Dedication Ceremony

6 March 2017


One of the most enduring and evocative traditions at Nalanda is the “Achariya-abhivādana” – where Nalandian officers formally pay respect to teachers past and present.  The simple ceremony is performed on special occasions such as ‘Buddha Day’, ‘Dhamma Day’, ‘Sangha Day’, ‘Education Day’ (on 11 December), Nalanda’s anniversary celebration (‘Nalanda Day’, on 1 May), and memorial days of departed achariyas.

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26 May 2015

Officiating Nalanda Centre’s Annex Building

On Friday 1 May, which was Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 12th anniversary, Nalanda Centre was filled with joy as 1,000 Nalandians and guests came to take part in the ‘Officiating Ceremony of Nalanda Centre Annex Building’.  We were honoured to have Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, Abbot of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Ven. Nyanaramsi Thero, Abbot of Subang Jaya Buddhist Vihara, and venerable members of the Maha Sangha to offer blessings at the ceremony. Read more

11 May 2015

Thank you for your kind presence

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank Ven. Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero, Ven. Nyanaramsi Thero, Ven. Dr. Dhammapala Thero, members of the Māha Sangha, Buddhist community leaders, representatives from sister organisations, members of other faiths, benefactors, supporters and devotees for your kind presence at the officiating ceremony of Nalanda Centre Annex Building on Friday, 1 May 2015.

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2 April 2015

Dāna at proposed NEO Centre Sungai Petani

On Saturday 28 March, Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch invited Venerable Thipako and Venerable Chye from Sammāditthi Meditation Grove for lunch dāna at the proposed Nalanda Outreach & Education (NEO) Centre, located in Bandar Mutiara, Sungai Petani.  The dāna was specially arranged to mark the beginning of construction work of the new centre, and to invoke the blessings of the ‘Three Jewels’ for the successful completion of the project.

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28 April 2014

Nalanda Youth Centre to open this Thursday

Final touches are being done by Nalandian youths for Nalanda Youth Centre’s opening this Thursday, 1 May 2014.  Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero will grace the occasion together with other Sangha members.

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12 November 2013

Prayers for Victims of the Philippines Typhoon Tragedy

Tonight, 12 November | 8.00pm | Nalanda Centre

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19 August 2012

Nalandians attend VBG’s facility launching

Bro. Charlie Teng (of Nalanda Management Committee) led a team of 10 Nalandians to represent the Society at the function to show our fervent support towards the development of Buddha-Sasana and local monastic facilities.  The ceremony saw a turnout of 1,000 devotees, mostly coming by the busloads from Perak, Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor; while others came from as far as Johor, the East Coast and even East Malaysia.

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7 January 2012

Dedication Ceremony – NEO @ Happy Garden

Nalanda Buddhist Society is poised to progress further with the opening of its first Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur. The new satelite centre will enable the Society to extend its educational services to a wider community.

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