28 October 2013

Tribute to Venerable Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero

By Dr. Tan Ho Soon, Nalanda Founder.

28 October 2013 marks the auspicious 60th birthday of the Most Venerable Bootawatte Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero.  Nalanda Buddhist Society records our felicitations and deep appreciation to Ven. Sri Saranankara for his tireless efforts in promoting the welfare of Malaysian people and in cultivating the spirit of social service and unity amongst Buddhists.

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27 October 2013

An uplifting Nalanda Members’ Day

Nalanda Buddhist Society members congregated at our ‘spiritual home’ – Nalanda Centre – on Saturday 26 October for another reunion-like Members’ Day gathering.  This round, new members from Nalanda Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru branches also joined the assembly for the first time.  They received a warm and encouraging welcome from other Nalandians.

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26 October 2013

Amazing Buddhist Women of Indonesia

During his most recent tour to Indonesia, Bro. Tan took time to visit a few amazing ‘Srikandis’* in Maribaya and Klaten.  Bro. Tan first paid tribute to Venerable Bhikkhunis Ayya Santinī and Ayya Sīlavatī in Maribaya, West Java, last Wednesday.  Both Ayyas are currently the only two Theravadin bhikkhunis in Indonesia.  They conduct many meditation retreats annually at their centre, as well as travel extensively throughout the vast country to teach Dhamma.

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17 October 2013

“Butterfly Lovers” – A Smashing Success!

Thank you to all sponsors, donors, friends and volunteers for your support!

On Saturday, 12 October, the “Butterfly Lovers” Musical was performed by the acclaimed Dama Orchestra to a packed hall at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre! It was a mesmerising night as the audience was swept away by the creative designs, talented performances, and a captivating storyline delivered with a fresh perspective and humorous wit. Read more

7 October 2013

Nalanda Art Exhibition Successfully Concluded

The inaugural Nalanda Art Exhibition held at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang over 3 days was successfully concluded at 8pm yesterday (6 October). Since its opening last Friday, a continuous stream of visitors had been coming to the exhibition, many of whom first-time visitors to Nalanda.

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17 September 2013

A programme well-accomplished

The long-awaited Buddhist Youth Leaders’ Study Tour to Bujang Valley from 14 – 16 September was joyfully accomplished!  We arrived at Nalanda Centre at 1.30am this morning (17 September) feeling inspired and greatly satisfied.  Nalanda Youth Centre would like to thank Bro. Tan for expertly guiding all of us on this amazing journey of discovery!  We would also like to thank the Nalanda Central Management in Sri Serdang, and our Sungai Petani branch Chairman Bro. Khaw Seng Giap for your great support and contributions.

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30 May 2013

Wesak 2013 ‘Dhamma Appreciation Night’

The ‘Wayang Kulit’ (shadow-play) is a traditional performance using puppet-shadow movements and voice to tell a story.  The performance was perfectly executed with a fine display of showmanship by Nalandians.

A most inspiring ‘Dhamma Appreciation Night’ was recently held on 24 May to celebrate the Wesak full-moon Buddha Day. The dynamic performances that evening delighted the audience with its youthful zest and brilliant comedic effects. The night’s 3 performances were specially presented by a team of dedicated young Nalandians, who were ably guided by Nalanda Institute’s Director, Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama.  Read more

16 May 2013

Happy Teachers’ Day 2013

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15 May 2013

Installation of Buddharupam & inaugural Uposatha pūja

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19 March 2013

Nalanda Patron’s Day

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