Honouring parents at Tea Ceremony

Dhamma School facilitators Sis. Wei Nee (front left) and Wai Yan hosting the event.

Dhamma School facilitators Sis. Wei Nee (front left) and Wai Yan hosting the programme.

On Sunday 12 February, Nalanda Dhamma School held its annual tea-offering ceremony in conjunction with the Lunar New Year.  The purpose of the tea ceremony was for children to express their love and gratitude towards parents and teachers who have cared for, and supported them unconditionally.

A hundred families gathered at Nalanda Centre for the traditional tea-offering ceremony to honour parents, teachers and elders.

A hundred families gathered at Nalanda Centre for the traditional tea-offering ceremony to honour parents, teachers and elders.

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It was heart-warming to see children bowing reverentially to their parents and elders.  Family members also enhanced their communication and strengthened bonds through simple but meaningful activities.  Throughout the day, the importance of Right Speech in achieving family harmony was emphasised.

Offering sweetened tea to parents with love, reverence, and gratitude.

Children offering sweetened tea to parents with love, reverence, and gratitude.

Parents tying blessing-strings on their children’s hands, and wishing them a lifetime of well-being.

Parents tying blessing-strings on their children’s hands, and wishing them a lifetime of well-being through the learning and practice of Dhamma.

We thank Nalanda Dhamma School for organising this meaningful programme to foster family well-being.  Everyone who participated in the ceremony had a truly memorable and inspiring experience.  Sadhu anumodana!

Hugful of parental love!

Hugful of parental love!

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