• 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 this session again on our Nalanda Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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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

21 September 2021

Well-wishes this Mid-Autumn Festival

The full-moon of the eighth lunar month shines brightly above us tonight, as Chinese communities around the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节).  It is traditionally a time for families to gather for reunion dinners in the spirit of harmony and togetherness.  Where travel is restricted in this period due to the pandemic, we can still endeavour to have a meaningful reconnect on-line with our loved ones by showing our genuine care and concern for their well-being.

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16 September 2021

Happy ‘Malaysia Day’ 2021

Today is the 58th anniversary of the formation of ‘Malaysia’– a federation of 13 states spanning the Malay Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah.  As a multi-ethnic and multi-religious, Malaysians have grown to be more resilient and progressive as we face the challenges of economic turmoil, political uncertainties and now, the Covid-19 pandemic.

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11 September 2021

20 years since September 11th

Two decades have passed since the deadly blow of coordinated terror attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in New York on the morning of September 11, 2001. The world reeled with shock at the emergence of such brutality which caused 2,977 fatalities and left thousands injured.

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8 September 2021

Reduce our desires

Craving (tañha) occupies the mind when wisdom is not applied to pleasant and unpleasant experiences. Without the wisdom of seeing their impermanent and transient nature, we react in unwise ways that lead to our affliction. We are unable to see straight because we are blinded by craving, and even allow emotions to control us. The Buddha explains the unwise reaction to tañha in Sallatha Sutta (SN 36.6).

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