News & Updates

12 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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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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9 December 2017

Dhamma camps in Kedah and Kelantan

8 December saw the start of two simultaneous teenagers’ learning camps organised by Nalanda Dhamma School – one at NEO Centre Sungai Petani in Kedah; and another at Wat Prachumthat Chanaram in Tumpat, Kelantan.

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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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29 November 2017

‘Pindacāra’ this full-moon Saturday

We joyfully invite everyone to participate in our next educational ‘Pindacāra’ (monks going on alms-round) at Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden markets this Saturday, 2 December, which happens to be a full-moon day.  You may bring cooked vegetarian food or ripe fruits as offerings to Sangha members.

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27 November 2017

Teenagers’ Dhamma camp starting in three days

An inspiring Dhamma camp for teenagers, themed “Connect Within”, is only 3 days away!  70 teenagers aged 13 to 17 will gather at Nalanda Centre from 30 November to 3 December for 4 wholesome days spent inculcating faith in the ‘Three Jewels’ and establishing ‘Right Understanding’ of the Dhamma.

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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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