Learning with Ven. Ariyadhammika

Learning with Ven. Ariyadhammika

Ven. Ariyadhammika expounding the teachings of Buddha to Nalanda members and devotees on Uposatha Day.

On the evening of Assayuja New-moon, on Friday 15 September, Nalanda members and devotees learned more about the cultivation of virtues and the factors leading to harmony from Ven. Ariyadhammika.   Putting the congregation’s knowledge to the test, venerable sir engaged them in a quiz and embedded the teachings of Buddha when he expounded on each answer.

Ven. Ariyadhammika pointed out that people who seek suitable communities to learn and cultivate ourselves in Dhamma, relish those which value and adopt harmony in an authentic manner.  When we uphold the Five Precepts as the foundation of our cultivation, we benefit from blamelessness and peace as our virtues strengthen.  We can also encourage others to do the same as exhorted by the Buddha, to give rise to harmonious living with the like-minded.

The evening Uposatha service started with Buddha puja and chanting.

The congregation paid their respects to venerable monks.

We can recollect our own ethical conduct, how we have practiced and the progress that we have made in our spiritual journey.

We thank Ven. Ariyadhammika and venerable sirs for visiting and teaching us.

Devotees responded to the quiz using their handphones, in this interactive talk.

Our gratitude extends to Ven. Ariyadhammika and venerable monks from Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary for imparting to us valuable spiritual advice.  We wish venerable sirs the very best of health and success in their noble endeavours.  We also look forward to welcoming venerable sirs back to Nalanda in the future.  Sadhu.

Virtues contribute to our well-being and also helps us to embed harmony in our connection and social interaction with others.

We must cultivate our mindfulness in order to better progress in enhancing our virtues.

When we keep to our precepts well, we can be happy and enjoy purity of the mind and also encourage others to keep their precepts.

With much gratitude in our hearts, devotees paid respects to Ven. Ariyadhammika at the end of the Dhamma talk.