In the early morning of Saturday 6 January, Nalanda volunteers gathered at the NEO Centre in Happy Garden, KL in high spirits as they set out for the first of the monthly Pindacāra (monks on alms-round) programme of the year 2024. Market-goers and stall vendors took time to make offerings joyfully, even amidst the busy morning marketing as many have started to prepare for the coming lunar year festivities.
All the volunteers appreciate the opportunity to run this important programme because it is a way to engage the community there and provide them with an opportunity to do good. In fact, a number of volunteers started their spiritual journey years ago by firstly offering requisites at the alms-round, and subsequently enquiring and joining Dhamma learning programmes.
We wish to thank venerable sirs, members of the public, devotees and volunteers for your continuous support and participation. May this wholesome practice bring you joy, and lead you to progress in the spiritual path. Sadhu anumodana!