Excerpt from an article by Bro. Dr. H S Tan; 17 May 2015.
The Honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi had just concluded a 3-day landmark official visit to China, his first as the country’s Head of Government. Western media often like to portray India and China as political rivals, or even natural enemies. However, these two ancient civilizations had been peacefully connected for more than 2,000 years – and a strong element that bound them together was Buddhism.
On Saturday 1 November, Nalanda hosted ‘Xuan Zang – Journey to the West’ musical at Istana Budaya. More than 1,200 guests had a wonderful time attending the musical and were inspired by the true identity of Master Xuan Zang.
This Sunday 16 November, Nalanda will be hosting all volunteers of our recent successful staging of ‘Xuan Zang – Journey to the West’ musical. We cordially invite all volunteers of the event to join in a simple celebration with appreciation luncheon at Nalanda Centre. The programme runs from 9.00am to 11.30am; Bro. Tan will be giving a Dhamma teaching as well.
A hearty “Thank you” to everyone who has served selflessly in this successful campaign! We look forward to seeing you at Nalanda Centre this Sunday.
“If you haven’t watched it, please do!” That was the comment by Bro. Tan after he attended last night’s performance of ‘Xuan Zang – Journey to the West’ at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur. This fabulous original musical by Han Production depicts the travels and travails of Venerable Master Xuan Zang who journeyed for 17 years from China to India and back, in his determined quest to obtain authentic Buddhist teachings and scriptures for his native land.
Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all sponsors, benefactors, donors, and everyone who has contributed in one way or another to the successful hosting of ‘Xuan Zang – Journey to the West’ musicalat Istana Budaya last night!