In celebrating this year’s Wesak ‘Buddha Day’, Nalanda Dhamma School organised a special exhibition themed “A Beacon of Dhamma”, on the life and times of the late Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thero, who was Nalanda’s Spiritual Adviser. Among the exhibits were writings, publications, and photographs of the late venerable, including rare records of his last years of life and his visits to Nalanda Centre.
The exhibition was opened to the public on 21 May and has since received a steady stream of visitors including monks and laity. Many visitors commended the organisers on the simple elegance of the exhibition, and the creative touches where guests can leave their messages or have their portraits taken.
There were also guided tours and children’s activities related to the exhibition, which was aimed at introducing the younger generation to the late venerable, who was undoubtedly a luminary of Buddha-Sasana in the modern era.
Holding “A Beacon of Dhamma” exhibition in 2016 is especially significant, as it marks the 10th year of Ven. Dhammananda’s passing. Due to popular request, the exhibition will be extended by another two weeks to 5 June. It is open for visiting on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 4pm.
We welcome everyone to take this opportunity to see the exhibition, and get to know the late Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda’s exceptional qualities and his contributions to the development of Buddhism in Malaysia.