2 December 2019

Dhammaduta Tour of India

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was recently invited to participate in the “Global Buddhist Congregation 2019” – a gathering of Sangha members, Buddhist teachers, scholars and local communities – organised under the auspices of All India Bhikkhu Sangha. The event was held from 22 to 24 November, in the city of Aurangabad near to the world-famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The 3-day event was attended by more than 35,000 people.

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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.

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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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18 April 2014

NalandaTV reports on Walkathon 2014

Episode 7 of NalandaTV reports on the recent “Nalanda Walkathon 2014” held in Sri Serdang, Selangor.  Despite the haze and drizzle, around 1,500 participants and volunteers turned up to support this charity “Walk for Education”.  Watch inspiring scenes and interviews in this interesting episode!

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17 March 2014

Glimpses of February on NalandaTV

Dear friends, Episode 6 of NalandaTV is now available for your viewing here!  The release of this episode was originally scheduled for 8 March, but was pushed back until now as the country was in shock over the disappearance of MH370.

Episode 6 features recent programmes organised by Nalanda Dharma School and Nalanda Youths.  There are also reports on the Sungai Petani Branch AGM, Berjaya Founder’s Day, and interviews with Nalanda officers.

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18 February 2014

Going beyond Happiness and towards Well-being!

Tune in to Episode 5 of NALANDA TV which features a talk by Nalanda Founder, Bro. Tan, on achieving well-being in life.  “Don’t just aim for happiness; aim for well-being!”  Bro.Tan also elaborated on the 3 key factors that bring about our well-being.

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