Memorial Day

16 January 2018

Ajahn Chah memorial today

16 January marks the anniversary of Luang Pu Chah’s passing (in 1992).  Traditionally on this day, his disciples throughout the world would gather at his main monastery – Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon Ratchathani – to observe the memorial.  Let us pay humble tribute to this great teacher of many by recollecting his teachings and by practising them diligently!

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29 September 2017

4th Memorial Day for teachers

Today marks the 4th anniversary of the passing of eminent Pāli Scholar Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero, and renowned meditation teacher Acharya Satya Narayan Goenka.  Nalanda Centre will host a simple tribute to both teachers at 7.30pm this evening with meditation and chanting.

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28 August 2017

Commemorating Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda

31 August 2017 marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser – Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero.  On this day, Nalandians gather to commemorate our late teacher’s lifetime contributions to Dhamma propagation with a Dhamma talk and Sanghika Dāna.

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25 May 2017

Ajahn Buddhadāsa’s 111th birth anniversary

An introduction to Ajahn Buddhadāsa by Bro. H S Tan.

This week, we commemorate the life and teachings of one of the most notable Buddhist teachers of the 20th century – Ajahn Buddhadāsa Indapañño (Phra Dharmakosacarya) of Thailand.  Ajahn Buddhadāsa was born on 27 May 1906 in Chaiya, Southern Thailand, to a Chinese Hokkien father and Thai mother.  He renounced the worldly life at age 20 and led an exemplary life of an ascetic bhikkhu until his passing.

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16 January 2017

Ajahn Chah memorial today

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ajahn Chah’s passing.  Thousands of his disciples and students returned to Wat Pah Pong in Ubon Ratchathani to observe the occasion with meditation, Dhamma teaching, and merit making.  Among the senior disciples present were Luang Phor Liem, successor to Ajahn Chah as Abbot of Wat Pah Pong, and Luang Phor Sumedho, Ajahn Chah’s senior-most Western disciple and the first Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat.

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15 November 2016

Memorial tribute to King Bhumibol

It has been a month since the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  Thai people are still mourning their great loss of a highly-respected and much-loved monarch.  On Sunday 16 October, Bro. H. S. Tan led an official memorial tribute at Nalanda Centre to His Late Majesty.  In attendance were the President of Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia Bro. Tan Leng Huat and representatives from several Buddhist societies.

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13 September 2016

Honouring the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha

The Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha are collectively known in Buddhism as the ‘Three Jewels’ (Pāli, “Tiratanā”).  They are also regarded by Buddhist adherents as our ‘Three Refuges’ (Pāli, “Tisaranā”).  Buddhists revere these ‘Three Jewels’ with the highest esteem – the ‘Buddha’ is our Enlightened Teacher; the ‘Dhamma’ He taught is the Path to Liberation; and the ‘Ariya Sangha’ is the community of His Enlightened disciples.  This community comprises spiritually-developed followers who attained any of the four stages of sainthood.

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1 September 2016

He who lived wisely inspires eternally

The late Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda continues to inspire many Buddhists even 10 years after his death.  The memorial service held in his honour yesterday was testimony to that – the large crowd that attended the service occupied 3 floors of Nalanda Centre.

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1 September 2016

Buddha-Relic procession in Sri Serdang

A special procession of Buddha Relic, the Tipitaka, the robe of the late Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda, and members of the Māha Sangha were held in Sri Serdang yesterday morning to mark the 10th ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day’.  The ceremonial procession from Nalanda House to Nalanda Centre was a delightful sight indeed.  The calm spirituality and dignified manner in which it was held inspired everyone present at the event.

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30 August 2016

Special procession of Buddha Relic

A special procession of Buddha Relic, the Tipitaka and Māha Sangha will be held at 8.45 am tomorrow (Wednesday, 31 August) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda – Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser and the Sanghanāyaka Thera of Malaysia.

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