16 December 2013

Ground-breaking Workshop on Buddhist Education

Over the last weekend, Nalanda officers gathered at our ‘spiritual home’ in Sri Serdang for a ground-breaking workshop on the ‘Nalanda Education Model’, presented by Founder Bro. H S Tan.  The workshop was truly a great learning experience for everyone, especially for teachers, facilitators, and coordinators of Nalanda’s educational programmes.

Read more
15 December 2013

Second Anniversary of NEO Centre Happy Garden

11 December 2013 marks the second anniversary of Nalanda’s first branch facility – the NEO Centre in Happy Garden.  We would like to thank all volunteers and devotees for your kind support, services, contributions and encouragement given us over the past two years.

Read more
14 December 2013

Nalanda Officers attend Education Workshop

Since early this morning, Nalandian officers have been arriving at our ‘spiritual home’ – Nalanda Centre, to attend the 2-day Nalanda Education Workshop.  In the first session from 10am to 12pm, Bro.Tan introduced the concept of “Essential Education” that will form the basis for Nalanda’s educational programmes for the next 20 years.

Read more
7 December 2013

Happy 86th Birthday ‘Bhante G’

Nalandians extend our warmest wishes and respect to Venerable Sri Pandit Henepola Gunaratana Māha Nāyaka Thero on his 86th birthday today!  We were truly honoured to host Ven. Gunaratana at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang for 8 days, from 22 – 29 November, and also at NEO Centre Johor Bahru for a day on 21 November.  Popularly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana is a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher and author of several influential works, such as the best-selling ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’. Read more

2 December 2013

Nalanda Institute Convocation Ceremony 2013

Nalanda Institute Convocation Ceremony for participants of BPS 302 – Certificate in Buddhist Studies was joyously held on 30 November at Nalanda Centre.  The ceremony began with an ‘ovada’ or advice from Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, the Director of Nalanda Institute. He complimented all graduates for their diligence and determination over the past 5 months to complete the course.  Achariya Vijaya also quoted ‘Mangala Sutta‘ to the audience, which contains Buddha’s advice on the way to live a noble way of life which ultimately leads to liberation from suffering.
Read more

30 November 2013

Memorable moments with a spiritual teacher

On Friday 29 November, many devotees came from near and far, joyously offered lunch dāna to Ven. Dr. Gunaratana at Nalanda House.  As the Venerable’s 86th birthday is approaching next week, we took this opportunity to celebrate Bhante’s birthday in advance, not with one birthday cake, but with two!  Read more

16 November 2013

Life is beautiful at Nalanda

Life is beautiful at Nalanda”, said Sis. Faith Teh when describing her volunteering experience at Nalanda.  I believe all Nalandians who embrace the spirit of ‘selfless service’ and strive for spiritual growth would understand the meaning of this phrase and attest to it based on their own experiences.

Read more
15 November 2013

The word ‘retirement’ is not in my dictionary!

The journey of Sis. Felicia into Buddhism started 10 years ago, when Nalanda’s former President, Bro. Ee, introduced her to the Sunday pūja and Dhamma talks by Bro. Tan.

Read more
29 October 2013

3 days of celebrations and tribute to a humble monk

The Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur was a hive of activities over the last few days as more than 1,000 devotees thronged the vihāra to pay tribute to the Sangha, in particular to its popular Abbot, the Most Venerable Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero.

Read more
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.

Read more