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External Events

9 October 2016

Nalandians attend Metta Lodge dinner

Photograph credits to Metta Lodge Johor Bahru.

On Friday 30 September, Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch members attended a ‘Gala Dinner’ organised by Metta Lodge to raise funds for its new meditation centre located in Taman Johor Jaya.  The dinner was well supported with devotees from several Buddhist societies in Johor and Singapore.

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28 September 2016

‘Dhamma Day’ at Mangala Lodge

In August, Bro. Tan was invited to participate in ‘Dhamma Day’ observance at Mangala Lodge in Kampar, Perak.  Bro. Tan gave two Dhamma talks to the modest group of lecturers and students from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) who are mostly beginners to Buddhism.

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24 September 2016

Nalandians invited to book-launch

Photograph credits to Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Centre Malaysia.

On 6 August, Nalanda Buddhist Society was invited to participate in a book-launching ceremony organised by Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) Buddhist Centre Malaysia (马来西亚法鼓山道场).  The book 《聖嚴法師年譜》 was about the life and times of Dharma Drum Mountain founder, Venerable Master Sheng Yen.

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14 August 2016

Talk at S.M.K. Desa Mahkota

On Friday 1 July, Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda Ong was invited to S.M.K. Desa Mahkota, Kuala Lumpur, to participate in ‘Program Kerohanian Sekolah’ for 300 sixth-form students.  Sis. Sunanda gave a talk on the ‘Importance of Having a Belief’ where she introduced the basics of Buddhist spirituality – that it was a way of life to reduce our distress, and ultimately to end all suffering.  She also spoke about the ‘Three Refuges’ and the Buddha’s ‘Middle Path’ to Enlightenment.

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7 August 2016

Lecture on spread of Buddhism to Maritime Southeast Asia

On Thursday 2 June, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was guest at a public lecture by Indian-American historian Professor Tansen Sen at Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur.  The special talk on “The Spread of Buddhism to Maritime Southeast Asia” was hosted by University of Malaya Sri Lankan Endowment Fund, and jointly organised by the UM Departments of History and Indian Studies.

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3 August 2016

Buddhist youth leadership workshop

From 3 to 5 June, eight Nalandians joined 120 youths from 10 other organisations to participate in the Seck Kia Eenh (SKE) Buddhist Youth Leadership Workshop in Malacca.  The talks at this workshop were presented by notable luminaries of the Buddhist communities in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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4 July 2016

Peaceful expansion of Buddhism in Southeast Asia

On Sunday 8 May, the Buddhist Missionary Society of Malaysia (BMSM) organized a seminar on the ‘Historical Development of Buddhism’ as part of its Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan joined renowned Nepali archaeologist Dr. Basanta Bidari and Australian venerable Bhikkhu Jaganatho on the panel of speakers to discuss the subject, with Prof. Ong Puay Liu as the moderator.

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14 May 2016

Prioritise education over rituals on Wesak

Nalandians who attended the welcoming ceremony for the arrival of the Bamiyan Gandhāri manuscripts to Malaysia on 2 May also took the opportunity to visit another exposition held at the same venue.  The “Awakening Force” exhibition is being held at Samadhi Vihara Shah Alam in conjunction with this Wesak month.  The exhibition is organized by the Buddhist Missionary Society of Malaysia (BMSM), and will run until Wesak ‘Buddha Day’.

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13 May 2016

Ancient Gandhāri manuscripts exhibited in Malaysia

On Monday 2 May, Malaysian Buddhists had a rare glimpse of the Norwegian Schøyen collection of Gandhāri texts from Bamiyan.  The world-famous collection was on a special exhibition tour of ASEAN countries, facilitated by the international affairs department of the Sangha Council of Thailand.  The Malaysian leg was hosted at the Samadhi Vihara in Shah Alam.

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3 March 2016

Packing food for the needy

On Saturday 27 February, a team of 10 Nalandians comprising President Sis. Evelyn, Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda, Sis. Joanne, and youths helped to pack food for the needy at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long campus.  The event was organised by the UTAR Sungai Long Buddhist Society, in collaboration with the international hunger-relief organisation, ‘Stop Hunger Now’.

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