Anniversary

14 March 2018

Launching of ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centenary Celebrations’

18 March 2018 marks the birth centenary of the Most Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero (1918 – 2006), the late Sanghanāyaka Thera of Malaysia, and Nalanda’s Spiritual Adviser.

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11 March 2018

Tōhoku tragedy remembered

On 11 March 2011, at 2.46PM local time, a catastrophic 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan near Sendai, causing widespread damages and triggering a powerful tsunami that struck coastal villages and towns with great ferocity.

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8 March 2018

4th Anniversary of MH370 tragedy

Today marks the 4th year of MH370’s mysterious disappearance over the Indian Ocean.  Many family members of those who perished are still in agony over not knowing the actual fate of their loved ones.

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16 January 2018

Ajahn Chah memorial today

16 January marks the anniversary of Luang Pu Chah’s passing (in 1992).  Traditionally on this day, his disciples throughout the world would gather at his main monastery – Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon Ratchathani – to observe the memorial.  Let us pay humble tribute to this great teacher of many by recollecting his teachings and by practising them diligently!

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28 October 2017

Day of remembrance and gratitude

Thursday 31 August marked the 11th anniversary of the passing of Nalanda’s late spiritual adviser, Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda, as well as being Malaysia’s 60th National Day.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan delivered a Dhamma talk on gratitude to commemorate these two occasions.

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15 October 2017

2nd anniversary of Wisdom Park Development Committee

14 October 2017 marked the second anniversary of the establishment of Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) – the coordinating body to draw up and implement the masterplan for the facility.  From an initial membership of 13 members, WPDC has been expanded with the appointment of more professionals and Buddhist community representatives to the committee, which boasts of 20 members currently.

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13 October 2017

1st anniversary of King Bhumibol

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His Majesty was the longest-reigning monarch in the world at the time of his death last October at age 88.  He is still beloved and sorely missed by Thai people everywhere, with 12.7 million visitors having paid respects to his remains at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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2 October 2017

Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Today marks the 148th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, which is known as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ in India.  Let us honour his legacy of non-violence by contemplating on the virtues of patience, loving-kindness, and amity, as well as incorporating them in our daily interaction with others.

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29 September 2017

4th Memorial Day for teachers

Today marks the 4th anniversary of the passing of eminent Pāli Scholar Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero, and renowned meditation teacher Acharya Satya Narayan Goenka.  Nalanda Centre will host a simple tribute to both teachers at 7.30pm this evening with meditation and chanting.

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8 August 2017

Religion in ASEAN

8 August 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of ASEAN – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  Malaysia, along with Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore were its founding members back in 1967.  Brunei joined ASEAN after its independence in 1984, followed by Vietnam (in 1995), Laos (1997), Myanmar (1997), and Cambodia (1999).

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