Last Saturday (2 January), Venerable Sumanaransi and Venerable Sukhi were invited to participate in the first alms-round of the year at Sri Petaling and Happy Garden markets. This monthly ‘Pindacāra’ programme is part of Nalanda’s efforts to educate the public on the importance of supporting the noble monastic order and to understand what is proper Buddhist practice.
It was heartening to see more than the usual number of devotees turning up to support the programme and to start their new year with an auspicious act of generosity.
While devotees were waiting in line for the venerables to arrive, Nalandians took opportunity to inform passers-by and curious on-lookers of the significance of ‘Pindacāra’. Those who took time to listen and talked with the volunteers gave very positive feedback. After the alms-round, there was a short Dhamma-sharing and lunch ‘dāna’ at NEO Centre Happy Garden in Kuala Lumpur.