NEO Centre, Johor Bahru


The NEO Centre Johor Bahru was officially launched by members of the Maha Sangha, led by Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, Nalanda Founder Bro. H S Tan, and Nalanda President Bro. Lee Kong Foo.

NEO Centre established in Johor Bahru

Nalanda Buddhist Society officially launched its second Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Johor Bahru on 26 May 2013.  This new centre is located in the bustling district of Jalan Dedap 26, Taman Johor Jaya, near to various shops, eateries, and the bus terminus.

The Johor Jaya NEO Centre is the base of Nalanda’s Johor Bahru branch.  This branch will manage the NEO Centre there, and organise programmes to benefit the local community in collaboration with other local Buddhist organisations.

The stately Nalanda Buddha-rupam sits on NEO Centre's Main Altar, 'Persada Sri Buddhi Narasimha'.


Community Services

The NEO Centre Johor Bahru offers the following services to the community :

  1. Free academic tuition classes for both primary and secondary school students under the Nalanda Free School Project.
  2. Periodic religious services, alms and robes offerings to the Sangha.
  3. Periodic meditation sessions together with Dhamma talks for the general public.
  4. A well-stocked library and comfortable reading lounge for the public, operated by Pustaka Nalanda.

The spacious Pustaka Nalanda Branch Library at NEO Centre Johor Bahru is well-stocked with more than 1,000 titles as of 15 April 2014.


By March 2015, the NEO Centre will also offer :

  1. Weekly Dhamma classes for school-going teenagers and children, to be conducted by experienced facilitators from Nalanda Dharma School.

The Meeting Room is used for discussions and guest receptions.


We Need Your Support

The set-up cost for NEO Centre Johor Bahru is estimated to be RM317,000.  We are in need of sponsorship and financial aid to continue our work in providing holistic education.  We are also recruiting committed volunteers to help us manage our services to the public.  If you wish to help Nalanda in any way, kindly contact Sis. Nandini at our Management Office, at 03-8938-1500, or write in to

We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you!

The Meditation Hall at NEO Centre Johor Bahru.

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