Another bright lamp, extinguished.

Another bright lamp, extinguished.

Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero  (1929 – 2013)

Bro.Tan visiting his teacher the late Ven. Anuruddha at Sati Centre in Sri Lanka, on Malaysia Day 2012.

Dear friends, with a heavy heart, we would like to inform you that the most Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero passed away in Sri Lanka 2 days ago.  His simple funeral was conducted immediately according to his last wishes, without fanfare, much in character with this humble bhikkhu.

The late Venerable was Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan’s teacher.  Both teacher and student last met and had many hours of Dhamma discussion and reminiscence on 16 September, Malaysia Day.  It was a deeply felt loss to Bro.Tan as he had always held Ven. Anuruddha in the highest esteem and respect.

Nalanda Centre will be organizing a Memorial Pūja in honour of the late Venerable on Wednesday, 2 October, at 8.00pm.  Bro. Tan will deliver a eulogy and a Dhamma talk.  We invite everyone to join us in this Special Service tomorrow.  SANTI, Peace.

“A light has gone out of my life.” – Bro. H S Tan.