Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 27

20 March 2015

Ven. Sanghasena visits Nalanda Centre

On Friday 13 March, Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang was honoured by the visit of Venerable Sanghasena Nāyaka Thero from Ladakh, India.  The Director of Nalanda Centre, Sis. Nandinī Tan, and Head of Department for Buddhist & Pāli Studies, Sis. Sandy Lim, hosted Ven. Sanghasena and two accompanying Ladakhi students on a tour of Nalanda Cente.

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20 March 2015

‘The Sun’ interviews Nalanda Free School

On Friday 13 March, Nalanda Free School Chief Coordinator Sis. Nandinī Tan was interviewed by reporters from ‘The Sun’  about the programme.  The “Nalanda Free School Project” was initiated in 2010 by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide free tuition to academically-weak and needy students living in and around Seri Kembangan.

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18 March 2015

Today is ‘Nalanda Patron’s Day’

18 March 2015 marks the 97th birth anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society’s late Spiritual Advisor – Venerable Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thero.  Since 2007, this date has been designated “Nalanda Patron’s Day” – an annual programme to commemorate and appreciate all our donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda, and by extension, to the development of Buddhist education.  Read more

17 March 2015

Memorial Service for MH370 with Ven. Seelananda

On Sunday 8 March, Nalandians and devotees congregated to observe the 1st anniversary of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370’s mysterious disappearance over the Indian Ocean.  Venerable Seelananda Maha Thero, Deputy Abbot of Bhāvanā Society, West Virginia, USA, graced the occasion with an insightful Dhamma talk.

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15 March 2015

Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch 2nd A.G.M.

On Sunday 1 March, Nalanda Buddhist Society Johor Bahru Branch had a fruitful 2nd Annual General Meeting.  The meeting was also attended by Nalanda’s Honorary Secretary Sis. Buddhini Tan and Assistant Secretary Sis. Mudita Chan, representing the National Board of Management.

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12 March 2015

Nalanda Dharma School opens in Johor Bahru

The 8th of March was the most important milestone for Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch since its establishment in 2013 as it marked the opening of Nalanda Dharma School there!  It was indeed a wonderful occasion to rejoice over.  This auspicious start of the School in Johor Bahru will serve the needs of a large Buddhist community in this southern-most Malaysian city, and paving the way for teenagers aged 13 to 17 to learn the Buddha-Dhamma.

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9 March 2015

Successful and inspiring General Meeting

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia yesterday (8 March) held one of its most inspiring Annual General Meetings (A.G.M.) since establishment.  The 12th A.G.M. was held in a joyous and celebratory spirit as members gathered at the newly-completed Nalanda Centre to acknowledge the support of donors, the hard work put in by the Building Committee, as well as the contribution by Nalanda members from near and far!

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4 March 2015

‘Day of Gratitude’ at Nalanda Dharma School

On Sunday 1 March, Nalanda Dharma School (NDS) organized a traditional “Tea Ceremony” at Nalanda Centre in conjunction with the Lunar New Year.  This year, the Chinese delicacy of “tang yuan” was served instead of the usual tea.

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2 March 2015

Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch 2nd A.G.M.

On Saturday 28 February, Nalanda Buddhist Society Kuala Lumpur Branch successfully held its 2nd Annual General Meeting.  The meeting was also attended by Nalanda’s Honorary Secretary Sis. Buddhini Tan, Assistant Secretary Sis. Mudita Chan, and Bro. Charlie Teng, representing the Board of Management.

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28 February 2015

Nalanda JB Branch Annual General Meeting

Calling all JB Branch members!  The 2nd Annual General Meeting of Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch will be held on Sunday, 1 March 2015, starting at 2.00 pm, NEO Centre Johor Bahru.  All registered Branch members are invited to this important meeting for updates on the Society’s and Branch’s development in 2014, as well as upcoming plans for 2015.  Thank you and metta.

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