As a result of everyone’s effort and the overcoming of all challenges, Nalanda Society is now officially set up.
Under the guidance of our Supreme Master Yuan Fan, our society is committed to develop into an organization that will propagate the dharma to benefit sentient beings and to help those who are determined to learn the real teachings of Buddha. Our practice platform places equal emphasis on theory and practice, it provides genuine learners an orthodox learning pipeline to learn about the Buddha’s teachings.
Nalanda Society’s practice system adheres to “Chan as the body and Tantra as the usage, fusion of Chan and Tantra” approach. It is a non-dualistic practice method for Buddhist practitioners of this age of dharma decline.
Our society is committed to spread the “Chan and Tantra” practice method, as well as to learn and propagate the right teachings of Buddha. Our teachings are non-denominational, and they are for all dharma learners regardless of regions. We hope to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a systematic and progressive actual practice system that can truly benefit genuine Buddhist learners of today.
Our society’s root lineage guru, Vajra Supreme Master Yuan Fan, spends his whole life to propagate the dharma to benefit sentient beings, he seeks neither worldly benefits nor fame; because of his great vow to save sentient beings, while at his lows he continues to advance vigorously, assuming all the responsibility of spreading the dharma.
We vow to strive together with our Supreme Master, to use modern technology like website preaching, online teaching, electronic media, and the like, to popularize and internationalize our guru’s work of propagating the dharma.
Wishing that all will be smooth and successful!
President of Nalanda Society
A New Place for Practice – An Introduction
To intensify the spread of Buddha’s teachings and to delve deeper into the meaning of the sutras and sastras, Nalanda Society has set up a new place for practice as well as Maitreya Pancavidya Hall to deliver the teachings of Buddha to benefit the vast number of Buddhist learners.
The courses conducted at Maitreya Pancavidya Hall includes:
1. Foundation Class: Buddhism for Beginners, History of Buddhism, Learning of Precepts and Basic Meditation
2. Sravaka-yana True View Class
3. Bodhisattva-yana True View Class
4. Vajrayana True View Class: A Guide to the Preliminary Practices of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) by Longchen Nyingthig, The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chenmo) and Nyingmapa’s Stages of the Nine Yanas
5. Research Class: Sastras of Maitreya Bodhisattva
Vasubandhu Bodhisattva said, “Buddha’s teachings includes both theory and practice; those who uphold the theory deliver only the teachings while those who uphold the practices do only the practices.”
Maitreya Pancavidya Hall has both theory and practice system in place, I hope that everyone will treasure this human body of leisure and opportunity, to make full use of this place of practice, to learn the real way to liberation and to enter the real great bodhi path.
I welcome all to come and benefit from Buddha’s teachings, and I wish that all sentient beings will leave sufferings, gain happiness, and attain Buddhahood soon!
President of Nalanda Society