The world is in a state of constant flux; yet the Buddha-Dhamma has stood the test of time and remained unchanged. It is described as ‘Akaliko’ (Timeless) and ‘Sanantano’ (Eternal) – it has remained unmoved in a universe of incessant fluctuations. Some enduring facets of this unchanging Dhamma are captured in amazing photographs which will be displayed at the upcoming “Passage through India” Special Exhibition at Nalanda Centre, scheduled from 1 to 3 May, in conjunction with Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.
On Saturday 18 April, the ‘Pindacāra’ (monks going on alms-round) at Seri Kembangan market was joyfully held as the public offered food to the venerable monks with devotion. After the alms-round, the three venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple performed blessings for devotees to conclude the morning programme.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal between the two major cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara yesterday morning caused untold damages to the infrastructure of Nepal. Thousands of homes, offices, and public buildings collapsed in the tremor, crushing and trapping people inside them. So far, the death toll has surpassed 2,300 people, including dozens who died in neighbouring India and Tibet.