From 29 June to 1 July, over 40 Nalanda members and devotees gathered every day at the Dhamma Camp to learn and reflect on the Buddha’s teachings with Ven. Lim Sukhito, Abbot of Bukit Mertajam Buddhist Meditation Centre. The camp on “Living a meaningful life with the Noble Eightfold Path” was hosted at Nalanda Education & Outreach Sungai Petani, for participants to better understand the Noble Eightfold Path and cultivate virtues to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.
Ven. Sukhito expounded on the Four Noble Truths and advised the group that it is important for us to note the dissatisfactions in our life, giving examples that laity often face. He advised them that when we have a lot of attachment to pleasures and that which we like, we will find ourselves overly sorrowful when we do not get what we want. Participants also took the opportunity to ask Ven. Sukhito questions on how they can maintain the Five Precepts well in the worldly life.
We thank Ven. Sukhito for availing his time and effort to conduct this Dhamma Camp, and hope that we can host him again at Nalanda. We also extend our appreciation to Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch for organising this camp and to the participants for their attentiveness and high spirits. Sadhu anumodana.