One of the most enduring and evocative traditions at Nalanda is the “Achariya-abhivādana” – where Nalandian officers formally pay respect to teachers past and present. The simple ceremony is performed on special occasions such as ‘Buddha Day’, ‘Dhamma Day’, ‘Sangha Day’, ‘Education Day’ (on 11 December), Nalanda’s anniversary celebration (‘Nalanda Day’, on 1 May), and memorial days of departed achariyas.
On Friday 1 May, which was Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 12th anniversary, Nalanda Centre was filled with joy as 1,000 Nalandians and guests came to take part in the ‘Officiating Ceremony of Nalanda Centre Annex Building’. We were honoured to have Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, Abbot of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Ven. Nyanaramsi Thero, Abbot of Subang Jaya Buddhist Vihara, and venerable members of the Maha Sangha to offer blessings at the ceremony. Read more
Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank Ven. Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero, Ven. Nyanaramsi Thero, Ven. Dr. Dhammapala Thero, members of the Māha Sangha, Buddhist community leaders, representatives from sister organisations, members of other faiths, benefactors, supporters and devotees for your kind presence at the officiating ceremony of Nalanda Centre Annex Building on Friday, 1 May 2015.
On Saturday 28 March, Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch invited Venerable Thipako and Venerable Chye from Sammāditthi Meditation Grove for lunch dāna at the proposed Nalanda Outreach & Education (NEO) Centre, located in Bandar Mutiara, Sungai Petani. The dāna was specially arranged to mark the beginning of construction work of the new centre, and to invoke the blessings of the ‘Three Jewels’ for the successful completion of the project.
Final touches are being done by Nalandian youths for Nalanda Youth Centre’s opening this Thursday, 1 May 2014. Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero will grace the occasion together with other Sangha members.
Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero giving a talk at the Dedication Ceremony of NEO Centre on 11 December 2011.
Nalanda Buddhist Society is poised to progress further with the opening of its first Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur. The new satelite centre will enable the Society to extend its educational services to a wider community. Read more