Flowing gratitude in Seri Kembangan

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Report by Chan Jia Xin
Nalandians distributing leaflets and gifts to stall-owners.

Nalandians distributing leaflets and gifts to stall-owners in thanking them for their continuous support.

On Saturday 17 September, two venerable monks were invited to go on alms-round at Jalan Besar market in Seri Kembangan.  The monthly alms-round is a keenly awaited event by market-goers and stall operators alike, as it enables otherwise busy people to offer food to Sangha members.

Devotees waiting respectfully to offer alms-food.

Devotees waiting respectfully to offer alms-food.

Ven. Sunanda giving advice and blessings to volunteers.

Ven. Sunanda giving advice and blessings to volunteers who helped with the alms-round.

Venerable Sunanda praised Nalanda’s effort in organising this meritorious programme which allows hundreds of people to perform wholesome acts and learn proper ways of supporting the monastic order.  He clearly saw the joy on the faces of alms-givers, and advised volunteers to continue their involvement in such wholesome deeds.

Surprised by gifts.

A stall-owner surprised by a small gift from Nalandians to thank her for supporting the recent ‘Family Fun Fair’.

At the market, Nalandians also distributed ‘Thank you’ leaflets and tokens of appreciation to many stall-owners for their continuous support towards Nalanda’s annual Family Fun Fair and the monthly Pindacāra programme.  Anumodana.

Giving spreads happiness around.

Generous giving and mutual support spreads happiness all around.

Nalandians posing with a stall-owner at the market.

Happy moment – Nalandians posing with a stall-owner at the market.

NOTE :

The next alms-round at Seri Kembangan Jalan Besar market will be held this Saturday, 15 October, from 8.30am to 9.30am.  All are welcome to participate in this meritorious and joyful programme.

Join us for the joyful and meaningful alms-giving programme.

Join us for the joyful and meaningful alms-giving programme at Seri Kembangan market this Saturday, 15 October, starting at 8.30am. Welcome!