Festival & Celebration

24 October 2017

Youthful ‘Night of Togetherness’

On 30 September, Nalanda Youth Centre organised a special gathering to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.  Everyone enjoyed a sumptuous potluck dinner, before delving into a Dhamma sharing on “Right Friendship” by Sis. Sunanda Ong.

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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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18 October 2017

Have a joyous ‘Diwali’

‘Diwali’ (or ‘Deepavali’ in Malaysia) is a Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of goodness over evil; and the victory of knowledge over ignorance.  Just as light dispels darkness, even so, wisdom dispels folly and foolishness.  Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all our Hindu friends throughout the world a joyous ‘Diwali’.  With wisdom, let us all take the steps to greater illumination in life!

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6 October 2017

Active weekend at NEO Centre KL

Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur will have a packed schedule this weekend with interesting programmes lined-up.  On Saturday 7 October, the monthly educational Pindacāra (monks on alms-round) will be held at Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden markets, starting at 8.30am.

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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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27 September 2017

Mid-Autumn celebration for youths

Mid-Autumn Festival is an important Chinese celebration of togetherness and reunion with family and friends.  It falls on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month.  This year, Nalanda youths will be celebrating the occasion with a special event on Saturday, 30 September themed “A Night of Togetherness”.

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5 July 2017

State-level Wesak celebration

On Saturday 20 May, a team of Nalandians attended the Selangor State-level Wesak celebration organised by the State government and supported by the Selangor Buddhist Development Council (SBDC). The celebration saw a wonderful gathering of Selangor Buddhist community leaders and activists.  The event served to showcase traditional and contemporary Buddhist cultural performances from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

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24 June 2017

Best wishes for ‘Aidilfitri’

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a joyous celebration of ‘Aidilfitri’ on the first day of Syawal tomorrow.  May the fasting and sacrifices you have made over the past month bring you more Peace and blessings.  “Selamat Hari Raya!

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13 April 2017

Happy New Year

This week marks the new year celebrations for many ethnic groups in South and Southeast Asia – among them the Thais, Myanmar, Sinhalese, Cambodians, Laotians, Tamils, Bengalis, and Sikhs.  Nalanda members would like to wish all our friends a delightful celebration of their festivities with family and friends.  May the year bring blessings, vigour, and wisdom to everyone.  Sukhihontu!

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13 April 2017

Have a joyful Thingyan celebration

We wish the Myanmarese people around the world a joyful celebration of Thingyan, the Myanmar New Year.  May the year ahead be blessed with good health, peace and happiness!

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