News & Updates

28 April 2017

Getting to know the Buddha

In conjunction with WesakBuddha Day’ celebrations this year, Nalanda Institute is organising a forum in Mandarin themed “Getting to know the Buddha” <遇见佛陀 >.  The forum will feature prominent speakers Venerable Changzao, the Superintendent of Dharma Drum Mountain Malaysia, and Bro. Wong Choon Tatt, leader of the Bodhi Musical Group of Kuala Lumpur; the session will be moderated by Bro. Aggaphala Yap.

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28 April 2017

Preparing to welcome ‘Buddha Day’

As the 14-day count down (or “calm down”) to ‘Vesakha’ Full-moon begins, members and devotees are priming Nalanda Centre to welcome the most important date in the Buddhist calendar.  In the past few weekends, many Nalandians have been cleaning and decorating the Centre for ‘Buddha Day’ (‘Vesakha’ Full-moon) celebrations, which will be held over four days from 7 May to 10 May.

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27 April 2017

Sponsor the printing of books

Nalanda Buddhist Society is planning to print three Dhamma booklets authored by the late Ajahn Buddhadāsa (1906-1993) – a revered teacher in the Thai forest tradition.  He was a famous meditation teacher and thinker who attracted many local and Western disciples to his monastery – Suan Mokkh in Chaiya, Southern Thailand – to learn and practise Dhamma.

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27 April 2017

‘Dhammapada’ teaching on 28 April

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan will be giving another teaching on the ‘Dhammapada’ at the Buddhist Maha Vihara this Friday, 28 April.  We invite everyone to come and learn this illuminating and essential collection of Buddha’s teachings in its original Pāli text, and hear inspiring stories of how they came about.

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26 April 2017

Fly the iconic Buddhist Flag

Today is the beginning (New-moon day) of ‘Vesakha’ – the month commemorating Buddha’s Enlightenment 2,606 years ago.  We invite everyone to join us at Nalanda Centre for chanting, meditation and Dhamma talk this evening starting at 8.00pm.

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25 April 2017

Dhamma enriches our spiritual path

Report by Megan.

On the Full-moon Uposatha of 12 March, Nalandians and devotees dedicated the whole day to cultivating their minds at Nalanda Centre.  The day was designated a ‘Dhamma-Sarana Day’; the programme included the observance of Eight-Precepts, Dhamma teachings by venerable monks, and meditation sessions.

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24 April 2017

Installation of 15th YDP Agong

Nalanda Buddhist Society members celebrate the official installation of His Majesty Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia, today.

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23 April 2017

Lingering joy and satisfaction

The successful staging of Nalanda e-Run 2017 on Sunday, 16 April was the culmination of many factors – chief of which was the strong public support towards Nalanda for providing holistic community education.  We are grateful to all sponsors, runners, and volunteers from near or far who motivated us with your enthusiastic participation.

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22 April 2017

Teachings by Ajahn Tiradhammo

Sunday 12 March was ‘Dhamma-Sarana Day’ at Nalanda Centre, a day dedicated to learning, practising and contemplating the Dhamma.  Ajahn Tiradhammo, a disciple of the late Ajahn Chah, was specially invited to give an evening Dhamma talk for the occasion.

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21 April 2017

e-Run 2017 Volunteer Appreciation

Nalanda e-Run 2017 Organising Committee will be hosting an appreciation ceremony for volunteers on Sunday 23 April, beginning 11.45am.   We cordially invite e-Run volunteers to join us at Level 3 of Nalanda Centre this Sunday for the programme.  Thank you all for the wonderful effort and contribution towards the success of this event.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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