Bro. Tan accompanied by several Nalandians spent 3 days from 17 to 19 April in Kampar, Perak, to help install the Buddha-Altar at Mangala Lodge. The installation of the Altar was timed to coincide with the auspicious Wesak New-moon Uposatha Day.
The Nalandians were joined by a group of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) undergraduates who helped to give the Lodge a thorough clean-up! They also helped to set up the library and administrative office. Mangala Lodge trustees Mr. and Mrs. Koh Lai Huat were on hand to welcome everyone to Kampar and generously hosted meals with accommodation.
The Buddha-Altar at Mangala Lodge is modeled after the one at Nalanda Education & Outreach Centre in Johor Bahru. Its elegance lies in the simplicity and harmonious blend of shapes, colours, and rich Buddhist symbolism. We rejoice with Mangala Lodge over the installation of its delightful Altar, and wish the Lodge much success in future! Sadhu anumodana.