Nalanda Education & Outreach Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch
On 11 December 2011, Nalanda Buddhist Society opened the first of its Education & Outreach (NEO) Centres at Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur. It caters to a large Buddhist population in the vicinity of Happy Garden, Taman OUG, Sri Petaling and Kuchai Lama, providing another much-needed place for the community to learn and understand Buddhism.
Renewed Spirit, Renewed Hope
11 years later on 11 December 2022, the Centre was re-developed into a 3-storey facility that caters to the needs of the community that grew in both numbers and interest. With the expanded facilities, Nalanda aims to make a deeper impact on the community with more educational and outreach programmes.
The NEO Centre @ Happy Garden offers the following services to the community :
- Weekly Dhamma School for Families with children aged 7 – 12, conducted by facilitators of Nalanda Dhamma School
- Weekly meditation sessions together with Dhamma talks for the general public.
- Periodic religious services, alms and robes offerings to the Sangha.
- A well-stocked library and comfortable reading lounge for the public, operated by Pustaka Nalanda. This branch library carries more than 1,000 titles.
If you share Nalanda’s vision and mission in holistic Buddhist education, integral human development and effective Dhamma propagation, the management committee is now appealing to you to lend a helping hand to realise this noble mission.
Monetary donations in cash/cheque can be given to NEO KL Centre or direct bank-in/transfer to Public Bank 3189-4574-14, payable to Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia (KL).
Kindly e-mail your transfer slip to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will issue you an official receipt. Thank you for your support !
On the first Saturday of every month, a Pindacāra (monks going on alms-round) is organized at the morning market in neighbouring Taman O.U.G. from 8.30am to 9.15am, followed by the Happy Garden market from 9.30 to 10.00am.
Thereafter, there will be a Dhamma talk, as well as Dāna (food offering to monks) at NEO Centre Happy Garden, from 10.15am onwards. All are welcome to participate in these meritorious deeds.