Gratitude and appreciation

Ven. Seelananda giving a Dhamma talk.

Ven. Seelananda giving a Dhamma talk on Sunday, 19 March.

Nalanda Centre recently hosted the Most Venerable T. Seelananda Mahathera on his Dhammaduta tour of Malaysia from 19 to 25 March.  During his stay, Ven. Seelananda gave teachings at Nalanda Centre, NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur, the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) Centre, and Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS).

Sri Lanka-born Ven. Seelananda is the Deputy Abbot of Bhāvanā Society in West Virginia, USA.  He was also co-founder of Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Centre in Edmonton, Canada.  He regularly conducts meditation retreats and Dhamma studies throughout North America and Europe.

Director of Nalanda Centre Sis. Nandini and Youth Leader Bro. Disheng welcoming Ven. Seelananda.

Director of Nalanda Centre Sis. Nandini and Youth Leader Bro. Disheng welcoming Ven. Seelananda on his second visit to Nalanda Centre in two years.

Bro. Tan and other officers welcoming Ven. Seelananda, who last visited in 2015.

Bro. Tan and other officers happily welcoming Ven. Seelananda, who last visited in 2015.

Nalandians would like to thank Ven. Seelananda for accepting our invitation to stay at Nalanda Centre, and to give us wonderful Dhamma teachings that enriched our spiritual lives.  We also thank Ven. Seelananda for accepting our offerings of meals and services with much loving-friendliness and compassion.

Ven. Seelananda led the weekly meditation session and gave a Dhamma talk on 22 March.

Ven. Seelananda led the weekly meditation session and gave a Dhamma talk on Wednesday, 22 March.

Leaching meditation and teaching at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 23 March.

Leading meditation and teaching at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 23 March.

Daily teachings at noon during his week-long stay in Nalanda Centre.

Daily teachings at noon during his week-long stay in Sri Serdang.

Ven. Seelananda’s 2017 Dhammaduta tour of Asia is at the invitation of Buddhist Fellowship (BF) of Singapore.  We would like to thank BF Singapore and its coordinator for this Dhammaduta tour Sis. Ai Ling, for granting Nalanda the honour of hosting the venerable.  Nalanda would also like to thank the BGF and BUBS for hosting Ven. Seelananda for talks at their respective centres.

We are very grateful to all Nalandians and devotees who came forth enthusiastically to offer daily meals, transport, and various services to Ven. Seelananda.  Your generous and selfless spirit is truly an example of proper Dhamma practice.

We thank Nalandian devotees for providing meals to Ven. Seelananda.

We thank Nalandian devotees for providing meals to Ven. Seelananda with such generous spirit.

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Working seamlessly and joyfully together, everyone has contributed to another successful Dhammaduta tour of Malaysia.  Sadhu anumodana to everyone’s effort and generosity.  By supporting the presence of good teachers and attending to true teachings, may the Buddha-Sāsana long endure!