Significance of Buddha Day

Buddha Day commemorates the Enlightenment of the Buddha – His liberation from ignorance and suffering.  This event took place on the Full-moon Day in the month of Vesakhā, which falls between April and May in our conventional calendar.  Thus, according to tradition this day is also known as ‘Vesak Day’  (or Wesak Day).


“The Light of Asia”

A project by Nalanda Dhamma School

Buddha Jayanti Exhibition 2022

In conjunction with Wesak Observance, Nalanda Dhamma School has started a project to produce videos in the form of a narrative poem adapted from the book ‘The Light of Asia’ written by Sir Edwin Arnold.  The videos aim to recollect the important events that took place during the Buddha’s lifetime.

We invite you to watch the five videos produced by our teenagers and facilitators. Each video comprises the inspiring qualities of the Buddha, may you discover something valuable from the videos. Enjoy your visit!

Latest Articles

  • 60th Anniversary of Wesak Holiday in Malaysia
    An article on how the Wesak Holiday came about in Malaysia, by Achariya S. Vijaya Samarawickrama   On 15 May 2022, Buddhists will celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment over 2,600 years ago on the full-moon of the Wesak […]
  • Purity and impurity is dependent on oneself
    By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.    – Dhammapada Verse 165, Atta Vagga […]
  • The far-reaching impact of Covid-19
    In the past two years, communities around the world have faced an unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The high mortality rate at the onset instilled a sense of fear especially in the vulnerable groups.  To minimise infection rates […]


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14 May

Buddha Day Eve Service
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Dhamma talk by Sister Paru & Mettā Bhāvanā

15 May

Buddha Day Morning Service
9:30am - 11:30am
Significance of Wesak & Mass Taking Refuge
2:00pm - 4:00pm

English & Mandarin talks, taking-refuge ceremony

Night of Togetherness in Dhamma
8:30pm - 10:00pm

Dhamma teaching, blessings & lamp offering on FB LIVE

8 - 15 May

Buddha Jayanti Exhibition
10:00am - 4:00pm

Featuring projects by Nalanda Dhamma School students

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