Nalanda Buddhist Society observed our annual ‘Sangha Day’ on Sunday, 9 November. On this important occasion, the Buddhist laity took the opportunity to express gratitude and support for the Sangha (monastic community) by offering robes and other requisites, thus practising generosity and humility through the acts of giving.
The Srivijaya Hall at Level 3 was filled with devotees who were grateful for the opportunity to make offerings to the Sangha, and to listen to the Dhamma delivered by Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama and Bro Tan.
Achariya Vijaya reminded us on the purpose of practising ‘Dāna’ (generosity), which is to overcome the defilement of greed and selfishness. Bro. Tan added that it is equally important to ‘receive’ gracefully and to have gratitude and appreciation for the generosity of others.