On Saturday 20 August, two venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple were invited to go on alms-round at Jalan Besar market in Seri Kembangan. Many volunteers, including Dhamma School students and Nalandian youths, participated in this monthly educational programme.
The volunteers actively engaged with the public to explain the proper practice and meaning of ‘Pindacāra’. As a result of sustained engagement over two years, the community is now very receptive of this activity, and many residents in Seri Kembangan look forward to the third Saturday of every month for the opportunity to offer alms.
Volunteers also went around the market to express gratitude to stall-owners and market-goers who kindly supported the recent Nalanda Family Fun Fair. It was due to the strong support from the local community that the 2016 Fun Fair broke all records as the biggest and most successful ever held in Sri Serdang.
After the alms-round, the venerable monks gave blessings to devotees, and proceeded to visit Nalanda Centre nearby. We thank the venerables and volunteers for participating in this wholesome educational programme. Sadhu anumodana.