News & Updates

1 June 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank all volunteers, donors, and devotees who contributed to the successful and inspiring 4-day celebration of Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ earlier this week.  Traditionally, the Sunday after ‘Buddha Day’ is dedicated to appreciating the spirit of selfless voluntary service.  Hence, we invite all volunteers of the ‘Buddha Day’ celebration to join us this Sunday for the morning service, followed by blessings and appreciation luncheon.

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31 May 2018

Thank you for an inspiring ‘Buddha Day’ celebration

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all venerable monks, organisers, teachers, donors, volunteers and devotees who joined us in the inspiring and spiritual ‘Buddha Day’ celebration from 26 to 29 May.

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30 May 2018

Minister visits Nalanda to greet devotees on ‘Buddha Day’

Nalanda Centre was honoured to receive a visit by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Yang Berhormat Tuan Gobind Singh Deo on Wesak ‘Buddha Day’.  He is also the Member of Parliament for Puchong, which covers Sri Serdang where Nalanda Centre is located.

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29 May 2018

‘Buddha Day’ Programme at Nalanda

Happy is the appearance of Buddhas’.  Today we commemorate the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago, and mark the beginning of Buddhist Year (B.E.) 2562.  We joyfully invite you to join us for the following meaningful spiritual programmes:

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28 May 2018

‘Buddha Day’ Message B.E.2562

By Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee.

“A Life of Humility, Modesty and Moderation”

Malaysian Buddhists are gathering this week to usher in the year 2562 of the Buddhist Era, which is calculated from the Mahaparinibbāna (Great Passing Away) of the Blessed One, Buddha Gotama.  The day known as Vesakhā full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ marks the anniversary of His Enlightenment.  There is great joy for us as we recollect with gratitude the contributions of the Enlightened One to free beings from the shackles of Samsara.

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27 May 2018

Unique Heritage Procession

The ‘Buddha Day’ Heritage Procession at Nalanda Centre is a unique cultural and spiritual experience that attracts thousands of participants yearly.  Once a year, the Buddha’s Sacred Relic will be brought out to lead the procession in Sri Serdang.  This year, it will be held on Tuesday, 29 May, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

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26 May 2018

Food offering to the community

Every year on Wesak ‘Buddha Day’, Nalanda members and devotees are encouraged to cook and prepare meals to offer to visitors so as to cultivate loving-kindness, generosity and humility.  Not only do we prepare the food with mettā, we are also the ones personally offering it to the public with respect.  This mass food offering has been a Nalandian tradition since our inception.

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25 May 2018

Dhamma teachings this Wesak

Wesak month full-moon commemorates the Blessed One’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago, and marks the beginning of Buddhist Year (B.E.) 2562.  Nalanda Centre’s ‘Buddha Day’ programmes begin tomorrow, 26 May (Saturday) to 29 May (Tuesday) with excellent opportunities to learn Dhamma.  We welcome everyone to participate in the following talks throughout the 4-day spiritual celebration:

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24 May 2018

Dhamma-learning workshops

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will lead discussions on selected passages from the Pāli Tipitaka to widen and deepen our understanding of Buddha’s teachings.  The workshop will be held at Nalanda Centre on Tuesday, 29 May, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm.

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23 May 2018

Support the development of Buddhism in Malaysia

Thinking of supporting a worthy and impactful project this Wesak?  Consider donating towards Wisdom Park where we are building facilities to train future community leaders and lay Dhamma teachers.  Indeed, the growth and success of Malaysian Buddhism depends very much on these two essentials – the availability of good leaders and effective teachers.

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