Monastics

16 January 2020

Ajahn Chah Memorial Day

16 January 2020 marks the 28th anniversary of Ajahn Chah’s passing away (in 1992).  He was undoubtedly one of the most revered Buddhist teachers in the modern era, and was a doyen of the “forest monastic tradition” who attracted many Thai and foreign disciples to train under him.

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10 January 2020

Hosting Ajahn Viradhammo and Ajahn Pavaro

On Monday 30 December 2019, Nalanda Centre was honoured to receive Ajahn Viradhammo and Ajahn Pavaro to Nalanda Centre.  Arriving in Sri Serdang in the afternoon, Nalanda officers and members warmly and respectfully welcomed venerable sirs.  Deputy President Bro. Charlie hosted venerables for a tour of the Centre and K. Sri Dhammananda Centre which have both changed significantly since their last visit here.

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28 December 2019

Hosting Venerables and youths from Estonia

Today 28 December, Nalandians welcomed Ven. Thitañana, founder of Estonian Theravada Sangha, Ven. Thitamedha and nine youths from Estonia to Nalanda Centre.  Ven Thitañana is leading the group around Asia as part of the cultural trip organised by the Estonian Theravada Sangha to introduce them to Asian cultures and the Buddhist way of life.  We wish them a fruitful learning journey and a safe trip.

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22 December 2019

Passing of Ven. Dhammavuddho

We are saddened to announce the passing away of Venerable Dhammavuddho Māhathera, founder and abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama, Temoh, Perak this morning.  Nalanda Buddhist Society records our deepest condolences to the disciples and students of the late Venerable Dhammavuddho.  We shall dedicate today’s morning service to his reverence. May the late Venerable Dhammavuddho attain the bliss of Nibbāna.  Santī, Peace.

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19 December 2019

Hosting Venerable Ajahn Karuniko

On Sunday 1 December, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Karuniko for a Dhamma talk.  Ajahn said that we should understand suffering and contemplate the cause of suffering.  This is neccessary although against the way of the world which is to continuously seek happiness and avoid unhappiness.

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5 December 2019

Honouring the Three Jewels on ‘Sangha Day’

On Saturday 16 November, devotees observed ‘Sangha Day’ at Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch by learning Dhamma and honouring the Sangha.  We joyfully welcomed Bhante Lim of Dhammavana Meditation (Bukit Mertajam) Centre who delivered a Dhamma talk.

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30 November 2019

Dhamma Teaching by Venerable Ajahn Karuniko

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Ajahn Karuniko, former Abbot of Cittaviveka Chithurst Forest Monastery, U.K. for a Dhamma teaching this Sunday 1 December. We invite you to join the programme which starts at 9am with a meal offering to Ajahn.  The service continues with meditation, chanting and a Dhamma teaching.  You may bring cooked vegetarian food to offer.  All are welcome!

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26 November 2019

Dhamma talk by Ven. Ayya Susila

On Sunday 10 November, Venerable Ayya Susila gave a Dhamma talk at Nalanda Centre, on the topic of finding happiness through mindfulness.  Published studies state that people experience happiness and peace when they pay full attention to what they are doing – this is the mental state of mindfulness.  When we are not focused on what we are doing, we lack contentment.  A wandering mind brings restlessness, anxiety about the future and regrets of the past.

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23 November 2019

Gratitude and joy on ‘Sangha Day’

On Sunday 17 November, hundreds of devotees streamed into Nalanda Centre to pay tribute to the Mahā Sangha in the annual observance of ‘Sangha Day’.  This important occasion enables Buddhist laity to express gratitude and support to the Sangha (monastic community) by offering robes and other requisites, thus practising generosity and humility through the acts of giving.

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17 November 2019

Thank you for an inspiring ‘Sangha Day’

Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all venerable monks, teachers, donors, devotees and volunteers who joined us in today’s  ‘Sangha Day’ observance.  Your devotion and support has made this a truly joyous event.  Thank you!

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