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31 May 2018

Thank you for an inspiring ‘Buddha Day’ celebration

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all venerable monks, organisers, teachers, donors, volunteers and devotees who joined us in the inspiring and spiritual ‘Buddha Day’ celebration from 26 to 29 May.

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28 May 2018

‘Buddha Day’ Message B.E.2562

By Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee.

“A Life of Humility, Modesty and Moderation”

Malaysian Buddhists are gathering this week to usher in the year 2562 of the Buddhist Era, which is calculated from the Mahaparinibbāna (Great Passing Away) of the Blessed One, Buddha Gotama.  The day known as Vesakhā full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ marks the anniversary of His Enlightenment.  There is great joy for us as we recollect with gratitude the contributions of the Enlightened One to free beings from the shackles of Samsara.

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16 May 2018

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Message by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

Teacher’s Day is an important occasion on Nalanda Buddhist Society’s annual calendar because we are an educational institution.  Without education, we cannot have a civilization.

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14 May 2018

With General Elections over, it’s time to move on

Today Malaysians went back for their first working day after the 14th General Elections with a new federal government and many new state leaders at the helm.  It was Malaysia’s first transfer of power at the federal level since independence, and we should be proud that it was a remarkably peaceful one.

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10 May 2018

The people have spoken – they must be heard

Article by H. S. Tan

On the historic day of 9 May 2018, the people of Malaysia have spoken loud and clear.  In a courageous move, the Rakyat* repudiated a regime that was seen as corrupt, racist, and not in line with our collective aspirations.  But we did not effect change in a violent revolution — that is not the Malaysian way.  We did it by discovering a national conscience, and through exercising our constitutional right to vote.

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9 May 2018

Day of resolve for Malaysia

Article by H. S. Tan

In the heat of our current election fever, let us stay cool for a moment.  Consider that the vast majority of Malaysians express love for our country, what does it actually mean to “love” Malaysia?

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6 May 2018

Bro.Tan’s speech on democracy

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan gave his weekly address at the Sunday Morning Service on 6 May where he talked about our democratic system of governance, and how we can play a role in strengthening it in the long-run.  He cautioned the electorate not to be emotionally-charged with anger or fear when making decisions; but rather through calm reflection and the proper evaluation of policies and candidates.

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1 May 2018

Happy “Nalanda Day” 2018

Message from Evelyn Chow, President of Nalanda Buddhist Society.

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society.  I feel blessed being around with so many members who are attending the Sixth National Members Convention here at Nalanda Centre.  There are many supportive conditions over the past 15 years which caused all of us to be here today – I believe our gathering is not by mere chance.

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27 April 2018

Chance for lasting peace in Korea

Article by the founder of Nalanda, Bro. H. S. Tan

Today, one of the last vestiges of the Cold War – the Korean Conflict – took a great leap forward to being resolved.  A remarkable moment in the history of our generation happened this morning, when Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, stepped into South Korea to meet with its President, Moon Jae-in.

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7 March 2018

Celebrating Women’s Day

In 1975, the United Nations adopted 8 March annually as the day to highlight the plight of women worldwide.  In many countries and cultures, women had been discriminated against in employment, social benefits, political processes, and even in religion.  The situation gradually improved with awareness coupled with changing attitudes, and by providing equal opportunities in education for women.

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