Facilitators and participants having fun at the waterfall.

From 18 – 20 March, Nalanda Dharma School (N.D.S.) students participated in a 3-day stay-in programme at Nalanda Centre with the theme “A Life Less Ordinary Begins Here”.  The 47 participants, including 5 students from Johor Bahru branch, had plenty of opportunities to build their character, courage and confidence throughout the camp.

 

Venerable monks going for ‘Pindacāra’ at Seri Kembangan accompanied by Nalanda officers.

On Saturday 21 March, Nalanda’s monthly ‘Pindacāra’ (monks going on alms-round) Programme was joyfully held at Seri Kembangan market.  The ‘Pindacāra’ was well-attended by local devotees and our ‘kalyana mitta’ (spiritual friends) from Kelantan.  It was indeed a delightful experience for them to participate in this wholesome activity while on their visit to Serdang.

 

Nalanda officers paying respects at the "K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Stupa" at Buddhist Māha Vihāra.

18 March 2015 marks the 97th birth anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society’s late Spiritual Advisor – Venerable Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero.  Since 2007, this date has been designated “Nalanda Patron’s Day” – an annual programme to commemorate and appreciate all our donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda, and by extension, to the development of Buddhist education.

 

A large crowd had gathered at Nalanda Centre to listen to Ajahn Sumedho's Dhamma teachings.

On Sunday 15 March, we were honoured to host Venerable Ajahn Sumedho and 3 accompanying monks for Dāna (alms-food offering) followed by Dhamma teaching at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  A large crowd had gathered at Nalanda Centre for the opportunity to see Ajahn Sumedho, and to listen to his Dhamma teachings.

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