12 May 2022

Visit wesak.org.my

We invite you to explore www.wesak.org.my, a website dedicated to the celebration of Wesak ‘Buddha Day’.  You will find videos, articles, chanting recordings, and inspiring stories to help us understand more about the Buddha and His teachings.  There is also a special ‘Buddha Jayanti’ Exhibition featuring on-line video presentations on the life of the Buddha by Nalanda Dhamma School.  

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1 December 2021

Video projects by Dhamma School students

While many people were homebound during the pandemic period, Nalanda Dhamma School facilitators and students utilised their time to read and reflect on the Dhammapada verses.  They also learned video production skills and worked together virtually to produce meaningful videos based on the Buddha’s teachings.  Each video comprises a simple yet meaningful message which we hope is valuable for your reflection.

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13 June 2021

Gimhāna – A time to know ourselves

In the annual Nalanda Gimhāna Retreat, Nalandians are encouraged to deepen our understanding and cultivation of Dhamma. Watch this video to learn more about this seven-week retreat which starts today.

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23 May 2021

“When we cultivate the Dhamma, we can see the Buddha”

Nalanda Junior Dhamma School presents to you “The Buddha and Me”, a video by our young students relating their own experiences in learning Dhamma.  We invite you to watch this heart-warming production of their candid responses on what they know about the Buddha and how they put His Teachings into practice.

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21 May 2021

Come visit ‘Buddha Jayanti’ virtual exhibition

Nalanda Dhamma School’s “Buddha Jayanti” Exhibition is back online with the sequel ‘Happy Mind Happy Life 2’!  Organised every year in conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’, this year’s exhibition at  features a collection of ‘stop-motion’ animations to engage children and teenagers in learning and reflecting on Dhamma.

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15 May 2021

Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ Theme B.E. 2565

‘Buddha Day’ this year comes while we are still gripped in a pandemic that shows varying signs of abating.  Instead of feeling dejected or upset, we should use this opportunity to reflect on how we can move forward as an individual and as a community.  In this way, we can rise above life’s adversities, upheavals, and uncertainty so that we can experience deeper calmness and peace.

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25 May 2020

Anchoring our lives with conviction

In this talk delivered in early May, Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye explains the importance of cultivating faith, and how we can anchor our spiritual practice and progress with this essential quality.

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16 May 2020

How to cope with fear, anxiety and uncertainty?

In this talk given on Buddha Day B.E. 2564, Bro.Benny Liow shares Buddhist teachings on how to cope with fear and anxiety in the face of uncertainties in life.  He quotes from the Pāli Canon as well as from contemporary Buddhist teachers to highlight the practices that lead to tranquility.

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10 May 2020

Mother’s Day message

Many folks celebrate Mother’s Day with food, drinks and giving presents. However, the hype and over-commercialisation of the occasion caused some people to feel that it has lost its true essence. How can Buddhists celebrate Mother’s Day more meaningfully? In this message, Bro.Tan outlines three simple values that can make this occasion far more meaningful. Watch this video to find out. Happy Mother’s Day!

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4 May 2020

Creative videos on mental well-being

The Buddha’s teaching is centred upon understanding suffering and overcoming it.  For this ‘Buddha Day’, Nalanda Dhamma School students came up with a creative “virtual exhibition” using Doodle Art targeted at children and teenagers.  Themed “Happy Mind Happy Life”, the exhibition aims to promote mental well-being, and offer tips on how to develop our minds to a healthier state.

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