Hosting Sri Lankan monks and scholars on Teachers’ Day

We thank Ven. Saranankara and venerable sirs for taking the time to visit Wisdom Park.

On Monday 16 May, Wisdom Park welcomed a group of 11 Sangha members and scholars who came to learn more about the Buddhist educational efforts in Malaysia.  They were amongst the top scholars throughout Sri Lanka in Pāli, Sanskrit and Sinhalese languages, having excelled in national Buddhist examinations there.  They were invited to Malaysia on a study tour courtesy of Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero, Nalanda’s Spiritual Adviser.

Nalandians joyfully welcomed the honoured guests and introduced them to the Society’s educational mission and growth.  They were brought on a tour of the grounds of Wisdom Park,  an integrated educational hub for teaching and learning Buddha-Dhamma.  The venerable monks were gladdened by the progress and offered words of encouragement to Nalandians. 

Before leaving, venerable sirs offered blessings and extended their best wishes for the propagation of Dhamma here.  We thank the venerables for their kind visit, and wish them the best in all their noble endeavours.

Nalandians welcoming venerable sirs to the main hall of Guest Lodge 1.

Venerable monks paying respects to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha at the Main Altar.

Ven. Saranankara recollected when he was first briefed about this project and shared that he rejoiced in seeing the progress now.

Venerable monks chanting verses of blessings in unison.

Venerable monks recollected their own encounters with the late Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda when they received the three-volume tribute published during his birth centenary in 2018.