Nalanda Malaysia pays tribute to the late Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary today.

Today marks the 123rd birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar – the great Indian Statesman, Social Reformist and Buddhist leader.  Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia pays tribute to the late Dr. Ambedkar for his seminal work to improve the lives of downtrodden millions in India, and in reintroducing and propagating Buddhism in its country of origin.  Anumodantu.

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Models and effigies made of paper readily sold for burning.

“What burning ‘paper money’ really meant those days.”

Excerpt from Bro. Tan’s teachings on 30 March.

During a funeral ceremony in ancient China, paper-made models of houses, sedan chairs, treasure chests, clothes, daily utensils, and even effigies of servants, were burnt as the cortege was leaving home for burial in the cemetery.


Let us remember the victims and casualties of Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011.

As we agonize over the fate of Malaysia Airlines MH370 which disappeared a few days ago with 239 people on board, let us also not forget the victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Eastern Japan 3 years ago today, on 11 March 2011.


Visiting the Semeling Jetty, with Merbok River and Mount Jerai (also known as 'Kedah Peak') in the background. The peak was used by ancient mariners as a navigational landmark to enter the Merbok River estuary.

Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch members had a very enlightening and enjoyable 4-day study tour to Kedah and Perlis, from 22 – 25 November.  The entourage left NEO Centre in JB on 22 November and stopped over for lunch at our ‘spiritual home’ – Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.  The group of 30 participants also visited the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur for a familiarization tour, thereafter left for Sungai Petani in Kedah.

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