22 September 2020

Look after others by looking after oneself

On Sunday 6 September, Nalandians joyfully returned for the first Sunday Morning Service since Nalanda Centre was closed earlier this year due to the Movement Control Order.  Devotees were vigilant in observing the precautionary measures with understanding and mettā for the safety of everyone at the Centre.  In this service, Bro.Tan Siang Chye gave a Dhamma talk on how we enhance our lives through living not just for our own welfare, but also for the welfare of others.

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29 June 2020

‘Dhamma Day’ this Sunday

‘Dhamma Day’ commemorates the preaching of the Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment. We joyfully invite you to join the online ‘Dhamma Day’ Service this Sunday 5 July at 9.30am on 'Facebook Live' to observe this auspicious occasion.

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15 February 2020

Faith in Buddha-Dhamma

On Sunday 9 February, Bro. Ananda Fong delivered a Dhamma talk on ‘Saddhā in Buddha-Dhamma’.  ‘Saddhā’, a Pāli word, refers to faith or confidence in the Three Jewels.  We develop this confidence by learning what the Buddha taught and more importantly, by applying the teachings and values in our daily lives.

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22 January 2020

Dhamma talk on accepting change

On Sunday 19 January, Datuk Charlie Chia delivered a Dhamma talk during the Sunday Morning Service at Nalanda Centre.  He related that many people are unhappy because they become attached to what they like and suffer disappointment when undesirable changes happen.  To overcome this, we must recollect what the Buddha taught; that all conditioned phenomena is subject to change.  We should therefore learn to accept change by reflecting on this natural and inevitable process.

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7 January 2020

Dhamma talk by Bro. Tan Siang Chye

On the first Sunday Service of 2020 on 5 January, Bro. Tan Siang Chye delivered a Dhamma talk during the weekly Sunday Morning Service.  He spoke about the importance of reflection.  Having listened to a Dhamma talk or read a Dhamma book, we should contemplate about what we learned and consider our own progress on the path of Dhamma.  We also need to follow through by taking action to change for the better.

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4 December 2019

Hosting Venerable Ajahn Karuniko

On Sunday 1 December, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Karuniko for a Dhamma talk.  Ajahn said that we should understand suffering and contemplate the cause of suffering.  This is neccessary although against the way of the world which is to continuously seek happiness and avoid unhappiness.

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30 November 2019

Dhamma Teaching by Venerable Ajahn Karuniko

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Ajahn Karuniko, former Abbot of Cittaviveka Chithurst Forest Monastery, U.K. for a Dhamma teaching this Sunday 1 December. We invite you to join the programme which starts at 9am with a meal offering to Ajahn.  The service continues with meditation, chanting and a Dhamma teaching.  You may bring cooked vegetarian food to offer.  All are welcome!

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13 November 2019

Dhamma talk by Ven. Ayya Susila

On Sunday 10 November, Venerable Ayya Susila gave a Dhamma talk at Nalanda Centre, on the topic of finding happiness through mindfulness.  Published studies state that people experience happiness and peace when they pay full attention to what they are doing – this is the mental state of mindfulness.  When we are not focused on what we are doing, we lack contentment.  A wandering mind brings restlessness, anxiety about the future and regrets of the past.

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30 September 2019

Qualities for a noble life

On 29 September, Bro. Tan Siang Chye delivered a Dhamma talk on humility and modesty.  Modesty is the outward sign of a truly humble person, who lives a simple life, without the need for status or the urge to be higher than others.  Pride, conceit and arrogance are the opposites of these qualities.  These unwholesome traits trap people in prisons of their own creation, and prevent them from progressing on the Noble Eightfold Path.

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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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