On Saturday 21 May, a “Mass Food Offering” was held at Nalanda Centre in the evening. This event, where cooked meals are offered freely to the community, has become a regular feature at Nalanda’s Wesak Buddha Day celebrations since the first year of its Wesak celebrations in Sri Serdang. Devotees cook or pack food for visitors who come to join in the joyous day’s celebrations as an act of charity and to cultivate generosity.
Nalandians and volunteers gladly serve food to all and sundry, either individually or in groups with families and friends in tow. The recent mass food offering started at 5.30pm and drew a huge crowd. By 7pm, nearly all the food was gone, and volunteers and helpers were cheerfully cleaning up the dining area and getting ready for the Heritage procession, another unique feature of Nalanda’s Wesak celebrations. It was indeed an opportune time to joyfully immerse ourselves spiritually in meritorious deeds.
Our appreciation to all volunteers and devotees who contributed food and services to celebrate with the public on this auspicious day. Sadhu anumodana!