15 May 2019

Pay Homage to Buddha Relic

Nalanda Centre welcomes all devotees to pay the highest homage to our Great Teacher the Buddha’s Relic.  Real Buddha Relics are highly esteemed and revered by the faithful, as they are the corporeal remains of the Blessed One.  Many devotees experience a deep sense of joy, and are moved to tears by gratitude, when they think of the life of the Buddha as they worship His Relics.

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15 May 2019

Giving with generosity and humility

We invite you to join the “Mass Food Offering” for the community on Buddha Day, 19 May, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  Every year, members and devotees work together to cook and prepare food in the spirit of loving-kindness and generosity.  Having prepared the meals with mettā, they also volunteer to personally offer it to the public with respect and humility to truly experience the joy of giving.

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14 May 2019

Sutta Study on Buddha Day

The Buddha’s teaching was passed down in the form of discourses and sermons (Sutta).  Before passing away, the Buddha reminded His disciples that, “the Dhamma and Vinaya I have set forth and laid down for you shall be your teacher after I am gone…”  Thus, He enshrined the Dhamma-Vinaya as the guiding principle in one’s conduct and practice towards liberation.

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14 May 2019

United Nations ‘Day of Vesak’

The United Nations (UN) Day of Vesak kicked off this week in Vietnam with the participation of 1,650 international delegates from over 100 countries.  The opening ceremony in Ha Nam province also brought together 20,000 Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers.

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13 May 2019

Pindacāra on Eve of Buddha Day

Join us to offer alms to monks at the Jalan Besar market and Pasar Rakyat in Seri Kembangan this Saturday morning, the eve of Buddha Day.  The programme begins at 7.30am with chanting at Nalanda Centre, followed by alms-round at the two nearby markets from 8.30am.

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11 May 2019

Programmes at Nalanda this weekend

In conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ observance, we have arranged meaningful and spiritual programmes this weekend, from 11 – 12 May, leading up to the sacred day on 19 May.  We invite you, your family and friends to join us at Nalanda Centre to experience a meaningful weekend and deepen our calmness and joy as we prepare ourselves spiritually for observing ‘Buddha Day’.  The programmes available this weekend are :

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10 May 2019

Buddhist Forum in Mandarin

Do we live each day with compassion or find it a challenge to be kind and considerate in the face of adversity?  In conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations, Nalanda Institute is organising a forum in Mandarin featuring Ven. Dr. Dhammapala, local composer and musical producer Mr Chow Kam Leong (周金亮), and business consultant Mr Wong Kah Cane (黄家建) to talk about their experiences in embracing compassion in their respective professions and daily practices.

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8 May 2019

Community prepares for ‘Buddha Day’

Nalandians welcomed the Vesakha New-moon last Sunday with joyful service to prepare for Buddha Day, the most significant day of the year for Buddhists.  Over the past several weeks, volunteers and devotees have been working together in peace and harmony with open hearts and sincere service, befitting our spiritual preparation for this sacred observance.

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26 April 2019

Joyful preparations for Buddha Day

‘Buddha Day’ is less than a month away and all Nalandians are getting ready to celebrate the most significant event of the year for Buddhists.  For the past few weeks, many members and volunteers have started planning and preparing for the commemoration which will be held on 18 and 19 May.

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