Refers to any topic concerning Malaysian Buddhism, e.g. Malaysian Buddhist culture, traditions, customs, practices, etc.

Malaysia

18 November 2017

Malaysians work longer hours but are less productive

According to Malaysia’s leading English daily ‘The Star’, Malaysians work an average of 15 hours more than their contracted hours each week, surpassing workers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.  However, Malaysians suffer from a high percentage of productivity loss, i.e. local workers are far less productive than their regional counterparts.

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28 October 2017

Day of remembrance and gratitude

Thursday 31 August marked the 11th anniversary of the passing of Nalanda’s late spiritual adviser, Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda, as well as being Malaysia’s 60th National Day.  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan delivered a Dhamma talk on gratitude to commemorate these two occasions.

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12 October 2017

National Conference on Buddhist Civilization

Leading Buddhist federations in Malaysia came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence in a meaningful way – by organising the “National Conference on Buddhist Civilization” from 15 to 17 September 2017, in Sungai Petani.  The unique gathering of 130 Buddhist leaders from all traditions aimed at spotlighting the long history of Buddhist presence in this country, especially in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

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3 October 2017

Malaysians deserve accurate history

Dr. Ranjit Singh Malhi;  Source: ‘The Star’, in his Letter to the Editor.

HISTORY is a factual account of significant events in the past that have shaped present-day society and the nation. It enables us to understand how today’s society and nations evolved.

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25 September 2017

Dialogue on ‘Chinese Buddhism’

On Saturday 19 August, Nalanda Institute Malaysia coorganised a seminar themed ‘Face to Face & Heart to Heart’ featuring Venerable Wei Wu, the abbot of Than Hsiang Temple.  The seminar aimed to clear commonly-held misconceptions about ‘Chinese Buddhism’, and to allow for a discussion on contemporary issues affecting the Malaysian Buddhist community.

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16 September 2017

Happy 54th ‘Malaysia Day’

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the formation of ‘Malaysia’ – a federation of 13 states spanning the Malay Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah. It is quite a remarkable achievement for a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation such as ours to remain largely peaceful and harmonious over half a century.

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11 September 2017

Tribute to Tuanku Abdul Halim

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Kedah over the demise of Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the beloved Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman.  His Royal Highness passed away at 2.30pm today, aged 89.

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9 September 2017

Official birthday of YDP Agong

Nalanda Buddhist Society members offer our felicitations to Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (His Majesty the King of Malaysia) Sultan Muhammad V on the occasion of His Majesty’s official birthday on 9 September 2017.  May His Majesty reign peacefully and successfully with good health.  Dirgahayu Tuanku!

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1 September 2017

29th SEA Games come to a close

The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games have come to a wonderful close on Wednesday, 30 August.  We are proud of the achievements of the host country Malaysia for organising a friendly and successful games.  We are also happy for all the officials and athletes for their efforts and performances which enthralled sports fans for 2 weeks.

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31 August 2017

Malaysia marks 60th Merdeka Day

Today, 31 August 2017, Malaysians throughout the country and abroad mark our nation’s 60th Independence Day. Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes all citizens a Happy ‘Merdeka Day’!

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