On Sunday 1 May, Nalandians from near and far happily gathered at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang to celebrate the Society’s 13th anniversary, also known to us as ‘Nalanda Day’. The day’s programme started with breakfast dāna at 7am, followed by meditation and chanting at 9am.
On 30 April and 1 May, sixty Nalanda leaders from Sri Serdang and the branches in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani made full use of the long Labour Day weekend to attend the inaugural leadership conference at Nalanda Centre. The meeting was aimed at unifying hearts and sharing ideas on the Society’s way forward.
On Saturday 30 April, a new batch of elected office-bearers took their ‘pledge of service’ in a simple ceremony at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang. In total, 33 Management Committee members from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Sungai Petani branches (11 from each branch) were elected in early March this year; 26 of them attended the installation ceremony witnessed by the Society’s leaders, Board of Management members, and senior officers.
In conjunction with Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 13th anniversary celebrations, Nalandian leaders from all branches and departments were invited to a special leadership conference on 30 April and 1 May. The leaders comprising elected office-bearers and appointed officers met at Nalanda Centre for two days to chart the Society’s way forward.
On 1 May 2016, Nalanda Buddhist Society will celebrate our 13th anniversary with much rejoicing and gratitude for the support given to us by the community. Over the past 13 years, we have been continuously providing quality educational programmes to help more people practise and understand the Buddha-Dhamma.
A procession steep in tradition – the “Buddha Abhisekhara” – was held on Friday, 1 May (“Nalanda Day”) to celebrate the officiating ceremony of Nalanda Centre annex building. The procession was led by members of the Māha Sangha, and participated by a thousand guests and devotees from all over Malaysia and Singapore.
On Friday 1 May, Nalanda Buddhist Society members from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Kedah branches came together to discuss the Society’s growth for the next five years in the 3rd National Members’ Convention, held at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang. Founder Bro. H S Tan presented an important lecture on ‘The Way Forward’, charting the path for Nalandians to advance personally and organisationally.
Today marks Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 12th Anniversary since our establishment on 1 May 2003. With much appreciation, the Board of Management and Nalanda members would like to thank our Founder Bro. Tan for his great leadership, guidance and advice throughout these years.
The Management and members of Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to humbly invite the Buddhist community to participate in the ‘Officiating Ceremony of Nalanda Centre Annex Building’ this Friday 1 May, starting at 6.30pm, in Sri Serdang, Selangor.
Nalanda Buddhist Society will celebrate our 12th Anniversary of establishment on 1 May 2015. We joyfully look forward to welcoming all Nalandians back to our ‘spiritual home’ in Sri Serdang for the 3rd National Members’ Convention from this Friday, 1 May to Sunday, 3 May. This year’s Convention coincides with Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ Observance, which adds to the auspiciousness of the meeting.