In the closing hour of the year 2023, a veil of peace fell upon Nalanda Centre as the congregation came together for a quiet and spiritual count-down to the new 2024 year. Having just concluded the Dhamma School’s Honours Day celebrations, like-minded friends partook in chanting and ‘metta’ meditation to calm-down the mind at the New Year Eve Service on Sunday 31 December.
Bro. Tan Siang Chye led devotees in a reflection on how we can ourselves create conditions for spiritual growth through doing selfless deeds and being a good friend to others. He urged us to not let time pass us by, but instead do simple things to make every moment more worthwhile which leads to a purposeful life.
Devotees also made their spiritual aspirations just as the new year commenced, bearing in mind to put energetic effort to progress towards realising them. It was indeed a peaceful and joyful way to both part with the old and welcome the new. May everyone have a meaningful year ahead and may your aspirations also come to fruition. Sukhihontu.