Greetings

24 June 2017

Best wishes for ‘Aidilfitri’

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a joyous celebration of ‘Aidilfitri’ on the first day of Syawal tomorrow.  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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14 May 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day in Malaysia (and in many other countries around the world), it is timely to recollect with gratitude our mothers’ compassion, kindness, and sacrifices over the years, borne out of unconditional love for us.

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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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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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27 January 2017

Pre-New Year traditions at Nalanda

The few days leading to the arrival of Lunar New Year have traditionally been a time for Nalandians to gather to wish each other a joyful celebration before everyone heads home for reunion with family and friends.  On Tuesday 24 January, the New Year ‘couplet’ was unveiled before the start of evening chanting in the Shrine Hall at Nalanda Centre.  It was indeed a lively and cheerful event for devotees in Sri Serdang.

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24 January 2017

All-round New Year cheers

There was good cheer all around on Sunday 22 January as Nalanda members and devotees gathered in Sri Serdang on the last Sunday before the Lunar New Year.  Bro. Tan gave an insightful talk on the ‘recipe’ for the best-ever celebration of the season – a chance to experience spirituality at every turn with our sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, thinking, and feeling.

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