News & Updates

17 June 2018

Centenary of a great Dhamma teacher

Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of the late Luang Por Chah Subhaddo (17 June 1918 – 16 January 1992) – one of the best known teachers of the Thai forest monastic tradition in modern times.  Simply and better known to the world as Ajahn Chah, he was seen as the personification of Buddhist monastic discipline, meditative spirit, and profound wisdom.

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16 June 2018

Happy Father’s Day

Fathers are often the unsung heroes of our lives.  They work hard to provide for the family and to protect us from harm.  If we are able to achieve much in life, it is undoubtedly their contribution that has enabled us to do so.  On this special weekend, we wish them “Happy Father’s Day”!  May they live long healthily and happily.

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14 June 2018

Hari Raya greetings

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a joyous celebration on the arrival of Syawal tomorrow.  May the fasting and sacrifices you have made over the past month bring you much Peace.

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13 June 2018

Forum on the Four-fold Assembly

The Buddha referred to his disciples as the “Four-fold Assembly” – the gatherings of ‘bhikkhū’ (monks), ‘bhikkhunī’ (nuns), ‘upasakā’ (laymen), and ‘upasikā’ (laywomen).  In the Mahāparinibbāna Sutta, the Buddha famously said that He would not pass away until the “Four-fold Assembly” is well-established in the learning and practice of Dhamma, and proficient in propagating His Sublime Teachings.

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12 June 2018

Farewell to our Dhamma comrade

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of our Dhamma comrade, Datuk Kenny Chan of Seck Kia Eenh Melaka, on Tuesday, 12 June.  Nalanda founder Bro.Tan, Education Committee Chairman Achariya S. Vijaya, the Board of Management and members of Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to convey our deepest condolences to Sis. Fern Loo and her family on the demise of Datuk Kenny.

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10 June 2018

Annual Gimhāna Retreat begins

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment on Wesak full-moon in May, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Uruvela to Sarnath, where He preached the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta on Asalha Day, the full-moon in July.

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7 June 2018

‘Buddha Day’ celebration at Nalanda

The Wesak full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ celebration was a week ago, but its joyful spirit still lingers in our hearts.  The observance at Nalanda Centre has always been a great occasion for everyone – it is not just a spiritual celebration, but also a cultural feast based upon deep Buddhist heritage.

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6 June 2018

Dhamma teachings in Kelantan

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan will make a 3-day visit to Kelantan starting tomorrow for Dhamma teachings.  This time, he will be speaking in Chinese and Siamese villages at the outskirts of Kota Bharu.  The talks will be delivered in Kelantanese Hokkien.

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5 June 2018

BPS305 – Certificate in Buddhist Studies

Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering a 10-session Certificate course in Buddhist Studies commencing on 14 July 2018.  This course consists of four modules over a single 4-month semester; it introduces Dhamma learning in a structured, systematic, and holistic manner.

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1 June 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank all volunteers, donors, and devotees who contributed to the successful and inspiring 4-day celebration of Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ earlier this week.  Traditionally, the Sunday after ‘Buddha Day’ is dedicated to appreciating the spirit of selfless voluntary service.  Hence, we invite all volunteers of the ‘Buddha Day’ celebration to join us this Sunday for the morning service, followed by blessings and appreciation luncheon.

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