Wesak 2024

22 May 2024

‘Buddha Day’ Message Buddhavasse 2568

On 'Buddha Day' BE 2568, 22 May 2024, with great joy we wish fellow Buddhists ‘Happy Buddha Day’ as we celebrate the Full-moon day of Vesakhā of the Buddhist Era 2568.  As we transition into a bright new phase leaving the dark times of the pandemic behind us, we would like to gratefully acknowledge the unwavering commitment and resilience displayed by all Nalanda members, volunteers and our kalyana mittās during those years.  Your efforts have been instrumental in helping our society navigate this unprecedented time to come out stronger and more focussed. 

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21 May 2024

Tomorrow is Buddha Day! – Ways to get to Nalanda Centre

We warmly welcome you to Nalanda Centre this week for Buddha Day programmes held from 21 to 26 May.  For friends taking the MRT Putrajaya line which covers areas from Kwasa Damansara, Kepong Baru, Jalan Ipoh, KLCC, to Putrajaya Sentral, alight at the UPM Station which is just 1 km or a 13-minute minute walk from Nalanda Centre. 

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20 May 2024

Film screening & Director’s sharing –‘Dhammayatra’ 正觉之道

We invite you to come for a special screening of the documentary film ‘Dhammayatra – A Journey of Self-Discovery’ (Mandarin with English subtitles), on Friday 24 May 8pm. ‘Dhammayatra’ is a spiritual pilgrimage to retrace the path taken by our Enlightened Teacher 2,600 years ago, and to discover the timeless beauty and efficacy of His marvellous teachings. 

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20 May 2024

Buddha Day Eve Service & Dhamma talk by Sis. Paruadi

Join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday 21 May, to prepare for Buddha Day in a tranquil evening of learning and cultivation. 

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19 May 2024

All geared up for ‘Buddha Day’

Today, Nalanda Centre has been humming with activity as members, devotees and students prepare for ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.  With just 2 days to go, the efforts of the past weeks are culminating in the host of programmes prepared specially for devotees to have a meaningful celebration.

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19 May 2024

Come learn at Young Working Adults Forum

This year’s Buddha Day theme ‘Peace begins with Me’ provokes reflection on how our attitude and mindset determines outcomes and impact those around us.  At the upcoming ‘Young Working Adults Forum’, we will explore this theme to better understand how to cultivate this in ourselves so that we act responsibly at work and reduce situations leading to anger and conflict.

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18 May 2024

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Dton

The Dhamma Appreciation Night ensues with a Dhamma talk by Ajahn Dton Dhirapanno, the co-abbot of Wat Pah Boon Lorm in Ubon, Thailand, and performances by Nalanda Youth Centre and Dhamma School.  We invite you to share this news with  your family and friends so that together we can experience the serenity and joy of Wesak at Nalanda!

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18 May 2024

Heritage Procession

Come and join the iconic Heritage Procession on Wesak Full-moon Buddha Day, 22 May, at 7.30pm for a spiritual celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.   The community gathers yearly for this tranquil and unique cultural experience where the Buddharupam is conveyed on a wooden sedan to the harmonious beat of drums and gongs, accompanied by beautifully hand-crafted paraphernalia.

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18 May 2024

Mass Food Offering

Come and join the Mass Food Offering for the public on Wesak ‘Buddha Day’, 22 May, from 5.00pm.  This offering is a heartfelt service to family, friends and the community, as well as a wonderful platform to cultivate ourselves in generosity and care.  If you would like to offer food or make contributions, please contact Sis. Mudita at 017-332 6526 or Nalanda Centre 03-8938 1500.  Come and be a part of this meaningful Buddhist celebration! Thank you.

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18 May 2024

4 days to Buddha Day – Meditation & Sutta Study

Join us for a special sutta study session on Buddha Day, Wednesday 22 May, to explore the Ānuttariya Sutta (Anggutara Nikaya 6.30).  In this Sutta, the Buddha explained the six unsurpassable (ānuttariya) factors that conduce to personal development as the basis for awakening.  We will get to know better the various qualities and path of practice that encompasses ethical living, meditation, and the cultivation of insight.

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