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9 February 2018

Let the games begin!

The 2018 Pyeongchang (平昌)Winter Olympics had just gotten underway in South Korea this evening.  The spirit of modern Olympics has always been the celebration of fraternity and friendship across race, religion, and nationality.  Let this be our common goal and principle throughout these games.

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19 January 2018

Celebrating a remarkable 2017

Last year was truly amazing for Nalanda Buddhist Society when we had hugely successful events such as the WACANA Conference, ‘e-Run for Community Education’, Dhamma-Living Camps, and two special year-end Dhammayatras. Our focus on educating teenagers and youths yielded great results with hundreds of enthusiastic young Buddhists participating in Nalanda’s numerous learning programmes.

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24 December 2017

Best wishes of the season

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all our Christian friends a “Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year”!  Besides gathering for celebrations with family and friends, let us also reflect wisely and grow spiritually to become better individuals and caring communities.  May your days ahead be blessed with much happiness and peace.

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11 December 2017

Celebrating Nalanda ‘Education Day’

Message from Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

One of our most fascinating preoccupations concerns our origins as human beings. Our earliest ancestor can be traced back to a tiny microbe called Saccorhytus which ‘lived’ 500 million years ago and whose fossil remains were discovered in China recently.  After millions of years of evolution we left the members of the animal world behind and eventually earned the title of ‘manussa’  – ‘that which has a mind which can be developed’.

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13 October 2017

1st anniversary of King Bhumibol

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His Majesty was the longest-reigning monarch in the world at the time of his death last October at age 88.  He is still beloved and sorely missed by Thai people everywhere, with 12.7 million visitors having paid respects to his remains at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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26 September 2017

Three proposals for Malaysian Buddhists

In a recent seminar organised by Than Hsiang Foundation and supported by Nalanda Institute together with a dozen other organisations, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan emphasised the need for followers of different Buddhist traditions to make efforts to understand each other, and to be united as one Dharma-practising community in leading the world out of obsession with materialism.

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16 September 2017

Happy 54th ‘Malaysia Day’

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the formation of ‘Malaysia’ – a federation of 13 states spanning the Malay Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah. It is quite a remarkable achievement for a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation such as ours to remain largely peaceful and harmonious over half a century.

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1 September 2017

29th SEA Games come to a close

The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games have come to a wonderful close on Wednesday, 30 August.  We are proud of the achievements of the host country Malaysia for organising a friendly and successful games.  We are also happy for all the officials and athletes for their efforts and performances which enthralled sports fans for 2 weeks.

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31 August 2017

Malaysia marks 60th Merdeka Day

Today, 31 August 2017, Malaysians throughout the country and abroad mark our nation’s 60th Independence Day. Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all citizens a Happy ‘Merdeka Day’!

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16 July 2017

WACANA 2017 Keynote Presentation

On 1 July, Āyasmā Aggacitta gave the keynote presentation at WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference, where he outlined the importance of distinguishing the ‘essential teachings’ of the Buddha from later cultural accretions.  The text of his presentation is available here for our study and reflection.  We would like to thank Venerable Aggacitta for giving us permission to publish the keynote presentation.

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