Nalandians usher in 2013 with pūja, meditation, and wise reflection.
On 31 December 2012, Nalanda members and devotees gathered at the Sri Serdang Nalanda Centre following an annual tradition to reflect on the passing of 2012, and to usher in the New Year. Dressed in elegant Nalanda sarong uniforms, devotees greeted each other joyfully with words of thanks, mutual appreciation, and encouragement.
A dialogue session with Venerable Man Ya marked the first Service Sunday for 2012. Four representatives from different age groups, namely retirees, working adults, parents and children, discussed the topic “Promoting Social Harmony in Our Daily Lives“.
As we usher in 2012, let us reflect on the many memorable achievements of Nalanda Buddhist Society in the past year. We observed the 8th Anniversary of the Society and the 1st Anniversary of the Buddhist Community Alliance on 1 May. We acquired a new 3-storey building to cater for our projected expansion; embarked on a ‘Transformation Programme’; introduced our Core Values; and improved on our Management Structure, Systems, Resources, Facilities and Human Capital. We also established the first Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur, to commemorate the 2,600th Year of Buddhism. A resounding ‘Sadhu‘ to everyone for the amazing energy and marvelous effort in achieving all that and more in a mere 12 months! Read more