India & Nepal

5 February 2018

Celebrating ‘Republic Day’ in Mumbai

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was the guest-of-honour in the recent ‘Republic Day’ celebrations held in Mumbai on 26 January. The event was organised by a Maharashtra Buddhist organisation – the “Babasaheb Ambedkar Vichar Mahotsav Samiti” – headed by its Chief Coordinator, Commissioner Dr. Harshadeep Kamble.

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21 December 2017

Nalanda Youth Pilgrimage 2017

40 Buddhist youths embarked on a special pilgrimage to India and Nepal from 21 November to 4 December 2017, led by Nalanda founder, Bro Tan.

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15 December 2017

70 pilgrims begin their ‘Dhammayatra’

Following the successful two-week ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) for Nalandian youths which just concluded on 4 December, another group of 70 adults from Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia and the Buddhist Fellowship of Singapore began their journey of Dhamma discovery to India and Nepal early this morning.

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21 November 2017

Nalanda youths leave for pilgrimage

Early in the morning of Tuesday 21 November, 40 Buddhist youths left Kuala Lumpur International Airport to begin a two-week ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India and Nepal.  Led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, everyone embarked on this spiritual journey with joyful thoughts and motivation.

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7 October 2017

Briefing for pilgrims to India

This year, Nalanda Institute is organising two pilgrimage tours to India and Nepal led by founder Bro. Tan: (1) the special pilgrimage for Buddhist youths in November; and (2) the tri-national (Malaysian-Singaporean-Indonesian) pilgrimage in December.

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2 October 2017

Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Today marks the 148th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, which is known as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ in India.  Let us honour his legacy of non-violence by contemplating on the virtues of patience, loving-kindness, and amity, as well as incorporating them in our daily interaction with others.

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1 October 2017

India’s meditating top golfer

CNN News reported that one of India and the world’s top golfers, 30 year old Anirban Lahiri, is a practitioner of the ancient Buddhist meditation technique called ‘Vipassana’, which means “to see things as they really are”; and he has been doing it since he was 17.

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15 August 2017

Celebrating the glory of India

Today marks the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.  Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia would like to wish all Indian citizens a joyous and meaningful celebration of Indian nationhood.

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26 July 2017

Talk by Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

On Wednesday 21 June, Nalanda Centre once again welcomed the return of Ven. Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahāthera from Nepal, accompanied by Ven. Gavesi, Maechi Chini and Ven. Sayalay Vimalanani.  Nalandians took the opportunity to invite Sayadaw Nyanapurnik to give a Dhamma talk to the evening crowd.

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9 June 2017

Landmark agreement to revitalise Buddhism in India

Report by Ajita.

Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Ven. Sanghasena Mahathera and his two key assistants from Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh – Mrs. Dorma and Ms. Kunzang – on their recent visit to Malaysia from 18 to 20 April.  Ven. Sanghasena was here to conduct discussions with Nalanda founder Bro. Tan on plans to help revitalise Buddhism in India.

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