29 August 2011

31 August 2011 - K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day

In Memoriam
The Most Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera
(18 March 1918 - 31 August 2006)

5th Anniversary Memorial Tribute :

... Malaysia is blessed with many visionary pioneer Buddhist leaders from both Theravada and Mahayana traditions. The most well-known Theravada missionary monk in Malaysia was Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thera. The Venerable came from Sri Lanka to Malaya in 1952, and began his tireless efforts to propagate Dhamma. He gave numerous talks throughout the country and authored more than 50 publications on Buddhism. His hard work paid off handsomely as it transformed how Buddhism was perceived and practised in Malaysia – from a backward, antiquated, traditional belief, to a contemporary, proactive religion suited to modern needs and lifestyles ...

Extracted from : 'Buddhism in Malaysia' leaflet, published by Nalanda Institute, 2011.
(To obtain the leaflet, please contact Nalanda Institute at 03-8938-1500 or institute@nalanda.org.my)

K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day - the 5th Anniversary
31 August 2011, Wednesday, 9am, Nalanda Centre
Programme : Meditation, Puja, Memorial Sharing, Chanting & Transference of Merits 

We humbly dedicate the merits of all our wholesome deeds to the late Sangha Nayaka of Malaysia & Singapore - Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda.  May his legacy continue.