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

17 January 2014

Prof. David J. Kalupahana passed away

It is with deep respects that we announce the passing of a distinguished scholar in Buddhist and Pāli Studies, Professor-Emeritus David J. Kalupahana, on Wednesday 15 January 2014 in Hawaii.  His funeral will be held on 21 January.

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6 December 2013

Passing of an Icon of Peace

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia extends our deepest condolences to the people of South Africa on the passing of Nelson Mandela, a global icon of courage, strength and peace.  The world has lost another humanistic voice of conscience, and a little of its shine today with his passing.  To all people in the world who love freedom from racism and oppression, let us strive on with conviction and compassion.  Santī, Peace.

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25 October 2013

Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara passed away at 100

It is with profound respects that we announce the passing away of His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, on Thursday, 24 October 2013.  His Holiness had been the 19th titular head (Somdet Phra Sangharaja) of the Thai monastic order since 1989. Read more

1 October 2013

Another bright lamp, extinguished.

Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero  (1929 – 2013)

Dear friends, with a heavy heart, we would like to inform you that the most Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero passed away in Sri Lanka 2 days ago.  His simple funeral was conducted immediately according to his last wishes, without fanfare, much in character with this humble bhikkhu.

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1 October 2013

A tribute to Acharya S. N. Goenka

Article written by Bro. H S Tan

Renowned Vipassana Meditation Teacher, Acharya S. N. Goenka, passed away peacefully in Mumbai, India on Sunday, 29 September 2013 (early Monday, 30 September, Malaysian time).  He was 90.

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26 September 2013

Nalanda pays tribute to Achariya Buddharakkhita

Achariya Buddharakkhita Maha Thero  (1922 – 2013)

The most Venerable Achariya Buddharakkhita Sangha Nayake, the Founder of Maha Bodhi Society of Bangalore, an eminent educationist and humanitarian, passed away peacefully on 23 September 2013, at the age of 91, having spent 64 years as a Buddhist monk.

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20 February 2013

Obituary – Prof. Emeritus A. K. Warder

It is with deep respects that we announce the passing of a distinguished scholar in Indology, Prof. Emeritus Anthony Kennedy Warder (A. K. Warder) earlier this month in Canada.  Prof. Warder passed away days before Chinese New Year, and his funeral was held in Toronto on Friday, 15 February 2013.

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