News & Updates

15 May 2019

Giving with generosity and humility

We invite you to join the “Mass Food Offering” for the community on Buddha Day, 19 May, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  Every year, members and devotees work together to cook and prepare food in the spirit of loving-kindness and generosity.  Having prepared the meals with mettā, they also volunteer to personally offer it to the public with respect and humility to truly experience the joy of giving.

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14 May 2019

Sutta Study on Buddha Day

The Buddha’s teaching was passed down in the form of discourses and sermons (Sutta).  Before passing away, the Buddha reminded His disciples that, “the Dhamma and Vinaya I have set forth and laid down for you shall be your teacher after I am gone…”  Thus, He enshrined the Dhamma-Vinaya as the guiding principle in one’s conduct and practice towards liberation.

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14 May 2019

United Nations ‘Day of Vesak’

The United Nations (UN) Day of Vesak kicked off this week in Vietnam with the participation of 1,650 international delegates from over 100 countries.  The opening ceremony in Ha Nam province also brought together 20,000 Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers.

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13 May 2019

Pindacāra on Eve of Buddha Day

Join us to offer alms to monks at the Jalan Besar market and Pasar Rakyat in Seri Kembangan this Saturday morning, the eve of Buddha Day.  The programme begins at 7.30am with chanting at Nalanda Centre, followed by alms-round at the two nearby markets from 8.30am.

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12 May 2019

A mother’s love; An unselfish love

A mother is compassionate when we are anxious, and patient when we are errant.  They forgive us for our carelessness, and carefully lets us develop to our potential.  In celebration of Mother’s Day, let our appreciation for them be unrelenting, just as a mother’s love is unending.  We wish all mothers everywhere a meaningful and joyful Mother’s Day.  May they be blessed with good health, comfort, happiness, and peace.  May they be blessed with love.

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11 May 2019

Programmes at Nalanda this weekend

In conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ observance, we have arranged meaningful and spiritual programmes this weekend, from 11 – 12 May, leading up to the sacred day on 19 May.  We invite you, your family and friends to join us at Nalanda Centre to experience a meaningful weekend and deepen our calmness and joy as we prepare ourselves spiritually for observing ‘Buddha Day’.  The programmes available this weekend are :

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10 May 2019

Buddhist Forum in Mandarin

Do we live each day with compassion or find it a challenge to be kind and considerate in the face of adversity?  In conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations, Nalanda Institute is organising a forum in Mandarin featuring Ven. Dr. Dhammapala, local composer and musical producer Mr Chow Kam Leong (周金亮), and business consultant Mr Wong Kah Cane (黄家建) to talk about their experiences in embracing compassion in their respective professions and daily practices.

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9 May 2019

Meditation Day for Youths

Mental calmness and clarity are among the conditions we need to achieve peace and happiness in life.  Learn how you can reduce mental clutter and increase resilience at the “Meditation Day for Youths” on Saturday, 11 May.  This beginner-friendly one-day retreat is open to youths from 16 to 29 years old.

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8 May 2019

Community prepares for ‘Buddha Day’

Nalandians welcomed the Vesakha New-moon last Sunday with joyful service to prepare for Buddha Day, the most significant day of the year for Buddhists.  Over the past several weeks, volunteers and devotees have been working together in peace and harmony with open hearts and sincere service, befitting our spiritual preparation for this sacred observance.

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7 May 2019

Blood Donation & Organ-Pledge Campaign

Just a pint of blood can save up to 3 lives!  We invite you to join the Blood Donation Campaign this Sunday at Nalanda Centre.  This simple yet noble act can make a life and death difference for others in need; it is one of the most wholesome deeds one can perform this Wesak.  An organ-pledge campaign will also be held at the same time.  We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to join us in helping to save lives.  Thank you!

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