Lecture

11 April 2017

Lecture on Pāli Language

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be giving a special lecture on “Pāli Language & Literature” this Friday at the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) Headquarters in Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya.  The talk is organised by Universiti Malaya Buddhist group.

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30 March 2017

Dhammapada teaching on 31 March

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan will be giving another teaching on the Dhammapada at the Buddhist Maha Vihara on Friday, 31 March.  We invite everyone to come and learn this esteemed and essential collection of Buddha’s teachings in its original Pāli text, and hear inspiring stories of how they came about.

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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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16 March 2017

Lecture in honour of late teacher

This weekend marks the 99th birth anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society’s late Spiritual Adviser, Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be delivering a lecture on the ‘Dhammapada’ at the Buddhist Maha Vihara on Friday, 17 March in his honour. Furthermore, the lecture will be preceded by a pūja and dedication of merits at 7.30pm.

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1 March 2017

Lecture series on the ‘Dhammapada’

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be giving a series of Dhamma teachings based on the Pāli-Language ‘Dhammapada’ at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Kuala Lumpur, beginning 3 March, Friday, at 8.00pm.  The ‘Dhammapada’ is among the most revered texts of the Theravada School.  It contains concise yet inspirational teachings of the Buddha spoken on 300 occasions.

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7 August 2016

Lecture on spread of Buddhism to Maritime Southeast Asia

On Thursday 2 June, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was guest at a public lecture by Indian-American historian Professor Tansen Sen at Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur.  The special talk on “The Spread of Buddhism to Maritime Southeast Asia” was hosted by University of Malaya Sri Lankan Endowment Fund, and jointly organised by the UM Departments of History and Indian Studies.

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4 July 2016

Peaceful expansion of Buddhism in Southeast Asia

On Sunday 8 May, the Buddhist Missionary Society of Malaysia (BMSM) organized a seminar on the ‘Historical Development of Buddhism’ as part of its Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan joined renowned Nepali archaeologist Dr. Basanta Bidari and Australian venerable Bhikkhu Jaganatho on the panel of speakers to discuss the subject, with Prof. Ong Puay Liu as the moderator.

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18 June 2016

Lecture by Geshe Dorji Damdul

On Thursday 9 June, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul for a special Dhamma Lecture on “The essence of Tibetan Buddhism and its general misconceptions”. It was His Eminence’s first visit to Malaysia, which was coordinated by the Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia (VBCM).  Besides Nalanda Centre, Geshe-la also gave lectures at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship and Universiti Malaya (hosted by the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia) during his brief tour.

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