Family

24 June 2019

Thank you, Dads!

On Sunday 16 June, Nalanda Dhamma School students showered their fathers with love and gratitude in the Father’s Day celebration.  Students and devotees alike were filled with appreciation as everyone recollected the pivotal role that their father played in their lives.  This is especially so for fathers who not only enable their children to learn Dhamma, but have the compassion to actively provide and support Buddhist education for the children in the community.  We wish all fathers enjoy good health, peace and happiness!

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16 June 2019

Happy Father’s Day

Fathers are the silent heroes in our lives, who provide for the family and guide us to be good and upright.   Steadfast and dependable, they are our pillars of strength who give us shelter and courage.  Bearing deep gratitude in our hearts, let us thank all fathers whose dedication and care towards our well-being is relentless.  Thank you, fathers!

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11 March 2019

Gratitude flows at Nalanda

On 17 February, over 300 students, parents and devotees participated in the annual tea-offering ceremony organised by Nalanda Dhamma School in conjunction with the Lunar New Year.  An age-old tradition, the ceremony is an avenue for children to show appreciation to their parents who have relentlessly showered them with love and support.

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16 June 2018

Happy Father’s Day

Fathers are often the unsung heroes of our lives.  They work hard to provide for the family and to protect us from harm.  If we are able to achieve much in life, it is undoubtedly their contribution that has enabled us to do so.  On this special weekend, we wish them “Happy Father’s Day”!  May they live long healthily and happily.

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7 March 2018

Celebrating Women’s Day

In 1975, the United Nations adopted 8 March annually as the day to highlight the plight of women worldwide.  In many countries and cultures, women had been discriminated against in employment, social benefits, political processes, and even in religion.  The situation gradually improved with awareness coupled with changing attitudes, and by providing equal opportunities in education for women.

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23 October 2017

Mid-Autumn gatherings at café

The Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated on 4 October this year.  At Nalanda Book Café, many families held reunion dinners, enjoying healthy vegetarian meals in a peaceful environment.  The café’s seasonal decoration with Chinese lanterns created a homely touch to their heart-warming gatherings.

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4 October 2017

Nalanda Mid-Autumn greetings

Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia and throughout the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on 4 October this year.  We wish everyone who celebrates this traditional festival much happiness and merriment while having meaningful reunions with family members and gatherings with friends.

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15 July 2017

Celebrating Mother’s & Teacher’s Day

On 14 May, Nalandians celebrated Mother’s and Teacher’s Day in a most meaningful way – by learning the Dhamma on the importance of spiritual practice and the development of gratitude.  In his talk, Bro. Tan urged parents to lead their children to reduce sensual desires, and to guide them to develop inner strength to face worldly conditions.

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22 May 2017

Remembering and honouring our roots

Report by Megan.

On Sunday 26 March, the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong was invited to present a talk titled ‘Remembering Our Roots’ in conjunction with the traditional Chinese Qing Ming observance.  In Buddhist scriptures, father and mother are often described as ‘Brahma’, comparable to divine heavenly beings who are worthy of reverence.

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14 May 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day in Malaysia (and in many other countries around the world), it is timely to recollect with gratitude our mothers’ compassion, kindness, and sacrifices over the years, borne out of unconditional love for us.

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