On Friday 12 June, Nalanda Centre was honoured by a visit by Venerable Sayadaw U Osadha from California, U.S.A. Sayadaw Osadha was accompanied by the President of Selangor Vipassana Meditation Society Bro. Lim Boon Hang and several other devotees. On hand to welcome the venerable were Founder Bro. Tan, Director of Nalanda Centre Sis. Nandini, and other officers.
An Indonesian military airplane with 113 people on board crashed earlier today into a residential area in Medan, Sumatera. The Hercules C-130 aircraft was reported to have encountered technical problems soon after taking-off. It crashed into two houses and a hotel while attempting to make an emergency landing. There were no signs of anyone on the plane surviving the crash. The number of casualties on the ground remains unclear.
During the recent school holidays from 9 to 11 June, Nalanda Dharma School (NDS) organized special study groups for 3 batches of students to enhance their doctrinal knowledge as well as to prepare them for the Dharma School’s year-end examinations.
The Wesak International Film Festival (WIFF) 2015 in Kuala Lumpur has come to an end last night. More than 20 films and documentaries were shown over two weekends on 20–21 and 27–28 June at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC), Jalan Ampang.