Wesak 2017

11 May 2017

Selangor state Wesak celebration

This year, Selangor will again host a state-level Wesak celebration at the Section 14 Theatre, Shah Alam, on Saturday, 20 May.  The celebration is organised by the State government and supported by Selangor Buddhist Development Council.  It will showcase traditional and contemporary Buddhist cultural performances from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

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10 May 2017

Have a joyful ‘Buddha Jayanti’

Nalanda wishes all Buddhists throughout the world a joyful and peaceful ‘Buddha Day’.  May good teachers continue to inspire us to discover the essence of Dhamma, so that more people follow the Noble Path to Liberation from suffering.

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10 May 2017

Wesak Message – Buddhavasse 2561

Message from Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Team

Honouring the Buddha as our Teacher and Refuge

This week, we joyfully observe the most important date on the Buddhist calendar as we welcome the year 2561 of the Buddhist Era.  It is a time to rejoice spiritually as we reflect with gratitude on how fortunate we are to have taken birth during a time when the Dhamma which was taught by the Sammā Saṃbuddha is still available.  We are truly blessed to celebrate every ‘Buddha Day’.

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9 May 2017

Come join the Heritage Procession

The ‘Buddha Day’ Heritage Procession at Nalanda is a unique cultural and spiritual experience.  Once a year, the Buddharupam is conveyed on a wooden sedan by traditionally dressed devotees, to the harmonious beating of drums and gongs. Beautifully hand-crafted paraphernalia is carried by devotees holding candle-lights.

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9 May 2017

Celebrating the eve of ‘Buddha Day’

Today is the eve of Wesak full-moon ‘Buddha Day’.  A very significant spiritual moment happened in the life of the Buddha this day before His Enlightenment.  He received food offering from Lady Sujata and with strength regained, He sat meditating under the pipal tree throughout the night, and achieved Awakening the next dawn!

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9 May 2017

Wesak Observance at NEO Centres

Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ commemorates the Blessed One’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago.  This Wednesday’s full-moon marks the 2,561st anniversary of His passing; hence the Buddhist Era (B.E.) 2561.  Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centres in Johor Bahru, Sungai Petani, and Kuala Lumpur will observe ‘Buddha Day’ on 9 May (Wesak Eve) and 10 May (Wesak ‘Buddha Day’) with a series of programmes listed here.

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8 May 2017

‘Buddha Jayanti’ Exhibition launched

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan was invited to launch the ‘Buddha Jayanti’ Exhibition yesterday afternoon accompanied by members of Nalanda Dhamma School.  The exhibition is an annual project undertaken by Dhamma School teachers and students to celebrate Wesak ‘Buddha Day’.

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8 May 2017

Amazing start to ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations

This year’s Nalanda Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations went off on a terrific start since early yesterday morning.  The good weather brought a steady stream of visitors to Nalanda Centre throughout the day.

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7 May 2017

‘Buddha Day’ celebration begins

The celebration of Wesak begins at Nalanda Centre today with morning service at 9.00am, followed by Dhamma talks by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama on the “Nine Attributes of the Buddha”, and Mandarin talk by Bro. Ooi Boon Keat on “佛陀的九种德行”.  This afternoon at 2.00pm, there will be a forum on “Getting to know the Buddha”, featuring Dharma Drum Malaysia Superintendent Venerable Bhikshuni Changzao, and Bro. Wong from Bodhi KL Musical Group.

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5 May 2017

Dhamma teachings this Wesak

This Wesak ‘Buddha Day’, we are going to celebrate the Buddha’s teachings with many educational programmes such as talks in English and Mandarin, a Buddhist forum, exhibition, and even a procession.  An unprecedented 9 speakers have been invited to share Dhamma insights at Nalanda Centre over the 4-day Wesak observance period starting this Sunday, 7 May.

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