Nalandians who returned from Lunar New Year celebrations in their respective hometowns had a wonderful ‘reunion’ at Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, on 2 February. The festive gathering saw Nalanda members and devotees from the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani congregating for the ‘soft reopening’ of the Book Café, which resumed operations after several months of renovation.
Nalanda founder Bro. Tan and benefactors Mr. and Mrs Y. W. Lai graced the occasion and expressed their joy and delight in seeing the milestones achieved by the café. Nalanda Book Café was established in 2009 to promote healthy diet and eating habits, while emphasizing a balanced and wholesome lifestyle. Good physical health is one of our Six Well-beings, thus the consumption of nutritious food is an essential element towards greater fitness.
The café currently serves healthy vegetarian food and provides a comfortable and conducive environment for casual dining and small-group meetings. The Book Café also aims to provide training opportunities for Buddhist youths to become socially-responsible entrepreneurs in line with Nalanda’s “Right Livelihood Programme”.