On Saturday 6 January, Nalanda will be organising our first monthly educational Pindacāra (monks going on alms-round) of 2018 at Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden markets. The day’s programme will begin at 7.30am with morning chanting at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur in Happy Garden, followed by the alms-round starting 8.30am in Taman O.U.G.
It was another much anticipated third Saturday of the month, when Nalanda’s educational ‘Pindacara’ programme took place in Seri Kembangan on 19 November. As usual, throngs of devotees had prepared food to be offered to Sangha members on their alms-round at Jalan Besar market.
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.
On Saturday 17 September, Nalanda youths celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with a joyful gathering of Dhamma friends. It was made more cheery with their juniors from Nalanda Dhamma School joining in the fun.
On Saturday 20 February, three venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple went on Pindacāra (alms-round) at Seri Kembangan morning market. Nalanda volunteers arrived early to prepare for the Pindacāra and set up an information counter. Their activity aroused much interest among the passers-by who wanted to know more about the significance of Pindacāra.
On Friday 24 April, Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was invited to speak at an Interfaith Dialogue organized by the Muslim Students Association of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang. The theme of the dialogue was, “Can religion achieve Peace and Happiness?”
On Thursday 12 February, Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch Secretary Sis. Sumedha and member Dr. Song Wai Leng visited the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST) for the first outreach programme on its main campus in Bedong, Kedah.