Congratulations to Nalanda Society for being officially registered in Singapore.
The name of the Society is inspired by "NalandaUniversity" - a major ancient centre of learning from the 5thcentury AD to 1197 AD in India. It was not only a centre for learning, Buddhist subjects, non-buddhist subjects were lectured there as well. It attracted pupils and scholars from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, Indonesia, and even Greece, Persia and Turkey there. In the 7th century AD, the well-known Chinese pilgrims, monk Xuan Zang (Hiuen Tsang) and monk Yi Jing (I-Tsing) went there to study as well.
One of the goals for setting up the Society is to provide local and international Buddhist learners and practitioners, a centre of learning so that they can do theoretical research and meditative practice together, particularly in Chan and Vajrayana Buddhism. Eventually, the learners would gain wisdom and experience based on the teachings to heal their defiled minds and help other beings.
I hope that the Society will achieve its goals progressively and truly benefit mankind and other beings. May all beings do well in their learning and practices, and attain the perfect enlightenment quickly.
Venerable Fa Shu