Monks on alms-round in Serdang

Devotees offering Dana to the venerable monks on alms-round at the Seri Kembangan market.

Devotees offering ‘Dāna’ to the venerable monks on alms-round at the Seri Kembangan market.

On Saturday 16 April, two venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple went on ‘Pindacāra’ (alms-round) at Seri Kembangan market.  Nalandians had arrived there earlier to prepare the venue for the monthly educational programme, and took the opportunity to greet our trader friends and devotees in the vicinity.

Meanwhile, the cheerful and friendly “People Engagement” team was actively distributing leaflets to stall-owners and market-goers, explaining what ‘Pindacāra’ was about.  Some curious onlookers who were not familiar with the programme were intrigued by what they saw, and wanted to find out more about this Buddhist practice.  Nalandian officers were on hand to share with them the significance and value of this tradition.

Bystanders who were not familiar with ‘Pindacāra’ were interested to know more about the practice.

Market-goers who were not familiar with ‘Pindacāra’ were interested to know more about the practice.

The venerable monks conducted blessing for volunteers and devotees to conclude the ‘Pindacāra’ and expressed their happiness in seeing the positive response of the public, as well as Nalanda’s continuous effort to inform the community on the proper way to support the Sangha.

Nalandians and volunteers assisting the monks with the Dana offered by devotees.

Nalandians assisting the monks with the requisites offered by devotees.

We thank the venerable monks, volunteers and devotees for their support and participation in this wholesome activity.  May the merits accrued be shared with all beings.  Sadhu anumodana!

The venerable monks conducted blessing for volunteers and devotees to conclude the ‘Pindacāra’

The venerable monks conducted blessing for volunteers and devotees to conclude the ‘Pindacāra’