• Nalanda welcomes you

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

  • WACANA Buddhist Conference

    Malaysian premier Buddhist Conference will be held on 1 July 2017 in Subang, Selangor. Click below for more information and to register.

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  • Blessed 'Buddha Day'

    Thank you for participating in Wesak Observance programmes at Nalanda. We hope you have enjoyed the spirituality and serenity of the celebrations.

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  • Monks on Alms-round

    We invite you to join our next alms-round on Saturday 3 June, at Sri Petaling and Happy Garden markets, starting 8.30am. All are welcome.

  • Fly our flag

    Fly our iconic Buddhist Flag this sacred month of 'Vesakha'. Proudly display the banner of Buddhist unity, religious harmony, and global peace at our homes and work places!

  • National Members' Convention

    We thank all Nalandians for attending and contributing to the just concluded 5th National Members' Convention in Sri Serdang!

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  • Towards a brighter future, together

    Let us together develop an integrated centre of education and training for the Malaysian Buddhist community.

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News & Updates

25 May 2017

Ajahn Buddhadāsa’s 111th birth anniversary

An introduction to Ajahn Buddhadāsa by Bro. H S Tan.

This week, we commemorate the life and teachings of one of the most notable Buddhist teachers of the 20th century – Ajahn Buddhadāsa Indapañño (Phra Dharmakosacarya) of Thailand.  Ajahn Buddhadāsa was born on 27 May 1906 in Chaiya, Southern Thailand, to a Chinese Hokkien father and Thai mother.  He renounced the worldly life at age 20 and led an exemplary life of an ascetic bhikkhu until his passing.

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24 May 2017

Bro. Tan’s visit to Batam, Indonesia

Bro. Tan was recently invited by devotees to the island of Batam in Riau Province, Indonesia, from 25 to 27 March.  The purpose of the visit was to share his experience with local teachers on ways to improve the management of vihāras and Dhamma schools.

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23 May 2017

Seven ‘treasures’ in Dhamma

On Sunday 2 April, Nalandian youths experienced an ‘enlightening’ Dhamma teaching by Bro. Tan at the weekly Youth Sunday Service.  With a profound talk themed “Growing Ourselves”, Bro. Tan reminded everyone that a lot of times, what is most valuable in life is unquantifiable, such as health, happiness, and peace.  The achievement and sustenance of such happiness depends on spiritual growth.

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22 May 2017

Remembering and honouring our roots

Report by Megan.

On Sunday 26 March, the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong was invited to present a talk titled ‘Remembering Our Roots’ in conjunction with the traditional Chinese Qing Ming observance.  In Buddhist scriptures, father and mother are often described as ‘Brahma’, comparable to divine heavenly beings who are worthy of reverence.

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