9 October 2017

Enhancing communication skills

Nalanda Training & Enhancement Centre (NTEC) was established on 1 May 2017 to provide appropriate training programmes to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of Nalanda members in serving the community.  Since May, NTEC has played a pivotal role in guiding the growth of ‘Dhamma Families’ with fortnightly video recordings on various Buddhist subjects.

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10 September 2017

One-day training for volunteers

The Nalanda Volunteer Centre (VC) was formally established on 1 May 2017 with the objective of engaging and growing our volunteer force.  A ‘Volunteer Induction Programme’ was organised on 29 July for regular volunteers to strengthen the spirit and culture of community service.

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27 July 2017

Volunteer Induction Programme

Nalanda Volunteer Centre is teaming up with the Training & Enhancement Centre to offer a one-day “Volunteer Induction Programme” (V.I.P.) this Saturday.  We invite members and regular volunteers to participate in the V.I.P. to strengthen our spirit and culture of community service.

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15 March 2017

Dhamma School facilitator training

On Thursday 9 February, Nalanda Dhamma School had its first training session in 2017 for facilitators from Sri Serdang and Kuala Lumpur.  The training was conducted by School Director, Sis. Sunanda.

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1 November 2016

School facilitators’ training camp

Report by Ng Xelynn.

From 16 to 18 September, Nalanda Dhamma School Johor Bahru Branch organised an energising Facilitators’ Training for twenty facilitators.  The 3-day training camp was conducted by School Director Sis. Sunanda Ong, to develop greater leadership and facilitation skills among the officers.

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8 July 2016

Training for Buddhist Māhavihāra librarians

On Saturday 18 June, six volunteer librarians from the Buddhist Māhavihāra (BMV) received training at Nalanda on how to use the OPAC library cataloging system.  A special session to understand the functions and capabilities of the OPAC system was conducted by Pustaka Nalanda (Library) Director Bro. Ananda Fong, IT Manager Bro. Lam, and Operations Manager Sis. Chin.

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22 April 2016

Learning to be effective facilitators

On Saturday 16 April, Nalanda Institute’s Department of Leadership & Management Studies conducted a training session specially tailored for facilitators of Nalanda Dhamma School.  Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, the Chairman of Nalanda Education Team, was invited to conduct the training on ‘Classroom Management’ and ‘Teaching Skills’.

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29 February 2016

Focussing on ‘Outcome’ instead of ‘Output’

On Sunday 21 February, after Nalanda Dhamma School’s annual ‘tea ceremony’, a group of facilitators gathered for a meeting with Nalanda founder Bro. H. S. Tan.  In his sharing, Bro. Tan reminded the facilitators that in their noble effort to conduct the school’s sessions, they should always keep in mind to achieve the “best outcome” and not just produce the “highest output”.

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12 February 2016

Training for Dhamma School facilitators

On Saturday 30 January, Sis Sunanda Ong and Sis. Nandini Tan conducted a special training session for facilitators of Nalanda Dhamma School.  In the first part of the training, Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda introduced the School’s programmes for the first semester to the facilitators; she also explained that the current focus would be on building good friendship, inculcating Buddhist culture, and achieving family well-being.

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12 October 2015

Nusantara Youth Camp at Nalanda

From 24 to 26 September, the Nusantara Buddhist Youth (also known as ‘Tarabuddy’) held its 3-day annual camp at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang. The participants consisted of Indonesian undergraduates aged between 18 and 21 years old, studying in Malaysia. The theme of the camp was “It all starts from Me”.

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