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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23 March 2018

Seoul wants employees to work less

Reported by BBC International.

The metropolitan government in South Korea’s capital Seoul is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time – by shutting down all their computers at 8.00pm on Fridays.  It says it is trying to stop a “culture of working overtime”.

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7 March 2018

Celebrating Women’s Day

In 1975, the United Nations adopted 8 March annually as the day to highlight the plight of women worldwide.  In many countries and cultures, women had been discriminated against in employment, social benefits, political processes, and even in religion.  The situation gradually improved with awareness coupled with changing attitudes, and by providing equal opportunities in education for women.

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18 November 2017

Malaysians work longer hours but are less productive

According to Malaysia’s leading English daily ‘The Star’, Malaysians work an average of 15 hours more than their contracted hours each week, surpassing workers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.  However, Malaysians suffer from a high percentage of productivity loss, i.e. local workers are far less productive than their regional counterparts.

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10 October 2017

Learning to live harmoniously

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On Sunday 27 August, Achariya S. Vijaya shared with us how harmonious living leads to happiness.  Living in harmony means not harbouring conflicts with the world, nor within ourselves.  Suffering arises when we try to conquer or change the world to suit our liking.  However the world and its quirks have always been the way they are for a long time.  Since we cannot change the world, we should instead change our attitude towards it by accepting the way it works, and learning to live in harmony with it.

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