On Saturday 17 December 2016, Nalandian volunteers and devotees gathered with much enthusiasm for the educational ‘Pindacāra’ programme in Seri Kembangan. Market-goers once again had the opportunity to offer food to two venerable monks from the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple.
On Sunday 27 November, members and devotees gathered at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur to observe a meaningful ‘Sangha Day’ to express gratitude and reverence to the monastic community for their tireless efforts in the preservation and propagation of the Buddha-Dhamma.
We invite you to participate in offering robes and requisites to Sangha members in conjunction with Nalanda’s ‘Sangha Day’ celebrations this weekend. The programme on Sunday 27 November includes a Dhamma talk by Achariya Vijaya, blessings, Robes offering, and lunch dāna to members of the Maha Sangha. For more information, please contact Bro. Ng at 012-273-9787. All are welcome.
Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng, Chua Siaw Kim, and Rudy Gan.
On Sunday 20 November, devotees thronged Nalanda Centre in Sri Serdang to participate in the ‘Sangha Day’ celebrations. This annual observance day is to honour the significance and contributions of the monastic community towards the preservation and propagation of Buddha-Dhamma.
The Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul was a hive of wholesome activity this morning with more than 150 devotees offering Sanghika Dāna in honour of its abbot, Venerable Bootawatte Sri Saranankara Nāyaka Thero, who turned 63 today. Despite it being a working day, many people have taken time off to participate in Dāna, which is testimony to the great esteem the community has for Ven. Saranankara.
Nalanda Buddhist Society will be celebrating our annual ‘Sangha Day’ next month at two venues – Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang and NEO Centre Happy Garden in Kuala Lumpur. ‘Sangha Day’ is dedicated to honour, appreciate and support the monastic order of bhikkhus (monks) and bhikkhunis (nuns) – the pillars of Buddha-Sāsana. On this day, devotees offer them robes as well as requisites such as medicinal products and food supplements.
21 August was another eventful Sunday at Nalanda Centre with several programmes taking place simultaneously. At the morning service, Nalanda Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye gave a talk on the importance of having gratitude towards our elders and teachers.
Report by Chan Jia Xin. Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng & Chua Siaw Kim.
On Sunday 17 July, Nalandians observed ‘Dhammacakka Day’ to commemorate the turning of the ‘Wheel of Dhamma’ 2600 years ago, when the Buddha expounded the ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta’ to his first five disciples at Isipatana near Benares.
On Saturday 6 August, members of Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch invited Venerable Thipako and Venerable Foo from Sammāditthi Meditation Grove in Sungai Pasir for lunch dāna. The appreciation dāna was specifically to thank Ven. Thipako (“Bhante Lim”) for his kind and generous support in the construction of Nalanda Outreach & Education (NEO) Centre, located in Bandar Mutiara, Sungai Petani last year.
On 7 May, Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch organised the monthly Pindacāra education programme at Taman OUG and Happy Garden. Nalanda’s people-engagement team went around the market areas to create awareness among stall-holders and members of the public on the significance of the practice.