Observance Day

7 September 2023

Sangha Day

‘Sangha Day’ is an important occasion at Nalanda for the lay community to honour the virtues and contributions of the Māha Sangha (monastic order) in preserving and propagating Buddhism. The ‘Sangha’ refers to the entire community of bhikkhus (monks) and bhikkhunis (nuns) – ordained disciples of the Buddhist order.

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27 August 2023

K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day

31 August 2023 marks 17 years since the passing away of Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero.  The influence and impact of Venerable Dhammananda’s lifetime work to build and nourish the growth of the Theravāda Buddhist community in Malaysia, continues to be felt by the community today.

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26 June 2023

‘Dhamma Day’ Observance

The full-moon day of Asalha month in July marks the occasion when the Buddha first preached the Dhamma to His initial few disciples. In one of the most enlightening teachings ever, the Buddha taught them the truths of life – ‘Dukkha’ (suffering); its causes; its cessation; and the Path to its cessation – henceforth termed the ‘Four Noble Truths’.  At Nalanda, Asalha full-moon is celebrated as ‘Dhamma Day’.

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1 May 2023

Celebrating Nalanda’s 20th Anniversary today

Namo Buddhaya and Happy Nalanda Day! On this joyous occasion of our 20th Anniversary, Nalanda Buddhist Society extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all past and present spiritual teachers, leaders, members, volunteers, donors, benefactors, and Dhamma friends in Malaysia and abroad for your relentless support to Nalanda’s educational mission over the past years.

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4 April 2023

Buddha Day preparations have started

Namo Buddhaya!  On the Vesakhā full-moon every year, Buddhists worldwide gather to commemorate the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  At Nalanda, we are observing this year’s ‘Buddha Day’ from Wednesday 3 May to Sunday 7 May with meaningful educational and spiritual programmes comprising Dhamma talks, meditation, sutta study and special exhibitions.

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