On Sunday 25 September, Buddhist stalwart and Dhamma speaker from Johor Bahru Dr. Punna Wong Yin Onn visited Nalanda Centre to present his newly-launched book, “Walking in the Buddha’s Footprints: 100 Reflective Essays”.
On Saturday 18 June, six volunteer librarians from the Buddhist Māhavihāra (BMV) received training at Nalanda on how to use the OPAC library cataloging system. A special session to understand the functions and capabilities of the OPAC system was conducted by Pustaka Nalanda (Library) Director Bro. Ananda Fong, IT Manager Bro. Lam, and Operations Manager Sis. Chin.
Exactly one month from today, we will be celebrating the Wesak Full-moon “Buddha Day”. Nalanda Buddhist Society together with Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS) are planning to reprint a wonderful Dhamma book – “Without and Within: Questions and Answers on the Teachings of Theravāda Buddhism” – for free distribution this May in conjunction with Wesak.
On Sunday 11 October, Nalanda Centre had the honour of welcoming our Member of Parliament for Puchong, Yang Berhormat Mr. Gobind Singh Deo, and Selangor State Assemblyman for Kinrara, Yang Berhormat Mr. Ng Sze Han, for an official visit. The Yang Berhormats’ entourage was given a warm welcome by Nalanda members while touring the Centre.
On Friday 12 June, Nalanda Centre was honoured by a visit by Venerable Sayadaw U Osadha from California, U.S.A. Sayadaw Osadha was accompanied by the President of Selangor Buddhist Vipassana Meditation Society Bro. Lim Boon Hang and several other devotees. On hand to welcome the venerable were Founder Bro. Tan, Director of Nalanda Centre Sis. Nandini, and other officers.
This coming Sunday 19 April, Nalanda Buddhist Society respectfully commemorates the good work of a renowned Buddhist scholar – the late Venerable Dr. Walpola Rahula of Sri Lanka. The late Ven. Rahula Nayaka Thero had contributed immensely to the understanding and propagation of Dhamma through his publications and lectures.
From 31 January to 1 February, Sis. Santi and Sis. Siaw Kim from Pustaka Nalanda Sri Serdang visited the branch library at NEO Centre Johor Bahru. They had a fruitful discussion with the branch librarians and volunteers about sorting and re-organising the library catalogue. In addition, both sisters also presented the ‘2015 Library Plans’ and updates on the OPAC System.
On Sunday 7 December, students from the International Medical University (IMU) in Bukit Jalil paid a visit to Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang. They were warmly received and hosted by Nalandian youths. The group spent 4 hours touring the facilities including Nalanda Youth Centre, Youth Library, and the Main Reference Library.
On Sunday 26 October, Nalandians gathered in unity to commemorate yet another great Buddhist luminary – Venerable Narada Nāyaka Māha Thero. This commemoration day programme was both initiated and organised by Pustaka Nalanda (the library). The commemoration service began with pūja and chanting, followed by Dhamma teachings by Nalanda Founder Bro Tan. He spoke about values that Ven. Narada held on to, and how the late venerable was a great Buddhist leader for us to emulate and learn from. Read more