23 April 2020

New-moon of Vesakhā month

Today is the New-moon Uposatha Day of the holy Vesakhā Month.  That means we are just two weeks away from the most important day in the Buddhist calendar – the Vesakhā Full-moon ‘Buddha Day’, also known as ‘Wesak Day’ in Malaysia.

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17 October 2019

Spiritual cultivation at Eight-Precept Programme

On 13 October, the full-moon Uposatha Day of Assayuja month, over 120 participants devoted a day to Dhamma learning and contemplation in the Eight-Precept Programme at Nalanda Centre.  Led by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, the preceptees learned in greater detail the purpose and practice of this noble observance.

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26 May 2019

Annual ‘Gimhāna Retreat’ B.E.2563

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment on Wesak full-moon in May, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, where He preached the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta on Asalha Day, the full-moon in July.

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13 August 2018

Preview of K. Sri Dhammananda Centre on Dhamma Day

Nalandians celebrated ‘Dhamma Day’ – the full-moon day for the month of Asalha – on Friday, 27 July with a joyful air and spiritual fervour. Devotees were delighted to have the opportunity to preview the soon-to-be-completed K. Sri Dhammananda Centre, located just across the road from Nalanda Centre.

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26 April 2018

Dhamma teachings during Convention

This weekend, we look forward to welcoming Nalandians from all over Malaysia back to our ‘spiritual home’ for the annual members’ convention.  In conjunction with this gathering, we have lined up a series of Dhamma talks and programmes for the public as follows:

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26 August 2017

‘Dhamma Day’ B.E. 2561 at Nalanda

On Saturday 8 July, Nalanda marked the annual ‘Dhamma Day’, which fell on the full-moon of Asalha month.  Nalanda Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye gave a talk on the significance of ‘Dhamma Day’.  It is one of the most important observance days for Buddhists as it commemorates the first preaching of Dhamma after the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

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8 July 2017

‘Dhamma Day’ celebration this week

This weekend, we are celebrating ‘Dhamma Day’ (Saturday) and ‘Dhammacakka Day’ (Sunday) at Nalanda in conjunction with Asalha Full-moon.  We gratefully commemorate the preaching of the Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment – the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’ – where He taught His initial disciples the fundamental teachings of the ‘Four Noble Truths’.

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25 April 2017

Dhamma enriches our spiritual path

Report by Megan.

On the Full-moon Uposatha of 12 March, Nalandians and devotees dedicated the whole day to cultivating their minds at Nalanda Centre.  The day was designated a ‘Dhamma-Sarana Day’; the programme included the observance of Eight-Precepts, Dhamma teachings by venerable monks, and meditation sessions.

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11 March 2017

‘Dhamma-Sarana Day’

12 March 2017 is ‘Dhamma-Sarana Day’ – it is the full-moon on a Sunday – and we encourage devotees to spend morning till evening at Nalanda Centre learning, practising, and contemplating the Dhamma.

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30 January 2017

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Kalyāno

On Tuesday 13 December, Ajahn Kalyāno, who is the abbot of Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in Melbourne, Australia, was invited to give a Dhamma teaching in conjunction with the full-moon Uposatha Day.

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