‘Buddha Day’ 2561 at Nalanda Centre

We look forward to seeing you at Nalanda Centre this Wesak ‘Buddha Day’.

We look forward to seeing you at Nalanda Centre this ‘Buddha Day’.  Namo Buddhaya!

The Wesak Full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ commemorates the Blessed One’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago.  This full-moon marks the 2561st anniversary of His passing; hence the Buddhist Era (B.E.) 2561. Nalanda will observe ‘Buddha Day’ from 7 May (Sunday) to 10 May (Wednesday).  We joyfully invite you to join us for the following ‘Buddha Day’ programmes lined up starting this weekend:

 

 

‘Buddha Day’ Sunday Service

Date    :  Sunday, 7 May
Time   :  9.00 am – 11.30 am
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Programme :

Meditation, offerings, Pāli chanting, and Dhamma talk by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama on the “Nine Attributes of the Buddha”.  Bro. Ooi Boon Keat will deliver the Mandarin talk on “佛陀的九种德行”.

 

 

Buddhist Forum :

“Getting to know the Buddha” <遇见佛陀 >

Date    :  Sunday, 7 May
Time   :  9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

This special forum conducted in Mandarin features prominent speakers – Venerable Changzao, the Superintendent of Dharma Drum Mountain Malaysia, and Bro. Wong Choon Tatt, leader of the Bodhi Musical Group of Kuala Lumpur.  It will explore personal encounters and experiences of the speakers in their spiritual path, and show us how to know the Buddha better.

Interested participants should send an e-mail to institute@nalanda.org.my with your name in (1) English and (2) Mandarin, together with your (3) contact numbers. Participation is free, and all are welcome to register.

 

 

Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign

Date    :  Sunday, 7 May
Time   :  10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Do you know that a pint of blood can save up to 3 lives?  Blood donation is safe, painless, simple and noble.  It is also one of the most wholesome deeds one can do.  You can make a life and death difference for others in need, by just coming forward to donate blood.

 

 

‘Buddha Jayanti’ Exhibition

Date    :  Sunday, 7 May – Wednesday, 10 May
Time   :  10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

The ‘Buddha Jayanti Exhibition is one of the highlights of Nalanda’s ‘Buddha Day’ Observance.  Messages of the Dhamma are illustrated through visual presentations in an interesting setting by Nalanda Dhamma School teachers and students.

 

 

Monday Evening Service

Date    :  Monday, 8 May
Time   :  8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Programme :

Meditation, Pāli chanting, and Dhamma talk by Sis Tan Yee Yong on “The Buddha – History & Legend”.

 

‘Buddha Day’ Eve

Date    :  Tuesday, 9 May
Time   :  8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Programme :

Paying homage to Buddha Relic, Mettā Bhāvanā, Wesak-Eve chanting, and Dhamma talk by Datuk Charlie Chia on “Seeing the Buddha”.

 

 

Paying Homage to Buddha Relic

Date    :  Tuesday, 9 May (7pm – 11pm); Wednesday, 10 May (7am – 7pm)
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Nalanda Centre welcomes all devotees to pay the highest homage to our Great Teacher the Buddha’s Relic.  Please come in appropriate dress – i.e. white tops covering both shoulders, and long pants or skirts, as this is customary when worshipping Buddha Relics.  You may also sit near to the Relic in silent meditation, or reflect on the Teachings of the Buddha.

 

 

‘Buddha Day’ – Buddhist Era 2561

Date    :  Wednesday, 10 May
Time   :  7.00 am – 10.00 pm  (with different programmes throughout the day)
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Programme :

Meditation, offerings, Pāli chanting, and Dhamma talk by Achariya Tan Siang Chye on “Buddha – Our Teacher & Refuge”.  Bro. Aggaphala Yap will deliver the Mandarin talk on “佛陀 – 伟大的导师及皈依处”.

 

 

Sutta Study with Bro. Tan

Date    :  Wednesday, 10 May
Time   :  3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will lead in the discussion of selected passages from the Pāli Tipitaka to widen and deepen our understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

 

Mass food offering to the community

Date    :  Wednesday, 10 May
Time   :  5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Every year, devotees bring along food to share and serve the public out of generosity and humility.  We rejoice in knowing that many who received food years ago are now offering food to the public in return. If you would like to offer food to the public this Wesak Day, call Sis. Nandini for more information.  Thank you.

 

 

‘Buddha Day’ Heritage Procession

Date    :  Wednesday, 10 May
Time   :  7.00 pm  onward
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

The ‘Buddha Day’ Heritage Procession at Nalanda is a unique cultural and spiritual experience that attracts thousands of participants yearly.  For the first time ever, the Buddha’s Sacred Relic will be brought out to lead the Heritage Procession in Sri Serdang!  All are welcome to this spiritual and cultural highlight of ‘Buddha Day’!

 

 

Breakfast & lunch offering to monks

Date    :  Wednesday 10 May, and Thursday 11 May
Time   :  7.00 am, and 11.30 am on both days.
Venue :  Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

 

Pindacāra – Monks on alms-round

Date    :  Wednesday, 10 May
Time   :  7.00 am – 7.45 am
Venue :  Around Nalanda Centre in Taman Sri Serdang

You’re welcome to offer cooked vegetarian food or fruits to venerable monks of alms-round.