Nalanda Team

Pertaining to Nalandians’ team effort and representation to events, programmes, etc.

26 September 2016

Nalandians honour ‘Bhikkhunī Day’

On 16 September, Nalanda members took part in a simple gathering to mark the “International Bhikkhunī Day” organised by Gotamī Vihāra in Puchong.  The gathering was meant to honour the historical Bhikkhuni Sangha which was established during the Buddha’s lifetime; among its illustrious members were Elders Khemā, Upalavannā, Dhammadinnā and Mahapajapattī Gotamī.

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24 September 2016

Nalandians invited to book-launch

Photograph credits to Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Centre Malaysia.

On 6 August, Nalanda Buddhist Society was invited to participate in a book-launching ceremony organised by Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) Buddhist Centre Malaysia (马来西亚法鼓山道场).  The book 《聖嚴法師年譜》 was about the life and times of Dharma Drum Mountain founder, Venerable Master Sheng Yen.

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3 July 2016

Nalandians attend Theravada Council meeting

On 28 May, Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn Chow led the Nalandian delegation to attend the Annual General Meeting of Theravada Council of Malaysia (TBCM), held at Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur.  Bro. Ananda Fong, Bro. Pee Che Yong, and Sis. Joanne Tan were the Society’s other representatives at the AGM.

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14 May 2016

Prioritise education over rituals on Wesak

Nalandians who attended the welcoming ceremony for the arrival of the Bamiyan Gandhāri manuscripts to Malaysia on 2 May also took the opportunity to visit another exposition held at the same venue.  The “Awakening Force” exhibition is being held at Samadhi Vihara Shah Alam in conjunction with this Wesak month.  The exhibition is organized by the Buddhist Missionary Society of Malaysia (BMSM), and will run until Wesak ‘Buddha Day’.

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13 May 2016

Ancient Gandhāri manuscripts exhibited in Malaysia

On Monday 2 May, Malaysian Buddhists had a rare glimpse of the Norwegian Schøyen collection of Gandhāri texts from Bamiyan.  The world-famous collection was on a special exhibition tour of ASEAN countries, facilitated by the international affairs department of the Sangha Council of Thailand.  The Malaysian leg was hosted at the Samadhi Vihara in Shah Alam.

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19 April 2016

Monks on alms-round in Serdang

On Saturday 16 April, two venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple went on ‘Pindacāra’ (alms-round) at Seri Kembangan market.  Nalandians had arrived there earlier to prepare the venue for the monthly educational programme, and took the opportunity to greet our trader friends and devotees in the vicinity.

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21 November 2015

The passing of Ven. Dr. Dhammadinna

Life is impermanent indeed.  Venerable Dr. Dhammadinna Thero, a resident bhikkhu at the Buddhist Māha Vihāra Kuala Lumpur and a disciple of the late Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, passed away on Friday, 20 November in Malacca.  20 Nalandians led by President Sis. Evelyn attended the wake service to pay respects to the late venerable.

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19 October 2015

Night of Musical Celebration

It was a night of great nostalgia for lovers of Buddhist songs as renowned Malaysian performers such as the Wayfarers and i-Gemz serenaded a crowd of 200 at ‘A Night of Buddhist Music’ on Saturday, 17 October.  The musical soiree was hosted by the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF).  In his welcome speech, BGF President Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee said that music has the ability to bring joy to listeners; and if the lyrics were meaningful and inspiring, the message goes straight to the core and stays in their hearts.

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29 June 2015

Thank you for supporting WIFF 2015

The Wesak International Film Festival (WIFF) 2015 in Kuala Lumpur has come to an end last night.  More than 20 films and documentaries were shown over two weekends on 20–21 and 27–28 June at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC), Jalan Ampang.

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27 June 2015

Nalanda Team attends talk at BGF Centre

The Nalanda Team comprising President Sis. Evelyn Chow, Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch leaders Bro. Yap and Sis. Ong, Dharma School Facilitator Sis. Kwa Ai Ai, and youths Min Li and Kuan Yi attended a special talk by Tan Chade Meng on “One Billion Acts of Peace” at the BGF Centre on Wednesday, 24 June.

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