On Saturday 22 November, Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch had our monthly Members’ Day at Gurun Buddhist Association. Branch Chairman Bro. Khaw Seng Giap and Committee Member Bro. Fong updated members on the proposed building plans for NEO Centre Sungai Petani with beautiful slides. They briefed members of the procedures ahead – to obtain members’ approval for the plan and thereafter to call tenders.
On Sunday 7 December, students from the International Medical University (IMU) in Bukit Jalil paid a visit to Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang. They were warmly received and hosted by Nalandian youths. The group spent 4 hours touring the facilities including Nalanda Youth Centre, Youth Library, and the Main Reference Library.
On Saturday 6 December, Ajahn Sujato from Australia was invited to Nalanda’s monthly Pindacāra Programme in Sri Petaling. Thereafter Ajahn gave a Dhamma talk and accepted lunch dāna at NEO Centre Happy Garden. Ajahn Sujato later paid a visit to Nalanda Centre in Sri Serdang, where he met with Founder Bro. Tan for discussions on Buddhist education. We thank Ajahn Sujato for his talk and visit to Nalanda. Sadhu anumodana!
In the 7th Century BCE, Rājagaha (modern-day Rajgir) was the old capital city of Magadha Kingdom. During the reign of King Bimbisara, it was one of the largest cities in the world. King Bimbisara was a good administrator and a generous, spiritual person. Thus, many religious and meditation teachers of the day were attracted to Rājagaha due to his munificent support.