Apr 212015

Nalanda Institute welcomes everyone to participate in this informative course to learn more about Wesak.

Wesak Full-moon Day marks the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  In preparation to welcome this spiritual day, Nalanda Institute Malaysia is conducting a course on the ‘True Significance of Wesak’, which is suitable for newcomers and students of Buddhism.  Discover and understand the true meaning and importance of this occasion, and learn how to properly observe this sacred ‘Buddha Day’.


We joyfully invite all devotees to display the Buddhist Flag to welcome the upcoming 'Wesak Day'.

Malaysian Buddhists will be observing ‘Wesak Day’ on Sunday, 3 May 2015. We joyfully invite all devotees to display the Buddhist Flag at their homes to foster unity, fidelity, and a stronger sense of community spirit.  The Theravada Council of Malaysia has recommended Buddhists to fly the flag for the entire month of Wesak (‘Vesakha’).  Let us heed the call and look forward to observing Wesak with faith and fervor.

“Abstain from the unwholesome; cultivate good; purify one’s own mind – this is the teaching of all Buddhas”

– Dhammapada verse 183.


YBAM President and members of the plenary committee hosted by Sis. Nandini at Nalanda Youth Centre.

Over the weekend on 11 and 12 April, Nalanda Youth Centre was honoured to host the plenary meeting for members of the National Buddhist Undergraduate Community Service Programme, which is under the direction of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM).


A meditator practises silently in a quiet corner of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

A selection of wonderful photographs will be displayed at a special exhibition themed “Passage through India”, at Nalanda Centre in conjunction with Wesak Observance from 1 to 3 May.  These pictures of Buddhist heritage and culture were taken by a group of photographers who spent one month journeying there on pilgrimage.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  All are welcome!

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