On Sunday 12 February, Nalanda Dhamma School held its annual tea-offering ceremony in conjunction with the Lunar New Year. The purpose of the tea ceremony was for children to express their love and gratitude towards parents and teachers who have cared for, and supported them unconditionally.
“Nalanda Patron’s Day” (on 18 March) is an annual programme to commemorate and appreciate all our donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda Buddhist Society, and to the development of Buddhist education in Malaysia.
On Saturday 14 January, Nalanda Institute held a Convocation Ceremony and Gratitude Day for graduates of BPS304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies who successfully completed their course in December 2016. The day marked the culmination of months of lectures, assignments, presentations and written evaluation throughout the whole course, and naturally the graduates received their certificates and transcripts with much joy and satisfaction.
Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 38 (March 2017 edition) is now available for collection at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang and our branch centres. This latest issue highlights events at Nalanda in January and February 2017, including photographs of Bro. Tan’s recent Dhamma-teaching tour of India. Get a copy and read the latest news and updates on our programmes. We thank our earnest Publication and Editorial team for producing this bimonthly bulletin for our reading pleasure.
On the last day of 2016, Nalanda Dhamma School Facilitators, students and their parents, alumni, volunteers and guests gathered at Nalanda Centre for the annual School Appreciation and Honours Day. It was an important event to celebrate the learning and progress of students throughout the year, and also to give thanks to teachers and parents who supported their learning.
Nalanda Institute Malaysia will convene a Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, 14 January for graduates of BPS304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies, class of 2016. It is also a day of gratitude and appreciation to all teachers, volunteers, and benefactors who provided precious opportunities for Dhamma learning.
On Sunday 20 November, Nalanda Dhamma School in Johor Bahru celebrated the succesful completion of their second year with an “Appreciation & Honours Day”. This year, 34 teenagers grew together with us at our spiritually-nourishing NEO Centre.
2016 had been another great year for Nalanda. With the full-functioning of facilities in Sri Serdang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Petani, we were able to host many more people who came to learn and practise Dhamma.
For the past few weekends, Nalandians have been taking part in cutting and sewing robes to be offered in India during this year’s pilgrimage. Two sets of special robes and sash have been prepared for offering at the Māhabodhi Vihāra in Bodhgaya and the Māhaparinibbāna Vihāra in Kusinara.
Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Kedah who is stepping down as the 14th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong today after a successful five-year reign. His Majesty was elected Malaysia’s Supreme Ruler for the second time on 13 December 2011. He was the country’s 5th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong from 1970 to 1975.