News & Updates

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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13 December 2019

Dhammaduta Tour of India

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was recently invited to participate in the “Global Buddhist Congregation 2019” – a gathering of Sangha members, Buddhist teachers, scholars and local communities – organised under the auspices of All India Bhikkhu Sangha. The event was held from 22 to 24 November, in the city of Aurangabad near to the world-famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The 3-day event was attended by more than 35,000 people.

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12 December 2019

Learning & Service on Nalanda ‘Education Day’

Annually, 11 December is celebrated as Nalanda ‘Education Day’.  On this day, we mark the anniversary of the launching of Nalanda’s “Education Philosophy” which calls for a holistic approach in education — balancing and combining knowledge, skills, values and culture, thus leading to integral development of people.

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11 December 2019

A Decade of Noble Service to the Community

Ten years ago, on 11 December 2009, Nalanda Centre in Sri Serdang was ceremoniously launched in the presence of venerable Sangha members, leaders and members of the Buddhist community from all over Malaysia. Since then, Nalanda Centre has been hosting many pivotal educational programmes that have inspired and impacted the lives of thousands.

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7 December 2019

Happy 92nd Birthday ‘Bhante G’

Nalandians extend our warmest wishes and respect to Venerable Sri Pandita Henepola Gunaratana Māha Nāyaka Thero on his 92nd birthday!

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5 December 2019

Honouring the Three Jewels on ‘Sangha Day’

On Saturday 16 November, devotees observed ‘Sangha Day’ at Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch by learning Dhamma and honouring the Sangha.  We joyfully welcomed Bhante Lim of Dhammavana Meditation (Bukit Mertajam) Centre who delivered a Dhamma talk.

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30 November 2019

Dhamma Teaching by Venerable Ajahn Karuniko

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Ajahn Karuniko, former Abbot of Cittaviveka Chithurst Forest Monastery, U.K. for a Dhamma teaching this Sunday 1 December. We invite you to join the programme which starts at 9am with a meal offering to Ajahn.  The service continues with meditation, chanting and a Dhamma teaching.  You may bring cooked vegetarian food to offer.  All are welcome!

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28 November 2019

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 54

Nalanda Bulletin Issue No. 54 (November 2019 edition) is now available for collection at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang and our branch centres.  This latest issue highlights events in September and October.  Nalanda Bulletin is a wonderful source of information about our activities and programmes.  We invite you to collect and distribute copies to your family members and friends. You may also view it on-line by clicking the web-link below.  Thank you.

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27 November 2019

Silver Lining Day with Mon children

On Sunday 27 October, Nalanda Youth Centre volunteers visited the Mon Refugee Children Learning Centre at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.  The annual Silver Lining Day programme is an avenue for youths to offer their service for the community and strengthen fellowship amongst these young volunteers.

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26 November 2019

Dhamma talk by Ven. Ayya Susila

On Sunday 10 November, Venerable Ayya Susila gave a Dhamma talk at Nalanda Centre, on the topic of finding happiness through mindfulness.  Published studies state that people experience happiness and peace when they pay full attention to what they are doing – this is the mental state of mindfulness.  When we are not focused on what we are doing, we lack contentment.  A wandering mind brings restlessness, anxiety about the future and regrets of the past.

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