Nalanda leaders visit Metta Lodge

On Saturday 10 September, Nalanda leaders made a visit to the proposed building site of Metta Lodge’s new centre in Taman Johor Jaya.  The purpose of the brief tour was to extend our support to this noble project, which is invaluable for the propagation of Theravada tradition in Johor Bahru.

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, accompanied by President Sis. Evelyn, Deputy President Bro. Charlie, the Chairmen and their deputies from all Nalanda branches participated in the visit.  They were warmly received by Metta Lodge President Bro. Heng and his EXCO, members and devotees.  The Nalandians were brought around the site and briefed on the project.

Warm welcome by Metta Lodge members.

Metta Lodge members accorded a warm welcome to Nalandian officers.

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn expressed her confidence that the project will be successful given that the community sees the need for another Buddhist centre in Johor Bahru.  She also handed over Nalanda Malaysia’s and Nalanda Johor Branch’s donation towards the project to Bro. Heng.

Sis. Evelyn handing over Nalanda’s donation towards the project.

Sis. Evelyn handing over Nalanda Malaysia’s and Nalanda Johor Branch’s donation towards the project to Metta Lodge President Bro. Heng.

Bro. Tan leading the recitation of ‘Paritta’.

Bro. Tan leading everyone present in the recitation of ‘Paritta’.

Bro. Tan then led everyone present in the recitation of ‘Paritta’ to invoke blessings for the safe, smooth and successful completion of the building.  He also encouraged everyone to work concertedly as a ‘Buddhist community’ for this project.  Our best wishes to Metta Lodge in their noble endeavour.  Sadhu anumodana.

Metta Lodge members thanking Bro. Tan for his kind visit and support.

Metta Lodge members thanking Bro. Tan for his kind visit and support.

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We thank Bro. Ajita Lim, Ng Eek Chon and Gan Jia Cheng for the video footage and photographs.