‘Buddha Day’ celebrated at NEO Centre Johor Bahru

Devotees mindfully performing 'Pūja' - offerings to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.

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.

Devotees joining the chanting and rejoicing over raising the Buddhist Flag at NEO Centre Johor Bahru.

Devotees symbolically offering flowers at the Buddha-Altar.

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!

Teachers, students and parents of Free School and Dharma School joyfully taking turns to serve food to the public.

Free School Teacher, Sis. Joanne Lai teaching children to pay respects properly to the Three Jewels.

Myanmar devotees taking an interest in free books being distributed.