Anniversary

28 October 2017

Day of remembrance and gratitude

Thursday 31 August marked the 11th anniversary of the passing of Nalanda’s late spiritual adviser, Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda, as well as being Malaysia’s 60th National Day.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan delivered a Dhamma talk on gratitude to commemorate these two occasions.

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15 October 2017

2nd anniversary of Wisdom Park Development Committee

14 October 2017 marked the second anniversary of the establishment of Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) – the coordinating body to draw up and implement the masterplan for the facility.  From an initial membership of 13 members, WPDC has been expanded with the appointment of more professionals and Buddhist community representatives to the committee, which boasts of 20 members currently.

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13 October 2017

1st anniversary of King Bhumibol

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His Majesty was the longest-reigning monarch in the world at the time of his death last October at age 88.  He is still beloved and sorely missed by Thai people everywhere, with 12.7 million visitors having paid respects to his remains at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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2 October 2017

Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Today marks the 148th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, which is known as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ in India.  Let us honour his legacy of non-violence by contemplating on the virtues of patience, loving-kindness, and amity, as well as incorporating them in our daily interaction with others.

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29 September 2017

4th Memorial Day for teachers

Today marks the 4th anniversary of the passing of eminent Pāli Scholar Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero, and renowned meditation teacher Acharya Satya Narayan Goenka.  Nalanda Centre will host a simple tribute to both teachers at 7.30pm this evening with meditation and chanting.

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8 August 2017

Religion in ASEAN

8 August 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of ASEAN – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  Malaysia, along with Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore were its founding members back in 1967.  Brunei joined ASEAN after its independence in 1984, followed by Vietnam (in 1995), Laos (1997), Myanmar (1997), and Cambodia (1999).

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17 July 2017

3rd anniversary of MH17

2014 was the worst year in the history of Malaysian aviation, when two Boeing 777 airliners belonging to Malaysia Airlines were lost – MH370 vanished mysteriously over the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014; and MH17 was struck by a missile over Ukraine on 17 July 2014.  The two incidents resulted in a combined loss of 537 lives.

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17 June 2017

Today is ‘Ajahn Chah Day’

17 June 2017 marks the 99th birth anniversary of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah of Thailand.   Nalandians humbly pays tribute to this great monk who was one of the most influential and revered Dhamma teachers of the modern era.  Thus, today is ‘Ajahn Chah Day’ at Nalanda.

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25 May 2017

Ajahn Buddhadāsa’s 111th birth anniversary

An introduction to Ajahn Buddhadāsa by Bro. H S Tan.

This week, we commemorate the life and teachings of one of the most notable Buddhist teachers of the 20th century – Ajahn Buddhadāsa Indapañño (Phra Dharmakosacarya) of Thailand.  Ajahn Buddhadāsa was born on 27 May 1906 in Chaiya, Southern Thailand, to a Chinese Hokkien father and Thai mother.  He renounced the worldly life at age 20 and led an exemplary life of an ascetic bhikkhu until his passing.

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1 May 2017

It’s Nalanda’s 14th anniversary today

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the establishment of Nalanda Buddhist Society, the 8th anniversary of Nalanda Book Café, and the 5th year of Nalanda Youth Centre.  As usual, Nalandians from near and far came together to celebrate ‘Nalanda Day’ (every 1st of May) with joy, gratitude, and gusto!

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