30 June 2015

Pray for Medan Plane Crash Victims

An Indonesian military airplane with 113 people on board crashed earlier today into a residential area in Medan, Sumatera.  The Hercules C-130 aircraft was reported to have encountered technical problems soon after taking-off.  It crashed into two houses and a hotel while attempting to make an emergency landing.  There were no signs of anyone on the plane surviving the crash.  The number of casualties on the ground remains unclear.

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11 June 2015

Borobudur – Gem of Buddhist Architecture

Built during the Srivijaya Period in the 9th Century C.E., Borobudur is one of the largest and most impressive Buddhist monuments in the world.  Its structure symbolizes the entire Buddhist cosmology comprising different realms of existence.  Thousands of sculptures and relief carvings chronicling the Buddha’s life adorn the enormous stupa, making it extremely rich in narratives.

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31 May 2015

Have a joyful and spiritual Vesak celebration

On 1 June, our friends in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and several other countries will be observing Vesak Full-moon day which marks the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia wishes everyone a joyful and meaningful Vesak celebration.  May the guidance of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha lead all beings to liberation from suffering.  Namo Buddhaya!

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9 September 2014

Supporting the “Four-fold Assembly”

Recently, Nalanda had the good fortune of hosting Ven. Ayya Santinī from Maribaya, Indonesia, who was accompanied on her visit here by several Indonesian devotees.  While residing at Nalanda Centre, she gave several teachings and conducted personal interviews with devotees.  We were also honoured to receive Venerables Dhammadinnā and Sumangalā who came to meet Ayya Santinī in Sri Serdang.

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18 June 2014

An inspiring evening with Ven. Ayya Santinī

Report by Gan Bee Ching.

On Monday 2 June, devotees had an inspiring evening listening to Ayya Santinī’s Dhamma talk during her three-day visit to Nalanda.  Ayya used the ongoing renovations at Nalanda Centre as an analogy for one’s spiritual journey.  The space (in our hearts) which was previously occupied for material gains is presently demolished, making room for spiritual activities in the future.

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8 June 2014

Nalandians visit the National Museum in Jakarta

In conjunction with their visit to Jakarta last month, Nalandian officers had the opportunity to tour the National Museum of Indonesia together with our hosts from Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia, and friends from Buddhist Fellowship Singapore.

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3 June 2014

Ven. Ayya Santinī visits Nalanda

On Sunday 1 June, Nalandians warmly welcomed Ven. Ayya Santinī from Indonesia who arrived for a three-day visit to Nalanda.  Ayya Santinī and 5 accompanying Indonesian devotees were met at the KL International Airport by Founder Bro. Tan, Sis. Buddhinī, Nandinī, Santī, and Bro Gan.

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3 June 2014

Nalanda Centre hosted Ven. Alokavamsa

Last Monday 26 May, Nalandians had the privilege of offering dāna to Ven. Alokavamsa Bhikkhu from Indonesia.  Ven. Alokavamsa was on his way to Pa-Auk Meditation Centre in Myanmar, and transited for a night at Nalanda Centre.  We wish venerable the best of health and much spiritual progress.  We also thank all devotees for your kindness and hospitality to Ven. Alokavamsa. Sadhu anumodana.

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2 June 2014

Dhamma talk by Ven. Ayya Santinī

Tonight we are honoured to host Ven. Ayya Santinī for a Dhamma Talk at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.   Ayya Santinī is the abbess of a nunnery in Maribaya, Indonesia, and a well-known Dhammaduta in that country.  We welcome everyone to Nalanda Centre at 8.00pm tonight for an evening of inspiring Dhamma learning!

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30 May 2014

‘BFI House’ officially launched

On Sunday 4 May, Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI) officially launched its new centre – the “BFI House” – in a delightful ceremony. Located in the North Jakarta District of Kelapa Gading, the 4-storey centre houses an elegant shrine hall, a multi-purpose room, and ample space for future office and library.

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