23 April 2014

Preparations underway for Buddha Day

Article by Ajita Lim.

Wesak Day is fast approaching and all Nalandians are hastening our efforts to welcome this joyous occasion which commemorates the birth, Enlightenment and passing away of our revered teacher, the Buddha.  On 20 April, devotees congregated at Nalanda Centre for the weekly Service Sunday and to volunteer their help for ‘Buddha Day’ (Wesak) preparations.

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19 April 2014

Commemoration Service for Anagarika Dharmapala

On 13 April, Nalanda organized a special commemoration service for Anagarika Dharmapala, a great son of Sri Lanka, a model lay Buddhist, and a prolific Dhammaduta of modern times, to mark his 150th birth anniversary.

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16 April 2014

Weekend of bonding and learning

Article by Muditā Chan | Photographs by Yap Yi An & Yap Kuan Yi.

Over the weekend, Nalandians and devotees in Johor Bahru came together for a time of bonding and Dhamma learning.  On Saturday, 12 April members of Nalanda JB Branch had their first Members’ Day held at the NEO Centre in Taman Johor Jaya.  Founder Bro. Tan was present to share on Buddhist culture, teachings and practice.  Members had an interactive session and shared their reflections, in line with Nalanda’s 8 Core Values.

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8 April 2014

A joyful Service Sunday and Wesak preparations

On 6 April, devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre for the weekly Service Sunday and also to participate in the preparations for the upcoming Buddha Day Observance (or more commonly known as Wesak).

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2 April 2014

Service Sunday talk on ‘Wise Reflections’

On 30 March, the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong delivered a Dhamma Talk on “Wise Reflections according to the Buddha’s Teaching”.  The talk aimed at deepening devotees’ understanding of what is meant by ‘Reflection’, one of Nalanda’s Eight Core Values.

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19 March 2014

Sowing Dhamma seeds in National Service trainees

A warm send-off on 9 March marked the end of a 3-month-long Training Programme at Nalanda Centre for 56 National Service trainees from Semenyih Camp.  In the eight sessions spent learning and growing together, the National Service trainees were exposed to basic understanding on Buddhism.  The Nalanda programme also enabled trainees to learn important skills, values and culture that would support and serve them well throughout their lives.

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23 February 2014

Great fun learning Dhamma for NS Trainees

It was another fruitful outing for 54 National Service (NS) trainees who attended Service Sunday at Nalanda Centre on 16 February.  Their arrival was warmly greeted by Nalanda youths, who have for the past two months organised a series of interesting activities which aimed at sharing basic Dhamma knowledge with the trainees.

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21 February 2014

Service Sunday talk by Bro. Tan Huat Chye

On Sunday 16 February, Bro. Tan Huat Chye delivered an insightful Dhamma Talk on ‘Respect’, one of Nalanda’s Eight Core Values, during Service Sunday.

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13 February 2014

An Uplifting Service Sunday

On Sunday 9 February, Bro. Tan gave an uplifting Dhamma Talk on the Buddhist concept of filial-piety.  In Chinese philosophy and culture, filial-piety (孝道) is greatly valued and highly esteemed.  Ancient stories about filial children revering and caring for their parents are widely known and often repeated.

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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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