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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24 April 2019

Compassion in Action

On 21 April, Datuk Charlie Chia delivered a Dhamma talk on ‘Compassion in Action’ at Nalanda Centre.  He described that one who has compassion, cannot bear to see the suffering of others and will do what they can to help.  Those with compassion experience freedom from feelings such as anger, hatred and jealousy because compassion itself is a strength of character and also gives strength to those in need.

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19 April 2019

Tranquility of mind through respect

On Sunday 31 March, Sis. Paruadi Ramasamy gave a talk on how to develop a respectful attitude.  Respect is positively correlated to humility, contentment and gratitude.  When developed with right understanding, these four qualities help us achieve harmony and tranquility within ourselves and the wider community.

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27 March 2019

Cultivating a respectful attitude

On 3 March, Bro. Benny Liow gave a Dhamma talk on ‘Cultivating Respect’ at Nalanda Centre.  In Latin, re spectum means ‘to look more carefully’.  Thus, to respect someone is to know them better, to look at their good qualities, and where appropriate, to honour those qualities.  The Buddha said that the ability to give respect is in itself a great blessing.

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