Buddha Day at Nalanda S. P. Branch

NEO Centre Sungai Petani was decked in bright Buddhist colours to welcome ‘Buddha Day’ in May.

For two days on 9 and 10 May, devotees observed a joyful ‘Buddha Day’ at NEO Centre Sungai Petani with wholesome educational activities. Many people from the neighbourhood dropped in at the Centre on this auspicious occasion to offer flowers, listen to Dhamma talks, and meditate on impermanence.

On Wesak ‘Buddha Day’, the congregation watched live broadcast of teachings from Sri Serdang.

On ‘Buddha Day’, Nalandians and devotees gathered with high learning spirit to watch a live telecast of the Dhamma teaching by Bro. Tan given at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang, on the topic “Buddha – Our Teacher and Refuge”.  After the insightful talk, students from AIMST University and IPSAH Teachers’ College sang Dhamma songs which praise the great qualities of the Buddha.

Students from AIMST University and IPSAH Teachers’ College celebrating Wesak at NEO Centre.

Dedicating merits to the “nameless, faceless and selfless”.

Wesak Eve was spent in quiet reflection and meditation.

Wesak Eve was spent in quiet reflection and meditation.

Everyone rejoiced at the opportunity to commemorate the Enlightenment of our great Teacher, the Buddha, by learning the Dhamma with good friends.  This year’s observance was indeed filled with much joy and gratitude.  We thank everyone for joining us in the Wesak celebrations.  May all beings be well and happy!

The flag-raising ceremony in the early morning of ‘Buddha Day’.

The flag-raising ceremony in the early morning of ‘Buddha Day’.