Stories

May 3, 2023

The Buddha’s teachings guide my life

I started to learn Buddha-Dhamma when I was a teenager and from then, I realised that life is so fleeting. I thought, it would be such a shame to just waste this precious life! So, inspired by the Buddha’s teachings, […]
April 25, 2023

Give meaning to your life, instead of waiting for it to ‘appear’

Everyone has a different perspective on how to live a meaningful life. Some people may find meaning in their relationship with family, some may find meaning in their work/ profession. For me, I find meaning in doing service at Nalanda […]
April 18, 2023

Living a meaningful life, with the Dhamma as my moral compass

As far from the beginning as I can remember, I used to identify the causes of favourable and unfavourable outcomes to only external circumstances. This caused a lot of discontent and dissatisfaction on a personal level as I had so […]
May 20, 2021

Being alone in times of lockdown

I moved to this city five years ago for work purposes.  Before I was accustomed to the city life, I regularly travelled home every month to visit my parents.  How I missed their company, the familiar sights and food! A […]
May 20, 2021

Losing my son was like losing my life

I was a career woman, happy wife, and mother to 3 beautiful children.  Like many others, I enjoyed holidays, good food, shopping, and spending time with my family, but my life changed 6 years ago.  I was busy as usual […]
May 20, 2021

Fear before our Covid-19 vaccinations

A few friends and I signed up for the voluntary Covid-19 ‘Brand-A’ vaccinations.  Our vaccination slots were only a day apart, so we decided to create a chatgroup to support one another in this process.  Days before the appointment, four […]
May 20, 2021

High-flying and high on shopping

I was living the high-flyer’s life, taking business class flights to Europe and the U.S. several times a year for work.  On these very comfortable trips, I also took time for excursions and more importantly, do lots of shopping!  In […]
May 16, 2021

Transforming pessimism to hope

Give meaning to life Monotonous, repetitive, pointless.  Studying overseas provided me with personal space and independence that I had always wanted, but it also gave me serious doubts on the meaning of life.  I still remember the quiet walks home […]
May 16, 2021

Why do we have to die?

Coming to terms with death When I got married and had children, the burden of responsibility and emotional turmoil flooded my life.  I loved them so much and had bouts of anxiety when they fell sick, fearful that I would […]