Festive gathering at Nalanda Book Café

1The festive gathering coincided with the ‘soft reopening’ of Nalanda Book Café on 2 February.

The festive gathering coincided with the ‘soft reopening’ of Nalanda Book Café on 2 February.

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.

Bro. Tan and benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Lai graced the event.

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan and benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Lai arriving at the gathering.

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.

Bro. Tan sharing his thoughts at the Nalandian gathering.

Bro. Tan sharing his thoughts at the Nalandian gathering.

Mrs. Yap sharing her inspiration behind the revitalizing of Nalanda Book Café.

Nalandian Mrs. Yap sharing her inspiration behind the revitalizing of Nalanda Book Café.

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”.

A wonderful buffet spread of vegetarian food was served at the soft opening.

A wonderful buffet spread of vegetarian food was served at the soft opening.

Joyful members and devotees celebrating the New Year as well as the Café’s reopening.

Joyful members and devotees celebrating the New Year as well as the Café’s reopening.

Nalanda Book Café is located at 35-1, Jalan Radin Anum 1, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours are from 12pm to 9pm; Wednesdays to Sundays.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.