News & Updates

13 August 2018

Preview of K. Sri Dhammananda Centre on Dhamma Day

Nalandians celebrated ‘Dhamma Day’ – the full-moon day for the month of Asalha – on Friday, 27 July with a joyful air and spiritual fervour. Devotees were delighted to have the opportunity to preview the soon-to-be-completed K. Sri Dhammananda Centre, located just across the road from Nalanda Centre.

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8 August 2018

Prayers for the people of Lombok

On Sunday 5 August, a very strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale wreaked havoc on the Indonesian island of Lombok, near Bali.  The death toll from the earthquake has risen past 347.  Another 1,447 people were injured and 165,003 displaced.

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8 August 2018

Volunteers cleaning ‘KSDC’

On 15 July, volunteers were mobilised to clean K. Sri Dhammananda Centre, which was at the final stages of completion.  The spirited Nalandian team worked on Level 2 and Level 3 of the Centre, bearing vacuum-cleaners, brooms and mops to wipe away dust and debris.

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6 August 2018

Well done – thank you everyone!

Nalanda Family Fun Fair 2018 concluded successfully on Sunday afternoon with amazing support from sponsors, stall operators, donors, volunteers, neighbours, and members of the public.  Devotees and volunteers came from throughout Malaysia and even Singapore to support this wonderful event.

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4 August 2018

You can help build Wisdom Park

Tomorrow – Sunday, 5 August – we will be hosting Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ in Sri Serdang, from 9am to 4pm.  160 stalls will be offering visitors a wide variety of food, beverages, household items, clothing, souvenirs, and more.

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31 July 2018

5 more days to Family Fun Fair!

In just 5 more days, we will be hosting the biggest annual event at Nalanda – ‘Family Fun Fair’ in Sri Serdang!  It will be held on Sunday, 5 August 2018, from 9.00am to 4.00pm.  160 stalls will be offering visitors a wide variety of food, beverages, household items, clothing, souvenirs, and more.  In 2017, the popular event attracted more than 10,000 visitors.

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29 July 2018

First open pavilion at Wisdom Park

The first of many open pavilions is taking shape at Wisdom Park across the field from the main Guest Lodge.  The purpose of such pavilions (Pāli term: ‘Sāla’) is for small gatherings of teachers and students – to learn, meditate, rest and reflect on Dhamma.

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27 July 2018

Obituary – Ven. Dr. Madewela Punnaji

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Dr. Madewela Punnaji Māha Thero (born 26 November 1929) in Sri Lanka earlier today, 27 July 2018.  Ven. Punnaji was a resident monk for more than a decade at the Buddhist Māha Vihāra in Kuala Lumpur.  After the passing of the late abbot Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda, Ven. Punnaji assumed many of the teaching duties there, where he established a following of students keen to learn Pāli suttantā.

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18 July 2018

Dhamma-Living Camp for Youths

Today’s fast-paced urban lifestyles with their myriad distractions lead people to mental suffering, most commonly stress and dissatisfaction.  Many risk having debilitating mental illness without early, positive intervention.  The causes of mental suffering however, can actually be eradicated when we understand them better.

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17 July 2018

Remembering the victims of MH17

4 years ago today, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at 12.31pm local time on its return leg to Kuala Lumpur.  3 hours later, the Boeing 777 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, causing the loss of all 298 innocent lives on board.  Sadly, no party was held accountable for the terrorist attack until today.  Justice is still not served.

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