Monastics

5 March 2013

Sangha Nāyaka of Malaysia

Nalanda Patron’s Day will be observed over 3 days from 16 – 18 March, with a wholesome line-up of meaningful educational programmes.  18 March 2013 marks the 95th birth anniversary of our late Spiritual Advisor, Venerable Kirinde Sri Dhammananda.  The late venerable was an erudite monk fondly known as the “Sangha Nāyaka of Malaysia”.  In Bro. Tan’s concise article below, we visit the origin and real meaning of this title, and how it can understood by the laity.

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3 February 2013

Luang Por Viradhammo visits Nalanda Centre

Nalanda is honoured by the visit by Phra Ajahn Viradhammo, a senior monk from the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah, today at 1pm.  Luang Por (“venerable elder”) Viradhammo resides in a forest monastery near Ottawa, Canada; and is on a visit to Thailand and Malaysia.

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15 November 2012

The Significance of Robes Offering

On Sunday, 11 November 2012, more than 100 devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre to participate in the auspicious annual Robes Offering Ceremony.  The Srivijaya Hall was packed to the brim; yet the air of peacefulness, devotion and concord was unmistakably present.   Seated together, devotees were united in their aspirations in supporting the Buddhist Sangha. Read more

2 October 2012

Ven. Dhammavuddho at Nalanda

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6 September 2012

Chief Monk of Yangon visits Nalanda

4 September 2012

On 4 September, Nalanda Centre was honoured to receive a visit by Most Ven. Bhaddanta Eik Di Ba La, Chairman of the Sangha Nayaka Committee, Yangon Division, Myanmar, and some of his local followers.

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1 August 2012

Farewell to Venerable Guttacitta

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30 July 2012

Satipatthāna Sutta Workshop

26 – 30 July

The Satipatthāna Sutta Workshop held in Nalanda Institute may be over back in March, but its impact and the learning demand resonated throughout the country, whereby six other similar workshops were subsequently held in Penang, Perak, Johor, Sabah, Sarawak, and even Singapore, under the skilful guidance of Venerable Aggacitta Mahathero.

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9 July 2012

National Maha Sanghikadana at Bodhi Park

7 & 8 July 2012

It was a truly grand sight at the National Maha Sanghikadana this weekend as the Malaysian Buddhist community came together to support the meaningful event.  Offering alms and participating in the Maha Sanghikadana strengthens the harmonious ties between the Sangha and lay devotees.  This is vital for the development of Buddhism in Malaysia.  Sadhu anumodana to all who donated, volunteered and participated in this auspicious occasion!

Wonderful Dhamma talk by Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera on “Balancing Materialism & Spiritualism”, encouraging everyone to cultivate discipline to develop our minds.

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5 July 2012

H. H. Phra Somdet Munivong Received with Great Reverence at KLIA

The arrival of His Holiness Phra Somdet Munivong, Member of the Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand, at KLIA on 5 July was received with great warmth and reverence by the Thai Buddhist community in Kuala Lumpur as well as by Malaysian devotees.  His Holiness is in Kuala Lumpur to preside over this weekend’s Buddha Relic Veneration and Enshrinement Ceremonies at the Buddhist Maha Vihara (on Saturday, 9.00am – 12.00pm) and at Wat Chetawan, Petaling Jaya (on Saturday 8.00pm – 9.30pm).

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30 June 2012

Thank you for supporting Ven. Yogavacara Rahula’s Dhammaduta Tour

Venerable Yogavacara Rahula has concluded the one-month Dhammaduta Tour in Malaysia 2012.  Many devotees throughout the country have benefited and experienced progress from Ven. Rahula’s clear meditation guidance and insightful Dhamma talks.

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