Achariya Vijaya explaining how cave paintings influenced Buddhist arts and culture.

Report by Tung Wai Hau

On Saturday 8 November, two of Nalanda Institute’s distinguished lecturers, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama and Achariya Tan Siang Chye delivered the lecture on ‘Buddhist Arts & Culture’.  Students eagerly attended this last lecture of the 5-month BPS402 – Higher Certificate in Buddhist Studies course.


Our national anthem ‘Negaraku’ was played at the commencement of the night’s programme.

On Saturday 1 November, Nalanda hosted ‘Xuan Zang – Journey to the West’ musical at Istana Budaya.  More than 1,200 guests had a wonderful time attending the musical and were inspired by the true identity of Master Xuan Zang.


A group of very dedicated volunteer teachers.

On 2 November, students of Nalanda Free School, parents and volunteer teachers filled the Srivijaya Hall at Level 3 to attend the School Honours & Appreciation Day.  As the 2014 school year had come to an end, this is the occasion to pay tribute to the achievements of the students.  4 categories of awards were presented to students from each class after careful evaluation by their teachers.  The awards were the “Full Attendance Award”, “Best Student Award”, “Most Improved Student Award” and the “Most Enthusiastic Learner Award”.

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Members from our Branches gathered at our ‘spiritual home’ in Sri Serdang and Bro. Tan was invited to give a sharing.

On Sunday 2 November, Nalandians from Sri Serdang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani Branches gathered at Nalanda Centre for Service Sunday.  After Service Sunday, Nalandians gathered for some updates on the latest developments of the Society.  Bro. Tan shared about the progress of the Nalanda Centre Expansion Project and some upcoming programmes.  Branch representatives also took this opportunity to update members on the progress of the programmes carried out by their respective branches.

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