Notice on the death of notable Buddhists – Sangha members, teachers, leaders, scholars. Important notice: ALL NEWS OF DEATH MUST BE VERIFIED PRIOR TO POSTING.

3 July 2020

Passing of Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we observe the passing away of Most Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik Mahathera, the Sanghanāyaka of Nepal, on 3 July 2020.  Sayadaw succumbed to old-age illnesses which he had been battling for several years, and passed away peacefully early this morning.  He was 81.

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27 May 2020

Obituary – Venerable E. Indaratana

It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing away of Most Venerable Elgiriya Indaratana Maha Thera early this morning.  He was the abbot of Mahindārama Buddhist Temple, the oldest Sri Lankan Vihāra in Penang.

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22 December 2019

Passing of Ven. Dhammavuddho

We are saddened to announce the passing away of Venerable Dhammavuddho Māhathera, founder and abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama, Temoh, Perak this morning.  Nalanda Buddhist Society records our deepest condolences to the disciples and students of the late Venerable Dhammavuddho.  We shall dedicate today’s morning service to his reverence. May the late Venerable Dhammavuddho attain the bliss of Nibbāna.  Santī, Peace.

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4 June 2019

Obituary – Venerable Prof. Dr. P. Gnanarama

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Professor Dr. Pategama Gnanarama Anunayaka Thero in Singapore earlier today; aged 88.  Ven. Gnanarama had been the Religious Adviser and resident teacher at Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association Singapore since 1993.

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27 July 2018

Obituary – Ven. Dr. Madewela Punnaji

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Dr. Madewela Punnaji Māha Thero (born 26 November 1929) in Sri Lanka earlier today, 27 July 2018.  Ven. Punnaji was a resident monk for more than a decade at the Buddhist Māha Vihāra in Kuala Lumpur.  After the passing of the late abbot Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda, Ven. Punnaji assumed many of the teaching duties there, where he established a following of students keen to learn Pāli suttantā.

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12 June 2018

Farewell to our Dhamma comrade

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of our Dhamma comrade, Datuk Kenny Chan of Seck Kia Eenh Melaka, on Tuesday, 12 June.  Nalanda founder Bro.Tan, Education Committee Chairman Achariya S. Vijaya, the Board of Management and members of Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to convey our deepest condolences to Sis. Fern Loo and her family on the demise of Datuk Kenny.

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17 March 2018

Obituary – Ven. Dr. T. Sangharatana

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable T. Sangharatana Nāyaka Thero earlier today, 17 March 2018.  He was well regarded for his social service in Bangalore, India, as the founding member of the Maha Mahinda Dhammaduta Propagating Society, which serves the socio-welfare needs of the lower strata of Indian people.

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4 February 2018

Obituary – Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalaratana

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Professor Bellanwila Sri Wimalaratana Nayaka Thero on 3 February 2018, aged 77.  Ven. Wimalaratana died of injuries sustained in a fall at Bellanwila Raja Mahavihara, where he was the deputy abbot.

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1 November 2017

Obituary – Farewell Aunty Tan

It is with deep respects that we announce the passing of a distinguished member of the Malaysian Buddhist community, Mdm. Chin Kim Lan, or better known to us as ‘Aunty Tan’, on Saturday 28 October 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.  Her funeral will be held on Wednesday 1 November, at 1.00pm.  Aunty Tan is the beloved mother of Nalanda Institute Director, Achariya Tan Siang Chye.

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11 September 2017

Tribute to Tuanku Abdul Halim

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Kedah over the demise of Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the beloved Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman.  His Royal Highness passed away at 2.30pm today, aged 89.

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