6 May 2020

Buddha Day Programmes

Namo Buddhaya!  Due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by Covid-19 pandemic that precluded large gatherings for ‘Buddha Day’ this year, Nalanda Buddhist Society has specially prepared a series of on-line programmes on 6 and 7 May to celebrate this spiritual occasion.  We joyfully invite everyone to participate in these learning opportunities where respected Dhamma speakers will be speaking on topics revolving around the ‘Buddha Day’ theme – “Tranquility in the face of Uncertainty”.

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5 May 2020

Nalanda ‘Buddha Day’ Message

Tranquility in the face of Uncertainty

Message by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

On behalf of Nalanda Buddhist Society, I would like to pay tribute to all venerable Sangha members, Dhamma teachers, Buddhist community leaders, and benefactors of the Buddha-Sāsana everywhere.

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4 May 2020

Creative videos on mental well-being

The Buddha’s teaching is centred upon understanding suffering and overcoming it.  For this ‘Buddha Day’, Nalanda Dhamma School students came up with a creative “virtual exhibition” using Doodle Art targeted at children and teenagers.  Themed “Happy Mind Happy Life”, the exhibition aims to promote mental well-being, and offer tips on how to develop our minds to a healthier state.

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4 May 2020

What Buddhist Year is this?

Vesakhā full-moon is the auspicious ‘Buddha Day’ which commemorates three important events in the Life of our Great Teacher – His birth in the year 623 BCE; His Enlightenment in 588 BCE; and His Parinibbāna in 543 BCE.  ‘Buddha Day’ on 7 May 2020 also marks the beginning of a new Buddhist Year, or more commonly expressed as Buddhist Era (B.E.) 2564. But how exactly do you derive the Year 2564?

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3 May 2020

Launch of new Wesak website

We are very grateful to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to ‘Buddha Day’ 2020 Celebration.  Please visit www.wesak.org.my

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2 May 2020

Display this symbol of Buddhist unity

In the past, devotees would hang colourful Buddhist flags around temples as Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ was approaching.  This year, under the shadows of a pandemic and the national lock-down, celebrations will undoubtedly be very subdued.  Buddhist centres are not putting up the flags because religious gatherings are still not allowed this month in Malaysia.

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2 May 2020

‘Buddha Day’ theme for B.E. 2564

In just a few days, Buddhists worldwide will be celebrating the sacred ‘Buddha Day’.  This joyous occasion which falls on the full-moon day of Vesakhā month commemorates the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment twenty-six centuries ago.  It also marks the beginning of a new Buddhist Year – the Buddhist Era (B.E.) 2564. Watch this short video clip to find out what the theme for this year’s celebration is.

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30 April 2020

‘Buddha Day’ theme to be announced

Every year, a few days before Wesak Full-moon ‘Buddha Day’, a theme will be announced for that particular year’s celebration.  The purpose of having a theme is to focus devotees’ attention to an important aspect of Dhamma learning and practice that will help us grow spiritually.  The theme will subsequently be explained and elaborated upon in Dhamma talks over the entire year.

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29 April 2020

Launching of ‘Buddha Day’ theme

This Thursday 30 April, we invite everyone to go “live” on Nalanda Facebook to witness the launching of the 2020 Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ Theme.  In conjunction with the launching, Bro.Tan will be giving a talk on ‘achieving tranquility in unsettling times’.

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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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