Monastics

12 December 2018

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Kalyano

We are honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Kalyano for a Dhamma talk on Friday, 14 December at Nalanda Centre. Ajahn Kalyano was born in London. His deep interest in Buddhism brought him to Thailand after completing his studies at Bristol University. Ajahn Kalyano received ordination in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah in 1985 and trained for many years under Ajahn Anan. In 2000, Ajahn Kalyano was invited to establish the forest tradition in Australia where he is now the Abbot of Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in East Warburton, Victoria. All are welcome!

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11 December 2018

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro

We are honoured to welcome Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro to Nalanda Centre on Thursday, 13 December for a Dhamma talk. Born in England, Ajahn Jayasaro became an ‘anagarika’ in 1978 under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho. Later that year, he left for Wat Pah Pong in Northeast Thailand, where he was ordained a ‘bhikkhu’ with Ajahn Chah as his Preceptor. Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat from 1997 to 2002. He now resides in a hermitage at the foothill of Kao Yai mountains in Thailand. We welcome everyone to come and listen to an inspiring and honoured teacher.

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7 December 2018

Happy 91st Birthday ‘Bhante G’

Nalanda members would like to extend our best wishes and warmest felicitations to Venerable Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Nāyaka Thero on his 91st birthday today!  Popularly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana is a renowned meditation teacher and author of several influential works, such as the best-selling ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’.

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12 November 2018

Nalanda to host Bhikkhu Alokavamsa

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Indonesian bhikkhu, Venerable Alokavamsa, from 17 to 19 November.  On Sunday, 18 November, we welcome everyone to offer breakfast dāna (7.00am) at Nalanda Centre, and lunch dāna (11.00am) at NEO Centre Happy Garden.  You may bring vegetarian food or ripe fruits as offerings.  For more information, please contact Nalanda Office at 03-8938-1500.  Thank you!

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31 October 2018

‘Sangha Day’ robe & requisite offering

‘Sangha Day’ is celebrated annually at Nalanda to honour the virtues and contributions of the Maha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating the Buddha’s teaching.  This is an occasion to express our gratitude to monks and nuns who strive diligently to bring happiness and peace to the world.

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25 June 2018

Meditation session with Dhamma talk

Join us this Wednesday for an evening of peaceful group meditation, followed by a Dhamma talk by Venerable Dr. S. Pemaratana.  He is the Abbot of Pittsburgh Buddhist Centre.  He offers public workshops on meditation and provides spiritual counselling to help people deal with challenges in life.

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5 May 2018

Ven. Dhammavuddho in Johor Bahru

NEO Centre Johor Bahru is honoured to host Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera this Thursday, 10 May for a Dhamma talk, starting at 8.00pm.  Ven. Dhammavuddho is the founder-abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama, a forest monastery in Perak founded mainly for the study, teaching, practice and propagation of the Buddha’s discourses, monastic discipline, and meditation.

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18 April 2018

Meeting of TBCM Monastic Advisors

On Thursday 5 April, the Monastic Advisory Panel (MAP) of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM) met for the first time since its establishment.  The meeting held at Bandar Utama Buddhist Society was called by the MAP to discuss an upcoming Sangha gathering in July.

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16 April 2018

Ajahn Chandako to visit Nalanda

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Chandako from New Zealand on Tuesday, 17 April for a Dhamma talk, starting at 8.00pm.  This will be his second visit to Sri Serdang in as many years.

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27 March 2018

Visit to future monks’ training facility

On his recent trip to India, Nalanda founder Bro.Tan took the opportunity to visit Lokuttara Mahāvihāra, a Theravāda monastery near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, where he met with its abbot, Ven. Bodhipālo Mahāthera.  With the help of the laity, Ven. Bodhipālo reported that the All India Bhikkhu Sangha is constructing a training centre for Indian monks at the vihāra.

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