Teenagers’ Learning Camp in Johor

Students joining from across Malaysia and also Singapore, made many new friends at the camp.

From 28 November to 1 December, 80 campers gathered at Pure Karma Buddhist Centre in Ulu Tiram, Johor for Nalanda Teenagers’ Learning Camp themed ‘Step Up’.  During the camp, participants learned about the meaning of taking refuge in the Three Jewels, and also about the Buddha’s inspiring life.

The hands-on learning activities focussed on the values of respect and gratitude to help them make wiser decisions and overcome challenges in life.  They were introduced to aspects of Buddhist cultivation such as daily meditation, chanting, and reflections.

We thank the Dhamma School facilitators, organisers and volunteers for enabling so many teenagers to learn and experience Dhamma.  May the participants continue to develop good values and virtues throughout their lives.

Meditation sessions helped campers become calmer and have more clarity in their thinking.

Nalanda Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda Ong shared that all of us become happier and more contented when we are grateful for what we have.

At the forum, Nalandians shared their life experiences and how they overcame various challenges with determination.

Campers enjoying games which taught them the value of working together in unity and harmony.

Participants presented a token of gratitude to their parents at the end of the camp.

Participants helped each other to prepare dinner for all campers and facilitators.