On Saturday 4 February, Nalanda members and devotees from the neighbourhood gathered at NEO Centre Sungai Petani for our annual Lunar New Year “open house”. It was a happy occasion to meet good friends and make new ones.
On Saturday 14 January, a group of 10 members from Buddhist Tzu Chi Merits Society Malaysia paid an official visit to NEO Centre Sungai Petani. They were warmly welcomed by Nalanda branch leaders and members. The visit was an initiative by Tzu Chi Merits Society to forge closer friendship with other Buddhist Societies locally.
Over the weekend on 21 January, Nalandians in Kedah were busy cleaning and decorating NEO Centre Sungai Petani in preparation to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year. Members and devotees worked harmoniously in making the place spick and span and truly welcoming!
On Sunday 27 November, members and devotees gathered at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur to observe a meaningful ‘Sangha Day’ to express gratitude and reverence to the monastic community for their tireless efforts in the preservation and propagation of the Buddha-Dhamma.
On Sunday 20 November, Nalanda Dhamma School in Johor Bahru celebrated the succesful completion of their second year with an “Appreciation & Honours Day”. This year, 34 teenagers grew together with us at our spiritually-nourishing NEO Centre.
On Saturday 19 November, the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong gave a talk at NEO Centre Sungai Petani on the relevance of Buddhism in the 21st century. He shared many recent scientific researches that support what the Buddha taught 2600 years ago, and proved the teachings relevant at present times.
Thinking of how to spend your Christmas break? Nalanda Kedah Branch is organising a FREE camp for young adults aged 18 to 29 years old; which will be conducted in Mandarin. The 3-day camp is from 23 to 25 December, and will be held at NEO Centre Bandar Mutiara in Sungai Petani.
On Sunday 27 October, NEO Centre Johor Bahru was bustling with festive atmosphere as students, parents, teachers and volunteers gathered for the annual Nalanda Free School ‘Appreciation Day’. The joyful occasion was to celebrate students’ academic achievements, positive learning attitude and good behaviour throughout the year. The teachers expressed approval of individual students not only for improvements seen in their exam results, but also in their conduct and overall character development.
It was another much anticipated third Saturday of the month, when Nalanda’s educational ‘Pindacara’ programme took place in Seri Kembangan on 19 November. As usual, throngs of devotees had prepared food to be offered to Sangha members on their alms-round at Jalan Besar market.
We invite you to participate in offering robes and requisites to Sangha members in conjunction with Nalanda’s ‘Sangha Day’ celebrations this weekend. The programme on Sunday 27 November includes a Dhamma talk by Achariya Vijaya, blessings, Robes offering, and lunch dāna to members of the Maha Sangha. For more information, please contact Bro. Ng at 012-273-9787. All are welcome.