17 May 2022

Hands Together & Hearts Connected at 8th Nalanda Convention

From 30 April to 3 May, more than 130 Nalanda members and core volunteers from Serdang headquarters and all branches gathered at Wisdom Park in Kuala Kubu Bahru to participate in the 8th National Nalanda Members’ Convention.  It was a joyous reunion of Nalandians as many have not met in the two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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15 May 2022

Buddha Day Message B.E. 2566

Once again our planet earth has completed its journey around the sun and brought us into the year 2566 of the Buddhist Era.  Today is ‘Buddha Day’ or ‘Wesak Day’ which commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of our supreme Lord Gautama Buddha.  Today is a good day to take stock of our lives and determine how best we can face the challenges which confront us.  How can we organise ourselves in such a way that we can enjoy peace and happiness not only for ourselves but for all those who share this planet with us?

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13 May 2022

60th Anniversary of Wesak Holiday in Malaysia

On 15 May 2022, Buddhists will celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment over 2,600 years ago on the full-moon of the Wesak month, commonly referred to as ‘Wesak Day’.  This marks the beginning of the Buddhist Era (B.E.) 2566, calculated from the time of the passing away of the Buddha in 543 BCE.  Find out more about how Wesak Day was gazetted as a Public Holiday 60 years ago.

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1 May 2022

Celebrating Nalanda’s 19th Anniversary

1 May is dedicated as Nalanda Day, a special day to commemorate the anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society’s establishment in 2003.  I take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to our Dhamma teachers near and far, members, benefactors, volunteers and devotees for your continuous care, support and encouragement.

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18 March 2022

Today, 18 March is Nalanda Patron’s Day

‘Nalanda Patron’s Day’ is an annual programme to commemorate and appreciate all donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda, and by extension, to the development of Buddhist education.  On ‘Patron’s Day’, Nalanda members and devotees offer pūja for the well-being of our benefactors, past and present.  We also transfer merits to those who have passed away.

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8 March 2022

MH370 – 8th Anniversary, 8 March

Today marks the 8th anniversary of Malaysia Airlines MH370′s mysterious disappearance over the Indian Ocean.  Even after eight years of intensive and extensive search, the main wreckage of the B777 aircraft is still not found.  Family and friends of those lost are still in anguish over not knowing the actual fate of their loved ones.

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16 January 2022

30 years on, Ajahn Chah’s legacy continues to echo today

16 January 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Ajahn Chah’s passing, one of the most esteemed and influential Buddhist teachers in the modern era.  A doyen of the ‘forest tradition’, Ajahn Chah led an unassuming and austere life as a true ‘bhikkhu’.  Teaching from his own direct experiences, he related Dhamma in effective but simple ways, often using analogies which continue to be echoed today.

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1 January 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia wishes everyone a joyful observance of the New Year!  Let us welcome the new year with a tranquil mind and have thoughts of loving-kindness for all beings.  May your days ahead be fulfilling and peaceful.  Happy New Year 2022!

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22 December 2021

2nd memorial of Venerable Dhammavuddho

22 December 2021 marks the 2nd anniversary of the passing of Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthera, a Malaysian monk of Chinese descent who dedicated his life to the Dhamma.  The late Ven. Dhammavuddho was ordained in the Theravada tradition in 1986 and later founded Vihara Buddha Gotama, a forest monastery in Perak dedicated to the practice and propagation of the Buddha’s discourses and monastic discipline.

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11 December 2021

Education is like planting a tree

Today 11 December 2021, is Nalanda Education Day.  This date marks 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, hence leading to integral development of people.

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