Appreciation

23 July 2017

2017 Nalanda Award for Social Action & Responsibility

On 1 July 2017, Nalanda Institute Malaysia had the honour of conferring the ‘2017 NALANDA AWARD FOR SOCIAL ACTION & RESPONSIBILITY’ to Dr. Phang Cheng Kar – a consultant psychiatrist and mindfulness-based therapist who created MINDFULGym, the first structured and scientifically-supported mindfulness-based programme for stress reduction and wellness in Malaysia.

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22 July 2017

2017 Nalanda Award for Leadership Integrity

On 1 July 2017, Nalanda Institute Malaysia had the honour of conferring the ‘2017 NALANDA AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP INTEGRITY’ to Datuk Charlie Chia.  In the 1970’s and 80’s, he played a vital role in the formation and development of several Buddhist organisations in Malaysia, including the Buddhist Missionary Society Youth Section, the Buddhist Society of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kota Tinggi Buddhist Society, Mettā Lodge Johor Bahru, and Kuantan Buddhist Association.

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21 July 2017

2017 Nalanda Award for Dhammaduta

On 1 July 2017, Nalanda Institute Malaysia had the honour of conferring the ‘2017 NALANDA AWARD FOR DHAMMADUTA’ to Dr. Punna Wong Yin Onn.  Dr. Wong started serving the Buddha-Sāsana actively in the year 2000.  Since 2004, he has been leading weekly Dhamma-sharing sessions at Mettā Lodge Buddhist Society in Johor Bahru.  In 2016, he published a book titled “Walking in the Buddha’s Footprint, 100 Reflective Essays”, a collection of Dhamma lessons and experience he encountered in the past two decades.

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15 July 2017

Celebrating Mother’s & Teacher’s Day

On 14 May, Nalandians celebrated Mother’s and Teacher’s Day in a most meaningful way – by learning the Dhamma on the importance of spiritual practice and the development of gratitude.  In his talk, Bro. Tan urged parents to lead their children to reduce sensual desires, and to guide them to develop inner strength to face worldly conditions.

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6 July 2017

‘Buddha Day’ Volunteer Appreciation

Report by Chuan Ze Wen

On Sunday 21 May, Nalanda had a meaningful gathering to thank volunteers and devotees for the successfully-run ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations recently.  Bro. Tan took the opportunity to share with everyone the ways of skillfully working together in harmony, and how to practise Dhamma by being mindfully aware of ourselves and our environment.

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4 July 2017

New books published in July

Nalanda Buddhist Society has just printed another 17,000 copies of Ajahn Buddhadāsa’s booklets, namely “Nibbāna for Everyone” (NEW release), “Kamma in Buddhism”*, “Living in the Present”*, and “Getting Started in Mindfulness with Breathing”* (*all second editions) for free distribution throughout Malaysia.  In addition, Nalanda Institute also published a new book – “The Buddha-Word : Discovering the Essential” – for WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference held on 1 July.

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2 July 2017

Thanks and appreciation for supporting WACANA 2017

WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference successfully concluded yesterday (1 July) with much rejoicing and compliments from the speakers, participants, and volunteers.  We are grateful to devotees who came from all over Malaysia, as well as participants from Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia, to take part in the high-spirited Conference.  Thank you for your enthusiastic support!

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1 July 2017

Nalanda Institute’s 10th Anniversary

1 July 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia. Since its inception in 2007, the Institute has successfully organized many Dhamma courses and programmes, benefitting nearly 12,000 participants throughout Malaysia. We would like to pay tribute to everyone who has played a role to guide and shape our path in the past decade. We have grown tremendously, thanks to your support in many ways.

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1 July 2017

Thank you for supporting Nalanda Institute

As we celebrate 10 glorious years of service to the Buddha-Sāsana under the banner of ‘Nalanda Institute Malaysia’, we wish to record our deepest gratitude and appreciation to our Founding-Director Achariya Dr. Tan Ho Soon, our immediate past Director Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, and our present Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye, all officers past and present, our benefactors, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, as well as the alumni of the Institute.

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26 June 2017

“Sri Lanka Relief Fund” handed to Theravāda Council

Nalanda Buddhist Society members and devotees were very concerned about the recent floods which devastated parts of Sri Lanka, and caused severe damages with hundreds of casualties.  A public donation drive was immediately launched by several Buddhist organisations to raise money for flood relief and reconstruction work; Nalanda’s donation campaign lasted from 30 May to 16 June.

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