24 March 2017

Let us unite against terrorism

The world is saddened by yet another terrorist attack in London. Terrorism is now a global phenomenon. We should remain vigilant against potential acts of terror but at the same time, do not give in to fear or hatred.  We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of this latest tragedy.  Let’s stay united against hatred, prejudice and acts of terror throughout the world.

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20 January 2017

Obama bows out

After eight years as President of the United States, Barack Obama bows out of office today, and leaves the White House to a new era of uncertainty.

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28 December 2016

Thank you for a marvellous year!

2016 had been another great year for Nalanda. With the full-functioning of facilities in Sri Serdang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Petani, we were able to host many more people who came to learn and practise Dhamma.

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11 December 2016

Nalanda ‘Education Day’ Message

Message from Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Team

Moving forward together

More than 2,600 years ago, in the sacred Deer Park in Sarnath, the Blessed One set in motion the ‘Wheel of glorious Dhamma’.  Soon after hearing the injunction to “preach the Dhamma – excellent in the beginning, excellent in the middle, excellent in the end – for the welfare and happiness of the many”, the Buddha’s first 60 arahant disciples went far and wide to compassionately propagate the Buddha-Word.

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5 December 2016

His Majesty’s memory lives on

For many years, Nalanda Buddhist Society had been marking 5 December with an annual felicitation message to the people of Thailand on the occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday.  This year, we are continuing with that tradition, but the message is inevitably sombre.  The late King is no more; but his legacy and memory will no doubt go on forever.

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14 October 2016

Tribute to King Bhumibol of Thailand

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Thailand over the demise of His Majesty Rama IX, the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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5 October 2016

Buddhist organisations can do more

On Sunday, Bro. Tan addressed the issue of false Buddhist teachings that are prevalent in a large portion of the community.  Some preachers are using Buddhist concepts such as ‘kamma’ and ‘rebirth’ to dupe gullible devotees into parting with their money and sponsoring unnecessary and ineffectual rituals.  The performance of such rituals is not in accordance to the letter and spirit of Buddhism.

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16 September 2016

Celebrating the 53rd ‘Malaysia Day’

Article by Dr. Tan Ho Soon

Back in 1963, the peoples of Malaya and the former British colonies of North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore decided to form a federation of 14 states and territories under a federal government based in Kuala Lumpur.  Thus on 16 September that year, a country named ‘Malaysia’ was born of that aspiration.  In August 1965, Singapore left the federation to become an independent republic.  The other 13 states have continued to persevere as a nation until today.

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8 September 2016

All the best to Paralympians

The XV Paralympic Games had just gotten underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  From 7th to 18th September, the world will get to witness the spirit and tenacity of athletes with disabilities.  We are sure to find out many heart-rending stories of their sacrifices and struggles against challenges.

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31 August 2016

Nalanda’s Merdeka Day Message 2016

Today, Malaysians celebrate the 59th anniversary of our nation’s independence.  We are grateful for the relative peace and stability that our nation has enjoyed over the decades.  We are also thankful for the invaluable services rendered by honourable civil servants and principled civic leaders to the development of Malaysia.  We owe those unsung heroes a debt of gratitude in ensuring our country’s progress despite facing severe challenges in nation-building.

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