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19 May 2019

‘Buddha Day’ Message B.E.2563

Living Compassionately towards Peace and Harmony

The Full-moon day of Vesakhā month on 19 May is known as ‘Buddha Day’, and marks the beginning of Year 2563 of the Buddhist Era.  For Buddhists, ‘Buddha Day’ is not meant to be celebrated with merry-making.  This auspicious day is observed most meaningfully when Buddhists use the occasion to purify our minds, to reflect on the meaning and purpose of life, and to find out how we can achieve true happiness in our daily lives with the practice of Dhamma.

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6 May 2019

‘Selamat Berpuasa’

The month of Ramadhan starts today as Muslims fast daily from dawn to dusk.  This practice of restraint, modesty, and renunciation is not just with regards to food, but also concerns conduct, speech and thoughts.  Nalanda wishes our Muslim friends a blessed Ramadhan Al-Mubarak filled with peace, harmony and joy.  ‘Selamat Berpuasa’ dan Salam mettā.

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10 March 2019

Tragic air crash in Ethiopia

A scheduled Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed shortly after it took off this morning, at around 8.44AM local time.  The Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members.  As of press time, there were no news of any survivors.

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30 June 2018

Nalanda Institute Director’s Anniversary Message

By Achariya Tan Siang Chye, Director of Nalanda Institute

1 July 2018 marks the 11th anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  It is truly an honour for me to serve as the Director of an institution which has built a reputation for the quality and excellence of its educational programmes.  I take joy in paying tribute to my team of energetic colleagues at Nalanda Institute who have carried out their work with commitment and quiet confidence, always ensuring that our programme objectives are achieved.

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31 May 2018

Thank you for an inspiring ‘Buddha Day’ celebration

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all venerable monks, organisers, teachers, donors, volunteers and devotees who joined us in the inspiring and spiritual ‘Buddha Day’ celebration from 26 to 29 May.

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28 May 2018

‘Buddha Day’ Message B.E.2562

By Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee.

“A Life of Humility, Modesty and Moderation”

Malaysian Buddhists are gathering this week to usher in the year 2562 of the Buddhist Era, which is calculated from the Mahaparinibbāna (Great Passing Away) of the Blessed One, Buddha Gotama.  The day known as Vesakhā full-moon ‘Buddha Day’ marks the anniversary of His Enlightenment.  There is great joy for us as we recollect with gratitude the contributions of the Enlightened One to free beings from the shackles of Samsara.

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16 May 2018

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Message by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

Teacher’s Day is an important occasion on Nalanda Buddhist Society’s annual calendar because we are an educational institution.  Without education, we cannot have a civilization.

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14 May 2018

With General Elections over, it’s time to move on

Today Malaysians went back for their first working day after the 14th General Elections with a new federal government and many new state leaders at the helm.  It was Malaysia’s first transfer of power at the federal level since independence, and we should be proud that it was a remarkably peaceful one.

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10 May 2018

The people have spoken – they must be heard

Article by H. S. Tan

On the historic day of 9 May 2018, the people of Malaysia have spoken loud and clear.  In a courageous move, the Rakyat* repudiated a regime that was seen as corrupt, racist, and not in line with our collective aspirations.  But we did not effect change in a violent revolution — that is not the Malaysian way.  We did it by discovering a national conscience, and through exercising our constitutional right to vote.

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9 May 2018

Day of resolve for Malaysia

Article by H. S. Tan

In the heat of our current election fever, let us stay cool for a moment.  Consider that the vast majority of Malaysians express love for our country, what does it actually mean to “love” Malaysia?

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