17 November 2015

Nottingham University Buddhist Society workshop

On Thursday 12 November, Nalanda Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda Ong conducted a Dhamma workshop for members of Nottingham University Buddhist Society, Semenyih,  in conjunction with its 6th anniversary.  Sis. Sunanda spoke about positive transformation, highlighting the fact that true transformation can only come about when education is accompanied by cultivation.  She impressed upon the students the importance of putting their Dhamma knowledge into practice if they wanted to see tangible results in their lives.

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26 October 2015

Youths have F.U.N.

On Saturday 17 October, Nalanda Youth Centre held the first session of Fellowship Undergraduate Network (F.U.N.) 2015.  Participants from various higher institutions came together for the orientation programme, themed Hello Friend & Friendship.  The programme kicked off with a lively ice-breaking session, followed by an introduction to Buddhist culture and the offering of lunch dāna.  Sis. Sumanā Lim spoke about the importance of dāna, which are acts of giving that help to reduce greed and promote selflessness.

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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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19 September 2015

Fruitful Emceeing Workshop

On Saturday 12 September, Nalanda Institute organised an emceeing workshop themed, “Inspire Your Audience”.  The fruitful workshop was designed to train in-house emcees to host various Nalanda programmes and activities with poise, confidence and effectiveness.  The facilitators, Sis. Sadhika Tan and Bro. Tong, shared many useful techniques including ways to overcome stage fright, effective delivery, as well as organising and preparing the presentation.

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22 April 2015

Workshop to inculcate Innovation

On Sunday 12 April, Nalanda Institute invited Associate Professor Dr. Edwin Chung to conduct a workshop on “Inculcating Innovation” for 40 Nalanda officers.  Dr. Chung, who is the Associate Dean at Taylor’s University School of Engineering, and the Head for Taylor’s Technology Innovation Centre (TTIC), introduced a range of innovation philosophies and processes to guide participants in understanding the factors that contribute to an organisation’s innovative character, and how these help to enhance our services to the community.

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13 January 2015

Teenagers’ Fruitful Workshop

On Saturday 20 December, more than 30 children aged between 12 to 15 years old participated in an interesting workshop, conducted by Bro. Aggaphala at NEO Centre Johor Bahru.

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21 August 2014

Workshop on ‘Embracing the Beginner’s Mind’

On Sunday 10 August, Sis. K. C. Chiang, ‎an accountant-turned-clinical psychologist, conducted a workshop on ‘Embracing the Beginner’s Mind’ at Nalanda Centre.  A ‘beginner’s mind’ is an essential attribute for the cultivation of ‘Learning’, one of Nalanda’s Eight Core Values.

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15 July 2014

‘Samatha’ & ‘Vipassanā’ Sutta Workshop

The ‘grand finale’ of the Samatha & Vipassanā Sutta Workshop series was held recently at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA) on 5 – 6 July 2014.  It was the ninth workshop conducted by Venerable Aggacitta Mahathero since Nalanda Institute organised the inaugural ‘Samatha & Vipassanā Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop’ back in March.

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26 June 2014

Fruitful workshop for young missionary bhikkhus

On 15 and 19 June, a workshop themed “The Young Buddhist Monk and His Role in the New Millennium” was held for Sri Lankan missionary monks based in Malaysia.  The two-day, multiple-session workshop was held at the Brickfields Buddhist Maha Vihara and the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul.

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24 June 2014

BCA Workshop on Effective People Engagement

On Saturday 21 June, the Buddhist Community Alliance* (BCA) organized a “People Engagement Workshop” – the third in a series of such workshops for Buddhist community leaders.  The workshop was held at Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society (KMBS) in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong.  Its objective was to establish a protocol and system of “People Engagement” for gradual adoption.  A handbook on “People Engagement” will be published as a guide for implementing it in the respective participating organisations.

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