On 4 August 2013, Nalanda was honoured to be among the recipients of Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s 16-volume set of new publications, which were published to mark the Venerable’s 75th anniversary of monkhood.Read more
Dr. Loy began his sharing by saying that the Buddha was a great social revolutionary who advocated egalitarianism during His time in India. Regardless of caste or social status, once ordained and entered the Sangha community, one shed his/her identity and strives only for enlightenment from cycles of birth and death. To the people of India at that time, it was such a revolutionary movement and a great social awakening.
Volunteer librarians gathered on 31 March for a training session on the Senayan Library Management System which features the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), an online database with thumbnail document image support, Simple Search and Advanced Search modes, adopted by Pustaka Nalanda.
The editor goes deeper to explore the unique and universal challenges faced by young people on the spiritual path – from issues of identity to mental health and intimate relationships. The book offers the voices of many teenagers and young adults of diverse ethnic heritage, as well as fascinating accounts from established Buddhist teachers – e.g. Thich Nhat Hanh, Ven. H. Gunaratana, etc. – looking back at their own youthful experiences on the path.Read more
What can we do to make this Wesak a meaningful day? Besides participating in religious activities at Buddhist temple or centre, we can also read a book on Buddhism and share our understanding with family members and friends.
Wesak Day is an occasion for us to commemorate the three important events in the life of the Buddha – His Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away. By reflecting on the honourable personality of the Buddha, and acting upon His teaching to the world – ‘Way to Peace’, humankind can live free from strife, and achieve well-beings in its entirety.