18 March 2018

Birth centenary of an iconic Dhammaduta

Today is the 100th birth anniversary of the late Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Mahā Thero (1918 – 2006),  Sanghanāyaka Thera of Malaysia and Singapore, and Spiritual Adviser to Nalanda Buddhist Society.  Nalandians humbly pay tribute to his immeasurable contributions to the development of Malaysian Buddhism, and his invaluable teachings for our understanding and appreciation of Buddha-Dhamma.

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5 March 2018

Theravāda Bhikkhu Training Centre to be built in India

India, the land of the Buddha, has not had a proper Buddhist monks’ training centre for locals in modern times.  Observing the critical need of having one, Upasaka Dr. Harshadeep Kamble, a senior government officer from Mumbai, his wife Mrs. Rojana Vanich Kamble, galvanised the All India Bhikkhu Sangha to construct such a facility in the vicinity of Aurangabad in Maharashtra State, Western India.

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19 February 2018

Dhamma teaching by Ajahn Jayasaro

Friday 10 November marked another auspicious evening for Nalanda devotees as world-renowned Dhamma teacher, Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro, graced Nalanda Centre to share his words of wisdom.  Faith and enthusiasm to learn Dhamma was clearly evident in many devotees as the Teaching Hall was packed to the brim despite the heavy evening downpour.

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25 January 2018

Nalanda to host Ven. Seelananda

Nalanda Centre is honoured to host Venerable T. Seelananda Mahathera on his upcoming visit to Malaysia from 27 to 31 January.  Born in Sri Lanka, Ven. T. Seelananda is currently the deputy abbot of Bhāvanā Society in West Virginia, USA.  He is also the co-founder of Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Centre in Edmonton, Canada.

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20 December 2017

Nalanda to host Ajahn Kalyāno

On 24 and 25 December 2017, Nalanda Centre will be hosting Ven. Ajahn Kalyāno, the abbot of Lokuttara Buddhist Monastery in Skiptvet, Norway, a branch monastery in the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah.  Join us for a Dhamma talk by Ajahn Kalyāno on Sunday 24 December, at 8.00pm.

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7 December 2017

Happy 90th birthday, ‘Bhante G’

Malaysian devotees and Nalandians would like to extend our warmest greetings to Venerable Sri Pandita Henepola Gunaratana Nāyaka Māha Thero and wish him the best of health and fulfillment on his 90th birthday, today!

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2 December 2017

Nalanda to host Ven. Thubten Chodron

Nalanda Centre will be hosting renowned and inspiring Dhamma teacher, Ven. Thubten Chodron, on her upcoming visit to Malaysia.  Ven. Thubten Chodron is the Founder and Abbess of Sravasti Abbey – a Tibetan Buddhist monastery for monks and nuns in America.

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23 November 2017

Gratitude flows on ‘Sangha Day’

On Sunday 19 November, Nalanda Buddhist Society celebrated our annual ‘Sangha Day’ to honour the significance and contributions of the monastic community towards the preservation and propagation of Buddha-Dhamma.

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22 November 2017

Teachings by Ven. Thubten Chodron

Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana — what do these words really mean?  Are they completely different expressions of the Buddha’s teachings?  In this series of 3 evening talks in December, Ven. Thubten Chodron encourages us to look beyond the superficial differences between Buddhist traditions, and explore how all forms of Buddhism, amidst their rich diversity, share a common heritage and even goals.

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17 November 2017

Blessing ceremony at construction site

On Sunday 29 October, Nalandians requested blessings from venerable Sangha members to begin piling work at the site of ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ in Sri Serdang.  The slight afternoon drizzle did not hamper the blessing ceremony on site; instead it cooled the air and added to the solemnity of the occasion.

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