Blessing ceremony at construction site

Sangha members reciting ‘paritta‘ at the construction site of “K. Sri Dhammananda Centre”.

On Sunday 29 October, Nalandians requested blessings from venerable Sangha members to begin piling work at the site of ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ in Sri Serdang.  The slight afternoon drizzle did not hamper the blessing ceremony on site; instead it cooled the air and added to the solemnity of the occasion.

Earlier in the afternoon, Nalandians respectfully welcomed the venerables upon their arrival.

Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong (in grey t-shirt) leading the venerables to the construction site across the street from Nalanda Centre.

Five venerable monks from Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple graced the event, and upon arrival, were respectfully welcomed by Nalanda members.  They were led across the street to the construction site, where they recited suttas and verses of auspicious blessings.

The traditional sprinkling of water to symbolise blessings for the construction work.

Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda Ong thanking the venerable monks for their kind blessings.

The proposed ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ is dedicated to holistic community education.  It will afford additional room for the recruitment of more students into Nalanda Dhamma School, which is currently facing an acute shortage of space.  This Dhamma-learning facility is thus built for the benefit, welfare and happiness of generations to come.  We thank you for your good wishes and kind support!

Nalandians paying respects to the monks before they left Nalanda Centre.