Nalandians attend ‘Dāna’ at Mangala Lodge

A large number of Subang Jaya Buddhist Association and Nalanda members visited Mangala Lodge.

On Friday 8 May, scores of Nalandians led by President Sis. Evelyn Chow visited Kampar, Perak, to witness the consecration of Buddha-Altar at Mangala Lodge.  Venerable Nyanaramsi Maha Thero, Abbot of Subang Jaya (Buddhist Association) Vihāra, presided over the meaningful and joyful ceremony.

Ven. Nyanaramsi was warmly received by Bro. Tan upon arrival at Mangala Lodge.

Bro. Tan with Mangala Lodge Trustee Bro. Koh Lai Huat (2nd from left) and UTAR lecturers.

Present at the event were Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan, Dharma School Director Sis. Sunanda, Nalanda Institute Director Ach. Tan Siang Chye, President of Theravada Council Bro. Chim Siew Choon, Nalandians, members of Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA), lecturers and students of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), and residents of Mangala Lodge.

(From right) Bro. Tan; Theravada Council President Bro. Chim; Mangala Lodge Trustee Bro. Koh; and Nalanda Institute Director Ach. Tan Siang Chye.

Mangala Lodge Trustee Bro. Koh Lai Huat welcomed everyone to the ceremony and thanked them for supporting the establishment of Mangala Lodge Buddhist House, which aims to reach out to serve future leaders of the Buddhist community.  The congregation later offered robes and lunch dāna to Sangha members, and dedicated merits to all beings.  Sadhu anumodana.

The congregation offering lunch dāna to Sangha members at Mangala Lodge.

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn (left) and Theravada Council cum SJBA President Bro. Chim (middle) at Mangala Lodge.

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Photographs sourced from Mangala Lodge, Kampar.