Respected Nalanda Achariyas Bro. Tan Ho Soon and Vijaya Samarawickrama will deliver a series of 12 talks on the theme “Doctrine and Practice” as part of the Dhamma Dāna Lecture Series organized by the Buddhist Maha Vihara for 2017.
On Sunday 27 November, members and devotees gathered at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur to observe a meaningful ‘Sangha Day’ to express gratitude and reverence to the monastic community for their tireless efforts in the preservation and propagation of the Buddha-Dhamma.
On 23 October, Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch organised a family trip for its members to Taman Putra Perdana in Putrajaya. Sixty-four Nalandians and their family members, including students from the Dhamma School, took part in the outing.
We invite you to participate in offering robes and requisites to Sangha members in conjunction with Nalanda’s ‘Sangha Day’ celebrations this weekend. The programme on Sunday 27 November includes a Dhamma talk by Achariya Vijaya, blessings, Robes offering, and lunch dāna to members of the Maha Sangha. For more information, please contact Bro. Ng at 012-273-9787. All are welcome.
On Saturday 6 August, the Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch organised the monthly educational ‘Pindacāra’ (monks on alms-round) at the Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden morning markets. Two venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple went on alms-round, allowing market-goers the opportunity to performing the meritorious act of offering food.
Nalandians from Serdang, Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Petani Branches are looking forward to joining the ‘Family Fun Fair’ at NEO Centre Johor Bahru this Sunday. A convoy of one bus, several MPVs and cars will depart from Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang after morning chanting tomorrow (i.e. Saturday). At 8.00pm, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will join Nalandians in Johor Bahru for the evening service and deliver a talk.
The Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden Kuala Lumpur was packed to the brim last Thursday as a new meditation class got underway. More than 50 meditators signed up for the class, which is the second to be held at the Nalanda branch centre following a successful one last year.
On Friday 1 July, Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda Ong was invited to S.M.K. Desa Mahkota, Kuala Lumpur, to participate in ‘Program Kerohanian Sekolah’ for 300 sixth-form students. Sis. Sunanda gave a talk on the ‘Importance of Having a Belief’ where she introduced the basics of Buddhist spirituality – that it was a way of life to reduce our distress, and ultimately to end all suffering. She also spoke about the ‘Three Refuges’ and the Buddha’s ‘Middle Path’ to Enlightenment.
On Thursday 7 July, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan and Sis. Nandinī paid respects at the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul where the 2nd Theravāda Samaneri Novitiate Programme was being held. More than 30 ladies ordained temporarily in order to experience the joys of monastic life.
On Saturday 18 June, six volunteer librarians from the Buddhist Māhavihāra (BMV) received training at Nalanda on how to use the OPAC library cataloging system. A special session to understand the functions and capabilities of the OPAC system was conducted by Pustaka Nalanda (Library) Director Bro. Ananda Fong, IT Manager Bro. Lam, and Operations Manager Sis. Chin.