Nalandians circumambulating the K Sri Dhammananda Memorial Stupa at Buddhist Maha Vihara, while chanting with faith and reverence.
Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng
18 March 2013 marks the 95th birth anniversary of Nalanda’s late Spiritual Advisor, the Most Venerable Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thero. This day is also Nalanda Patron’s Day, an annual event to commemorate and appreciate all our donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda over the years. Read more
Bro. Tan sharing on the background and significance of Nalanda Patron’s Day.
Sunday, 17 March was Nalanda Patron’s Day Observance. We were privileged to commemorate this day with our friends from Singapore Buddhist Fellowship. Together, we listened to and discussed the Dhamma with Mr. Benny Liow, as he spoke on the topic of ‘Morality’ (Sila). Read more
On the last day of 2012, members of Nalanda Dharma School came together for the perfect reunion, the School Honours Day! This year, it was a big family gathering with the addition of junior students from Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden. It is a day for all to reflect and also rejoice over the commitment to learning they have put in throughout the year.
1 July 2012 marked the 5th Anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia. We were very grateful for the presence of our Founding Director, Bro. Tan Ho Soon; Director, Mr.Vijaya Samarawickrama; and Senior Management Lecturer, Mr. Tan Huat Chye, on this anniversary observance day.
1 May is designated ‘Nalanda Day’; it marks the 9th anniversary of Nalanda’s founding. On this day, Nalandians congregated for morning devotion at the Shrine Hall, before gathering in the Srivijaya Hall, where important Society events are usually held.
Among the many significant ‘news’ for the day were the launchings of Nalanda’s revised website, our new uniform, our first vehicle – a reconditioned, used-van generously donated by Mr. Chan Fong, and “Nalanda-Macro” – an important document outlining Nalanda’s Transformation Programme and our organizational goals for the next one year.