News & Updates

1 January 2020

Happy New Year 2020

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia extends our appreciation to all our teachers, members, benefactors, supporters and volunteers for a wonderful 2019.  Our hearts are filled with much gratitude for your tireless support which enabled the achievements and progress in service to Buddha-Sāsana and the community.

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31 December 2019

New Year’s Eve Message from Nalanda Buddhist Society

On this night of 31 December, we are very happy to have so many good friends here to complete the year of 2019 and welcome 2020 in a meaningful way.  In this last hour of the year, let us take some time to reflect on how we have spent our time, and see if it was well spent. What have we given our time to, what have we neglected?  Is there any time spent that we have just a little regret about, or maybe a lot of regret about?

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31 December 2019

Dhamma School celebrations tonight and tomorrow

For the past weeks, Nalanda Dhamma School facilitators and students have been preparing for their event of the year – the Dhamma School Appreciation and Honours Day.  Join us at 7pm tonight 31 December as facilitators, students and parents come together to express their appreciation for the dedication and commitment to learn Dhamma, and to celebrate the contributions and progress made by students.

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28 December 2019

Hosting Venerables and youths from Estonia

Today 28 December, Nalandians welcomed Ven. Thitañana, founder of Estonian Theravada Sangha, Ven. Thitamedha and nine youths from Estonia to Nalanda Centre.  Ven Thitañana is leading the group around Asia as part of the cultural trip organised by the Estonian Theravada Sangha to introduce them to Asian cultures and the Buddhist way of life.  We wish them a fruitful learning journey and a safe trip.

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25 December 2019

Have a Merry Christmas

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all our Christian friends a “Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year”!  May your reunions with friends and family be filled with love, laughter and goodwill.  Let us reflect wisely and grow spiritually to become better people and harmonious communities.

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23 December 2019

Dhamma learning at Stay-in Camp

Last weekend, from 19 to 22 December, over 80 Dhamma School students were immersed in the Dhamma as part of the School’s stay-in programme at Nalanda Centre.  Themed ‘Heart to Heart’, Nalanda Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda and the School’s facilitators led students of ages 9 to 17 in various activities to learn, study and practice the noble teachings of the Buddha.

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22 December 2019

Passing of Ven. Dhammavuddho

We are saddened to announce the passing away of Venerable Dhammavuddho Māhathera, founder and abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama, Temoh, Perak this morning.  Nalanda Buddhist Society records our deepest condolences to the disciples and students of the late Venerable Dhammavuddho.  We shall dedicate today’s morning service to his reverence. May the late Venerable Dhammavuddho attain the bliss of Nibbāna.  Santī, Peace.

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19 December 2019

Hosting Venerable Ajahn Karuniko

On Sunday 1 December, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Karuniko for a Dhamma talk.  Ajahn said that we should understand suffering and contemplate the cause of suffering.  This is neccessary although against the way of the world which is to continuously seek happiness and avoid unhappiness.

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16 December 2019

Meditation Retreat by Sayalay Dipankara

On Saturday 16 November, more than 120 meditators gathered at Nalanda Centre to attend the 1-day meditation retreat conducted by Venerable Sayalay Dipankara.  Sayalay started by advising us that when we train our minds to be wholesome, our thoughts, action and speech will be harmless to ourselves and others.

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14 December 2019

Pilgrims start ‘Buddhayatra’ today

On the morning of 14 December, 68 pilgrims began their two-week ‘Buddhayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India and Nepal.  The spiritual journey led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will take the group through places associated with the life of our great Teacher, the Buddha, such as Uruvela, Rajagaha, Nalanda, Vesali, Kusinara, Lumbini, Savatthi, and Isipatana near Benares.

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