On 15 July 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed the renowned ancient Buddhist university – Nalanda Mahavihara in India – as a “World Heritage Site”.Read more
Well, it was not originally intended to be attention-grabbing; but it is undoubtedly conspicuous and eye-catching! You see, the Flag was designed way back in 1885 in Sri Lanka. Back then, the emerging modern Buddhist movement needed a peaceful yet potent symbol to rally followers around.Read more
The Buddhist Flag was first hoisted in Sri Lanka on Wesak Day, 28 April 1885, when the country was still under British colonial rule. At that time, the majority Sinhalese Buddhist population felt discriminated against by the colonial authorities when carrying out their religious activities, as well as pressurized by relentless foreign evangelism. The Buddhists needed an icon to peacefully rally around, and hence, the idea of the ‘Buddhist Flag’ was conceived.Read more
Episode 10 of NalandaTV is now available for viewing on-line! This episode reports on the recent appointment of a new Director for Nalanda Institute. On Thursday 26 June, a simple but meaningful ceremony to hand-over duties to the new Director was held at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.
The joyous occasion saw Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, who helmed Nalanda Institute for the past 4 years, hand over the baton to the new Director, Achariya Tan Siang Chye. The sentiment at the Directorship’s handing-over ceremony was both joyous and appreciative.
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Episode 8 of NalandaTV reports on the official launching of Nalanda Youth Centre on 1 May 2014. The joyous occasion was presided over by Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, and attended by more than 200 Nalanda members and devotees. The Guest of Honour was Bro. Goh Qing Song, President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM). Watch inspiring scenes and interviews with young Nalandians in this interesting episode!
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Episode 7 of NalandaTV reports on the recent “Nalanda Walkathon 2014” held in Sri Serdang, Selangor. Despite the haze and drizzle, around 1,500 participants and volunteers turned up to support this charity “Walk for Education”. Watch inspiring scenes and interviews in this interesting episode!
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Dear friends, Episode 6 of NalandaTV is now available for your viewing here! The release of this episode was originally scheduled for 8 March, but was pushed back until now as the country was in shock over the disappearance of MH370.
Episode 6 features recent programmes organised by Nalanda Dharma School and Nalanda Youths. There are also reports on the Sungai Petani Branch AGM, Berjaya Founder’s Day, and interviews with Nalanda officers.
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Tune in to Episode 5 of NALANDA TV which features a talk by Nalanda Founder, Bro. Tan, on achieving well-being in life. “Don’t just aim for happiness; aim for well-being!” Bro.Tan also elaborated on the 3 key factors that bring about our well-being.
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This Lunar New Year, we are pleased to present you with a special and lively episode of NALANDA TV! Please click on the screen to view the broadcast, and do SHARE it with your family and friends, as it is more joyful to watch it together!Read more
Episode 4 of Nalanda TV features many happy kids, a prancing lion, and singing Nalandians! Follow recent happenings at Nalanda, including the Dharma School trip to Putrajaya, Nalanda Walkathon 2014, and the latest news at Nalanda Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru branches.
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