Well-being

21 June 2020

Happy Father’s Day

He carried us on his shoulders and lends his sturdy hand in our times of need.  He cares for our well-being and cautions us sternly if we go down the wrong path.  Bearing his familial duty devotedly, a father is resilient, courageous and compassionate.

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19 June 2020

Plant a tree in honour of fathers

Fathers are our pillars in life; they provide for us, support us, and lend us their strength so that we grow up to be strong and confident.  Their influence shapes us in lasting ways as we learn life’s values through their own actions.  Their protection is just like the shade of a large tree, providing us with comfort and refuge.

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10 May 2020

Happy Mother’s Day

To mother,
the giver of life,
the centre of my world when I was young,
a provider of nourishment and love,
a courageous shield for my safety,
a vigilant protector during my heedless moments,
a teacher and nurturer, a tireless helper,
a true friend in joy and sorrow,
the light of my heart:

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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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28 April 2020

An “App” to count our blessings

Do we need an App to help us count our blessings?  Well… Why not?  Throughout the day, Apps are helping us watch our diet, keep us physically active, and even help to monitor our health.  But very often in our busy daily routines, we forget to watch our minds, thus giving rise to stress and complaints about unsatisfactory conditions.

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8 March 2020

International Women’s Day

Nalanda celebrates and pays tribute to the pivotal role of women in all aspects of human and societal development.  Whether as a mother, teacher, daughter or sister, women are able to deeply influence their loved ones and have the potential to inspire change for the well-being of many.

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12 February 2020

Joy of Gratitude at ‘Tea-offering Ceremony’

Last Sunday 9 February, devotees, volunteers and Dhamma School students gathered at Nalanda Centre to participate in the “Tea-offering Ceremony” and Gratitude Day.  This annual tradition is hosted by Nalanda Dhamma School and is an opportunity for us to express our appreciation to our parents, teachers and elders for their support and care.

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4 January 2020

Five ways to improve mental health

Most people start the year by aspiring to be happier in life, but the stresses that come with personal issues, responsibilities, work and relationships often leave us frustrated, worried, or even depressed.  Thankfully, health researchers and experts have discovered that our minds can be trained to experience happiness by:

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1 October 2018

Forum on ‘Path to Mental Well-being’

Recent-year reports by the Malaysian Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) show a rapid and alarming increase in mental-health problems.  It is estimated that one out of three Malaysian adults show signs of mental discomfort and illness to varying degrees.  This is certainly much cause for public concern.

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16 June 2018

Happy Father’s Day

Fathers are often the unsung heroes of our lives.  They work hard to provide for the family and to protect us from harm.  If we are able to achieve much in life, it is undoubtedly their contribution that has enabled us to do so.  On this special weekend, we wish them “Happy Father’s Day”!  May they live long healthily and happily.

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