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External Events

30 January 2016

Bro. Tan in Singapore for dialogue

Nalanda founder Bro.Tan will be attending a special Dhamma Dialogue in Singapore this Sunday, 31 January; the event is organized by the Buddhist Fellowship (BF) in conjunction with its 28th anniversary celebration.  He joins other distinguished speakers – Ven. Dr. Henepola Gunaratana of U.S.A., Ven. Sanghasena of Ladakh, Ven. K. Rathanasara, fellow Malaysians Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee and Dr. Wong Yin Onn – in a forum to discuss effective Dhamma propagation.

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6 December 2015

‘Sam Poh Thong’ fund-raising dinner

On Friday 27 November, Nalanda Buddhist Society founder Bro.Tan and senior Nalandian officers were invited to Sam Poh Thong’s fund-raising dinner with the theme, “Rebuilding Sam Poh Thong – Nurturing the Seeds of Wisdom”.  The fund-raising event was in aid of rebuilding Sam Poh Thong (三宝堂) Buddhist Temple in Ampang New Village, Selangor.

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17 November 2015

Nottingham University Buddhist Society workshop

On Thursday 12 November, Nalanda Dhamma School Director Sis. Sunanda Ong conducted a Dhamma workshop for members of Nottingham University Buddhist Society, Semenyih,  in conjunction with its 6th anniversary.  Sis. Sunanda spoke about positive transformation, highlighting the fact that true transformation can only come about when education is accompanied by cultivation.  She impressed upon the students the importance of putting their Dhamma knowledge into practice if they wanted to see tangible results in their lives.

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6 November 2015

Understanding other religions vital to harmony

On Saturday 10 October, the Selangor Branch of the Malaysian Consultative Council for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) organised an interfaith colloquium on ‘Understanding World Religions’ at Wisma Buddhist, Kuala Lumpur.  Participants from various religious backgrounds had the opportunity to learn the similarities in the teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Taoism.  The programme also allowed Malaysians to engage in inter-religious dialogue and sow the seeds of goodwill, peace and harmony.

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29 October 2015

Food parcels for the hungry

On Saturday 10 October, a team of 20 Nalandian youths, led by Bro. Disheng, participated in a meal-packaging event at Berjaya Times Square.  It was hosted and organised by Berjaya Youth, in collaboration with ‘Stop Hunger Now’, a non-profit organisation based in the US which aims to end world hunger by operating international food-relief.

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19 October 2015

Night of Musical Celebration

It was a night of great nostalgia for lovers of Buddhist songs as renowned Malaysian performers such as the Wayfarers and i-Gemz serenaded a crowd of 200 at ‘A Night of Buddhist Music’ on Saturday, 17 October.  The musical soiree was hosted by the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF).  In his welcome speech, BGF President Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee said that music has the ability to bring joy to listeners; and if the lyrics were meaningful and inspiring, the message goes straight to the core and stays in their hearts.

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17 October 2015

Nalandians attend youth seminar

On 3 October, three Nalandian youths – Bro. Disheng, Bro. Ajit, and Bro. Lee Kern – attended a community-building seminar organised by the Bahái Community of Malaysia.  The focus of the roundtable discussion was youth leadership and community service.  Participants from various religious organisations gave constructive views on how best to build a better community for future generations.

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27 June 2015

Nalanda Team attends talk at BGF Centre

The Nalanda Team comprising President Sis. Evelyn Chow, Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch leaders Bro. Yap and Sis. Ong, Dharma School Facilitator Sis. Kwa Ai Ai, and youths Min Li and Kuan Yi attended a special talk by Tan Chade Meng on “One Billion Acts of Peace” at the BGF Centre on Wednesday, 24 June.

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18 May 2015

UPM Buddhist Society Leaders meet at Nalanda

On 25 and 26 April, the Management Committee of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Buddhist Society met at Nalanda Centre to prepare for their upcoming annual general meeting and leadership transition camp.  The student leaders also took the opportunity to call at Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan to seek his advice on strengthening the Buddhist movement on campus.  Sadhu anumodana!

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12 May 2015

Interfaith Dialogue at UPM, Serdang

On Friday 24 April, Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was invited to speak at an Interfaith Dialogue organized by the Muslim Students Association of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang.  The theme of the dialogue was, “Can religion achieve Peace and Happiness?”

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