On Sunday 4 May, Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia (BFI) officially launched its new centre – the “BFI House” – in a delightful ceremony. Located in the North Jakarta District of Kelapa Gading, the 4-storey centre houses an elegant shrine hall, a multi-purpose room, and ample space for future office and library.
Bro. Tan and 5 Nalanda officers were honoured by BFI’s invitation to attend the officiating ceremony. Together with Bro. Teo Yew Thong and Sis. Jaycelyn Bay of Singapore Buddhist Fellowship, the party of eight left for a 3-day official visit to BFI from 2 – 4 May.
At the officiating event, Bro. Tan was requested to lead the ‘Paritta’ recitation before the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Bro. Tan was also honoured as the first Dhammaduta to deliver a talk at BFI House.
Nalandians are proud to be part of that joyous occasion that united spiritual friends across borders in the spirit of muditā, and unified by the singular aim of reverencing and propagating Buddha-Dhamma. We wish BFI members all the best in your noble endeavours. Let us continue to work in concert for the flourishing of Dhamma throughout Nusantara!