From Nalanda’s Archives – In the year 2000, Sri Serdang hosted a visit by eminent Buddhist and Pāli Scholar, the Most Ven. Dr. K Anuruddha Nayaka Thero, the first Vice-Chancellor of the Buddhist & Pāli University of Sri Lanka. The Venerable was highly respected for his vast learning in the Tipitaka and erudite teachings. Ven. Anuruddha was also Bro. Tan’s Pāli teacher. Bro.Tan and the Sri Serdang community were overjoyed when the Venerable teacher took time to visit them, and to encourage them in their learning and practice.Read more
The Mudita Library was declared open by the Late Ven. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thero in July 2000, in conjunction with Asalha month observance. It was at that time the first and only Buddhist library in Serdang. Bro.Tan had donated his entire collection of Dhamma books to start the library, and with further donations and acquisitions, the collection reached almost 2,000 books after one year.Read more
Our archive photograph above shows Bro. Tan welcoming his teacher, the Late Ven. K Sri Dhammananda to Sri Serdang in 2000. Back then, Bro. Tan often arranged for and accompanied the inspiring late Sanghanayaka to teach Dhamma to students in universities in the Klang Valley. Given the venerable’s failing health then, Bro.Tan took over some of the teaching duties, something he does until presently.Read more
Nalandians circumambulating the K Sri Dhammananda Memorial Stupa at Buddhist Maha Vihara, while chanting with faith and reverence.
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.Read more