Festival & Celebration

22 January 2023

Happy Lunar New Year!

Nalanda wishes you a blessed Lunar New Year.  As we reunite with our loved ones, let us take time to show our care and love for them in order to spend the festivities meaningfully and joyously.  To friends who are travelling home, we wish you safe journeys.  May you and your loved ones have the blessings of good health, peace and success. 新年快乐!

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20 January 2023

Happiness starts with us this festive season

On Sunday 15 January, over 80 Nalanda devotees and volunteers gathered for the morning service even as Lunar New Year celebrations are just around the corner.  On this occasion, Datuk Charlie Chia gave a Dhamma talk on ‘Harmony and Happiness’, to help us reflect on cultivation of wholesome states of mind as we reunite with our family and friends for the festivities. 

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25 December 2022

Have a Merry Christmas

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all our Christian friends a “Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year”!  May your reunions with friends and family be filled with love, laughter and goodwill.  Let us take time to show care for others and grow spiritually to become better individuals and compassionate communities.

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24 October 2022

Happy Diwali to all

‘Diwali’, or ‘Deepavali’ in Malaysia, is often called the “festival of lights”.  The light that abolishes darkness is emblematic of the triumph of goodness over evil; truth over falsehood; and wisdom over ignorance. On this festive occasion, Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Hindu friends a “Joyous Diwali” filled with goodwill, harmony, and peace!  May you have a wonderful celebration with family and friends, and discover a ‘world of brightness and light’ in others, and within ourselves.

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31 August 2022

Malaysia celebrates 65 years of independence

Today, 31 August 2022, Malaysians here and abroad celebrate the 65th anniversary of our nation’s independence.  As a relatively young nation, we have enjoyed peace, progress and stability even as we faced ever-changing and unprecedented trials over the decades.  Now as we emerge from the clutches of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is even more critical for us to stand together and face new challenges which arise domestically as well as from global events.

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4 June 2022

A wonderful Wesak observance

Have a glimpse of the wonderful Wesak observance we had at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang from 8 – 15 May 2022.  This NalandaTV production hopes to share with everyone some of the uplifting moments we had during the auspicious occasion.

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20 May 2022

Joyful Buddha Day Observance

On the Full-moon day of Vesakha month this year, visitors from near and far thronged Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang to commemorate the Buddha’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago. While some came to pay their homage and make offerings at the Main Shrine, many also participated in the educational programmes organised from 8 to 15 May.

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2 May 2022

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a happy celebration on the arrival of Syawal today.  May the fasting and sacrifices you have made over the past month bring you much Peace.  This year, many families are able to reunite with their loved ones during this festive season and we hope that your celebrations will be ever more joyous. 

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13 April 2022

New Year Greetings

New Year celebrations abound this week for our friends in many parts of Asia – including India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, and many Malaysians of Indian origin, too. As families gather in joyful reunions to welcome the New Year, there are also communities who are facing challenges, including not being able to meet their basic needs.

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8 March 2022

Nalanda celebrates International Women’s Day

History has shown that even powerful men were greatly influenced by their mothers during childhood, and grew up inheriting much of the values imparted matrilineally.  It is important to understand this matrilineal influence on the development of children, so that we could apply it to benefit humanity infinitely. 

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