16 January 2021

29th Anniversary of Ajahn Chah’s Passing

16 January 2021 marks the 29th anniversary of Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhaddo’s passing. Three decades on, Ajahn Chah continues to inspire monks and laity around the world with his exemplary life lived in strict adherence to the Dhamma-Vinaya. Let us pay humble tribute to this compassionate teacher by recollecting his teachings and by practising them diligently.

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23 December 2020

New book published : “Venerable Dhammavuddho – A Life Well-Lived”

In late January 2020, Nalanda Buddhist Society was entrusted by Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM) to publish a book in honour of the late Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthera, who had passed away barely a month before. Initially planned for a March release, the commemorative book was recently launched on 19 December during the ‘Venerable Dhammavuddho 1st Anniversary Commemoration Service’ hosted by TBCM on-line.

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28 October 2020

Felicitations on Ven. Saranankara’s birthday

Nalanda members and devotees offer our warmest wishes to Most Venerable Sri Saranankara Adhikarana Nāyaka Thero on his birthday today. Ven. Saranankara has been serving the Buddhist community in Malaysia for more than 35 years now, benefitting and contributing towards the well-being of monks and laity alike.

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3 July 2020

Passing of Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we observe the passing away of Most Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahathera, the Sanghanāyaka of Nepal, on 3 July 2020.  Sayadaw succumbed to old-age illnesses which he had been battling for several years, and passed away peacefully early this morning.  He was 81.

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27 May 2020

Obituary – Venerable E. Indaratana

It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing away of Most Venerable Elgiriya Indaratana Maha Thera early this morning.  He was the abbot of Mahindārama Buddhist Temple, the oldest Sri Lankan Vihāra in Penang.

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22 March 2020

Venerable Dhammavuddho – 3-month Memorial

Today marks three months since the passing of Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthero on 22 December 2019. We share with you this video to commemorate the life of a simple monk who embodied perseverance, compassion and kindness for the welfare and benefit of many people.

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10 March 2020

Book Sponsorship

Nalanda is publishing a book to pay tribute to the late Venerable Dhammavuddho, who passed away on 22 December 2019.  The 160-page book will be published in time for his 100th Day Memorial Service later this month.  The national-level Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, 21 March at the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul; and another service will be held on Sunday, 22 March at Nalanda Centre in Sri Serdang.

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5 February 2020

Welcoming Sri Lankan scholar monks

On Sunday 2 February, Nalandians welcomed a group of 15 Sangha members to Nalanda Centre to learn about Buddhist educational efforts in Malaysia.  12 of the young monks are currently undertaking higher studies in subjects including Pali, Buddhist philosophy and psychology in Sri Lanka.  They were invited to Malaysia on a study tour courtesy of Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero of Sentul Temple.

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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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9 January 2020

True happiness is the peaceful mind

On Friday 3 January, Nalandians were honoured to welcome Ajahn Kalyano back to Nalanda Centre for a Dhamma teaching.  Ajahn talked about how lay devotees can achieve a peaceful mind through integrating Dhamma into our daily lives.  The practice of Dhamma is to understand the truth.  When we pay attention to the present moment, we will find that we are not deluded, tricked or fooled by our own thoughts, wrong views and mistaken opinions.

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