News & Updates

4 April 2020

Talk on ‘Qingming Festival’

Today is ‘Qingming Festival’ (清明节 or “Cheng Beng Day” in Malaysia), an important occasion for the Chinese community worldwide. Please share this informative video with your relatives and friends so that we have a better understanding of the significance of this tradition.

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3 April 2020

“Green warriors” continue their efforts

For those of who regularly volunteer on Saturdays in Wisdom Park, their weekends are very different nowadays under the Covid-19 lockdown.  Everyone will have to wait a while longer to enjoy the great outdoors there with fresh air, lush greenery and beautiful flowering shrubs.

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2 April 2020

How to help end this pandemic?

Tonight, the Covid-19 pandemic has reached another grim milestone – more than 1 million people worldwide have been infected, causing 50,000 deaths. Watch this precious new video and share it with your family and friends to inspire everyone towards taking positive actions.

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31 March 2020

Be inspired, and be an inspiration to others

In the midst of gloom and uncertainty, the Buddha’s teaching proves to be the light of truth. We invite you to watch this insightful talk by Nalanda founder Bro.Tan on the need for everyone to overcome ignorance, and how we can benefit from this period in our lives.

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30 March 2020

Stay apart, but keep close to heart

As of today, the Coronavirus has infected more than 725,000 people worldwide, and claimed the lives of 34,000 victims.  In Malaysia and many other countries, authorities have urged everyone to self-quarantine at home, to wear face-masks, and to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or 1.8m from another person to prevent community spread of the disease.

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28 March 2020

Don’t count the days; make the days count

As we are confined to the physical boundaries of our homes together with our families, many people may start to feel certain mental challenges such as boredom, frustration and anxiety. We invite you to watch a talk by Nalanda founder Bro.Tan on Day 11 of the Movement Control Order in Malaysia, an apt reminder on how we can spend this challenging period meaningfully, and live together with others joyfully.

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25 March 2020

Extension of Temporary Closure

On 25 March 2020, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a directive to extend the ‘Movement Control Order’ by two weeks to 14 April. With this latest development, the suspension of all Nalanda programmes and the temporary closure of Nalanda Centres nationwide will also be extended until Tuesday, 14 April 2020.

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22 March 2020

Venerable Dhammavuddho – 3-month Memorial

Today marks three months since the passing of Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthero on 22 December 2019. We share with you this video to commemorate the life of a simple monk who embodied perseverance, compassion and kindness for the welfare and benefit of many people.

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19 March 2020

Nalanda 17th A.G.M. Postponed

Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 17th Annual General Meeting was originally scheduled to be held on Sunday, 22 March 2020. However, due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Registrar of Societies (RoS) in its circular dated 16 March 2020, has directed the deferment of all societies’ annual meetings to (after) 30 June 2020.

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18 March 2020

K. Sri Dhammananda – 102th Birthday

Today marks the 102th birth anniversary of the late Venerable Kirinde Sri Dhammananda, the Sangha Nāyaka Thera of Malaysia.  As usual, the traditional ‘Achariya Abhivadāna’ (‘Homage to the teacher’) was performed at Nalanda Centre this morning to offer reverence with deep gratitude to our late Spiritual Adviser.  Unfortunately, due to the current Restricted Movement Order imposed in Malaysia, the ceremony could not be open to the public this year.

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