Pertaining to missionaries and visiting Dhamma teachers to Nalanda or Malaysia.

29 April 2015

Inspiring Dhamma Talk by Ven. D. Upananda

On Tuesday 21 April, devotees had an inspiring evening listening to Venerable D. Upananda Nāyaka Thero’s Dhamma Talk at Nalanda Centre.  Ven. Upananda shared with us the five types of ‘Māra’ that we should be aware of, namely  – (1) ‘Devaputta’ – is not only a very powerful deity but is also bent on making life difficult for holy persons; (2) ‘Kilesa’ – the demons of defilement: greed, aversion and delusion; (3) ‘Abhisamkhara’ – karmic activities which are more subtle; (4) ‘Khandha’ – arising from the Five Aggregates; and (5) ‘Maccu’ – death.

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10 April 2015

Being ‘Good Practitioners’ of Dhamma

On Thursday 2 April, Nalanda welcomed Ven. Dr. T. Sangharatana Nāyaka Thero to talk on how to be ‘Good Practitioners’.  Ven. Sangharatana said that the teaching of all Buddhas is to ‘avoid doing evil actions, to cultivate wholesome deeds and to develop mental abilities’.  Buddhists are reminded to be mindful of our actions – whether physical, verbal or mental – at all times.

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26 March 2015

Venerable Ajahn Sumedho at Nalanda Centre

On Sunday 15 March, we were honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Sumedho and 3 accompanying monks for Dāna (alms-food offering) followed by Dhamma teaching at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  A large crowd had gathered at Nalanda Centre for the opportunity to see Ajahn Sumedho, and to listen to his Dhamma teachings.

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20 March 2015

Ven. Sanghasena visits Nalanda Centre

On Friday 13 March, Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang was honoured by the visit of Venerable Sanghasena Nāyaka Thero from Ladakh, India.  The Director of Nalanda Centre, Sis. Nandinī Tan, and Head of Department for Buddhist & Pāli Studies, Sis. Sandy Lim, hosted Ven. Sanghasena and two accompanying Ladakhi students on a tour of Nalanda Cente.

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14 March 2015

Ajahn Sumedho in Malaysia

We are very pleased to share that Venerable Ajahn Sumedho has arrived in Malaysia from Singapore!  Tonight, Ajahn is giving a public talk at Uttama Bodhi Vihara (UBV) in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, at 7.30pm.

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7 January 2015

Tribute to an Exemplary Dhammaduta

On Friday 2 January, Nalanda Institute Malaysia conferred the ‘2015 NALANDA AWARD IN DHAMMADUTA’ to Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama in recognition of his four decades of exemplary services to the Buddha-Sasana.

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7 January 2015

2015 Nalanda Award for Dhammaduta

On 2 January 2015, Nalanda Institute Malaysia had the honour of conferring the ‘2015 NALANDA AWARD FOR DHAMMADUTA’ to Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama – a well-known veteran Dhamma-speaker who has given more than 4 decades of excellent and altruistic service to the Buddha-Sasana.

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27 June 2014

Delightful Evening with Āyasmā Kumāra

Report by Joanne Tan  |  Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng

On Tuesday 24 June, Nalanda Centre was honoured to have Āyasmā Kumāra to deliver a Mandarin Dhamma talk with the title ‘以智慧面对逆境’ (“How to overcome adversities with Wisdom”).  When faced with difficulty in life, one should face it, accept it, and handle it with a positive mind and wisdom.

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26 June 2014

Fruitful workshop for young missionary bhikkhus

On 15 and 19 June, a workshop themed “The Young Buddhist Monk and His Role in the New Millennium” was held for Sri Lankan missionary monks based in Malaysia.  The two-day, multiple-session workshop was held at the Brickfields Buddhist Maha Vihara and the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul.

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18 June 2014

An inspiring evening with Ven. Ayya Santinī

Report by Gan Bee Ching.

On Monday 2 June, devotees had an inspiring evening listening to Ayya Santinī’s Dhamma talk during her three-day visit to Nalanda.  Ayya used the ongoing renovations at Nalanda Centre as an analogy for one’s spiritual journey.  The space (in our hearts) which was previously occupied for material gains is presently demolished, making room for spiritual activities in the future.

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