Alms-round at Sri Petaling & Happy Garden Markets

Regular devotees lined the streets along the route waiting to offer alms.

On Saturday 4 July, the monthly educational ‘Pindacāra’ Programme at Sri Petaling and Happy Garden markets was held with two venerable Sangha members going on alms-round.  The devotees and volunteers welcomed Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan and Exco members, Bro. Charlie and Bro. Pee at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur.  The programme started at 7.30am with the morning Pūja and chanting session led by Bro. Tan.  Thereafter, volunteers and devotees proceeded to Sri Petaling and Happy Garden for the alms-round.

After the alms-round, Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama gave a Dhamma talk on “Being strong when things fall apart”.  When things fall apart, we should not be negatively affected by the suffering, but instead, understand and relate to the ‘eight winds of change’ which happens in life, i.e. gain and loss, honour and dishonour, praise and blame, and happiness and sorrow.

Achariya Vijaya elaborating on the ‘eight winds of change’ i.e. gain and loss, honour and dishonour, praise and blame, and happiness and sorrow.

We thank the venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Achariya Vijaya, volunteers and devotees for your support and participation in this meaningful programme.  May the merits accrued be shared with all beings.  Sadhu anumodana!

Offering lunch dāna to the venerable monks at NEO Centre Happy Garden.

Note :
We welcome everyone to join us in the next alms-round on Saturday, 1 August 2015 at Sri Petaling and Happy Garden markets.  Please bring along your family and friends to participate in this wholesome activity.  Thank you and metta.