29 May 2021

Thank you for a blessed ‘Buddha Day’

We would like to express our thanks to everyone for joining us in observing Buddha Day in this holy month of Vesakhā  B.E. 2565. May we strengthen our values of courage and hope rooted in Dhamma, so that we become more resilient and focussed on our lofty but noble goals.

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26 May 2021

Nalanda ‘Buddha Day’ B.E. 2565 Message

On this auspicious 'Buddha Day' of the Buddhist Era 2565, we extend our greetings to respected members of the Māha Sangha, brothers and sisters in Dhamma.  Today is the Full-moon Day of Vesakhā month.  Buddhists worldwide celebrate the thrice-sacred Buddha Day to commemorate the Birth, Enlightenment, and Passing of Buddha Gotama.  In this holy month, it is also timely for us to reflect on our existence by reviewing the past, assessing the present and planning a future course of action towards a more meaningful, peaceful, and happy life.

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25 May 2021

‘Open is the door to deathlessness’

On the eve of the Vesakhā full-moon, Bodhisatta Gotama sat under a large Pipal tree in Uruvela with an indefatigable determination to His goal of Enlightenment.  Having realised that neither the rigours of extreme ascetism nor the luxuries of sensuality bear fruit to liberation, the Buddha-to-be resolved that He would not leave the seat until He had attained the highest wisdom and unshakable peace.

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23 May 2021

“When we cultivate the Dhamma, we can see the Buddha”

Nalanda Junior Dhamma School presents to you “The Buddha and Me”, a video by our young students relating their own experiences in learning Dhamma.  We invite you to watch this heart-warming production of their candid responses on what they know about the Buddha and how they put His Teachings into practice.

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21 May 2021

Come visit ‘Buddha Jayanti’ virtual exhibition

Nalanda Dhamma School’s “Buddha Jayanti” Exhibition is back online with the sequel ‘Happy Mind Happy Life 2’!  Organised every year in conjunction with ‘Buddha Day’, this year’s exhibition at  features a collection of ‘stop-motion’ animations to engage children and teenagers in learning and reflecting on Dhamma.

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20 May 2021

New Dhamma content on Wesak website

We invite you to explore new Dhamma content on www.wesak.org.my, a website dedicated to the celebration of Wesak ‘Buddha Day’.  The website features videos, articles, chanting recordings, and inspiring stories to help us understand more about the Buddha and His teachings.

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19 May 2021

Fly the symbol of Buddhist unity

Let us proudly fly the Buddhist flag at our homes this Wesak month and be united in spirit with the millions of Dhamma friends around the world.  First hoisted in 1885, the colourful flag symbolises the peaceful spirit of Buddhism that embraces its diverse traditions.

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19 May 2021

‘Buddha Day’ Programmes 2021

We joyfully invite you to join the ‘Buddha Day’ programmes streamed live on our Facebook page. Tune in as we explore the Wesak theme for Buddhist Era 2565 – ‘Moving Forward with Courage and Hope’.

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15 May 2021

Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ Theme B.E. 2565

‘Buddha Day’ this year comes while we are still gripped in a pandemic that shows varying signs of abating.  Instead of feeling dejected or upset, we should use this opportunity to reflect on how we can move forward as an individual and as a community.  In this way, we can rise above life’s adversities, upheavals, and uncertainty so that we can experience deeper calmness and peace.

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12 May 2021

New-moon day marks start of Vesakhā month

Today Buddhists around the world welcome the New-moon day of the holy Vesakhā Month. On these Uposatha (observance) days, the laity devote themselves to a day of restraint, meditation and cultivation of mindfulness. Some may observe the Eight Precepts and listen to or read Dhamma teachings attentively.

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