Over the weekend of 4 – 6 October, Nalanda Institute Malaysia organized a special study tour for BPS402 Higher Certificate students to Bujang Valley, Kedah. Led by Nalanda Institute’s Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye, the group of 40 Nalanda Institute officers and students were privileged to be guided by Bro. H S Tan through the archaeological and historical sites in and around Sungai Petani.
On Sunday 14 December, the youthful Nalandian squad continued to clean the Nalanda Centre annex building after the morning Service. The expanded Centre is due for opening later this month. We thank all volunteers who have been coming daily to the Centre to help in preparing the place to host the year-end National Members’ Convention. Sadhu anumodana!
On Saturday 6 December, Nalanda Buddhist Society hosted four venerable monks for our Pindacāra (monks going on alms-round) Programme in Sri Petaling. After the alms-round, the venerables adjourned to NEO Centre Happy Garden for lunch dāna. Ajahn Sujato from Australia was later invited to deliver a Dhamma talk to the congregation there.
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.