Nalanda Buddhist Society

19 October 2017

Talks by Bro. Tan this weekend

It will be another hectic but joyful weekend for Nalanda founder with teaching sessions and several meetings lined up throughout three days.  We are happy to share Bro.Tan’s schedule of public Dhamma talks this weekend as follows.

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18 October 2017

Launching of new Mettārama Centre

Nalanda representatives will be traveling to Kota Bharu this Friday, 20 October to celebrate the opening ceremony of the new Mettārama Meditation Centre.  Ten members – five from Serdang and the rest from Kedah – will join devotees in Kelantan to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

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18 October 2017

Have a joyous ‘Diwali’

‘Diwali’ (or ‘Deepavali’ in Malaysia) is a Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of goodness over evil; and the victory of knowledge over ignorance.  Just as light dispels darkness, even so, wisdom dispels folly and foolishness.  Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all our Hindu friends throughout the world a joyous ‘Diwali’.  With wisdom, let us all take the steps to greater illumination in life!

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17 October 2017

Activities galore this weekend

Nalanda Centre will again be a hive of activity towards this weekend as a galore of interesting programmes are on offer.  We cordially invite you and your loved ones to participate in the activities listed below.  For detailed information, please feel free to contact Nalanda Office at 03-8938-1500.

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14 October 2017

Forum on development of Malaysian Buddhism

The Malaysia Buddhist Kulapati Association (MBKA), a federation of local Buddhist societies, is organising a forum in Seremban on 15 October to review the historical development of Buddhism in Malaysia, and to discuss its future progress.  The gathering is held to celebrate the 60th year of our nation’s independence.

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13 October 2017

1st anniversary of King Bhumibol

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His Majesty was the longest-reigning monarch in the world at the time of his death last October at age 88.  He is still beloved and sorely missed by Thai people everywhere, with 12.7 million visitors having paid respects to his remains at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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12 October 2017

National Conference on Buddhist Civilization

Leading Buddhist federations in Malaysia came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence in a meaningful way – by organising the “National Conference on Buddhist Civilization” from 15 to 17 September 2017, in Sungai Petani.  The unique gathering of 130 Buddhist leaders from all traditions aimed at spotlighting the long history of Buddhist presence in this country, especially in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

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10 October 2017

Learning to live harmoniously

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On Sunday 27 August, Achariya S. Vijaya shared with us how harmonious living leads to happiness.  Living in harmony means not harbouring conflicts with the world, nor within ourselves.  Suffering arises when we try to conquer or change the world to suit our liking.  However the world and its quirks have always been the way they are for a long time.  Since we cannot change the world, we should instead change our attitude towards it by accepting the way it works, and learning to live in harmony with it.

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9 October 2017

Enhancing communication skills

Nalanda Training & Enhancement Centre (NTEC) was established on 1 May 2017 to provide appropriate training programmes to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of Nalanda members in serving the community.  Since May, NTEC has played a pivotal role in guiding the growth of ‘Dhamma Families’ with fortnightly video recordings on various Buddhist subjects.

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4 October 2017

Nalanda Mid-Autumn greetings

Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia and throughout the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on 4 October this year.  We wish everyone who celebrates this traditional festival much happiness and merriment while having meaningful reunions with family members and gatherings with friends.

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