24 August 2021

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games

The XVI Paralympics in Tokyo starts today and for the next 12 days, the world will be able to witness outstanding athletes compete in goodwill and amity with their peers.  Reflecting on this year’s Olympic Torch relay dubbed “Share your light”, so too do these differently-abled athletes illuminate the world with their courage and hope having overcome all odds to be among the best in their chosen sport.

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3 August 2021

Sportsmanship at its height

On 1 August, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi defied the competition by sharing a historic Olympic gold medal for the men’s high jump. We laud Barshim and Tamberi for their impressive display of sportsmanship and amity.  They have shown us that the power of friendship can transcend barriers and allow us to push ourselves towards achieving our true potential as humans.

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23 July 2021

“Let the Games begin!”

After an unprecedented year of delay due to the pandemic, the XXXII Olympiad commences today in Tokyo, Japan. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2020 东京奥运) will be held largely behind closed doors with no public spectators permitted out of precautionary measures.

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7 June 2021

Official birthday of YDP Agong

Today, Malaysians celebrate the official birthday of His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong on the first Monday of June.  Nalanda Buddhist Society offer our felicitations to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.  We wish His Majesty the blessings of good health, happiness, peace and wisdom.

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5 June 2021

Let’s get active, not anxious

Today is World Environment Day, an apt time for us to reconsider our habits so that we help and not harm the environment in our everyday lives.  We may not be able to turn back time on environmental degradations such as deforestation, pollution and ozone depletion, but we can quickly change to do more to care for the very thing – the environment – which sustains our living.

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26 May 2021

Nalanda ‘Buddha Day’ B.E. 2565 Message

On this auspicious 'Buddha Day' of the Buddhist Era 2565, we extend our greetings to respected members of the Māha Sangha, brothers and sisters in Dhamma.  Today is the Full-moon Day of Vesakhā month.  Buddhists worldwide celebrate the thrice-sacred Buddha Day to commemorate the Birth, Enlightenment, and Passing of Buddha Gotama.  In this holy month, it is also timely for us to reflect on our existence by reviewing the past, assessing the present and planning a future course of action towards a more meaningful, peaceful, and happy life.

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1 May 2021

Celebrating Nalanda’s 18th Anniversary

Today marks the 18th Anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia, a time for us to pay tribute to our Dhamma teachers, benefactors, members and volunteers who have been with us on this enriching journey of holistic education. May the light of Dhamma shine brightly within, so that it illuminates the world too.

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1 July 2020

Nalanda Institute Malaysia’s 13th Anniversary

In conjunction with Nalanda Institute’s 13th anniversary, its Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye shares his message on the Institute’s progress thus far and challenges amidst the global Coronavirus pandemic. 

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28 June 2020

The Covid-19 surge is not over

The world marked another grim milestone today with 10 million confirmed Covid-19 infections resulting in more than 500,000 deaths. Four large countries – the United States of America, Brazil, Russia and India – account for 50% of all cases reported globally. Indeed, the epicentre of this pandemic has shifted from Asia to Europe, North America, and now to Latin America.

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1 June 2020

Let’s play our part to end the pandemic

Over 6 million people globally have been infected by the Covid-19 pandemic to-date, and more than 370,000 people have died.  While many parts of the world are still in lock-down, several countries are now experiencing a decline in infections after months of combating the disease.  However, even as some governments look towards easing restrictions and resuming economic activities, a few countries that had flattened the curve are reporting a second wave of infections.

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