Nalanda Buddhist Society

26 May 2018

Food offering to the community

Every year on Wesak ‘Buddha Day’, Nalanda members and devotees are encouraged to cook and prepare meals to offer to visitors so as to cultivate loving-kindness, generosity and humility.  Not only do we prepare the food with mettā, we are also the ones personally offering it to the public with respect.  This mass food offering has been a Nalandian tradition since our inception.

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25 May 2018

Dhamma teachings this Wesak

Wesak month full-moon commemorates the Blessed One’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago, and marks the beginning of Buddhist Year (B.E.) 2562.  Nalanda Centre’s ‘Buddha Day’ programmes begin tomorrow, 26 May (Saturday) to 29 May (Tuesday) with excellent opportunities to learn Dhamma.  We welcome everyone to participate in the following talks throughout the 4-day spiritual celebration:

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24 May 2018

Dhamma-learning workshops

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will lead discussions on selected passages from the Pāli Tipitaka to widen and deepen our understanding of Buddha’s teachings.  The workshop will be held at Nalanda Centre on Tuesday, 29 May, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm.

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22 May 2018

Blood Donation & Organ-Pledge Campaign

Do you know that with a pint of blood you donate, 3 lives can potentially be saved?  Welcome to our “Blood Donation & Organ-Pledge Campaign” which will be held at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang this Sunday, 27 May, from 10 am to 4 pm.

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21 May 2018

4 days of spiritual celebration

Wesak month full-moon commemorates the Blessed One’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago, and marks the beginning of Buddhist Year (B.E.) 2562.  Nalanda will observe ‘Buddha Day’ from 26 May (Saturday) to 29 May (Tuesday) with many wholesome activities.  We joyfully invite you to join us for the following programmes starting this weekend:

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17 May 2018

‘Selamat Berpuasa’ to Muslim friends

Today marks the beginning of Ramadhan when Muslims fast daily from dawn to dusk for a month.  This practice of restraint, modesty, and renunciation is not just with regards to food, but also concerns conduct, speech and thoughts.  Nalanda wishes our Muslim friends ‘Selamat Berpuasa’, and a blessed Ramadhan Al-Mubarak.  Salam mettā.

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16 May 2018

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Message by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

Teacher’s Day is an important occasion on Nalanda Buddhist Society’s annual calendar because we are an educational institution.  Without education, we cannot have a civilization.

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15 May 2018

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 45

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 45 (May 2018 edition) is now available for collection at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang and our branch centres.  This latest issue highlights events in March and April 2018.  Nalanda Bulletin is a wonderful source of information about our activities and programmes.  We invite you to collect and distribute copies to your family members and friends.  You may also view it on-line by clicking the web-link below.  Thank you.

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14 May 2018

With General Elections over, it’s time to move on

Today Malaysians went back for their first working day after the 14th General Elections with a new federal government and many new state leaders at the helm.  It was Malaysia’s first transfer of power at the federal level since independence, and we should be proud that it was a remarkably peaceful one.

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10 May 2018

The people have spoken – they must be heard

Article by H. S. Tan

On the historic day of 9 May 2018, the people of Malaysia have spoken loud and clear.  In a courageous move, the Rakyat* repudiated a regime that was seen as corrupt, racist, and not in line with our collective aspirations.  But we did not effect change in a violent revolution — that is not the Malaysian way.  We did it by discovering a national conscience, and through exercising our constitutional right to vote.

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