Monastics

4 September 2017

Celebrating the Buddha’s ‘Turning of Dhamma Wheel’

‘Dhammacakka Day’ is an annual observance day at Nalanda where we commemorate the preaching of the first discourse by the Buddha after His Enlightenment – the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’.  Falling on 9 July, it also marked the conclusion of the annual 6-week Gimhāna Retreat observed by Nalandians.  We were fortunate to have Bro. Tan deliver the concluding teachings of this year’s Gimhāna Retreat followed by a study of the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’.

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24 August 2017

Visit by Ven. Dr. S. Pemarathana

On Friday 23 June, Nalanda Centre was honoured to receive Venerable Dr. S. Pemarathana, the abbot of Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in the U.S.A.  It was the venerable’s first visit to Sri Serdang, and he was warmly and respectfully welcomed by Nalanda officers and members.

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14 August 2017

Meditation retreat with Ven. Gavesi

From 25 to 29 June, 30 participants gathered at Nalanda Centre for a non-residential Meditation Retreat for beginner and intermediate meditators, guided by Venerable Gavesi.

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26 July 2017

Talk by Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

On Wednesday 21 June, Nalanda Centre once again welcomed the return of Ven. Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahāthera from Nepal, accompanied by Ven. Gavesi, Maechi Chini and Ven. Sayalay Vimalanani.  Nalandians took the opportunity to invite Sayadaw Nyanapurnik to give a Dhamma talk to the evening crowd.

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13 July 2017

Bhikkhunī ‘Pindacāra’ in Seri Kembangan

On Saturday 20 May, Nalandians gathered with much enthusiasm for the monthly ‘Pindacāra’ programme at Seri Kembangan morning market.  The regular alms-round allows lay people to learn how to perform the offering of almsfood properly, as well as why it is important to support the Buddhist monastic order.

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9 July 2017

Entering the ‘Vassana’ period

According to Theravāda tradition, fully-ordained monks and nuns (bhikkhus and bhikkhunis) are required to observe Vassana’ or ‘Rains Retreat’ for a 3-month period, beginning the day after the full-moon of Asalha month, which is today.

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29 June 2017

Sangha members visit Nalanda

On Saturday 13 May, Nalanda Centre was blessed by the visit of 20 monks and 2 nuns from Sri Lanka.  The monastic congregation had come to Malaysia to serve the local community on the occasion of Wesak, when many Buddhist centres requested Sangha members to conduct religious activities.

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20 June 2017

Ven. Dhammavuddho visits Nalanda

On Saturday 17 June, Nalanda Centre was honoured to receive a visit by Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthera, the Founder-Abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama in Temoh, Perak; he was accompanied by Ven. Khantipalo and Bro. Vipassi.

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19 June 2017

Dhamma talk by Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

This Wednesday (21 June), Nalanda Centre is honoured to host the return of most Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahāthera to deliver a Dhamma teaching at 8.00pm.  Sayadaw’s talk will be followed by our regular meditation session from 9.00pm to 10.00pm.

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17 June 2017

Today is ‘Ajahn Chah Day’

17 June 2017 marks the 99th birth anniversary of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah of Thailand.   Nalandians humbly pays tribute to this great monk who was one of the most influential and revered Dhamma teachers of the modern era.  Thus, today is ‘Ajahn Chah Day’ at Nalanda.

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