On Saturday 7 March, the new Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) Centre located in Ara Damansara, Selangor, was inaugurated in a gleaming ceremony graced by the presence of many Sangha members from locally and abroad. The Guest of Honour was Y.B. Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, the Selangor State Executive Council Member.
The Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition was officially launched at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang yesterday, graced by the presence of honoured guests, Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Seri Kee Yong Wee, Adviser of Calligraphy Society of Malaysia, Datin Seri Kee-Mah Ming Yuet, Mr. Wong Ho, President of Calligraphy Society of Malaysia, and other distinguished calligrapher-members of the Society. Read more
Nalanda was honoured to play host to the final meeting of the Theravada Council’s Constitutional Drafting Committee on Saturday, 24 March 2012. Attending the meeting were Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, Ven. Aggacitta Maha Thero, and Ven. Dhammavuddho Maha Thero, together with Chairmen of the Pro-tem and Constitutional Drafting Committees, their secretaries and committee members.
Garbed in saffron robes, with head cleanly shaven and a gentle smile on her lips, Ayya Susīla casts a picture of quiet beatitude that exudes great inspiration to the 35 participants sitting in meditation with her during the 2-day, 1-night meditation retreat at Nalanda Centre.
An Interactive Discussion with Dr. David R. Loy,
author of “The Great Awakening – A Buddhist Social Theory”
Dr. Loy began his sharing by saying that the Buddha was a great social revolutionary who advocated egalitarianism during His time in India. Regardless of caste or social status, once ordained and entered the Sangha community, one shed his/her identity and strives only for enlightenment from cycles of birth and death. To the people of India at that time, it was such a revolutionary movement and a great social awakening.
Volunteer librarians gathered on 31 March for a training session on the Senayan Library Management System which features the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), an online database with thumbnail document image support, Simple Search and Advanced Search modes, adopted by Pustaka Nalanda.
Nalanda Institute welcomed the return of Venerable Aggacitta together with Ven. Balacitta, Ven. U Vijaya, and 95 diligent yogis, for Part Two of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop on 24 and 25 March.