Indonesian bhikkhus visit Nalanda

Report by Chan Jia Xin.
Young Nalandians warmly welcoming Ven. Ñanukkamsa and Ven. Alokavamsa.

Young Nalandians warmly welcoming Ven. Ñanukkamsa and Ven. Alokavamsa at Nalanda Centre.

In December 2016, Nalanda was honoured to host Venerable Ñanukkamsa and Venerable Alokavamsa, two well-practised Theravada bhikkhus from Indonesia.   After a warm reception, the venerables were brought on a building tour and invited to meet participants of the Children’s Learning Camp which was held at Nalanda Centre that time.

Daily offering of dāna to the venerables during their stay.

Daily offering of dāna to the venerables during their stay.

During their stay, devotees had the opportunity to offer the venerables dāna, as well as to ask them questions on the Dhamma.  We were also blessed to receive an enlightening Dhamma teaching by Ven. Ñanukkamsa on the purpose of becoming a Buddhist on Wednesday, 21 December.  He gave clear and concise explanations accompanied by many interesting similes and stories, which greatly inspired us.

The venerables touring the Centre and meeting with Nalandians.

The venerables touring the Centre and meeting with Nalandians.

Bro. Ajita (right) explaining the Wisdom Park project to the venerables.

Bro. Ajita (right) explaining the Wisdom Park project to the venerables.

We thank both venerables for visiting Nalanda, and look forward to welcoming them to Malaysia again.  Sadhu!

Ven. Ñanukkamsa meeting with 80 children who were attending the Annual Children’s Learning Camp.

Ven. Ñanukkamsa meeting with 80 children who were attending the Annual Children’s Learning Camp.

Camp participants paying respect to the venerables.

Camp participants paying respect to the venerables. Sadhu!