Refers to visiting (notable) individuals or groups to Nalanda, either formal (organised) or informal (impromptu).

Visitors

20 April 2017

Visit by friends from Singapore

Over the weekend on 11 and 12 March, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host 12 members of Buddhist Fellowship (BF) Singapore, and Bliss & Wisdom Society; the group was led by Bro. Jerry Ong of BF.  Our friends were warmly welcomed by Nalanda officers upon arrival on Saturday, and were brought on a building tour by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan personally.

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17 April 2017

Talk by Ajahn Buddharakkhita

On Wednesday 8 March, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Buddharakkhita from Ireland.  As the day also marked the third anniversary of MH370 incident, Nalandians took the opportunity to invite Ajahn for a Dhamma talk after the weekly meditation session.

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16 April 2017

Venerable Sanghasena to visit Nalanda

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host renowned social-reformer and inspiring teacher – Venerable Sanghasena Mahathera – on his upcoming journey to Malaysia.  Ven. Sanghasena, who is the Founder and President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh, will arrive at Nalanda from India for a 2-day visit starting this Tuesday, 18 April.

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12 March 2017

Scholar monks visit Nalanda

On Tuesday 7 February, a group of 10 scholarly Sangha members visited Nalanda Centre to learn about the Buddhist educational work done in Malaysia.  The young monks were among the best scholars throughout Sri Lanka in Pāli, Sanskrit and Sinhalese languages, having excelled in national Buddhist examinations there.  They were invited to Malaysia on a study tour courtesy of Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero of Sentul Temple.

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10 March 2017

Welcome to Malaysia, bhante

Nalanda Centre warmly welcomes Venerable T. Seelananda Mahathera on his Dhammaduta tour of Malaysia from 11 – 25 March 2017.  Ven. Seelananda is the Deputy Abbot of Bhāvanā Society in West Virginia, USA.  He regularly conducts meditation retreats and Dhamma studies throughout North America and Europe.

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7 March 2017

Secondary school students visit Nalanda

On Saturday 4 February, Nalandians were delighted to host a study tour by 80 students from SMK Gajah Berang, Malacca, and 40 students from SMK USJ 13, Selangor.  The young visitors and their teachers were warmly received in the morning, and they proceeded on a tour of Nalanda Centre.

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27 February 2017

New Year ‘open house’ in Kedah

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.

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22 February 2017

Honoured guests from Sri Lanka

On Thursday 5 January, Nalanda Centre was honoured by a visit by well-known Sri Lankan social activist Dr. Charika Marasinghe and her husband Dr. Upali, M.D.  Dr. Charika is the daughter of Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, the founder of Sarvodaya Shramadana, the largest social-development organisation in Sri Lanka.

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12 February 2017

Ajahn Kalyāno visits Nalanda Centre

On Tuesday 13 December, Nalanda Centre welcomed the visit by Venerable Ajahn Kalyāno, a disciple of the late Ajahn Chah, a celebrated teacher in the Thai forest tradition.  Ajahn Kalyāno is the abbot of Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in Melbourne, Australia.

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7 February 2017

Indonesian bhikkhus visit Nalanda

Report by Chan Jia Xin.

In December 2016, Nalanda was honoured to host Venerable Ñanukkamsa and Venerable Alokavamsa, two well-practised Theravada bhikkhus from Indonesia.   After a warm reception, the venerables were brought on a building tour and invited to meet participants of the Children’s Learning Camp which was held at Nalanda Centre that time.

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