20 September 2023

Sangha Day B.E. 2567

‘Sangha Day’ is an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism.  This is an occasion to express gratitude to monks and nuns who strive diligently to bring happiness and peace to mankind.  Devotees in return offer robes, food, medicinal support, educational support, and other requisites to them. 

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19 September 2023

Sanghika Dana at Serdang Buddhist Association

On Saturday 16 September, Nalanda leaders joined in the ‘Sanghika Dana’ organised by Serdang Buddhist Association in Seri Kembangan.  This meritorious event, which has been held yearly for the past 8 years, is aimed at reinforcing the connection and support between the Sangha and lay communities.  In the presence of over 100 venerable monks and nuns, the Buddhist community made offerings to the Maha Sangha, with hearts of joy and gratitude.

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31 May 2023

Hosting Ven. Alokavamsa at Nalanda

On the evening of Monday 29 May, Nalanda members and volunteers welcomed Ven. Alokavamsa and Sayalay Mitta Devi to Nalanda Centre.  Venerable Alokavamsa and Sayalay Mitta Devi are both from Indonesia, and will be staying at Nalanda until the middle of June. 

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4 May 2023

A joyful start to Buddha Day B.E. 2567

In the early hours of dawn on Buddha Day B.E. 2567, Nalanda members and devotees gathered to offer dāna to venerable monks, during the morning Pindacāra (monks on alms round) which started at Nalanda Centre.  The community around the Centre also took the opportunity to perform these meritorious deeds to support the Sangha.  It was indeed a joyful start to an auspicious day. 

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11 April 2023

Dhamma talk by Ven. Ajahn Kalyano

On Sunday 2 April, we were honoured to host Venerable Tahn Ajahn Kalyano for a Dhamma talk, his first visit back to Nalanda Centre since the onset of the pandemic.  Tahn Ajahn advised us to bring the quality of mindfulness into our lives as often as possible, in order to cultivate inner awareness and strength of mind.

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6 April 2023

Mass Food Offering

Join us for the Mass Food Offering to the community on Buddha Day 4 May.  You may also contribute to this outreach programme where pre-packed meals will be offered to the community, by making donations for food preparations and/or bring cooked food.  Please contact Sis. Mudita at 010-2629136 to arrange.  Thank you.

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6 April 2023

Offering of Lunch Dāna to Sangha members

Join us for the offering of lunch dāna to monastic members of the Sangha.  You may bring cooked vegetarian food and fruits to offer.  Thank you.

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1 March 2023

Hosting Ven. Paññajoti at Nalanda

Nalanda will be hosting Venerable Paññajoti from Wednesday to Sunday (1 to 5 March) at Nalanda Centre. Venerable hails from Sarawak and was ordained in the Mahayana tradition in 2015. In 2018, Venerable re-ordained as a Theravada Bhikkhu under Venerable Dvipitaka Sayadaw Ashin Kovidābhivamsa in Penang, and trained in Bodhivana Buddhist Hermitage, Kuching.

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28 February 2023

Hosting Ven. Paññajoti

Nalanda is hosting Venerable Paññajoti this Thursday to Sunday (2 to 5 March) at Nalanda Centre.  Venerable hails from Sarawak and was ordained in the Mahayana tradition in 2015 after studying the teachings for over two decades.  In 2018, venerable was ordained as a Theravada Bhikkhu by Venerable Dvipitaka Sayadaw Ashin Kovidābhivamsa (Myanmar).  Venerable Paññajoti currently resides in Seremban.

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8 February 2023

Pindacāra during Lunar New Year festivities

On Saturday 4 February, the community at O.U.G. and Happy Market gathered to perform the meritorious deed of dāna in support of the Mahā Sangha. Even as vendors and marketgoers are busy preparing for the last few days of the Lunar New Year festivities, many stepped forward to offer food and requisites at Pindacāra (monks on alms-round), experiencing the joy of giving especially to those worthy of honour.

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