Joyful learning and giving on Buddha Day

Joyful learning and giving on Buddha Day

Morning alms-round around Sri Serdang.

From the early morning of Wesak full-moon, Wednesday 22 May, the Buddhist community gathered at Nalanda Centre to commemorate the Buddha’s Enlightenment over 2,600 years ago.  To pay tribute to our great Teacher, the Buddha, everyone observed this auspicious occasion by learning Dhamma, performing meritorious deeds and cultivating our minds in the company of spiritual friends.

“This year’s theme of ‘Peace begins with Me’ allowed me to start considering how my behaviours and thoughts affect myself and others.  I am beginning to understand how peace can only come from within, and is not reliant on others.”  It was a day well spent indeed, as devotees shared their reflections and joy from a day of Dhamma cultivation.

Offerings to the Three Jewels.

Dhamma teachings to lead us in reflecting on peace.

Venerable sir administered the Three Refuges and Five Precepts.

Host for the Buddha Day Service warmly welcoming devotees.

Morning alms-round around Sri Serdang.

Giving with respect to support the Sangha.

We invite you to join us tonight for the Peace Walk at NEO Centre in Happy Garden at 6pm, and the Sunday Morning Service featuring a Dhamma talk in Mandarin by Bro. Aggaphala Yap at 9am.  Let us also continue exploring this theme throughout the year, to explore and contemplate how we can truly embody peace.  Sukhihontu.

Seeking forgiveness from our spiritual teachers.

Sis. Buddhini Tan, President of the Society sharing the Buddha Day message.

Youths presenting a hymn.

Ach. Tan Siang Chye expands on the Ānuttariya Sutta.

Joyful learning with good friends.

Offering of breakfast dana to venerable sirs.

Teaching our children how to offer respectfully.

Eight Preceptors recite blessings before the meal.

Mass Food Offering for the public.

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