On Sunday 3 May, devotees and volunteers joyfully participated in the Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ programme with meditation to calm their minds, Pūja (offerings to the Three Jewels) and chanting. First-time visitors were brought on a building tour of NEO Centre Johor Bahru, besides being introduced to the educational programmes and regular activities of the centre.
Devotees were also encouraged to ‘read a Dhamma book’ as the Nalanda Branch Library is well-stocked with more than 1,450 titles. 2015 is the third year that Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ was joyously celebrated at NEO Centre JB. However half the Branch membership were observing Wesak at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang, in conjunction with the Society’s 3rd National Members’ Convention.
There was a ‘Mass Food Offering’ where volunteers, students and parents of Free School and Dharma School jointly serving the public happily with an interactive cordial engagement. It was indeed a joyous occasion and it befits this year’s Wesak theme of “Being a Good Practitioner and Good Friend”. We thank all sponsors, donors, volunteers, and devotees for your contribution and participation in the day’s event. Sadhu anumodana!