Today marks the historical occasion where the Buddha preached the ‘Ovada Patimokkha’ – the summary of His Teachings – at the famed Veluvana Monastery in Rājagaha more than 2,600 years ago. The Buddha taught the spontaneous gathering of 1,250 Arahant bhikkhus the outline of Dhamma practice – “To abandon evil; cultivate virtues; and to purify one’s own mind”.
We rejoice with our brothers and sisters in Thailand on the occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 87th Birthday on 5 December 2014. May the people in the Kingdom of Thailand enjoy prosperity, peace and happiness under the reign of a righteous monarch. Best wishes and felicitations from Nalanda Malaysia.
As one of the most revered Buddhist teachers in modern times, the late Ajahn Chah inspired thousands of Thai and foreign bhikkhus to practise according to the ‘forest monk’ tradition. Presently, his many disciples continue to widen the interests of the world in meditation and in living a simple way of life.
Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan has been invited by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) as a speaker at the BMA-sponsored “Dharma Loy Fah ” programme this weekend. He will deliver a talk on “Buddhism and Inner Development” on Saturday 5 April, from 10am to 12pm, at Paragon Hall, on the 5th Floor of Siam Paragon, Bangkok. For Malaysian devotees and our Thai friends in Bangkok, don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bro. Tan this weekend at Siam Paragon. All are welcome to this public event.
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