Appreciation

17 March 2019

The last day of ‘Centenary Celebrations’

17 March 2019 marks the last day of the year-long ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centenary Celebrations’ which brought Buddhists across Malaysia together to celebrate the life and contributions of the late Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda (1918 – 2006).  The Centenary Celebrations was launched exactly a year ago on 17 March 2018 at the Buddhist Mahā Vihara, Kuala Lumpur.

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25 January 2019

Convocation and Gratitude Day

On Sunday 2 December 2018, Nalanda Institute Malaysia hosted a convocation ceremony for its largest cohort to-date – 68 graduates, who completed BPS 305 Certificate in Buddhist Studies, at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  The 10-session course which comprised four modules over a single 4-month semester, introduced Dhamma learning in a structured, systematic and holistic manner.

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7 December 2018

Happy 91st Birthday ‘Bhante G’

Nalanda members would like to extend our best wishes and warmest felicitations to Venerable Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Nāyaka Thero on his 91st birthday today!  Popularly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana is a renowned meditation teacher and author of several influential works, such as the best-selling ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’.

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30 November 2018

Convocation Ceremony & Gratitude Day

Nalanda Institute Malaysia will host a Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, 2 December for graduates of BPS305 Certificate in Buddhist Studies, class of 2018.  It is also a day of gratitude and appreciation to all teachers, volunteers, and benefactors who provided precious opportunities for Dhamma learning.

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7 November 2018

Celebrating 15 Years of Holistic Education

Nalanda Buddhist Society was established in 2003, with our name bestowed by our late teacher and spiritual adviser, Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda.  Since inception, Nalanda has been focusing on providing holistic Buddhist education to the community, which to date has benefitted over 23,000 students and participants throughout Malaysia.

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7 October 2018

‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ officially launched

The ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ was officially launched last night with the blessings of the Maha Sangha, and with over 1,300 Buddhist leaders, Dhamma teachers, guests, neighbours, volunteers and devotees in attendance.  The Centre was built to cater for increasing demand for Buddhist education and training.  It is so named as a tribute to Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser, Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda.

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3 October 2018

Joyfully preparing for twin celebrations

Nalanda Centre is teeming with activity as Nalandians prepare to receive more than 1,200 benefactors and supporters this Saturday to mark the Society’s 15th Anniversary Appreciation Night.  The final touches are also underway to launch the newly-constructed K. Sri Dhammananda Centre on the same evening.

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27 September 2018

Much anticipated launching of K. Sri Dhammananda Centre

After a year of reconstruction, we are deeply honoured to invite the community to the launching of ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ on Saturday, 6 October 2018.  The newly-completed building is named after Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser – the most Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda – who inaugurated our Society in 2003.  This facility is solely dedicated to Buddhist education and Dhamma propagation.

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17 September 2018

Day of giving and selfless service

The popular Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ in Johor Bahru was successfully held last Sunday, 16 September.  A total of 81 stalls offered a variety of home-cooked delicacies, beverages, and household items to the delight of more than 3,000 shoppers and visitors.

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9 September 2018

September 9 – One year later

On 9 September 2017, Nalandians gathered at ‘Nalanda House’ to perform the last lowering of flags ceremony, together with blessings for the demolition and reconstruction of the facility to house more students coming to learn Dhamma.

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