Dāna at proposed NEO Centre Sungai Petani

Nalandians hosting Ven. Thipako and Ven. Chye for lunch dāna in Bandar Mutiara, Sungai Petani.

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 rejoiced with members, saying that it is a meritorious project worthy of participation and support, as it will potentially bring untold benefit to the entire community.

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’.

The venerables then led in the recitation of ‘Karaniya-Metta Sutta’ and ‘Mangala Sutta’ to invoke the blessings of the 'Three Jewels' for the successful completion of this noble project.

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!