Nalanda members held our first Members’ Day in 2017 on Saturday, 18 February to review the Society’s latest developments. Nalandians were briefed about major upcoming events including Nalanda e-Run on 16 April and the National Members’ Convention from 29 April to 1 May.
Saturday 18 February marked the 4th Annual General Meeting of Nalanda Buddhist Society Kuala Lumpur Branch. During the meeting held at NEO Centre Happy Garden, members were given updates on the Branch’s development in 2016 as well as upcoming plans for this year. The meeting was also attended by Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn, Honorary Secretary Bro. Pee, and EXCO Member Bro. Lee Teck Beng.
Nalanda members concluded yet another successful Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) on Sunday 12 March – the 14th edition since the Society’s establishment in 2003. As customary, the meeting was preceded by paying homage to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha at the main Shrine Hall of Nalanda Centre, followed by ‘Achariya-abhivādana’ – paying respects to our late spiritual adviser, Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda, at Sumangala Room.
Nalanda members are reminded to attend the 14th Annual General Meeting of the Society this Sunday, 12 March, starting at 2pm. The Secretariat and Treasury will table their working and financial reports for 2016 respectively. There will also be discussions on the Society’s development plans for 2017-2018, and the election of a new Board of Management.
Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia’s Board of Management would like to invite all members registered with Serdang headquarters to attend our 14th Annual General Meeting scheduled for Sunday, 12 March 2017, starting 2.00pm, at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.
Nalandians who returned from Lunar New Year celebrations in their respective hometowns had a wonderful ‘reunion’ at Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, on 2 February. The festive gathering saw Nalanda members and devotees from the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani congregating for the ‘soft reopening’ of the Book Café, which resumed operations after several months of renovation.
As the pace picks up after the Lunar New Year holidays and heading towards the month of Vesakha (April-May), Nalandians will get busier with educational and community outreach programmes in the coming weeks. It is time again for members to attend important meetings to discuss and plan for the year ahead. Nalanda Buddhist Society is happy to invite members to the following meetings:
The few days leading to the arrival of Lunar New Year have traditionally been a time for Nalandians to gather to wish each other a joyful celebration before everyone heads home for reunion with family and friends. On Tuesday 24 January, the New Year ‘couplet’ was unveiled before the start of evening chanting in the Shrine Hall at Nalanda Centre. It was indeed a lively and cheerful event for devotees in Sri Serdang.
The Nalanda Education Team (N.E.T.) gathered tonight for its first monthly meeting of 2017. N.E.T. Chairman Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama led the discussions on Dhamma-learning programmes planned for the year, including the upcoming WACANA Buddhist Conference scheduled on 1 July.
On Sunday 4 December, Nalanda members gathered in celebratory spirits for the final Members’ Day of 2016. Founder Bro. Tan graced the big family gathering, commenting that 2016 has indeed been an amazing and successful year for Nalanda. This success is also found in the intangible spiritual advancement of individual Nalandians.