Festival & Celebration

25 June 2017

Best wishes for ‘Aidilfitri’

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a joyous celebration of ‘Aidilfitri’ on this first day of Syawal.  May the fasting and sacrifices you have made over the past month bring you more Peace and blessings.  “Selamat Hari Raya!

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13 April 2017

Happy New Year

This week marks the new year celebrations for many ethnic groups in South and Southeast Asia – among them the Thais, Myanmar, Sinhalese, Cambodians, Laotians, Tamils, Bengalis, and Sikhs.  Nalanda members would like to wish all our friends a delightful celebration of their festivities with family and friends.  May the year bring blessings, vigour, and wisdom to everyone.  Sukhihontu!

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13 April 2017

Have a joyful Thingyan celebration

We wish the Myanmarese people around the world a joyful celebration of Thingyan, the Myanmar New Year.  May the year ahead be blessed with good health, peace and happiness!

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12 April 2017

Happy Songkran สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์

Nalanda wishes Venerable Ajahns and our Thai friends a joyous Songkran Festival in the Year of the Rooster.  May the coming year bring much peace, happiness, and well-being to all Thai people around the world!

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19 March 2017

Youthful Lunar New Year gathering

On Saturday 11 February, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted a gathering to usher in the Lunar New Year.  Decorated with auspicious blessings and ornaments, Nalanda Centre was made ready to receive our red-clad guests for the merry event.  The evening kicked off with pot-luck dinner prepared by the youths, as familiar faces reconnected and rejoiced together.

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25 February 2017

Festive gathering at Nalanda Book Café

Nalandians who returned from Lunar New Year celebrations in their respective hometowns had a wonderful ‘reunion’ at Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, on 2 February.  The festive gathering saw Nalanda members and devotees from the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani congregating for the ‘soft reopening’ of the Book Café, which resumed operations after several months of renovation.

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20 February 2017

Approaching the stroke of midnight

Close to midnight on 31 December 2016, members, devotees and students traditionally gathered at Nalanda Centre to participate in the New Year Eve pūja and chanting.  Instead of the worldly way of ‘counting down’ to the stroke of 12am, Nalandians choose to ‘calm down’ with meditation, reflection, and making spiritual aspirations.

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11 February 2017

Enjoy “Chap Goh Meh” 元宵节快乐!

Today is the full-moon of the first lunar month, also known locally as “Chap Goh Meh”, which means ‘the fifteenth night’ in the Hokkien dialect.  It marks the end of the 15-day Lunar New Year celebrations, and is a significant day for the Chinese community.  Traditionally, families would celebrate the festival with another round of joyous reunion, and aspirations for a happy, harmonious and bountiful year ahead.

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9 February 2017

‘Thaipusam’ celebration today

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Hindu friends who observe ‘Thaipusam’ today a fulfilling celebration of faith and devotion.  May your wholesome deeds be rightly blessed.

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28 January 2017

Happy Lunar New Year

Nalanda Buddhist Society management and members wish everyone a “Happy Lunar New Year” with the blessings of Dhamma! May you and your loved ones enjoy good health, success and peace in the year ahead.  Travel safe and enjoy your holidays with family and friends.  Sukhihontu!

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