India & Nepal

17 April 2017

‘Dhammayatra’ for youth leaders

For the first time ever, Nalanda Institute is organising a special ‘Dhammayatra’ for Buddhist youths this year!  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be leading the journey through India and Nepal from 20 November to 4 December 2017.

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16 April 2017

Venerable Sanghasena to visit Nalanda

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host renowned social-reformer and inspiring teacher – Venerable Sanghasena Mahathera – on his upcoming journey to Malaysia.  Ven. Sanghasena, who is the Founder and President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh, will arrive at Nalanda from India for a 2-day visit starting this Tuesday, 18 April.

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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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27 March 2017

Dhamma talk in Kelzar, Maharashtra

On Sunday 12 February, Bro. Tan received a very warm welcome when he visited Dhammabhumi monastery located in Kelzar, 52km south of Nagpur.  The village of Kelzar has a population of 1500 people, with a significant proportion of Buddhists.

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26 March 2017

Remarkable Dhammaduta tour of India

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was recently invited to go on a ‘Dhammaduta’ (Dhamma-teaching) tour of India from 3 to 13 February 2017.  He was the guest-of-honour and keynote speaker at the ‘Mahakarunā Diwas’ held in Delhi, Bombay and Nagpur, which were a series of lectures on Buddhist teachings organised by the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre.

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23 March 2017

Keynote speaker in Delhi Diwas

On 4 February, Bro. Tan attended the national-level “Mahakaruna Diwas” at the Nehru Memorial Library in Delhi as the keynote speaker.  The event was organised by Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre of Ladakh under the able leadership of Venerable Sanghasena Mahathera.  It was launched by His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind, the Governor of Bihar.

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22 March 2017

Awaaz India TV interviews Bro. Tan

On his recent Dhammaduta tour of Maharashtra, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was interviewed by the local press and electronic media for his views on Buddhist revival efforts in India. In Nagpur, he gave an interview to Awaaz India TV, which is a dynamic media organisation that promotes Buddhist programmes and values.

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5 March 2017

‘Dhammayatra’ through India & Nepal

A ‘Dhammayatra’ is a spiritual pilgrimage to retrace the path taken by our Enlightened Teacher 2,600 years ago, and to discover the timeless beauty and efficacy of His marvellous teachings.

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28 February 2017

Dhammaduta tour of India

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was recently honoured with an invitation to go on a ‘Dhammaduta’ (Dhamma-teaching) tour of India from 3 to 13 February 2017. He was the guest-of-honour and keynote speaker at the ‘Mahakarunā Diwas’ held in Delhi, Bombay and Nagpur, which were a series of lectures on Buddhist teachings organised by the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre of Ladakh under the guidance of Bhikkhu Sanghasena Mahathera.

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17 December 2016

Nalandians leave for pilgrimage

A team of 45 Nalandians left today for a two-week ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India and Nepal.  The spiritual journey will take the group through places associated with the life of our great Teacher, the Buddha, starting with Uruvela (Bodhgaya), Rajagaha, Nalanda, Vesali, Savatthi, Kusinara, Kapilavatthu, Lumbini, and ending in Benares.

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