24 June 2016

Nalandian tradition – Wesak Eve

Wesak Eve Observance

Wesak Full-moon marks the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment twenty-six centuries ago.  In the 1950s and 1960s, several international Buddhist conferences had recommended naming the occasion ‘Buddha Day’ to honour the Blessed One’s Awakening. Hence, Nalanda Buddhist Society had been using the terms ‘Buddha Day’ and ‘Wesak Day’ interchangeably since 2003.

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9 December 2015

Nalanda ‘Education Day’

Every year, ‘Nalanda Education Day’ is celebrated around 11 December with a series of Dhamma programmes for adults, teenagers, and children.  This date marks the anniversary of the launching of Nalanda’s “Education Philosophy” – which calls for a holistic approach in education, balancing and combining knowledge, skills, values and culture, hence leading to integral development of people.

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26 April 2013

The Venerable Teacher’s visit

From Nalanda’s Archives – In the year 2000, Sri Serdang hosted a visit by eminent Buddhist and Pāli Scholar, the Most Ven. Dr. K Anuruddha Nayaka Thero, the first Vice-Chancellor of the Buddhist & Pāli University of Sri Lanka.  The Venerable was highly respected for his vast learning in the Tipitaka and erudite teachings.  Ven. Anuruddha was also Bro. Tan’s Pāli teacher.  Bro.Tan and the Sri Serdang community were overjoyed when the Venerable teacher took time to visit them, and to encourage them in their learning and practice.

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25 April 2013

The forerunner of Pustaka Nalanda

The Mudita Library was declared open by the Late Ven. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thero in July 2000, in conjunction with Asalha month observance.  It was at that time the first and only Buddhist library in Serdang. Bro.Tan had donated his entire collection of Dhamma books to start the library, and with further donations and acquisitions, the collection reached almost 2,000 books after one year.

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23 April 2013

Another leaf from the past

Our archive photograph above shows Bro. Tan welcoming his teacher, the Late Ven. K Sri Dhammananda to Sri Serdang in 2000.  Back then, Bro. Tan often arranged for and accompanied the inspiring late Sanghanayaka to teach Dhamma to students in universities in the Klang Valley.  Given the venerable’s failing health then, Bro.Tan took over some of the teaching duties, something he does until presently.

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21 April 2013

Countdown to Nalanda’s 10th Anniversary

There are 10 days left till 1 May 2013, when Nalanda celebrates its 10th Anniversary.  We would like to share with you some archival photographs that chronicle our journey thus far.

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