17 April 2015

Ordinary folks; Everyday lives

Besides showcasing Buddhist heritage and culture, the “Passage through India” Special Exhibition at Nalanda Centre will also feature some wonderful photographs of ordinary folks engaging in everyday activities.  The exhibition is scheduled from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.  Admission is free, and all are welcome!

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14 April 2015

Passage of Time through India

In their month-long travels through India, a team of photographers captured many dynamic yet timeless pictures of temples and people in this ancient spiritual land.  A selection of these amazing photographs will be displayed at a special exhibition themed “Passage through India” at Nalanda Centre in conjunction with Wesak Observance from 1 to 3 May.  We invite you to visit this exhibition and be inspired by the ever-changing yet enduring facets of India!  All are welcome.

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13 April 2015

New Year Greetings from Nalandians

This week marks the New Year celebrations 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 joyous New Year festivities!  May this coming year bring much peace, happiness, and well-being to all people around the world.

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12 April 2015

Seeing the Colours of India

A lone scarecrow amidst a beautiful sea of yellow – fields of mustard flowers are a common sight in Northern India during winter months.  Photographer Paul Cher captured this scenery among many others during his month-long sojourn in India with Bro.Tan earlier this year.  A selection of meaningful photographs of temples and people will be exhibited for the first time at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with Wesak Observance.

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8 April 2015

Special Photography Exhibition this Wesak

“Passage through India” – A Photographic Journey

1 – 3 May | 10.00 am – 6.00 pm | Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang

Earlier this year, a team of photographers journeyed with Bro. Tan on a month-long pilgrimage to Buddhist sacred sites in India.  They came back with thousands of astonishing photographs of temples, rituals, people and scenery that were truly inspiring.  A selection of these marvelous photographs will be exhibited for the first time at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ Wesak Observance. Read more

20 March 2015

Ven. Sanghasena visits Nalanda Centre

On Friday 13 March, Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang was honoured by the visit of Venerable Sanghasena Nāyaka Thero from Ladakh, India.  The Director of Nalanda Centre, Sis. Nandinī Tan, and Head of Department for Buddhist & Pāli Studies, Sis. Sandy Lim, hosted Ven. Sanghasena and two accompanying Ladakhi students on a tour of Nalanda Cente.

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19 January 2015

Meeting Māra on the bank of Nerañjara

After almost six years of painful and ultimately futile austerities, Siddhattha Gotama abandoned the practice of self-mortification that did not lead to liberation from suffering.  He then came to the bank of Nerañjara River, to the village of Senanigāma.

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11 January 2015

Siddhattha Gotama’s Stupendous Struggle

After leaving Rajagaha, Siddhattha Gotama went to the vicinity of Uruvela to further his cultivation towards liberation.  There, He was joined by five ascetics in the practice of extreme abstinence from food, rest, and any semblance of comfort, in the belief that such self-mortification can lead to the liberation of the mind from craving and clinging.

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15 December 2014

Rājagaha – Ancient Capital of Magadha

In the 7th Century BCE, Rājagaha (modern-day Rajgir) was the old capital city of Magadha Kingdom.  During the reign of King Bimbisara, it was one of the largest cities in the world.  King Bimbisara was a good administrator and a generous, spiritual person.  Thus, many religious and meditation teachers of the day were attracted to Rājagaha due to his munificent support.

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9 December 2014

Kapilavatthu – Home-town of Siddhattha Gotama

In the 7th Century BCE, Kapilavatthu was the capital of Sakka (also spelled ‘Sakya’) Kingdom, a small but prosperous principality south of the Himalayas rich in agriculture.   The most famous king to have reigned there was King Suddhodana and his consort Queen Māyādevī, who were the parents of Prince Siddhattha Gotama (who later became Sakyamuni Buddha).

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