Notice on the death of notable Buddhists – Sangha members, teachers, leaders, scholars. Important notice: ALL NEWS OF DEATH MUST BE VERIFIED PRIOR TO POSTING.

Obituary

4 February 2018

Obituary – Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalaratana

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Professor Bellanwila Sri Wimalaratana Nayaka Thero on 3 February 2018, aged 77.  Ven. Wimalaratana died of injuries sustained in a fall at Bellanwila Raja Mahavihara, where he was the deputy abbot.

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1 November 2017

Obituary – Farewell Aunty Tan

It is with deep respects that we announce the passing of a distinguished member of the Malaysian Buddhist community, Mdm. Chin Kim Lan, or better known to us as ‘Aunty Tan’, on Saturday 28 October 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.  Her funeral will be held on Wednesday 1 November, at 1.00pm.  Aunty Tan is the beloved mother of Nalanda Institute Director, Achariya Tan Siang Chye.

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11 September 2017

Tribute to Tuanku Abdul Halim

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Kedah over the demise of Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the beloved Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman.  His Royal Highness passed away at 2.30pm today, aged 89.

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11 January 2017

Condolences to the people of Sarawak

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tan Sri Adenan Satem and to the people of Sarawak, on the sudden passing of their Chief Minister.  Tan Sri Adenan died of heart attack in Kuching this afternoon; he was 73.  May he rest in Peace.

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21 November 2016

Chao Khun Eak passed away today

We are saddened to announce that the Chief monk of Kelantan Thai Sangha and Abbot of Wat Phikulthong Vararam in Kampung Terbok, Tumpat – the most Venerable Chao Khun Eak – passed away peacefully at 5.15am this morning.  He was 85.

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14 October 2016

Tribute to King Bhumibol of Thailand

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Thailand over the demise of His Majesty Rama IX, the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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7 September 2016

Passing of Ven. Nauyane Ariyadhamma

This morning, we are saddened to note the passing away of Most Venerable Nauyane Ariyadhamma Nāyaka Thero, well-known meditation teacher and Spiritual Director of the Sri Kalyāni Yogashārama in Sri Lanka.

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20 July 2016

Passing of Ven. Polpitiya Kassapa

We are saddened to announce the passing away of Venerable Polpitiya Kassapa Nāyaka Thero, meditation teacher and founder of Rockhill Hermitage, Sri Lanka, on Monday, 18 July 2016.  He was a disciple of the Most Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Māha Nāyaka Thera, one of the most renowned Theravada monks of the 20th century.

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16 April 2016

Passing of Sayadaw U Panditā

Namo Dhammaya!  It is with regret and deep respect that we announce the passing of (Venerable) Sayādaw U Panditā earlier today in Bangkok.  Sayadawgyi was one of the most renowned and respected teachers of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw.  His passing is a reminder to all of us to value our living days and practise the Dhamma diligently with a sense of urgency (“Samvega”).

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21 November 2015

The passing of Ven. Dr. Dhammadinna

Life is impermanent indeed.  Venerable Dr. Dhammadinna Thero, a resident bhikkhu at the Buddhist Māha Vihāra Kuala Lumpur and a disciple of the late Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, passed away on Friday, 20 November in Malacca.  20 Nalandians led by President Sis. Evelyn attended the wake service to pay respects to the late venerable.

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