India & Nepal

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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8 June 2017

Hosting a monk of compassion

Nalanda Centre recently hosted the renowned social-reformer and inspiring teacher – Venerable Sanghasena Mahathera – on his trip to Malaysia.  Ven. Sanghasena, who is the Founder and President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh, arrived from India for a 3-day visit from 18th to 20th April.

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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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