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.
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:
We would like to inform you that Nalanda Centre, Youth Centre and Pustaka Nalanda (the Library) in Sri Serdang will be closed for a week from Thursday, 26 January to Wednesday, 1 February for the Lunar New Year holidays. The Centre and Library will reopen on Thursday, 2 February at 10am. We wish everyone a joyous celebration of Lunar New Year! May you and your loved ones be well and happy always.
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!
All members of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia registered at Sri Serdang headquarters are requested to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting (E.G.M.) called by the Board of Management; the E.G.M. will be held on Sunday 16 October 2016, 1.00 pm, at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang to discuss the Society’s future development plans.
Nalanda Buddhist Society will rebuild ‘Nalanda House’ in Sri Serdang and rename it the ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ to honour the centenary of our late Spiritual Adviser, the Most Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero (1918 - 2006). The proposed Centre will cater for the use of Nalanda Dhamma School, which has seen remarkable growth over the years. The new 2½-storey facility will be able to accommodate 100 more students comfortably.
Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering a 10-session course – BPS 304 Certificate in Buddhist Studies – commencing 6 August 2016. This course will be completed in a single semester, and consists of four basic modules:
Today marks the start of the holy month of Vesakha. This evening, Nalanda Centre will be hosting the Vesakha New-moon Uposatha Service beginning at 8.00pm. We shall observe this spiritual occasion with offerings, chanting, meditation, and Dhamma sharing. The best way to honour of our Great Teacher – the Buddha, is to enhance our efforts to learn and practise the Dhamma. We welcome everyone to participate actively in Nalanda’s upcoming learning programmes.
Tomorrow is the New-moon day for the month of ‘Vesakha’. Thus, we are just two weeks away from the most important day in the Buddhist calendar – Vesakha Full-moon ‘Buddha Day’, also commonly known in Malaysia as ‘Wesak Day’.