Dhamma teaching by Ajahn Jayasaro

We are grateful to receive a special teaching by Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro from Thailand to all Buddhists celebrating Buddha Day in Malaysia.

How to cope with fear, anxiety and uncertainty?

In this talk given on Buddha Day B.E. 2564, Bro. Benny shares Buddhist teachings on how to cope with fear and anxiety in the face of uncertainties in life.  He quotes from the Pāli Canon as well as from contemporary Buddhist teachers to highlight the practices that lead to tranquility.

Tranquility in the face of Uncertainty

In this Dhamma talk delivered on Buddha Day, Achariya S. Vijaya explains the way to establish tranquility in the face of uncertainties due to the eight vicissitudes of life. The development of four spiritual qualities termed divine abidings is essential for us to achieve tranquility in handling changing circumstances.

Reflection on Qualities of the Enlightened Buddha

In this Dhamma talk delivered on Buddha Day Eve, Achariya Tan Siang Chye explains the importance of “wise reflection”, and the way to reflect on the sublime qualities of the Buddha.

Anchoring our lives with conviction

In this talk, Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye explains the importance of cultivating faith, and how we can anchor our spiritual practice and progress with this essential quality.

Who is the Buddha? 

As children, we know our parents; but as Buddhists, do we know our teacher – the Buddha?  Watch this Mandarin talk by Sis. Sua Siau Ting about the Buddha’s life and His virtues.

我们为人子女的,肯定认识自己的父母,那么,身为一名佛弟子,我们是否也认识伟大的佛陀呢?让我们聆听 Nalanda 弘法团员蔡筱婷为我们分享有关佛陀的一生、他的德行以及其善巧方便的教学。希望大家皆因这佛陀的教诲,依教奉行,最终能断苦,及断苦的因。

Observing the Five Precepts

In this Mandarin talk, Sis. See Hui Shien talks about the Five Precepts (Pañca Sīla) which provides us with the foundation for cultivating higher virtues.

修行从持戒开始。法句经曰 “诸恶莫作,众善奉行;自净其意,是诸佛教”, 这总括了佛法的要旨。学习持戒就等同为自己的修行之路建立稳固的基石,因为精进也必须有戒才能生定,而定则能生慧。且让我们聆听 Nalanda 弘法团员谢佩芯的分享,了解什么是持戒,受持的重要性及持戒真正的意义。

Dhamma for Teenagers

In this sharing, Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda talks about the importance of learning and practising Dhamma for teenagers, and how it shapes their formative years. The wise values and principles that they learned will guide them to become helpful, responsible, and well-adjusted adults later on in life.

Why we celebrate Buddha Day

Every year, millions of Buddhists around the world gather at temples and monasteries to celebrate Buddha Day. But do we know the reason why we celebrate this special day, and why is it so important for Buddhists?

3 things to practise on Buddha Day

Since we know the Buddha’s greatness and honorable personality, it is only fitting that we celebrate the sacred ‘Buddha Day’ mindfully. There are three qualities that we can practise on this day to make it truly meaningful. Dedicate this day to the cultivation of amity and harmony, for the welfare and happiness of oneself and all beings.

Buddha Day Observance 2018

The Wesak full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ observance at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang in 2018 was a truly joyful one as it was not just a spiritual celebration, but also a cultural feast based on deeply rooted Buddhist heritage.  Watch this breath-taking video of ‘Buddha Day’ observance at Nalanda which captures delightful moments for all of us to cherish.

Reflection for Buddha Day

Buddha Day celebration in 2020 is unlike any other in living memory, as Buddhists are not  able to congregate at temples and monasteries for offerings, chanting, or learning the Dhamma due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye takes us through what the Buddha taught about dealing with uncertainties, and how should we reflect wisely so that we can experience a spiritual and meaningful Buddha Day celebration.

Interview with Bro. Benny Liow

In this interview, veteran Dhamma speaker and Nalanda Award Recipient Bro. Benny Liow talks about ways to maintain tranquility with the cultivation of four sublime states of mind.

Interview with Dr. Punna Wong

In this interview, Nalanda Award Recipient Dr. Punna Wong Yin Onn talks about ways to maintain tranquility in the face of uncertainty especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

How do you overcome the feeling of loneliness?

Many people living away from their families and friends are feeling lonely during the prolonged lock-down period across the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  What is ‘loneliness’?  How do you overcome it?  In this insightful talk, Bro.Tan discusses this critical topic and gives solutions to the feelings of loneliness.

Be inspired, and be an inspiration to others

In the midst of gloom and uncertainty, the Buddha’s teaching proves to be the light of truth. His teachings on ‘Aniccā’ (impermanence) and ‘Dukkhā’ (unsatisfactoriness) resonates even more resoundingly in these unsettling times.  In this video, Bro.Tan talks about the need for everyone to overcome ignorance, and how we can still reap benefit even from this challenging period in our lives.

Don’t count the days; make the days count

As people are confined to the physical boundaries of their homes together with their families during the Covid-19 lock-down, they may feel mental challenges such as boredom, frustration, anger and anxiety.  This can be overcome by developing mindfulness and wholesome qualities in our minds such as loving-kindness and equanimity.  In this talk, Bro.Tan gives an apt reminder on how we can spend this challenging period meaningfully and live together with others joyfully.  One can endure this pandemic with calmness if we develop a spiritual refuge.

Karanīya Mettā Sutta Course

Part 1 of 5

The Karanīya Mettā Sutta contains deep and insightful teachings of the Buddha which can greatly strengthen our Dhamma practice. This is the first of five parts of the course, where Bro.Tan explained the meaning of the opening verse in detail.

Karanīya Mettā Sutta Course

Part 2 of 5

The Karanīya Mettā Sutta contains deep and insightful teachings of the Buddha which can help us gain peace and wisdom. In this session, Bro.Tan explained the meaning of the second and third verses in detail.

Karanīya Mettā Sutta Course

Part 3 of 5

In this session, Bro.Tan explained the meaning of the 4th and 5th verses of Mettā Sutta, containing different categories of beings which inhabit the universe to whom we can radiate loving-kindness. In verse 6, the sutta shows one’s mental attitude in maintaining harmlessness towards others, even when under duress.

Karanīya Mettā Sutta Course

Part 4 of 5

In this session, Bro.Tan explained the meaning of the 7th to 9th verses of Mettā Sutta, which includes the famous parable of a mother’s love, but extended to all beings everywhere without barriers, aversion and enmity. There is also a clear and insightful explanation of the term ‘Brahmam Vihāram’.

Karanīya Mettā Sutta Course

Part 5 of 5

In this final part, Bro.Tan explained the meaning of the 10th verse of Mettā Sutta, which goes beyond the trafficking of views leading the virtuous practitioner to insight into reality. With the comprehension of Dhamma, one goes beyond the mundane realms to the attainment of liberation.