21 October 2017

Tagging 4,000 books in a day

On Wednesday 18 October, Pustaka Nalanda (the Library) embarked on its annual stock-taking exercise by five librarians with the help of volunteers.  This exercise is part of a good library management system whereby all books are physically located, examined and repaired where necessary, accounted for, and placed back at the proper shelves.

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13 May 2017

Thank you for sponsoring these books

We would like to thank all generous devotees who sponsored three booklets – “Kamma in Buddhism”, “Living in the Present”, and “Getting Started in Mindfulness with Breathing” – for printing and distribution this Wesak.

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11 October 2016

Commemorating Prof. T. W. Rhys Davids

On Sunday 4 September, the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong gave a talk on the contributions of Professor Thomas William Rhys Davids (1843 – 1922), founder of the Pāli Text Society (PTS) based in London.  This was part of Pustaka Nalanda’s programme to commemorate historical personalities who had contributed significantly to the propagation of Buddhism over the last century.

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8 July 2016

Training for Buddhist Māhavihāra librarians

On Saturday 18 June, six volunteer librarians from the Buddhist Māhavihāra (BMV) received training at Nalanda on how to use the OPAC library cataloging system.  A special session to understand the functions and capabilities of the OPAC system was conducted by Pustaka Nalanda (Library) Director Bro. Ananda Fong, IT Manager Bro. Lam, and Operations Manager Sis. Chin.

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28 April 2015

Commemorating Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula

On Sunday 19 April, the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong gave a presentation on the life of the late Venerable Dr. Walpola Rahula of Sri Lanka; and his immense contribution to the understanding and propagation of Dhamma through his publications and lectures.

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15 April 2015

Commemorating Venerable Dr. Walpola Rahula

This coming Sunday 19 April, Nalanda Buddhist Society respectfully commemorates the good work of a renowned Buddhist scholar – the late Venerable Dr. Walpola Rahula of Sri Lanka.  The late Ven. Rahula Nayaka Thero had contributed immensely to the understanding and propagation of Dhamma through his publications and lectures.

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11 February 2015

Pustaka Nalanda Officers visit JB

From 31 January to 1 February, Sis. Santi and Sis. Siaw Kim from Pustaka Nalanda Sri Serdang visited the branch library at NEO Centre Johor Bahru.  They had a fruitful discussion with the branch librarians and volunteers about sorting and re-organising the library catalogue.  In addition, both sisters also presented the ‘2015 Library Plans’ and updates on the OPAC System.

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12 November 2014

Venerable Narada’s Commemoration Day

Report by Lim Jie Sheng

On Sunday 26 October, Nalandians gathered in unity to commemorate yet another great Buddhist luminary – Venerable Narada Nāyaka Māha Thero.  This commemoration day programme was both initiated and organised by Pustaka Nalanda (the library).  The commemoration service began with pūja and chanting, followed by Dhamma teachings by Nalanda Founder Bro Tan.  He spoke about values that Ven. Narada held on to, and how the late venerable was a great Buddhist leader for us to emulate and learn from. Read more

3 November 2014

Ven. Narada’s books at Nalanda Library

Pustaka Nalanda (Library) holds a collection of Buddhist books authored by the late Venerable Narada Nāyaka Māha Thero (1898 – 1983), a prolific Dhamma teacher, speaker, writer and translator from Sri Lanka.  Some of his works such as the seminal “The Buddha and His Teachings” has become a classic ‘textbook’ for students of Theravāda Buddhism.

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25 October 2014

Commemorating Venerable Narada Nayaka Thero

Sunday, 26 October | 9.00 am – 11.30 am | Nalanda Centre

Pustaka Nalanda is organising a commemoration service for Venerable Narada Nāyaka Maha Thera, a prolific Dhamma teacher, speaker, writer and commentator.  Join us tomorrow morning for a presentation by the Director of Pustaka Nalanda, Bro. Ānanda Fong, on the life of the late Ven. Narada and his immense contribution to the propagation of the Buddha’s teachings in many countries.  Svagatam!  All are welcome!

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