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.Read more
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.Read more
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
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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).Read more
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.Read more