Firefly Mission visits Nalanda

Group photograph of members of Firefly Mission Singapore and Nalandians.

Group photograph of members of Firefly Mission and Nalandians.

On 10 November, Nalandians were delighted to welcome 38 members of the Firefly Mission Singapore, led by its President, Dr. Ng Yee Kong.  They were returning from their annual trip to Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary in Taiping for the ‘Kathina’ celebrations.  They had picked an auspicious day to visit as it was also Deepavali.

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan gave a talk in conjunction with their visit. It is always an honour to host members of Firefly Mission as they are the “epitome of compassion”, said Bro. Tan.  They are indeed a beacon of kindness for the countless people they have helped across the region.

A warm welcome to our friends who visited on Deepavali Day.

A warm welcome to our friends who visited on Deepavali Day.

After the Dhamma talk, Nalandians and our Singaporean friends took the opportunity to catch up on their recent activities.  There was real warmth of kinship and camaraderie in their greetings and exchanges.  We thank Firefly Mission for visiting Nalanda and for their generous support and encouragement to the ‘Wisdom Park’ project.  We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!  Sadhu anumodana.

Sis. Santi (right) chats with some members of Firefly Mission at Pustaka Nalanda.

Sis. Santi (right) chats with some members of Firefly Mission at Pustaka Nalanda.

Bro. Tan and Nalandians wishing Dr. Ng and his team farewell.

Bro. Tan and Nalandians wishing Dr. Ng and his team farewell and a safe and pleasant journey home.