News & Updates

3 February 2019

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Achalo

On 2 December 2018, Nalanda was honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Achalo for a Dhamma talk on his first visit to Nalanda Centre. Ajahn Achalo reminded us that in our samsaric existence, we are affected by ignorance – the cause of all suffering.  This ignorance of ‘not knowing the true nature of the way things are’ results in us perceiving things incorrectly and culminates in craving and anger.  The remedy to ‘not knowing’ is simply ‘to know’; achieved through cultivating wisdom and concentration.

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2 February 2019

Alms-round at Seri Kembangan markets

On Saturday 19 January, the mood lightened at the busy markets in Seri Kembangan when two Sangha members supported by a team of Nalandians and volunteers went on alms-round.  A long standing programme organised by Nalanda, Pindacāra provides an opportunity for the community to participate in this wholesome cultivation of generosity.

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1 February 2019

Nalanda Centre closed for Chinese New Year

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes everyone a joyous and blissful Chinese New Year!  May you and your loved ones be blessed with good health, happiness and peace in the year ahead.  We also wish you safe travels and a harmonious holiday spent fruitfully with friends and family. 新年快乐,吉祥如意!

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31 January 2019

Thank you for an amazing 2018!

2018 has been an amazing year at Nalanda, marking 15 years of holistic education and unyielding service to Buddha-Sāsana.  We thank all members, supporters and benefactors for your continuous support for the benefit and growth of the Buddhist community.

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28 January 2019

Hosting friends from Seck Kia Eenh

On Sunday 9 December 2018, Nalanda Centre warmly welcomed 10 members of Seck Kia Eenh (SKE) Temple, a long-standing Buddhist association in Melaka with a heritage that dates back to 1920.  The group, led by the Temple’s President, Associate Professor Tan Kim See, was on a day-trip to visit several Buddhist centres around Klang Valley.

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25 January 2019

Convocation and Gratitude Day

On Sunday 2 December 2018, Nalanda Institute Malaysia hosted a convocation ceremony for its largest cohort to-date – 68 graduates, who completed BPS 305 Certificate in Buddhist Studies, at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  The 10-session course which comprised four modules over a single 4-month semester, introduced Dhamma learning in a structured, systematic and holistic manner.

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22 January 2019

‘Buddhist Business Network’ visits Nalanda Centre

On 20 November 2018, Nalanda hosted 17 members of Buddhist Business Network (BBN) led by their President, Bro. Lee Kian Hong at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  After a warm welcome by Nalandian officers, the group was brought on a tour of Nalanda Centre and the recently launched K. Sri Dhammananda Centre by host Bro. Charlie Teng.

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19 January 2019

Nalanda Free School 2019 classes started

Nalanda Free School (NFS) warmly welcome its teachers and students as classes commenced for the academic year of 2019 at Sri Serdang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru centres.  NFS has been operating for over 8 years now since its establishment by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide free tuition and other educational support to academically-weak and needy students.

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16 January 2019

27th anniversary of Ajahn Chah’s passing

Today we commemorate the 27th anniversary of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s passing.  A revered monk who lived a meaningful and simple life, Ajahn Chah (1918 – 1992) bestowed upon the Buddhist community a legacy which continues to inspire many monks and laity alike.  Many monastics who trained with him at forest monasteries have themselves become renowned and respected teachers.

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13 January 2019

Branch officers meet in samaggi

On 22 December 2018, Nalanda officers from Sri Serdang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani Branches conducted a Branch meeting after participating in the Nalanda Education Workshop 4.0.  President of Nalanda Buddhist Society, Sis. Evelyn Chow, chaired the meeting to ensure alignment of the Branches’ efforts with Nalanda’s direction and to discuss the support required by each Branch for the smooth coordination of their respective educational programmes.

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