Phagguna Full-moon Uposatha Pūja

The Uposatha evening service started off with quiet meditation and reflections.

Saturday, 15 March was the Phagguna Full-moon Uposatha Day.  As customary, devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre for the 8pm evening Uposatha Day Pūja and chanting.  Many practitioners also regularly observe the 8-precepts on New-moon and Full-moon days to heighten their spiritual awareness and appreciation.

Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was invited to give a teaching after the pūja, where he spoke about “doing the right thing, and doing it well”.  Bro. Tan’s brief talk was both insightful and uplifting, and provided everyone with much food for thought.

Bro. Tan gave a simple, yet insightful and uplifting talk, providing much food for deeper contemplation.

The congregation also took the opportunity to continue prayers for victims of flight MH370. Bro. Choong Li led everyone in reciting the ‘Mettā Sutta’, and dedicated merits for the welfare of all beings.  Sadhu anumodana!

Bro. Choong Li leading the congregation in chanting the 'Mettā Sutta '.

The next ‘Observance Day’ is the New-moon Uposatha Day which falls on Monday, 31 March 2014.  Evening chanting and Dhamma sharing will be held at Nalanda Centre that day starting at 8pm.  All are welcome to participate in a peaceful evening of spiritual programme.