On Saturday 28 March, Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch invited Venerable Thipako and Venerable Chye from Sammāditthi Meditation Grove for lunch dāna at the proposed Nalanda Outreach & Education (NEO) Centre, located in Bandar Mutiara, Sungai Petani. The dāna was specially arranged to mark the beginning of construction work of the new centre, and to invoke the blessings of the ‘Three Jewels’ for the successful completion of the project.
Ven. Thipako (“Bhante Lim”) rejoiced with members of Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch when informed that a new Dhamma-learning centre is in the pipeline to benefit the Buddhist community in the northern region. Ven. Thipako gave his blessings and encouragement to the members by using the simile of hardworking ants that could carry loads heavier than themselves when working together cooperatively.
Ven. Thipako also mentioned that it is an honour and meritorious opportunity to be involved in such a wholesome project for the benefit of the community. Ajahn then led the devotees to recite the ‘Karaniya-Metta Sutta’ and ‘Mangala Sutta’.
We thank both venerable monks for accepting our dāna invitation and may the construction work of NEO Centre Sungai Petani be completed smoothly, without obstacles and safely. Sadhu!