Buddhist Forum

19 July 2017

Seminar on Mahāyāna Buddhism

Than Hsiang Foundation Malaysia is organising a seminar on Saturday 19 August themed, ‘Face to Face & Heart to Heart’, featuring Venerable Wei Wu, the abbot of Than Hsiang Temple.  The dialogue will be moderated by former Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, and Buddhist stalwart Bro. Benny Liow.

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28 June 2017

“Dhamma Forum” to mark 10th anniversary of Nalanda Institute

We are honoured to have Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, and Achariya Tan Siang Chye to jointly conduct a “Dhamma Forum” this Sunday morning.  They will form a panel together with other speakers and moderators of WACANA 2017 to discuss and answer many fundamental questions related to Buddhist practice.

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8 May 2017

Amazing start to ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations

This year’s Nalanda Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations went off on a terrific start since early yesterday morning.  The good weather brought a steady stream of visitors to Nalanda Centre throughout the day.

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7 May 2017

‘Buddha Day’ celebration begins

The celebration of Wesak begins at Nalanda Centre today with morning service at 9.00am, followed by Dhamma talks by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama on the “Nine Attributes of the Buddha”, and Mandarin talk by Bro. Ooi Boon Keat on “佛陀的九种德行”.  This afternoon at 2.00pm, there will be a forum on “Getting to know the Buddha”, featuring Dharma Drum Malaysia Superintendent Venerable Bhikshuni Changzao, and Bro. Wong from Bodhi KL Musical Group.

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4 May 2017

‘Buddha Day’ 2561 at Nalanda Centre

The Wesak Full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ commemorates the Blessed One’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago.  This full-moon marks the 2561st anniversary of His passing; hence the Buddhist Era (B.E.) 2561. Nalanda will observe ‘Buddha Day’ from 7 May (Sunday) to 10 May (Wednesday).  We joyfully invite you to join us for the following ‘Buddha Day’ programmes lined up starting this weekend:

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29 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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7 April 2017

Organising team visit venue of WACANA Conference

In early February, the organising team for WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference conducted a site visit of the proposed venue at The Saujana Hotel near Subang Airport.  The team was there to inspect the ballroom, functions rooms and other facilities available at the resort, and to plan for the conference logistics.

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24 June 2015

Special Gimhāna Forum & Dhamma-Chat

This coming Sunday marks the final ‘Service Sunday’ of the 2015 ‘Gimhāna Retreat’.  We welcome everyone to join us at Nalanda Centre for special ‘Forum & Dhamma Chat’ with former Nalanda Institute Directors Bro. Tan Ho Soon and Ach. Vijaya Samarawickrama, and current Director Ach. Tan Siang Chye.  They will be on hand to answer questions put forward by devotees, and have a ‘chat on Dhamma’.

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3 September 2014

Dialogue on “Buddhist Perspective on Wealth”

On Saturday 9 August, Universiti Putra Malaysia Buddhist Society’s (PBUPM) Alumni organized a dialogue themed <佛教财富观> (“Buddhist Perspective of Wealth”) at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.   The dialogue was presented by Venerable Chang Zao (常藻法师), Superintendent of Dharma Drum Mountain Malaysia, and Dato’ Ir. Ang Choo Hong (拿督洪祖豐居士).  The moderator was Bro. Tan Yong Chin (陳永淨).

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10 March 2013

YBAM Seminar in Kedah

[From Left:] Bro. Tan, Bro. Goh (YBAM President), Bro. Tan Keng Liang (YBAM Kedah Chairman), Venerable Jue Cheng, and Dr. Hea Ai Sim were the panelists in the final discussion session.

On 8 March, the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) Kedah State Liaison Committee organised a fruitful one-day seminar to discuss the development of Buddhism in the state. This is one of the most important events in the Buddhist movement in this northern state in recent years. The seminar was held at Cinta Sayang Resort, Sungai Petani, and was participated by 230 attendees representing 33 Buddhist societies and 3 university Buddhist groups across Kedah.  Read more