30 August 2016

Special procession of Buddha Relic

A special procession of Buddha Relic, the Tipitaka and Māha Sangha will be held at 8.45 am tomorrow (Wednesday, 31 August) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda – Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser and the Sanghanāyaka Thera of Malaysia.

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30 August 2016

The enduring legacy of the late Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda’s passing (on 31 August 2006). Although he had physically left us a decade ago, Ven. Dhammananda had nonetheless left behind an enduring legacy of Buddhist educational and missionary spirit among his followers in Malaysia.

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28 August 2016

Washing the late teacher’s robe

31 August is the anniversary of the late Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda’s passing; he was the Spiritual Adviser to Nalanda and the ‘Sanghanāyaka Thera’ of Malaysia.  Every year, on the Sunday* preceding 31 August, the upper robe (Pāli, “uttarāsanga”) of the late venerable will be taken out from its case, washed, and dried in the same morning.

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26 August 2016

Honouring our late Spiritual Adviser

It has been 10 years since the passing of the Most Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, the late Sanghanāyaka Thera of Malaysia.  We invite you to join us for a meaningful and spiritual day in commemorating the teachings and lifetime contributions of the late venerable next Wednesday at Nalanda Centre.

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29 April 2016

Memorial Service for earthquake victims

On Monday 25 April, Nalanda Centre held a special memorial service to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that caused widespread damage and the death of more than 8,000 people in Nepal alone.

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16 January 2016

Honouring Venerable Ajahn Chah

Today is the 24th anniversary of Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhaddo’s passing.  He was one of the most remarkable Dhamma teachers of the modern era.  Even years after his demise, his teachings continue to guide thousands of monks and lay people along the path of Dhamma.

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8 October 2015

Gratitude to our Teachers

On Sunday 27 September, a memorial service was held in honour of two illustrious teachers – Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha, a foremost and distinguished scholar in the Pāli language; and Acharya Satya Narayan Goenka, a prodigious teacher who taught millions of practitioners the technique and bliss of Vipassāna Meditation. Both great men passed away on the same day, 29 September 2013; their likes will rarely be seen again.

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29 September 2015

Remembering our teacher – Ven. K. Anuruddha

Today marks the second anniversary of Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha’s passing.  The late Venerable Anuruddha was Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan’s Dhamma and Pāli Language teacher.  Although a foremost and distinguished scholar in Pāli language and literature, and having been the first Vice-Chancellor of the Buddhist & Pāli University of Sri Lanka, the late Professor Anuruddha lived most of his life in seclusion.  His funeral was a very simple affair in accordance to his last wish, much in character with this humble bhikkhu.

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8 September 2015

K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day

On Monday 31 August, despite it being the National day public holiday, many Nalandians and devotees congregated at Sri Serdang to commemorate the 9th anniversary of our late Spiritual Advisor, Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda’s passing.  As the day also marked our country’s Independence Day, the National Anthem ‘Negaraku’ was sung in a flag-raising ceremony.

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25 August 2015

In Memoriam


25 August marks the 6th anniversary of Sis. G G Tan, Julie Ang, Jennie Cheong and Lee Ah Yem’s passing.  The four of them perished in an accident on 25 August 2009 while on a pilgrimage to Ladakh, India.

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