins

Nalanda observes the ‘Gimhāna Period’ annually by committing to a period of relatively intensive Dhamma learning and practice.  This year’s retreat carry the theme “Living in Harmony”. Join us in observing this spiritual period together as a community.

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19 May 2022

Dhamma teaching by Ven. Jutipañño Mahāthero

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Venerable Jutipañño Mahāthero this Sunday, 22 May for a Dhamma teaching. We invite you to join us to learn from Ven. Jutipañño and participate in the meal-offering together.

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28 November 2021

Sangha Day interview with Ajahn Jayasaro – LIVE Recording

On 28 November, family and friends gathered online for the Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance featuring a special interview with Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro.  In this second of a two-part programme, we were honoured to host Ajahn and seek his advice on how we can face current trends which may impact our Dhamma practice and ways to anchor ourselves in our spiritual journey.

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28 November 2021

Sangha Day Observance (Part 2 of 2) and Morning Service

Today is ‘Sangha Day’, an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism.  We joyfully invite you to join this year’s Sangha Day Observance which will be streamed live on Nalanda Facebook page over two weekends to take counsel from esteemed Sangha members.

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21 November 2021

Interview with Ven. Aggacitta Mahāthera – LIVE Recording

In the journey of a Buddhist practitioner, we face many ups and downs in our faith and confidence.  We are sometimes fired up and inspired to attain liberation, whilst at other times our confidence wanes.  How do we become true disciples of the Buddha and gather the strength and wisdom to maintain confidence to advance along this spiritual path?  In this special interview with Āyasmā Aggacitta Mahāthera, held in in conjunction with Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance on Sunday 21 November, we learned  about how we can maintain our confidence to advance along this spiritual path even amidst today’s challenges.

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21 November 2021

Sangha Day Observance (Part 1 of 2) and Morning Service

‘Sangha Day’ is an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism.  We joyfully invite you to join the Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance which will be streamed live on Nalanda Facebook page over two weekends to take counsel from esteemed Sangha members.

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27 July 2021

Dhamma Day Forum – LIVE Recording

In conjunction with Dhamma Day B.E. 2565, a Dhamma Forum was held LIVE on 25 July. Watch the recording of this live event featuring presentations by Venerable Ayya Sumangalā, Datuk Charlie Chia and Bro. Oh Kim Leng, followed by a ‘Question & Answer’ session.

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