News & Updates

31 August 2019

Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan

62 years ago, a nation was born to the jubilant cries of “Merdeka!”, having triumphed in a long journey of great determination and patriotism.  The people of this nation have since demonstrated the same unrelenting zeal to keep the country together.  Through difficulties and challenges, Malaysians revealed maturity and prioritised harmony out of love for our home.

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28 August 2019

K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day

31 August 2019 marks the 13th anniversary of the passing away of Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser – Most Venerable Dr. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thero. We invite you to join us for a meaningful and spiritual day in commemorating the teachings and lifetime contributions of the late venerable, this Saturday at Nalanda Centre.

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25 August 2019

In Memoriam – A decade in passing

On the fateful day of 25 August 2009, while travelling on a charity tour to help build schools and welfare homes in Ladakh, four of our dear Dhamma friends – G. G. Tan, Julie Ang, Jennie Cheong, and Lee Ah Yem – met with a tragic road accident that caused them their lives. Today marks the 10th anniversary of their passing, and a group of Nalandians led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan is now in Ladakh to pay special tribute for their services rendered to the Buddha-Sāsana.

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21 August 2019

More ‘Care Bags’ reach the needy

From 4 to 12 August, Nalanda members and volunteers had the priviledge of presenting ‘care bags’ and supplies to charitable homes and the needy around Klang Valley.  With many fair-goers stepping forward to donate towards the ‘Care Bag’ project during the recent Nalanda Family Fun Fair 2019, we were able to choose suitable food items and provisions to help those less fortunate.

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19 August 2019

Generosity in our daily lives

On Sunday 18 August, Datuk Charlie Chia gave a Dhamma talk on the topic of ‘Generosity’ during the Sunday Morning Service at Nalanda Centre.  In our spiritual journey on the Noble Eightfold Path to achieve freedom from suffering, we must hone our virtues including the important quality of generosity.

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13 August 2019

Experiencing the joy of caring

Just yesterday, the Children’s Learning Camp themed ‘Always Be Caring!’ was concluded at Nalanda Education and Outreach Centre Sungai Petani.  Over four days from 9 August, 40 campers aged 9 to 12 years old enhanced their understanding and practice of loving-kindness and compassion through the various camp activities.

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10 August 2019

Registration for youth camp closed

Registration for the Dhamma-Living Camp for Young Adults 2019 witnessed an enthusiastic response with many applications received within 3 weeks.  As such, registration is now closed as the camp is over-subscribed; and although we wish to accept more participants, the limitation of accommodation does not permit us to do that.

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8 August 2019

Fruitful observance of Gimhāna Retreat

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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6 August 2019

Thank you to ‘Family Fun Fair’ volunteers

Last Sunday 4 August, we invited volunteers and stall operators of the recent Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ 2019 for a simple lunch to thank them for their contribution towards the success of the event.  The Organising Chairperson, Sis. Evelyn expressed her deep appreciation to everyone for their support in hosting the largest Family Fun Fair to-date.

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4 August 2019

A meaningful ‘Dhamma Day’

On Wednesday 17 July, devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre to observe ‘Dhamma Day’.  This auspicious occasion fell on the full-moon of the month Asalha; it commemorates the preaching of Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment, when He taught His first five disciples the fundamental teachings of ‘Four Noble Truths’.  The celebrated discourse – ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’ – reverberated throughout Nalanda Centre as Bro. Tan led devotees in reciting it.

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