News & Updates

1 July 2020

Nalanda Institute Malaysia’s 13th Anniversary

In conjunction with Nalanda Institute’s 13th anniversary, its Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye shares his message on the Institute’s progress thus far and challenges amidst the global Coronavirus pandemic. 

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29 June 2020

‘Dhamma Day’ this Sunday

‘Dhamma Day’ commemorates the preaching of the Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment. We joyfully invite you to join the online ‘Dhamma Day’ Service this Sunday 5 July at 9.30am on 'Facebook Live' to observe this auspicious occasion.

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28 June 2020

The Covid-19 surge is not over

The world marked another grim milestone today with 10 million confirmed Covid-19 infections resulting in more than 500,000 deaths. Four large countries – the United States of America, Brazil, Russia and India – account for 50% of all cases reported globally. Indeed, the epicentre of this pandemic has shifted from Asia to Europe, North America, and now to Latin America.

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25 June 2020

Right Effort to free our minds

Do you recall the last time you said or did something which was hurtful to others or yourself?  We may even have dwelled over those incidents and wished that we had done the right thing instead.  Regrets cloud our minds because we have been honed in unproductive ways and are often driven by cravings, selfish needs or laziness.  These unwholesome habits can be uprooted through Right Effort.

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21 June 2020

Happy Father’s Day

He carried us on his shoulders and lends his sturdy hand in our times of need.  He cares for our well-being and cautions us sternly if we go down the wrong path.  Bearing his familial duty devotedly, a father is resilient, courageous and compassionate.

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19 June 2020

Plant a tree in honour of fathers

Fathers are our pillars in life; they provide for us, support us, and lend us their strength so that we grow up to be strong and confident.  Their influence shapes us in lasting ways as we learn life’s values through their own actions.  Their protection is just like the shade of a large tree, providing us with comfort and refuge.

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17 June 2020

Birth Anniversary of Venerable Ajahn Chah

Today, 17 June marks the 102nd birth anniversary of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhaddo (1918 – 1992), a revered monk whose life and teachings continue to inspire many monks and laity alike. Let us pay humble tribute to this great teacher by recollecting his teachings and practising them faithfully.

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15 June 2020

Turn kindness into a habit

Kindness carries the quality of love and friendliness.  It displaces defilements such as anger, greed and aversion because kindness is built upon virtues such as generosity, care and thoughtfulness.  As human beings, we have an unlimited capacity to be kind when we train our minds to see the realities of life.

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10 June 2020

Less restrictions, more restraint

Today, Malaysia entered the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period with multiple restrictions being lifted after months of concerted efforts to bring the number of Covid-19 infections down.  Many businesses have resumed operations and people are returning to their usual lifestyles in a cautionary mode to prevent a second wave of infections.

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8 June 2020

Official birthday of His Majesty the King

Nalanda Buddhist Society members offer our felicitations to Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (His Majesty the King of Malaysia) Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on the occasion of His Majesty’s official birthday on 8 June 2020.  May His Majesty reign peacefully and successfully with good health.  Dirgahayu Tuanku!

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