11 December 2022

Today is ‘Nalanda Education Day’

Mankind’s greatest asset is its ability to develop wisdom and transmit it to following generations so that understanding grows progressively.  The Buddha is the prime example of someone who developed his wisdom to perfection and taught his followers the secret of happiness to be realised for themselves.

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15 May 2022

Buddha Day Message B.E. 2566

Once again our planet earth has completed its journey around the sun and brought us into the year 2566 of the Buddhist Era.  Today is ‘Buddha Day’ or ‘Wesak Day’ which commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of our supreme Lord Gautama Buddha.  Today is a good day to take stock of our lives and determine how best we can face the challenges which confront us.  How can we organise ourselves in such a way that we can enjoy peace and happiness not only for ourselves but for all those who share this planet with us?

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28 December 2021

Don’t just hope; be the positive change

In just a few days, we will bid farewell to 2021, a year which carried hope but also anxiety for most of us.  Accelerated vaccination rates showed prospects of turning the Covid-19 virus endemic even as new strains appear, and yet many people faced anguish and angst as loved ones fell sick or succumbed to the virus and struggled with livelihoods being compromised.  As we welcome a new calendar year, most of us can’t help but continue to hope for a more positive wind of change.

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11 December 2021

Education is like planting a tree

Today 11 December 2021, is Nalanda Education Day.  This date marks the anniversary of the launching of Nalanda’s “Education Philosophy” – which calls for a holistic approach in education, balancing and combining knowledge, skills, values and culture, hence leading to integral development of people.

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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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