Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan giving Dhamma teaching to devotees eager to learn the Buddha-Word.

Nalanda recently observed Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ with 3 days of Dhamma-learning and meditation programmes.  On Wesak Eve 2 May, a day of Dhamma teaching, group discussions and meditation was organised at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.   Devotees started the day with meditation, Pūja and chanting, followed by Dhamma Teaching by Nalanda Founder Bro Tan.

 

On 1 May 2015, the ‘Officiating Ceremony of Nalanda Centre Annex Building’ was jointly performed by the Maha Sangha and lay devotees in a joyous spirit.  After 7½ months of construction, the building was safely completed to afford more space for Dhamma school, courses, retreats, and various other educational programmes.

 

The Buddharupam is conveyed on a wooden sedan by 8 men as part of the procession.

A procession steep in tradition – the “Buddha Abhisekhara” – was held on Friday, 1 May (“Nalanda Day”) to celebrate the officiating ceremony of Nalanda Centre annex building.  The procession was led by members of the Māha Sangha, and participated by a thousand guests and devotees from all over Malaysia and Singapore.

 

The Sangha members led by Ven. Sri Saranankara were welcomed by Head of the Building Team Ar. Ng Poh Kwang (right) and Project Director Bro. Lim (2nd from right).

On Friday 1 May, which was Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 12th anniversary, Nalanda Centre was filled with joy as 1,000 Nalandians and guests came to take part in the ‘Officiating Ceremony of Nalanda Centre Annex Building’.  We were honoured to have Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, Abbot of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Ven. Nyanaramsi Thero, Abbot of Subang Jaya Buddhist Vihara, and venerable members of the Maha Sangha to offer blessings at the ceremony.

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