27 January 2014

Pre-New Year joy for NS trainees

National Service trainees who attended Service at Nalanda Centre yesterday (26 January) were feted to a pre-New Year joyful celebration with meaningful activities and sharings.  After pūja and meditation, Sis. Qi Hua shared about “Right Action, Effort, and Speech”.  That was followed by group discussions and refreshments.

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22 January 2014

Service Sunday at NEO Centre Johor Bahru

On 18 and 19 January, Bro. Tan visited NEO Centre Johor Bahru and gave 2 insightful Dhamma talks over the weekend.  It was his first visit to Johor since September 2013, and devotees were eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet him and discuss the Dhamma.  Also participating in the 2 sessions were our friends from Metta Lodge JB and Singapore.

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18 January 2014

National Service Trainees at Nalanda

On 12 January, Nalanda Youths hosted 60 National Service (NS) trainees from the Semenyih Camp for a Sunday Service from 2pm to 5pm.  Nalanda Youths aim to share and inspire the young trainees with the beautiful Dhamma during their next three months of weekly visits to Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.

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17 January 2014

First Youth Service Sunday in 2014

16 Nalanda Youths attended the first Youth Service Sunday in 2014 at Nalanda Centre on 12 January.  Weekly Service Sundays for youths begin at 9am with Pūja (offerings) and chanting, followed by Dhamma Sharing.  Last Sunday, Sis. Sunanda Ong shared on the meaning of ‘Right Effort’.  The youths in turn expressed their wholesome aspirations for 2014.

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27 December 2013

Service Sunday Talk by Dr. Phang Cheng Kar

On Sunday 22 December, Nalandians and devotees were privileged to attend a talk by Dr. Phang Cheng Kar, a practising psychiatrist and a popular Dharma speaker.  The title of his talk was ‘Managing the 8 Winds of Change with Equanimity’.  In his introduction, Dr. Phang mentioned that all men are subjected to 4 desirable conditions, Gain (labho), Fame (yaso), Praise (pasamsa), and Happiness (sukha), as well as 4 undesirable conditions namely, Loss (alabho), Defame (ayaso), Blame (ninda), and Unhappiness (dukkha). Read more

26 September 2013

Nalanda Youth Centre Service Sunday

Buddhist youths full of zest and ready to learn!

On 22 September, Nalanda Youth Centre (NYC) had another session of ‘Youth Service Sunday’. Held weekly from 9am – 12pm on Sundays, these sessions are specially tailored for the learning and development of Buddhist youths aged 18 – 25, and a natural continuation from Nalanda Dharma School. Read more

16 September 2013

New Batch of National Service Trainees

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1 September 2013

Nalanda commemorates Ajahn Buddhadasa

Nalanda Buddhist Society’s Ajahn Buddhadasa Commemoration Programme began at 9.00am today with meditation, pūja and chanting at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  Director of Nalanda Library Bro. Ananda Fong introduced the programme to the congregation in his opening remarks.  Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan then stated the purpose of this event, which is to introduce more inspiring Buddhist teachers to the Malaysian Buddhist community.

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2 July 2013

Five Daily Reflections

The following is a summary of Bro. Benny Liow’s Dhamma talk during the Gimhana Service Sunday on 30 June.

On 30 June, Bro. Benny Liow, Editor of YBAM’s Buddhist journal – the “Eastern Horizon”, gave a Dhamma talk on the “Five Daily Reflections”.  Bro. Benny quoted from the Upajjhatthana Sutta (AN 5.57) on the five facts of life that should often be reflected upon.

  • I am subject to aging.
  • I am subject to illness.
  • I am subject to death.
  • I will grow different, separate from all that is dear and appealing to me.
  • I am the owner of my actions. Whatever I do, for good or for evil, to that will I fall heir.

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26 June 2013

Happiness & Daily Aspiration

The following is a summary of Bro. Tan’s teaching on 23 June during the third Gimhana Service Sunday.

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