13 January 2024

Generosity to start the year

In the early morning of Saturday 6 January, Nalanda volunteers gathered at the NEO Centre in Happy Garden, KL in high spirits as they set out for the first of the monthly Pindacāra (monks on alms-round) programme of the year 2024.  Market-goers and stall vendors took time to make offerings joyfully, even amidst the busy morning marketing as many have started to prepare for the coming lunar year festivities.

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9 December 2023

Dhamma Talk by Ven. Ayya Santinī this coming Tuesday

Join us at Nalanda Centre on Tuesday 12 December to learn and reflect on the Buddha’s teachings with Ven. Ayya Santinī, Abbess of Wisma Kusalayani, a bhikkhuni-training centre near Lembang in West Java.  The service will start at 8pm with evening chanting.

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15 November 2023

Pindacāra & Dhamma talk by Ven. Sanghasena

In conjunction with the Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme, we invite you to join Pindacāra (monks on alms-round) which will be led by Ven. Sanghasena from Ladakh.  The alms-round will commence at OUG and Happy Garden markets at 8.30am and 9.30am respectively, on Saturday 18 November. 

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14 November 2023

Welcoming Ven. Sanghasena to Nalanda Centre

This evening, Nalanda members and volunteers joyfully welcomed Ven. Sanghasena Mahathero to Nalanda Centre.  Ven. Sanghasena, Founder and President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh, is visiting Malaysia until 25 November in conjunction with the “Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Programme”.

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9 October 2023

Sangha Day Observance

Join us at Nalanda Centre to observe ‘Sangha Day’ on Sunday 29 October, an important occasion for Buddhists to honour the virtues and contributions of the monastic community.  We invite you and your loved ones to partake in this meritorious act by offering robes, requisites and making sponsorship towards the Sangha fund, which are channelled to support monastics for their medical and educational needs.

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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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