Kuala Lumpur Branch ‘Pindacāra’

Stall-operators and market-goers offer food respectfully and joyfully on every alms-round.

Stall-operators and market-goers offer food respectfully and joyfully on every alms-round. Sadhu!

4 March was another joyful weekend for devotees in Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden as the first Saturday of every month is the educational ‘Pindacāra’ programme organised by Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch at those markets.

Three venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple went on alms round, allowing devotees at the markets to perform wholesome acts and learn proper ways of supporting the monastic order. Nalandians also took the opportunity to promote the up-coming e-Run 2017, which is to help raise funds for community education.

The venerable monks walking to the market followed by a line of volunteer helpers.

The venerable monks walking to the market followed by a line of volunteer helpers.

Rejoicing over other people's act of generosity is in itself a meritorious deed.

Rejoicing over other people’s act of generosity is in itself a meritorious deed.

The venerables and devotees later adjourned to NEO Centre Happy Garden. The volunteers and devotees attended a Dhamma sharing by Sis. Sua, who encouraged everyone to practise for the purpose of gaining wisdom.

Sis. Sua giving a Dhamma sharing back at NEO Centre.

Sis. Sua (holding the microphone) giving a Dhamma sharing back at NEO Centre.

We thank the venerable monks from Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sis. Sua, volunteers, and devotees for your support and participation in this meaningful programme. May the merits accrued be shared with all beings. Sadhu anumodana!

Chanting at NEO Centre Happy Garden after the alms-round.

Chanting led by Kuala Lumpur Branch Chairman Bro. Ng (front left) after the alms-round.

Offering the noon meal to the venerable monks after their alms-round.

Offering the noon meal to the venerable monks after their alms-round.

NOTE :

We welcome everyone to join us in the next alms-round on Saturday, 1 April, at Taman O.U.G. and Happy Garden markets. Please bring along your family and friends to participate in this wholesome activity. Thank you with metta.