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External Events

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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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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