4 November 2021

May you have a joyous celebration this ‘Diwali’

Today, Hindu communities all around the world celebrate the festival of lights – ‘Diwali’ (or ‘Deepavali’ in Malaysia). Symbolic of the triumph of good over evil and the victory of knowledge over ignorance, lights are used as a means to disperse darkness in the colourful festivities.

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31 August 2021

Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan ke-64

Today, Malaysians celebrate the 64th anniversary of our nation’s independence, marking another year of unrelenting patience and perseverance.  We have not only put on hold our desires and fancies as a means of safeguarding our communities, we have also made sacrifices due to our care, respect and compassion for our fellow countrymen.

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26 May 2021

Nalanda ‘Buddha Day’ B.E. 2565 Message

On this auspicious 'Buddha Day' of the Buddhist Era 2565, we extend our greetings to respected members of the Māha Sangha, brothers and sisters in Dhamma.  Today is the Full-moon Day of Vesakhā month.  Buddhists worldwide celebrate the thrice-sacred Buddha Day to commemorate the Birth, Enlightenment, and Passing of Buddha Gotama.  In this holy month, it is also timely for us to reflect on our existence by reviewing the past, assessing the present and planning a future course of action towards a more meaningful, peaceful, and happy life.

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13 May 2021

Our best wishes for ‘Aidilfitri’

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a peaceful celebration on the arrival of Syawal today.  While festivities are likely to be muted again this year with the reinstatement of lockdown in Malaysia, the spirit of gratitude and forgiveness need not be diminished.  With the help of technology, we can still connect with our loved ones whilst safeguarding their health by minimising the risk of exposure to them.

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8 March 2021

Happy “International Women’s Day”

Nalanda pays tribute to the pivotal role of women in all aspects of human and societal development.  Whether as a mother, teacher, wife, daughter or sister, women have the innate ability to love, nurture and inspire others to be at their best.  As benefactors ourselves, let us turn to the inspirational women in our lives and show our gratitude for their care.

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26 February 2021

Happy “Chap Goh Meh”

Nalanda wishes you a blessed “Chap Goh Meh” as the Lunar New Year celebrations come to an end on the full-moon day of the first lunar month.  It is a significant day for the Chinese community with families usually gathering for another round of harmonious reunion and well-wishes for a peaceful year ahead.

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12 February 2021

We wish you a ‘Blessed Chinese New Year’

Today, Chinese communities around the world welcomes the Lunar New Year which is traditionally commemorated with family reunions and merry gatherings with friends.  This year however, many Malaysians may not be able to hold these merriments or even travel back to their ‘kampungs’ to visit their elders due to the Covid-19 precautions.  Although celebrations this round may be less eventful, they do not need to be any less meaningful.

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25 December 2020

Wishing you a joyous Christmas

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all our Christian friends a “Merry Christmas”! May your reunions with family and friends be filled with love and goodwill. Have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

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14 November 2020

Wishing you a Happy Diwali

‘Diwali’, or ‘Deepavali’, celebrates the symbolic victory of goodness over evil and the triumph of knowledge over ignorance.  Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Hindu friends a “Joyous Diwali” filled with harmony and peace!

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23 May 2020

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

This weekend, Muslims worldwide celebrate ‘Aidilfitri’ which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting of Ramadhan.  This year, many Malaysians may not be able to gather and celebrate as usual with their elders, relatives and friends, considering the on-going prohibition on inter-state travel and the ban on having large gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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