• Welcome to Nalanda

    Welcome to Nalanda Buddhist Society's website. We hope you enjoy this virtual visit, and stay in touch with our regular updates.

  • Nalanda Centre temporarily closed

    Nalanda Centre will be temporarily closed until further notice in line with the full lockdown in Malaysia. May you and your loved ones stay well and safe. Let's curb this pandemic together.

  • ‘Dhamma Day’ B.E. 2565

    On the full-moon day of Asalha month, we commemorate the momentous occasion when the ‘Wheel of Dhamma’ was first set in motion. On this blessed day take time to reflect on our own spiritual aspirations, and fill our hearts with deep gratitude for the opportunity to learn the Buddha-Dhamma.

  • Special Forum on Dhamma Day

    An inspiring Dhamma Forum was held live on 25 July exploring the theme “Living Life with Purpose”. You can view the playback of this session on our Nalanda Facebook page.

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  • Observing the Gimhāna Retreat

    Nalanda members dedicate themselves to systematic Dhamma learning and practice for seven weeks until Dhamma Day Observance. Find out more in our new webpage in the link below.

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  • Join us as a volunteer

    Whether you are studying or working, young or retired, if you believe in doing good and giving back to society, we warmly welcome you!

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News & Updates

3 August 2021

Sportsmanship at its height

On 1 August, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi defied the competition by sharing a historic Olympic gold medal for the men’s high jump. We laud Barshim and Tamberi for their impressive display of sportsmanship and amity.  They have shown us that the power of friendship can transcend barriers and allow us to push ourselves towards achieving our true potential as humans.

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31 July 2021

20 million vaccine doses given in Malaysia

On 30 July, we reached a milestone of administering more than 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. As part of the national immunisation programme, vaccination centres are now cumulatively giving more than 500,000 doses a day. This could not be achieved without the dedication and commitment of our front-liners who do not shy away from their critical roles even as the number of new infections climb.

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27 July 2021

Dhamma Day Forum – LIVE Recording

In conjunction with Dhamma Day B.E. 2565, a Dhamma Forum was held LIVE on 25 July. Watch the recording of this live event featuring presentations by Venerable Ayya Sumangalā, Datuk Charlie Chia and Bro. Oh Kim Leng, followed by a ‘Question & Answer’ session.

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24 July 2021

‘Dhamma Day’ Buddhist Era 2565

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, where He preached the First Sermon (the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) to the Five Ascetics in Isipitana two full-moons after His Enlightenment.

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