Synonymous with ‘Pindacāra’. Can be used in conjunction with it.


3 June 2013

Monthly Pindacāra at Taman O.U.G. on 1 June


‘Bhikkhu’, the Pāli word for monk, literally means one who goes on alms.

On Saturday, 1 June, a team of Nalandians and volunteers gathered at the NEO Centre in Happy Garden early in the morning for chanting and invocation. Having taken refuge in the Three Jewels and undertaken to observe the Five Precepts properly, with renewed aspirations, the team set out to the Taman O.U.G. market and prepared to commence the Pindacāra (alms-round).  Read more

13 May 2013

Joy in ‘Completing’ a Wholesome Deed

4 May 2013 marked the first anniversary of Nalanda’s Monthly Pindacāra (alms-round) Programme at the Taman O.U.G. morning market. Devotees and volunteers gathered for the morning chanting and invocation at NEO Centre Happy Garden to calm their minds and reaffirm their wholesome aspirations before embarking for the alms-round with the venerable bhikkhus. Read more

21 April 2013

Pindacāra (Alms-round) in Seri Kembangan

On Saturday, 20 April, Nalanda organised a Pindacāra in the Seri Kembangan market for the first time as a form of public outreach and education.  This is part of a series of alms-rounds that Nalanda will be organising there to provide a chance for people to meet and offer alms to monks on a regular basis.  Read more

9 April 2013

Monthly Pindacāra in April

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3 February 2013

Pindacāra in February 2013

Nalanda organised our ninth monthly Pindacāra Programme on Saturday, 2 February, at the morning market in Taman O.U.G.  Many families took the opportunity to perform meritorious offerings before the upcoming Chinese New Year.

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4 December 2012

The Joy of Giving

On 1 December, there were many joyful and generous people waiting at Taman O.U.G. morning market to offer alms-food to the members of the Sangha.  The monthly alms-round allows lay people to do good deeds with kind intentions and actions.  A team of Nalandians with full devotion encouraged more people in the market to ‘do good and feel good’.  They also took the opportunity to engage with the public and explain to them on the practice of Pindacāra.

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8 November 2012

Sixth Monthly Pindacāra

3 November 2012

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10 October 2012

Pindacāra – A Buddhist Heritage

6 October 2012

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4 September 2012

Giving with Understanding

1 September 2012

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29 August 2012

Pindacāra – Going on Alms-round

What is Pindacāra?

Pindacāra, the practice of collecting alms-food, is observed by Theravada Buddhist monks who have gone forth from ‘home-life’ to ‘homelessness’. A Buddhist monk is known in Pāli Language as a ‘bhikkhu’ – meaning ‘one who lives on alms’.

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