26 February 2021

Happy “Chap Goh Meh”

Nalanda wishes you a blessed “Chap Goh Meh” as the Lunar New Year celebrations come to an end on the full-moon day of the first lunar month.  It is a significant day for the Chinese community with families usually gathering for another round of harmonious reunion and well-wishes for a peaceful year ahead.

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18 February 2021

Our duties as children, parents and students

The Buddha says, it is incumbent of the lay follower to duly discharge his obligations toward his parents, teachers, wife and children, friends and companions, servants and work-people and religious teachers.  This is called protecting the six quarters.  Sons and daughters should realise the fact that it was primarily due to parents that they have attained the present state.  They should make it their binding duty to provide them with food, clothes, medicine and all essential comforts and make life easy and comfortable to them so long as they live.

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12 February 2021

We wish you a ‘Blessed Chinese New Year’

Today, Chinese communities around the world welcomes the Lunar New Year which is traditionally commemorated with family reunions and merry gatherings with friends.  This year however, many Malaysians may not be able to hold these merriments or even travel back to their ‘kampungs’ to visit their elders due to the Covid-19 precautions.  Although celebrations this round may be less eventful, they do not need to be any less meaningful.

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3 February 2021

Final salute to Captain Sir Tom Moore

On 16 April 2020, Captain Sir Tom Moore completed his 100th lap around his garden in Bedfordshire; he had intended to raise £1,000 before his 100th birthday to support the National Health Service in the United Kingdom when the Covid-19 pandemic first ravaged the nation.  Little did he know that his honourable goal would soon win the nation’s heart and raise more than £30 million by the time he celebrated his 100th birthday on 30 April.

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27 January 2021

Keep calm and stay safe

Covid-19 cases have breached the 100-million mark worldwide and more than 2.1 million people have succumbed to the disease.  Daily, almost half a million people are newly infected globally.  Here in Malaysia, we are experiencing some of the highest numbers of new infections each day.  In this time of uncertainty, many of us may be worried or upset by various news, broadcasts or opinions we receive.

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16 January 2021

29th Anniversary of Ajahn Chah’s Passing

16 January 2021 marks the 29th anniversary of Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhaddo’s passing. Three decades on, Ajahn Chah continues to inspire monks and laity around the world with his exemplary life lived in strict adherence to the Dhamma-Vinaya. Let us pay humble tribute to this compassionate teacher by recollecting his teachings and by practising them diligently.

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10 January 2021

Sriwijaya Air SJ182 missing

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182, which was enroute from Jakarta to Pontianak, is reported to have gone missing yesterday (9 January) afternoon.  The passenger plane carrying 62 passengers and crew is suspected to have crashed into the Java sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 2.36pm.  

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1 January 2021

We wish you a ‘Happy New Year’

Nalanda Buddhist Society extends our appreciation to all our teachers, benefactors, members and volunteers for your support and care in the past year. Your dedication, perseverance and calm in these uncertain times are inspiring and vital as we faced unprecedented challenges together. Let us welcome the new year with a tranquil mind and have thoughts of loving-kindness for all beings. We wish you and your loved ones blessings of good health, happiness and peace. Happy New Year 2021.

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30 December 2020

Reflecting on 2020

In just a few days, we bid farewell to 2020 and welcome the new year with fresh hopes that 2021 brings more favourable conditions, in stark contrast to the myriad of challenges this year has hurled at humanity.  These difficult times however, provide us with a precious opportunity to reflect, learn and contemplate through the lens of Dhamma.

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25 December 2020

Wishing you a joyous Christmas

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all our Christian friends a “Merry Christmas”! May your reunions with family and friends be filled with love and goodwill. Have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

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