On 10 October, Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was invited to Central Kedah Buddhist Association in Sungai Petani to give a keynote presentation on the “Buddhist Presence in Kedah”. The special talk was in conjunction with the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia’s “Dharma Walk” programme held at the same venue. Members from more than 20 Kedahan Buddhist societies attended the event.
In his presentation, Bro. Tan covered the arrival and establishment of Buddhism in Northern Malay Peninsular, specifically in the Bujang Valley in Central Kedah, 2000 years ago. The discovery of Buddhist archaeological ruins and artifacts proved that Buddhism was practised in Kedah since the 1st Century CE. Bro. Tan’s interesting coverage of the subject was very well-received and much appreciated by the participants. Sadhu anumodana!