News & Updates

12 December 2018

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Kalyano

We are honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Kalyano for a Dhamma talk on Friday, 14 December at Nalanda Centre. Ajahn Kalyano was born in London. His deep interest in Buddhism brought him to Thailand after completing his studies at Bristol University. Ajahn Kalyano received ordination in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1985 and trained for many years under Ajahn Anan. In 2000, Ajahn Kalyano was invited to establish the forest tradition in Australia where he is now the Abbot of Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in East Warburton, Victoria. All are welcome!

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11 December 2018

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro

We are honoured to welcome Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro to Nalanda Centre on Thursday, 13 December for a Dhamma talk. Born in England, Ajahn Jayasaro became an ‘anagarika’ in 1978 under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho. Later that year, he left for Wat Pah Pong in Northeast Thailand, where he was ordained a ‘bhikkhu’ with Ajahn Chah as his Preceptor. Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat from 1997 to 2002. He now resides in a hermitage at the foothill of Kao Yai mountains in Thailand. We welcome everyone to come and listen to an inspiring and honoured teacher.

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7 December 2018

Happy 91st Birthday ‘Bhante G’

Nalanda members would like to extend our best wishes and warmest felicitations to Venerable Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Nāyaka Thero on his 91st birthday today!  Popularly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana is a renowned meditation teacher and author of several influential works, such as the best-selling ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’.

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5 December 2018

3 million trees planted by IKEA in Sabah

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has completed a 20-year reforestation project in Luasong near Tawau, Eastern Sabah.  The ambitious but little-known project to plant 3 million rainforest trees began in 1998, which aimed at restoring the natural ecology to a former logged and largely degraded area.

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4 December 2018

Greatest threat to the world

Article by Bro. Tan Ho Soon

Eminent climatologists, scientists, researchers and activists are telling world leaders gathered in Katowice, Poland right now that the world is facing its ‘greatest threat in thousands of years’.   The effects of accelerated human activities and consumption are heating up the world through higher emissions of Carbon Dioxide – causing what is commonly known as “global warming”.

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30 November 2018

Convocation Ceremony & Gratitude Day

Nalanda Institute Malaysia will host a Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, 2 December for graduates of BPS305 Certificate in Buddhist Studies, class of 2018.  It is also a day of gratitude and appreciation to all teachers, volunteers, and benefactors who provided precious opportunities for Dhamma learning.

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28 November 2018

Dhamma talks this December

This December, Nalanda is honoured to host Ajahn Achalo, Ajahn Jayasaro, and Ajahn Kalyano for Dhamma talks in Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  Grab this opportunity to meet with and learn from inspiring Dhamma teachers.  All are welcome!

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12 November 2018

Nalanda to host Bhikkhu Alokavamsa

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Indonesian bhikkhu, Venerable Alokavamsa, from 17 to 19 November.  On Sunday, 18 November, we welcome everyone to offer breakfast dāna (7.00am) at Nalanda Centre, and lunch dāna (11.00am) at NEO Centre Happy Garden.  You may bring vegetarian food or ripe fruits as offerings.  For more information, please contact Nalanda Office at 03-8938-1500.  Thank you!

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11 November 2018

Wisdom Park exhibition opened

On Sunday 4 November, a special exhibition on Wisdom Park was launched at Nalanda Centre. The vibrant exhibits and video clips show the journey from the conceptualisation to early construction of Wisdom Park.  We are grateful to the Wisdom Park Development Committee for leading the realisation of this noble project, and to our benefactors and donors for their fervent support.

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8 November 2018

Launching of ‘Tadika Nalanda’

Nalanda will be launching our first kindergarten – ‘Tadika Nalanda’ – in January 2019. We wish to provide holistic education for children’s integral growth from a very young age. Kids aged 3 and 4, and pre-schoolers aged 5 and 6, will be taught essential knowledge and skills as well as values to shape wholesome characters. Applying experiential teaching methods, we will inspire children to develop love for life-long learning.

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