Pilgrimage

17 April 2017

‘Dhammayatra’ for youth leaders

For the first time ever, Nalanda Institute is organising a special ‘Dhammayatra’ for Buddhist youths this year!  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be leading the journey through India and Nepal from 20 November to 4 December 2017.

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5 March 2017

‘Dhammayatra’ through India & Nepal

A ‘Dhammayatra’ is a spiritual pilgrimage to retrace the path taken by our Enlightened Teacher 2,600 years ago, and to discover the timeless beauty and efficacy of His marvellous teachings.

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17 December 2016

Nalandians leave for pilgrimage

A team of 45 Nalandians left today for a two-week ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India and Nepal.  The spiritual journey will take the group through places associated with the life of our great Teacher, the Buddha, starting with Uruvela (Bodhgaya), Rajagaha, Nalanda, Vesali, Savatthi, Kusinara, Kapilavatthu, Lumbini, and ending in Benares.

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14 December 2016

Sewing robes for offering in India

For the past few weekends, Nalandians have been taking part in cutting and sewing robes to be offered in India during this year’s pilgrimage.  Two sets of special robes and sash have been prepared for offering at the Māhabodhi Vihāra in Bodhgaya and the Māhaparinibbāna Vihāra in Kusinara.

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13 December 2016

Visiting Nalandians in Kedah

Bro. Tan made a whirlwind tour to Kedah earlier this month to bid Nalandians there a grateful close to a marvellous 2016, and a joyful welcoming of 2017.  He first stopped-over in Alor Setar to meet with members before proceeding to NEO Centre Sungai Petani for an evening gathering.

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10 April 2016

Registration for Pilgrimage is closed

Dear friends, kindly be informed that the registration for this year’s Pilgrimage to India and Nepal is officially CLOSED today.  Members who are selected for the 2016 Pilgrimage will be informed by 17 April.  Would-be pilgrims have to attend a 2-month special Dhamma course in September-October to prepare for this spiritual journey.  You will also be advised on practical matters such as visa application and other preparations from time to time.

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6 April 2016

Special Pilgrimage for Nalandians

Good news for Nalanda members and long-term volunteers!  This December, Nalanda is organizing a pilgrimage to India and Nepal, to be led by our founder-teacher, Bro Tan.  This journey of Dhamma discovery will begin at Bodhgaya – the sacred spot where the Buddha attained Enlightenment 2,640 years ago – and continue on to Rajagaha, Nalanda, Vesali, Kusinara, Lumbini, Kapilavatthu, and Varanasi.

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14 April 2015

Passage of Time through India

In their month-long travels through India, a team of photographers captured many dynamic yet timeless pictures of temples and people in this ancient spiritual land.  A selection of these amazing photographs will be displayed at a special exhibition themed “Passage through India” at Nalanda Centre in conjunction with Wesak Observance from 1 to 3 May.  We invite you to visit this exhibition and be inspired by the ever-changing yet enduring facets of India!  All are welcome.

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12 April 2015

Seeing the Colours of India

A lone scarecrow amidst a beautiful sea of yellow – fields of mustard flowers are a common sight in Northern India during winter months.  Photographer Paul Cher captured this scenery among many others during his month-long sojourn in India with Bro.Tan earlier this year.  A selection of meaningful photographs of temples and people will be exhibited for the first time at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with Wesak Observance.

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8 April 2015

Special Photography Exhibition this Wesak

“Passage through India” – A Photographic Journey

1 – 3 May | 10.00 am – 6.00 pm | Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Earlier this year, a team of photographers journeyed with Bro. Tan on a month-long pilgrimage to Buddhist sacred sites in India.  They came back with thousands of astonishing photographs of temples, rituals, people and scenery that were truly inspiring.  A selection of these marvelous photographs will be exhibited for the first time at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ Wesak Observance. Read more