‘Bhikkhu’, the Pāli word for monk, literally means one who goes on alms.
On Saturday, 1 June, a team of Nalandians and volunteers gathered at the NEO Centre in Happy Garden early in the morning for chanting and invocation. Having taken refuge in the Three Jewels and undertaken to observe the Five Precepts properly, with renewed aspirations, the team set out to the Taman O.U.G. market and prepared to commence the Pindacāra (alms-round). Read more
Wesak full-moon Buddha Day was celebrated for the first time at NEO Centre Johor Bahru on Saturday, 25 May. More than 200 devotees packed the Centre to attend the pūja and Dhamma sharing by Nalandians.Read more
The NEO Centre Johor Bahru had a wonderful beginning last Sunday with its first ‘Service Sunday’ held on 12 May. More than 50 Nalanda officers and devotees attended the Service which started with meditation at 9am, followed by Pūja, Chanting, and Dhamma teaching by Bro Tan.Read more
On Sunday, 12 May, a group of Nalandian officers led by our President Bro. Lee Kong Foo and Johor Bahru Branch Chairperson Bro. Yap Chong Huat visited the Metta Lodge Buddhist Centre in Taman Melodies. The Nalandians were warmly received by leaders of Metta Lodge, led by its President Bro. Heng Chai Teet and his deputy, Bro. Patrick Tan.Read more
4 May 2013 marked the first anniversary of Nalanda’s Monthly Pindacāra (alms-round) Programme at the Taman O.U.G. morning market. Devotees and volunteers gathered for the morning chanting and invocation at NEO Centre Happy Garden to calm their minds and reaffirm their wholesome aspirations before embarking for the alms-round with the venerable bhikkhus. Read more
Nalanda Buddhist Society Johor Bahru Branch achieved an important milestone on Sunday, 14 April. The inaugural meeting of the Pro-tem Committee was held under the chairmanship of Bro. Yap Chong Huat. The meeting was also attended by Honorary Secretary Sis. Buddhini Tan, representing Nalanda’s Board of Management, 3 Board Members, and 4 other Nalanda officers. Read more
Over a three-day period from 26 – 28 March, Nalanda Dharma School organised a Stay-in Programme for our junior students from the Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur (KL) branch. As part of the stay-in, the students had an outing to the KL Bird Park, lunch at Lake Gardens, and visited the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB). Read more