Heritage

28 May 2024

Community gathers for peaceful Heritage Procession

Under the Wesak full-moon on Wednesday 22 May, over 1,500 devotees joined the highlight of Nalanda’s Buddha Day Observance – the Heritage Procession.  In this endearing tradition, venerable monks from Sri Lanka and Thailand passed the flame from the Centre’s Sri Dhamma Hall to reach each and every devotee gathered.

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18 May 2024

Heritage Procession

Come and join the iconic Heritage Procession on Wesak Full-moon Buddha Day, 22 May, at 7.30pm for a spiritual celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.   The community gathers yearly for this tranquil and unique cultural experience where the Buddharupam is conveyed on a wooden sedan to the harmonious beat of drums and gongs, accompanied by beautifully hand-crafted paraphernalia.

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11 May 2024

Buddha Day Heritage Procession & Dhamma talk by Ajahn Dton

We joyfully welcome you to join the iconic Heritage Procession, on Wesak Full-moon Buddha Day, 22 May, at 7.30pm.  In this unique cultural experience, the Buddharupam is conveyed on a wooden sedan to the harmonious beat of drums and gongs, accompanied by beautifully hand-crafted paraphernalia carried by traditionally-dressed devotees.

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21 November 2023

Free School students learn heritage and history

On Saturday 11 November, Nalanda Free School teachers and volunteers hosted a study trip for students around Kuala Lumpur city.  Students learned about the history of the country’s early development and some of the pioneers of the Chinese community who played a crucial role in shaping the founding ideologies of our nation.

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12 May 2023

Community comes together for Heritage Procession

On the evening of 4 May Buddha Day, over 600 people gathered at Taman Seri Serdang for the highlight of Nalanda’s observance, the Heritage Procession.  Maintaining serenity and peace, the community walked mindfully behind the Buddha-rupam which was conveyed on a wooden sedan to the harmonious beat of drums and gongs. 

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4 May 2023

Join the Heritage Procession at Nalanda tonight

The rain has abated and final preparations for tonight’s Heritage Procession is now in progress.  We invite you and your loved ones to join this unique cultural and spiritual experience, where the Buddha-rupam is conveyed on a wooden sedan by traditionally dressed devotees, to the harmonious beating of drums and gongs.

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3 May 2023

Welcome to Nalanda Centre for Buddha Day

In the past weeks, Nalanda has been abuzz with activities to prepare for our first full-scale Buddha Day Observance since the pandemic.  Members, volunteers, devotees, youths and students have been working together to set up the special exhibitions, plan for the learning programmes and practise for the procession.

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2 May 2023

Programmes at Nalanda this Buddha Day

Buddha Day Observance at Nalanda starts tomorrow! We invite you and your loved ones to join us for a meaningful and spiritual commemoration, in honour of our great Teacher, the Buddha. The list of programmes from 3 to 7 May is listed below, and do invite your friends to join as well. We look forward to welcome you this Wesak.

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10 March 2021

Bamiyan Buddhas return to life

The majestic Buddhas of Bamiyans made a monumental return today in 3D with laser light technology projected over where it used to stand.  The event called “A Night with Buddha” was organised to mark 20 years since the cultural heritage was lost forever when the Taliban destroyed them in March 2001.

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