New Year

1 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia would like to thank all our benefactors, supporters and volunteers for a fantastic 2017 with lots of happy moments and proud achievements.  We wish you and your loved ones a great year ahead with the blessings of health, happiness and peace.  Happy New Year 2018!

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29 December 2017

New Year’s Eve blessing ceremony

As the year comes to a close, let us take the opportunity to reflect, express gratitude, and radiate loving-kindness to the whole world.  We invite you to come with your family and friends to ‘calm down’ to the New Year at Nalanda Centre on Sunday, 31 December.  We shall be having the traditional meditation, chanting and blessings from 11pm to 12am on New Year’s Eve to usher in 2018.  All are welcome.

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13 April 2017

Happy New Year

This week marks the new year celebrations for many ethnic groups in South and Southeast Asia – among them the Thais, Myanmar, Sinhalese, Cambodians, Laotians, Tamils, Bengalis, and Sikhs.  Nalanda members would like to wish all our friends a delightful celebration of their festivities with family and friends.  May the year bring blessings, vigour, and wisdom to everyone.  Sukhihontu!

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13 April 2017

Have a joyful Thingyan celebration

We wish the Myanmarese people around the world a joyful celebration of Thingyan, the Myanmar New Year.  May the year ahead be blessed with good health, peace and happiness!

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12 April 2017

Happy Songkran สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์

Nalanda wishes Venerable Ajahns and our Thai friends a joyous Songkran Festival in the Year of the Rooster.  May the coming year bring much peace, happiness, and well-being to all Thai people around the world!

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19 March 2017

Youthful Lunar New Year gathering

On Saturday 11 February, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted a gathering to usher in the Lunar New Year.  Decorated with auspicious blessings and ornaments, Nalanda Centre was made ready to receive our red-clad guests for the merry event.  The evening kicked off with pot-luck dinner prepared by the youths, as familiar faces reconnected and rejoiced together.

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27 February 2017

New Year ‘open house’ in Kedah

On Saturday 4 February, Nalanda members and devotees from the neighbourhood gathered at NEO Centre Sungai Petani for our annual Lunar New Year “open house”.  It was a happy occasion to meet good friends and make new ones.

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25 February 2017

Festive gathering at Nalanda Book Café

Nalandians who returned from Lunar New Year celebrations in their respective hometowns had a wonderful ‘reunion’ at Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, on 2 February.  The festive gathering saw Nalanda members and devotees from the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani congregating for the ‘soft reopening’ of the Book Café, which resumed operations after several months of renovation.

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23 February 2017

New Year Pūja and Dāna

On Sunday 8 January, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Venerable Ayya Sumangalā for a Dhamma talk on ‘welcoming happiness’.  Ayya began her talk by commenting on festive greetings where we usually wish others happiness.  While we are wishing ourselves and others happiness, are we all really working towards it?

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21 February 2017

First Sunday gathering of 2017

1 January is certainly an important date as it marks the first day of the New Year; but for Nalandians, it is also the ‘birthday’ of Nalanda Dhamma School.

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