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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28 October 2021

Happy Birthday Venerable Saranankara

Nalanda members and devotees would like to felicitate and pay tribute to Most Venerable Sri Saranankara Adhikarana Nāyaka Thero on his 68th birthday, today.   Ven. Saranankara has dedicated almost four decades of his life to selfless service to the Buddhist community in Malaysia, providing counsel and support to monks and laity alike.

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31 August 2021

K. Sri Dhammananda 15th Memorial Day

31 August 2021 marks 15 years since the passing away of Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero.  Venerable Dhammananda spent most of his life building and nourishing the growth of the Theravāda Buddhist community in Malaysia.  Under his spiritual leadership, many Buddhist societies were established since the 1960s and continue to benefit Dhamma learners and practitioners today.

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31 July 2021

20 million vaccine doses given in Malaysia

On 30 July, we reached a milestone of administering more than 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. As part of the national immunisation programme, vaccination centres are now cumulatively giving more than 500,000 doses a day. This could not be achieved without the dedication and commitment of our front-liners who do not shy away from their critical roles even as the number of new infections climb.

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1 July 2021

14th Anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia

Since its establishment in 2007, the Institute has steadfastly focussed on its objectives to promote and facilitate the study, research and propagation of the Buddha’s teachings. We extend our appreciation to past and present Directors of the Institute, its core volunteers and all our benefactors for your support in helping us deliver our programmes for the benefit of the community.

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29 May 2021

Thank you for a blessed ‘Buddha Day’

We would like to express our thanks to everyone for joining us in observing Buddha Day in this holy month of Vesakhā  B.E. 2565. May we strengthen our values of courage and hope rooted in Dhamma, so that we become more resilient and focussed on our lofty but noble goals.

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16 May 2021

Happy Teacher’s Day

Today we celebrate Teacher’s Day in Malaysia. It is a day to honour the best of educators and their contributions to the nation by building the knowledge, values and character of the people. Teachers who gift us with the right lens to see the world instil in us a life-long love for learning. Akin to being our parents, they are also our role models in life who show us the path to being virtuous and excellent citizens of the world.

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12 May 2021

Thank you to all nurses around the world

Today is International Nurses Day, which is celebrated around the world every year on 12 May in conjunction with the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910). The indispensable role of nurses has never been more apparent as they battle relentless for the lives of their patients in this Covid-19 pandemic.

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9 May 2021

A tribute to all mothers

Mother’s Day honours all mothers, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. From the day we were born, her love for us is unconditional as she tirelessly protects us and teaches us right from wrong. Our conscience and moral compass develops under her guidance so that we can bring value and have a positive impact to the community. In return, she only wishes that we are well, happy and live a meaningful life.

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1 May 2021

Celebrating Nalanda’s 18th Anniversary

Today marks the 18th Anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia, a time for us to pay tribute to our Dhamma teachers, benefactors, members and volunteers who have been with us on this enriching journey of holistic education. May the light of Dhamma shine brightly within, so that it illuminates the world too.

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