Asalha Observance at Nalanda

Asalha Full-moon Day falls exactly 2 months after Wesak Day.  It marks the three important events in the history of Buddhism – the day Buddha Gotama was conceived; the day He renounced worldly life to become an ascetic; and the day He first preached the Dhamma as the Enlightened Teacher.

Nalandians commemorate this thrice-blessed day annually by deepening our spiritual practice.  To facilitate this, we have organised the following programmes for you.

Gimhana Guided Meditation Practice
Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Time: 8.30pm – 10pm
Teacher: Bro. H S Tan

Dana for Venerable Yogavacara Rahula
Date: Thursday, 28 June 2012
Breakfast at 7am, Nalanda Centre
Lunch at 11.30am, Nalanda Book Cafe

Ven. Rahula is completing his Dhammaduta Tour in Malaysia and leaving for India on the evening of Thursday, 28 June 2012.

Dhammacakka Day and Nalanda Institute’s 5th Anniversary
Date: Sunday, 1 July 2012
Time: 9am – 1pm

Dhammacakka Day is observed at Nalanda on the Sunday closest to the Asalha Full-moon Day.  Bro. H S Tan will be leading us in the recitation of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta as well as giving the teaching.

1 July 2012 also marks the 5th Anniversary of Nalanda Institute.  We are pleased to invite everyone to join us to celebrate this significant milestone and the Institute’s achievements in providing an institution for proper, systematic and holistic learning of the Buddha-Dhamma in Malaysia.

Asalha Full-moon Puja and Dhamma Talk
Date: Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Speaker: Bro. H S Tan

We welcome all to come and join us in this week-long observance at Nalanda Centre!