Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was recently honoured with an invitation to go on a ‘Dhammaduta’ (Dhamma-teaching) tour of India from 3 to 13 February 2017. He was the guest-of-honour and keynote speaker at the ‘Mahakarunā Diwas’ held in Delhi, Bombay and Nagpur, which were a series of lectures on Buddhist teachings organised by the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre of Ladakh under the guidance of Bhikkhu Sanghasena Mahathera.
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.
It has been a week since the passing of the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and the people of Thailand are slowly coming to terms with this great loss and collective grief. The void in their hearts created by the king’s demise cannot be quickly or easily filled. Time alone can heal.
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda’s passing (on 31 August 2006). Although he had physically left us a decade ago, Ven. Dhammananda had nonetheless left behind an enduring legacy of Buddhist educational and missionary spirit among his followers in Malaysia.
On 15 July 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed the renowned ancient Buddhist university – Nalanda Mahavihara in India – as a “World Heritage Site”.
Today marks the second anniversary of Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha’s passing. The late Venerable Anuruddha was Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan’s Dhamma and Pāli Language teacher. Although a foremost and distinguished scholar in Pāli language and literature, and having been the first Vice-Chancellor of the Buddhist & Pāli University of Sri Lanka, the late Professor Anuruddha lived most of his life in seclusion. His funeral was a very simple affair in accordance to his last wish, much in character with this humble bhikkhu.
We are pleased to present a special and lively greeting for you and your family in welcoming a joyful year ahead. Please click on the screen to view the clip; and do SHARE the best wishes with your relatives and friends. Happy New Year!
26 December 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami which was triggered by a massive earthquake north of Sumatera. The twin disasters killed more than 230,000 people across 14 countries in Asia and Africa.
Episode 10 of NalandaTV is now available for viewing on-line! This episode reports on the recent appointment of a new Director for Nalanda Institute. On Thursday 26 June, a simple but meaningful ceremony to hand-over duties to the new Director was held at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.
The joyous occasion saw Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, who helmed Nalanda Institute for the past 4 years, hand over the baton to the new Director, Achariya Tan Siang Chye. The sentiment at the Directorship’s handing-over ceremony was both joyous and appreciative.
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Dear friends, Episode 9 of NalandaTV is now available for viewing on-line! This episode reports on the National Members’ Convention held in Sri Serdang from 1 – 3 May, in conjunction with Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 11th Anniversary.
Nalanda members from all over the country had a wonderful time spent in great camaraderie and spiritual solidarity. There were many touching personal sharing by Nalandians about their good friends. Founder Bro. Tan also gave a moving and stirring talk on what it means to be a ‘good practitioner and friend’.
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