Felicitation

22 July 2017

2017 Nalanda Award for Leadership Integrity

On 1 July 2017, Nalanda Institute Malaysia had the honour of conferring the ‘2017 NALANDA AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP INTEGRITY’ to Datuk Charlie Chia.  In the 1970’s and 80’s, he played a vital role in the formation and development of several Buddhist organisations in Malaysia, including the Buddhist Missionary Society Youth Section, the Buddhist Society of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kota Tinggi Buddhist Society, Mettā Lodge Johor Bahru, and Kuantan Buddhist Association.

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21 July 2017

2017 Nalanda Award for Dhammaduta

On 1 July 2017, Nalanda Institute Malaysia had the honour of conferring the ‘2017 NALANDA AWARD FOR DHAMMADUTA’ to Dr. Punna Wong Yin Onn.  Dr. Wong started serving the Buddha-Sāsana actively in the year 2000.  Since 2004, he has been leading weekly Dhamma-sharing sessions at Mettā Lodge Buddhist Society in Johor Bahru.  In 2016, he published a book titled “Walking in the Buddha’s Footprint, 100 Reflective Essays”, a collection of Dhamma lessons and experience he encountered in the past two decades.

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1 July 2017

Nalanda Institute’s 10th Anniversary

1 July 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia. Since its inception in 2007, the Institute has successfully organized many Dhamma courses and programmes, benefitting nearly 12,000 participants throughout Malaysia. We would like to pay tribute to everyone who has played a role to guide and shape our path in the past decade. We have grown tremendously, thanks to your support in many ways.

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16 May 2017

Happy Teacher’s Day

Today is Teacher’s Day in Malaysia.  Nalanda pays tribute to all good teachers – both spiritual and secular – for guiding your charges with compassion, wisdom, and integrity.

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10 May 2017

Have a joyful ‘Buddha Jayanti’

Nalanda wishes all Buddhists throughout the world a joyful and peaceful ‘Buddha Day’.  May good teachers continue to inspire us to discover the essence of Dhamma, so that more people follow the Noble Path to Liberation from suffering.

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24 April 2017

Installation of 15th YDP Agong

Nalanda Buddhist Society members celebrate the official installation of His Majesty Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia, today.

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29 December 2016

Alternative way to celebrate birthday

7 December marked the 89th birthday of the most Venerable Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Thero, a highly-regarded speaker, meditation teacher, and senior prelate in North America.  Nalandians and devotees took the opportunity to gather after the weekly meditation session to recite verses of blessing dedicated to him.

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12 December 2016

Long Live Their Majesties

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to thank His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah of Kedah who is stepping down as the 14th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong today after a successful five-year reign.  His Majesty was elected Malaysia’s Supreme Ruler for the second time on 13 December 2011.  He was the country’s 5th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong from 1970 to 1975.

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7 December 2016

Happy 89th birthday, Bhante!

Nalanda Buddhist Society members and devotees extend our felicitations and warmest wishes to Venerable Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Nāyaka Thero on his 89th birthday today!  Popularly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana is a renowned meditation teacher and author of several influential works, such as the best-selling ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’.

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28 October 2016

Joyful felicitation dāna in Sentul

The Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul was a hive of wholesome activity this morning with more than 150 devotees offering Sanghika Dāna in honour of its abbot, Venerable Bootawatte Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero, who turned 63 today.  Despite it being a working day, many people have taken time off to participate in Dāna, which is testimony to the great esteem the community has for Ven. Saranankara.

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