Buddhist Education Mission

17 July 2023

Youths host leaders from KMB Widyodaya

On Sunday 16 July, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted 15 leaders and members from Komunitas Mahasiswa Buddhis (KMB) Widyodaya, the Buddhist Society of Prasetiya Mulya University in Jakarta, Indonesia.  They embarked on a trip to Malaysia and paid a visit to Nalanda after inviting Nalanda youths to share about Buddhist Education and how to run effective Dhamma programmes for youths.

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15 April 2023

Inspiring leaders’ tour visiting Thai forest teachers

From 5 – 8 April, 8 Nalanda leaders from the Management and Education divisions had the privilege and honour of visiting four Kruba Ajahns in Thailand – Ajahn Jayasaro, Ajahn Nyanadhammo, Luang Por Ganha, and Luang Por Piak.

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14 December 2022

The Inspiring Journey of NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur

Let us take a walk down memory lane of NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur to recollect its humble beginnings and how it had developed into a refuge for many Buddhists in its vicinity to learn, practice, and serve.

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25 June 2022

BBC Video : Unearthing ‘Nālandā Māha Vihāra’

The majestic ‘Nālandā Māha Vihāra’ was established during the Gupta Period in the 5th Century CE, in the city of Nalanda, where once the Buddha delivered the Kevatta Sutta and spoke about the ‘Miracle of Education’.  This key learning institution was not just for Buddhist monastics, but also for students of secular subjects including medicine, mathematics and philosophy.  At its peak, the university hosted over 10,000 students from all around the world, the most famous of which is Ven. Xuan Zang.

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1 July 2019

Nalanda Institute’s 12th Anniversary

TODAY marks the 12th Anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  Since its inception in 2007, the Institute has been offering hundreds of Buddhist courses, scriptural studies, forums, pilgrimages and study tours both locally and abroad, as well as providing leadership and management training.  Its holistic and structured learning programmes have benefitted over 12,800 participants throughout Malaysia and in neighbouring countries.

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19 July 2016

Nālandā declared “World Heritage Site”

On 15 July 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed the renowned ancient Buddhist university – Nalanda Mahavihara in India – as a “World Heritage Site”.

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26 April 2015

Colourful and iconic emblem – the Buddhist Flag

Ever wondered why the Buddhist Flag is so colourful?

Well, it was not originally intended to be attention-grabbing; but it is undoubtedly conspicuous and eye-catching!  You see, the Flag was designed way back in 1885 in Sri Lanka.  Back then, the emerging modern Buddhist movement needed a peaceful yet potent symbol to rally followers around.

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23 April 2015

History of the Buddhist Flag

The Buddhist Flag was first hoisted in Sri Lanka on Wesak Day, 28 April 1885, when the country was still under British colonial rule.  At that time, the majority Sinhalese Buddhist population felt discriminated against by the colonial authorities when carrying out their religious activities, as well as pressurized by relentless foreign evangelism.  The Buddhists needed an icon to peacefully rally around, and hence, the idea of the ‘Buddhist Flag’ was conceived.

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12 September 2014

NalandaTV Episode 10 – Leadership Change at Nalanda Institute

Episode 10 of NalandaTV is now available for viewing on-line!  This episode reports on the recent appointment of a new Director for Nalanda Institute.  On Thursday 26 June, a simple but meaningful ceremony to hand-over duties to the new Director was held at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.

The joyous occasion saw Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, who helmed Nalanda Institute for the past 4 years, hand over the baton to the new Director, Achariya Tan Siang Chye.  The sentiment at the Directorship’s handing-over ceremony was both joyous and appreciative.

Click on the screen below to enjoy the broadcast, and please SHARE it with your family and friends.  Thank you and mettā!

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4 June 2014

NalandaTV reports on launching of Youth Centre

Episode 8 of NalandaTV reports on the official launching of Nalanda Youth Centre on 1 May 2014.  The joyous occasion was presided over by Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, and attended by more than 200 Nalanda members and devotees.  The Guest of Honour was Bro. Goh Qing Song, President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM).  Watch inspiring scenes and interviews with young Nalandians in this interesting episode!

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