14 November 2020

Wishing you a Happy Diwali

‘Diwali’, or ‘Deepavali’, celebrates the symbolic victory of goodness over evil and the triumph of knowledge over ignorance.  This year, many are not able to gather in large groups to celebrate this festive occasion due to the on-going measures to stem Covid-19 infections.  We can, however, still connect meaningfully with others by sending our good wishes and sincere thoughts of love and care. Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Hindu friends a “Joyous Diwali” filled with harmony and peace!  With understanding and compassion in these trying times, let us keep our loved ones safe and our hearts light.

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13 November 2020

World Kindness Day

Today, 13 November is World Kindness Day, an occasion for us to celebrate one of the most significant and unifying human principles. This special celebration is devoted to the positive potential and ability of kindness to bring people together regardless of one's ethnicity, religion or culture.

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4 November 2020

Connect with our hearts

After eleven months into the new decade, most of us would agree on one thing – our time ‘online’ has increased manifold compared to pre-pandemic days.  We have glared into brightly lit screens to work, study, grocery-shop, learn Dhamma and even attend retreats.  With patience, we distanced ourselves socially as needed to help break the chain of Covid-19 infections, but how do we ensure that we do not disconnect ourselves from our humanity?

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28 October 2020

Felicitations on Ven. Saranankara’s birthday

Nalanda members and devotees offer our warmest wishes to Most Venerable Sri Saranankara Adhikarana Nāyaka Thero on his birthday today. Ven. Saranankara has been serving the Buddhist community in Malaysia for more than 35 years now, benefitting and contributing towards the well-being of monks and laity alike.

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21 October 2020

Focus on what we can do

Most of us have not been through lockdowns or periods of ‘distancing’ where we may not be able to access support systems such as school, work, friends and even family. The loss of our social framework hits many people hard because homo sapiens is largely a communal species.  The statistics of mental stress worldwide since the pandemic started are staggering, with manifold increases in reported cases of depression, domestic violence and anxiety.

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14 October 2020

Conditional MCO starts today

On 12 October, the National Security Council announced the re-enforcement of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from 14 to 27 October. The precautionary measures to curb the recent surge of Covid-19 infections include the closure of all religious houses. As such, Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang will remain temporarily closed in adherence to the CMCO.

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11 October 2020

Temporary closure of Nalanda Centre

With the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the Klang Valley, Nalanda Centre in Serdang will be temporarily closed from Mondays to Saturdays, as a precautionary measure. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe, maintain a positive spirit, and have a tranquil mind amidst the challenges we face with this pandemic.

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10 October 2020

‘Reach out’ on World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day this year comes at a time when every aspect of our daily lives is upheaved by the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help the situation in our personal capacities by reaching out to those around us with more empathy.  By developing our empathy in understanding the challenges others face, we are able to respond in a more compassionate, kind and patient manner.

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8 October 2020

Prevent storms from destroying our calmness of mind

With over a quarter of a million new cases being reported daily around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic is still a far cry from passing.  In Malaysia, new clusters in the North and opposite the Peninsular has seen a dramatic surge of new cases over the past week causing many people to worry and be anxious over how the days ahead may unfold.

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1 October 2020

Greetings this Mid-Autumn Festival

On the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month which falls on 1 October this year, Chinese people around the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). Families gather for harmonious reunions and enjoy putting up displays of colourful lanterns that mimic the autumn foliage

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