30 April 2015

Preparing for Wesak Day with fervour

As Malaysian Buddhists look forward to celebrating Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ this weekend, Nalandians are putting the finishing touches to our preparations to welcome this joyous day.  The growing community of members, teachers, parents and students has been working together happily and harmoniously over the past two months in cleaning the Centre and putting up decorations.

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30 April 2015

“Passage through India” Photography Exhibition

The ‘Sri Mahabodhi’ (Great Bodhi Tree) at Bodhgaya, under which the Lord sat on the dawn of His Enlightenment, looks glorious and resplendent in the glow of a full-moon night.  Malaysian photographer Jon Teo captured this magical scenery among many others during his month-long sojourn in India with Bro.Tan earlier this year.

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29 April 2015

Welcome ‘Home’ for 3rd National Convention

Nalanda Buddhist Society will celebrate our 12th Anniversary of establishment on 1 May 2015.  We joyfully look forward to welcoming all Nalandians back to our ‘spiritual home’ in Sri Serdang for the 3rd National Members’ Convention from this Friday, 1 May to Sunday, 3 May.  This year’s Convention coincides with Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ Observance, which adds to the auspiciousness of the meeting.

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27 April 2015

Dhamma is Stable, yet Dynamic

The world is in a state of constant flux; yet the Buddha-Dhamma has stood the test of time and remained unchanged.  It is described as ‘Akaliko’ (Timeless) and ‘Sanantano’ (Eternal) – it has remained unmoved in a universe of incessant fluctuations.  Some enduring facets of this unchanging Dhamma are captured in amazing photographs which will be displayed at the upcoming “Passage through India” Special Exhibition at Nalanda Centre, scheduled from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.

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24 April 2015

Being genuine ‘Good Friends’

On Sunday 12 April, Sis. Santī Cheang gave a Dhamma talk on our ‘Buddha Day’ (Wesak) theme this year – ‘Being a Good Practitioner and Good Friend’.  Sis. Santī spoke about the qualities of a good friend – being caring, supportive, helpful, and considerate, among others.  She said that in order to be a good friend to others, we need to cultivate good qualities within ourselves, and strengthen our practice consistently until they become an integral part of our culture and character.

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22 April 2015

Life Stories told through the Lens

The “Passage through India” Special Exhibition at Nalanda Centre features some insightful photographs into the lives of ordinary folks engaged in their livelihood and daily struggles.  The exhibition is scheduled from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.  Admission is free, and all are welcome!

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21 April 2015

Learn more about Wesak Day

Wesak Full-moon Day marks the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  In preparation to welcome this spiritual day, Nalanda Institute Malaysia is conducting a course on the ‘True Significance of Wesak’, which is suitable for newcomers and students of Buddhism.  Discover and understand the true meaning and importance of this occasion, and learn how to properly observe this sacred ‘Buddha Day’.

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21 April 2015

Let’s fly the Buddhist Flag

Malaysian Buddhists will be observing ‘Wesak Day’ on Sunday, 3 May 2015. We joyfully invite all devotees to display the Buddhist Flag at their homes to foster unity, fidelity, and a stronger sense of community spirit.  The Theravada Council of Malaysia has recommended Buddhists to fly the flag for the entire month of Wesak (‘Vesakha’).  Let us heed the call and look forward to observing Wesak with faith and fervor.

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20 April 2015

A Meditator Quietly Sits

A selection of wonderful photographs will be displayed at a special exhibition themed “Passage through India”, at Nalanda Centre in conjunction with Wesak Observance from 1 to 3 May.  These pictures of Buddhist heritage and culture were taken by a group of photographers who spent one month journeying there on pilgrimage.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  All are welcome!

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19 April 2015

Joyful Gardening to welcome Wesak

As Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ approaches, Nalandian ‘gardeners’ joyfully laboured to spruce up the neighbourhood to welcome thousands of devotees come 1st to 3rd May.  Every weekend, adults and youngsters would descend upon the garden with their tools to clean and green the surroundings and plant new flowering shrubs.

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