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Dhammananda... served till the very last

By Yong Tiam Kui, The Sunday Times, Sep 3, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- His name means "one who experiences happiness through the Dhamma (teachings of the Buddha)". This was the name 12-year-old Martin was given when he was ordained as a novice Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka.


40 foot pyre for the "Chief"

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 2, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia --  Buddhists in this part of the world will witness for the first time the use of a pyre to cremate the body of the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda. The event is expected to be held at the Nirwana Memorial, Semenyih at 5 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2006.


Malaysian Chinese leaders pay last respects to chief monk

The Star, Sept 2, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Leaders from the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), led by party president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, paid their last respects to Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore Venerable Dr K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera who died on Thursday.


The Dharma of no language

Eulogy by Kooi Fong Lim, The Buddhist Channel, September 2, 2006

Vast oceans are merely creased by waves
deep with cunning are the hearts of knaves
water evaporates eventually the bottom shown
when the Chief crossed over his final thoughts remain unknown

- Gary Gach, Poet and Author of “Idiot Guide to Understanding Buddhism”


Funeral arrangements for the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 3, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- This is the latest update on the funeral arrangements for the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda. Devotees are advised to follow procedures strictly so as to allow proceedings to flow smoothly.


Joyful moments with the Chief

By Oon Yeoh, The Buddhist Channel, Aug 31, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- In Buddhism we are taught that in order for anything to happen, there needs to be the right causes and conditions. In early 2006, the causes and conditions were just right for the Chief film to happen.


Malaysia and Singapore's Chief Monk passes away

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 31, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Chief monk of Malaysia and Singapore, Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda Maha Nayaka Thera passed away peacefully at 12.42 pm today. He was 87.


Buddhist icon Dhammananda dies at 87

By Oon Yeoh, News Today, Sept 1 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Leading Buddhist leader, K Sri Dhammananda, died on Thursday in hospital after a long illness. He was 87.


Malaysia's Chief monk critically ill

The Star/Buddhist Channel, August 30, 2006

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- The Chief Monk of Malaysia and Singapore Venerable Dr K. Sri Dhammananda, 87, is critically ill and has been in a private hospital in Petaling Jaya for more than a week. The public however, is advised not to visit him at the hospital.


Unity in diversity


Bangkok, Thailand -- The roar of bombs. The macabre, pervasive scent of death. In the deep South and across the whole globe, strife in the name of religion is steadily growing.


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