22 January 2022

Passing of Zen Master – Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh

We are saddened to announce the passing of Most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh at the age of 95, earlier today at Tu Hien Temple in Hue, Vietnam. Nalanda Buddhist Society records our deepest condolences to the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, disciples and students of the late Venerable. May he be at Peace.

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16 January 2022

30 years on, Ajahn Chah’s legacy continues to echo today

16 January 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Ajahn Chah’s passing, one of the most esteemed and influential Buddhist teachers in the modern era.  A doyen of the ‘forest tradition’, Ajahn Chah led an unassuming and austere life as a true ‘bhikkhu’.  Teaching from his own direct experiences, he related Dhamma in effective but simple ways, often using analogies which continue to be echoed today.

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22 December 2021

2nd memorial of Venerable Dhammavuddho

22 December 2021 marks the 2nd anniversary of the passing of Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthera, a Malaysian monk of Chinese descent who dedicated his life to the Dhamma.  The late Ven. Dhammavuddho was ordained in the Theravada tradition in 1986 and later founded Vihara Buddha Gotama, a forest monastery in Perak dedicated to the practice and propagation of the Buddha’s discourses and monastic discipline.

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7 December 2021

A very blessed birthday to ‘Bhante G’

Nalanda Buddhist Society members extend our felicitations and warmest wishes to Venerable Sri Pandita Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Māha Nāyaka Thero on his 94th birthday, today! Fondly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana left Sri Lanka as a young monk to propagate Dhamma in India, Malaysia and the United States of America.

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28 November 2021

The Light of Dhamma

Throughout history, the search for ‘light’ has led us down many paths of discovery, creations and enjoyment. However, we soon discover that the light which will truly brightens our lives with deep joy and peace is the Dhamma which has been preserved and propagated by the Sangha over the centuries.

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28 November 2021

Sangha Day interview with Ajahn Jayasaro – LIVE Recording

On 28 November, family and friends gathered online for the Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance featuring a special interview with Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro.  In this second of a two-part programme, we were honoured to host Ajahn and seek his advice on how we can face current trends which may impact our Dhamma practice and ways to anchor ourselves in our spiritual journey.

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28 November 2021

Sangha Day Observance (Part 2 of 2) and Morning Service

Today is ‘Sangha Day’, an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism.  We joyfully invite you to join this year’s Sangha Day Observance which will be streamed live on Nalanda Facebook page over two weekends to take counsel from esteemed Sangha members.

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21 November 2021

Interview with Ven. Aggacitta Mahāthera – LIVE Recording

In the journey of a Buddhist practitioner, we face many ups and downs in our faith and confidence.  We are sometimes fired up and inspired to attain liberation, whilst at other times our confidence wanes.  How do we become true disciples of the Buddha and gather the strength and wisdom to maintain confidence to advance along this spiritual path?  In this special interview with Āyasmā Aggacitta Mahāthera, held in in conjunction with Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance on Sunday 21 November, we learned  about how we can maintain our confidence to advance along this spiritual path even amidst today’s challenges.

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21 November 2021

Sangha Day Observance (Part 1 of 2) and Morning Service

‘Sangha Day’ is an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism.  We joyfully invite you to join the Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance which will be streamed live on Nalanda Facebook page over two weekends to take counsel from esteemed Sangha members.

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16 November 2021

Special interviews in conjunction with Sangha Day

‘Sangha Day’ is an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism.  Apart from offerings of robes and requisites, let us take heed of the Buddha’s teaching that the best way to venerate our teachers is by learning, reflecting, and improve upon ourselves in accordance to Dhamma. 

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