Nalanda Buddhist Society

13 December 2017

Opportunity to donate pillars

Nalanda Buddhist Society is currently constructing the ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ (KSDC) – a new facility offering more places for children and teenagers to attend Dhamma School in Sri Serdang.  The 4,500 sq.ft building will enable 120 students to learn Dhamma in a conducive and comfortable environment.

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12 December 2017

Last alms-round of the year

We invite you to offer alms to monks at the Jalan Besar morning market and Pasar Rakyat in Seri Kembangan on Saturday, which is Nalanda’s last educational Pindacāra of 2017.  The day’s programme begins at 7.30am with chanting at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang, followed by alms-round in nearby Seri Kembangan starting 8.30am.

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11 December 2017

Celebrating Nalanda ‘Education Day’

Message from Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

One of our most fascinating preoccupations concerns our origins as human beings. Our earliest ancestor can be traced back to a tiny microbe called Saccorhytus which ‘lived’ 500 million years ago and whose fossil remains were discovered in China recently.  After millions of years of evolution we left the members of the animal world behind and eventually earned the title of ‘manussa’  – ‘that which has a mind which can be developed’.

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10 December 2017

Construction of ‘KSDC’ on schedule

Construction of the ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ (KSDC), which started in September 2017, is progressing well on schedule.  The contractors have finished piling works, ground beams, and casting the ground-floor slab.  We are blessed with the best weather in Sri Serdang, which helps greatly with structural work.

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7 December 2017

Happy 90th birthday, ‘Bhante G’

Malaysian devotees and Nalandians would like to extend our warmest greetings to Venerable Sri Pandita Henepola Gunaratana Nāyaka Māha Thero and wish him the best of health and fulfillment on his 90th birthday, today!

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6 December 2017

Nalanda teams embark on Dhammaduta

Two teams of Nalandians comprising Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda, EXCO member Sis. Buddhini, Dhamma School facilitators and senior students gathered for chanting at Nalanda Centre before departing for Dhammaduta trips to Kedah and Kelantan.

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2 December 2017

Nalanda to host Ven. Thubten Chodron

Nalanda Centre will be hosting renowned and inspiring Dhamma teacher, Ven. Thubten Chodron, on her upcoming visit to Malaysia.  Ven. Thubten Chodron is the Founder and Abbess of Sravasti Abbey – a Tibetan Buddhist monastery for monks and nuns in America.

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23 November 2017

Gratitude flows on ‘Sangha Day’

On Sunday 19 November, Nalanda Buddhist Society celebrated our annual ‘Sangha Day’ to honour the significance and contributions of the monastic community towards the preservation and propagation of Buddha-Dhamma.

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22 November 2017

Teachings by Ven. Thubten Chodron

Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana — what do these words really mean?  Are they completely different expressions of the Buddha’s teachings?  In this series of 3 evening talks in December, Ven. Thubten Chodron encourages us to look beyond the superficial differences between Buddhist traditions, and explore how all forms of Buddhism, amidst their rich diversity, share a common heritage and even goals.

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21 November 2017

Nalanda youths leave for pilgrimage

Early in the morning of Tuesday 21 November, 40 Buddhist youths left Kuala Lumpur International Airport to begin a two-week ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India and Nepal.  Led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, everyone embarked on this spiritual journey with joyful thoughts and motivation.

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