16 September 2014

Happy ‘Malaysia Day’ 2014

Today, we mark the 51st anniversary of the formation of “Malaysia”.  Our nation was born when the Federation of Malaya merged with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore in 1963.  (Singapore, however left the federation in 1965 to forge its own destiny.)

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7 September 2014

Wishing you a blessed Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a major annual celebration in East Asia.  For the Chinese people, it is traditionally a day for family reunion and the celebration of harmony and togetherness.  Over the centuries, the festival evolved to include the display of colourful lanterns that mimic the autumn foliage, and the consumption of ‘mooncakes’ (尝月饼).

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9 August 2014

Felicitations – Singapore’s 49th National Day

Today is the Republic of Singapore’s 49th National Day.  Nalandians would like to wish our Singaporean friends a joyous celebration with unity of purpose and harmony of interests.

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28 July 2014

Salam Mettā Hari Raya

On this festive occasion, Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends ‘Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri’!

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29 June 2014

‘Selamat Berpuasa’ di Bulan Ramadhan

Today is the beginning of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan.  The practise of restraint is not just with regards to food, but also in our conduct, speech and thoughts.  We at Nalanda would like to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters “Selamat Berpuasa”, and a blessed Ramadhan Al-Mubarak.  Salam metta.

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16 May 2014

Happy Teacher’s Day 2014

In Malaysia, 16 May is designated as ‘National Teacher’s Day’. Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all teachers – both spiritual and secular – a meaningful, reflective and joyful Teacher’s Day.

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15 May 2014

‘Selamat Hari Waisak’ 2558/2014

Today, Buddhists throughout the vast archipelago of Indonesia celebrate Holy Waisak Day.  Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia would like to extend our warmest greetings and best wishes to all Sangha members and Buddhist devotees in Indonesia.  May the anniversary celebrating the Enlightenment of our Great Teacher the Buddha galvanize us towards right effort and determination in finding peace within ourselves, and harmony in our communities.

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13 May 2014

Wesak Buddha Day Buddhavasse 2558

Wesak Full-moon Day commemorates the Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment, and passing away some 25 centuries ago. This Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ marks the 2,558th anniversary of His passing; hence the Buddhist Era (B.E.) 2558.

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12 April 2014

Best Wishes for the New Year!

This week marks the new year for our friends in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and many in Malaysia, too.  Nalanda wishes all our venerables, teachers, and friends a joyous New Year festivities!  May this coming year bring much peace, happiness, and well-being to all people around the world.  With metta, anumodantu!

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3 February 2014

Nalanda Centre reopens on 4 February 2014

After a week’s holiday for the Lunar New Year, Nalanda Centre will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, 4 February) at 10.00am to continue serving the community.  Our Library will also be operational as usual tomorrow.  We hope you’ve had a wonderful break from work, and energized by reunions with family members and friends.  Welcome back, and see you at Nalanda!

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