India & Nepal

14 April 2018

New Year Greetings from Nalanda

This weekend marks the New Year celebrations for our friends in many parts of Asia – across much of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, and many Malaysians of Indian origin, too.  Nalanda wishes all venerable monks, our teachers and friends joyous New Year celebrations!  May this coming year bring peace and well-being to people around the world.  Sotthi.

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5 April 2018

Indian monks and youths joined ‘Pindacāra’ programme

The ‘Pindacāra’ (alms-round) held on 3 March was indeed a joyous occasion as two young bhikkhus and 17 Buddhist youth leaders from India joined devotees in this monthly programme.  The bhikkhus and youths were in Malaysia for 10 days as part of the “Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme”, which is Nalanda Buddhist Society’s long-term mission to help revitalize the proper learning and practice of Buddhism in its land of origin – India.

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27 March 2018

Visit to future monks’ training facility

On his recent trip to India, Nalanda founder Bro.Tan took the opportunity to visit Lokuttara Mahāvihāra, a Theravāda monastery near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, where he met with its abbot, Ven. Bodhipālo Mahāthera.  With the help of the laity, Ven. Bodhipālo reported that the All India Bhikkhu Sangha is constructing a training centre for Indian monks at the vihāra.

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12 March 2018

Tragic air-crash in Kathmandu

Just days after the 4th anniversary of MH370’s disappearance, another tragic air-crash happened this afternoon in Nepal when a turboprop passenger aircraft was attempting to land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.  Flight BS 211 belonging to US-Bangla Airlines was flying on a scheduled flight from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to Kathmandu with 71 people on board.

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6 March 2018

Rejoicing at Nalanda tonight

After days of intensive Dhamma-learning sessions, leadership workshops, discussions and meditation, the inaugural batch of two bhikkhus and 17 Buddhist Youth leaders from India will be ending their training programme in Malaysia tomorrow morning.

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5 March 2018

Theravāda Bhikkhu Training Centre to be built in India

India, the land of the Buddha, has not had a proper Buddhist monks’ training centre for locals in modern times.  Observing the critical need of having one, Upasaka Dr. Harshadeep Kamble, a senior government officer from Mumbai, his wife Mrs. Rojana Vanich Kamble, galvanised the All India Bhikkhu Sangha to construct such a facility in the vicinity of Aurangabad in Maharashtra State, Western India.

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27 February 2018

Warm welcome for Indian youths

Nalanda Centre warmly welcomed two groups of Buddhist Youth leaders from India, with a party of eight from Maharashtra arriving last night, and another group of eleven Ladakhis arriving this morning.  Svagatam!  Welcome to Malaysia.

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25 February 2018

Youth Leaders’ Training Programme

From 27 February to 7 March 2018, Nalanda Buddhist Society will host the inaugural “Indian Buddhist Youth Leaders’ Training Programme” in Sri Serdang and Kuala Lumpur.  Nalanda is undertaking this important project in partnership with several Buddhist organizations in India as part of our long-term vision to propagate Buddha-Dhamma in its land of origin, and to revitalize the proper learning and practice of Buddhism there.

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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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