On Saturday 18 October, Ven. Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero, Abbot of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Kuala Lumpur, dropped by for an impromptu visit to the Nalanda Centre annex building under renovation. The venerable had come from an earlier Nalanda Pindacāra Programme in nearby Seri Kembangan. He was warmly received upon arrival by Founder Bro. Tan and other officers.
On this festive occasion, Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Hindu friends a “Joyous Diwali” filled with amity, harmony, and peace! Enjoy a wonderful celebration with family and friends, and discover a ‘world of brightness and light’ in others, and within ourselves.
Today marks the 160th day since the Nalanda Centre Building Expansion Project began in mid-May. Overall, the annex building is 83% completed, while the remaining work is progressing well. The new roof structure spanning two lots is also 100% done. For these past few months, we are very thankful to have achieved a 100% safety record, thanks to good cooperation from the consultants, builders, sub-contractors, and Nalandians.
On Thursday 2 October, the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Buddhist Society had another session of group meditation at Nalanda Centre. The sitting session was led by Venerable Chi Xiang (持向法师), who also gave the undergraduates a Dhamma talk. The UPM Meditation Group and Ven. Chi Xiang are regular visitors to Nalanda, having held many weekly sessions as well as a meditation retreat here.