Dhamma talk by Venerable Sayadaw Nyanapurnik

Sayadaw advised us to strengthen the “Five Powers” of faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom.

On 30 June, Nalandians were honoured to welcome Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, Sanghanayaka of Nepal, back to Nalanda Centre for Dhamma teaching in conjunction with Nalanda Institute’s 12th anniversary.  Sayadaw advised us to use our intellect to discern the wholesome from unwholesome, and purify our mental states.  When we cultivate sīla (morality), we have a strong foundation upon which to develop samādhi (concentration).  Only then can pañña (wisdom) arise to eradicate defilements with Right Effort.  Sayadaw also reinforced the importance of associating with wise teachers and spiritual friends.

We are grateful to Sayadaw Nyanapurnik for the timely advice for our progress.  We wish Sayadaw to be well and healthy always!

Achariya Tan Siang Chye leading the congregation in making offerings to the Three Jewels.

Sayadaw Nyanapurnik was accompanied by Ven. Gavesi, Ven. Uttaro and Sayalay Vajira.

Devotees offering lunch to Sayadaw and venerable monks with much devotion and reverence.

Sayadaw encouraging both old and young to learn the Dhamma well and practise it in daily life.