On Saturday 12 November, the pindacāra (alms-round) programme re-commenced at the O.U.G and Happy Garden morning markets after the necessary pause due to the pandemic. Nalandians started the wholesome event with morning puja and chanting at NEO Centre KL, and reached the markets early to engage with community.
Market-goers and stall owners were pleasantly surprised with the advent of the alms-round, but took the opportunity to swiftly prepare their offerings. Many said they appreciated the opportunity to offer food and requisites to the monks again. Upon their return to NEO Centre KL, venerable sirs led the congregation in meditation and chanting, and also gave advice (ovāda) on the importance of mindfulness in our spiritual cultivation.
We thank Nalanda Branch KL for their wholesome efforts in organising this programme again, even as the NEO Centre is in its final stage of completion. We also rejoice in the generosity and kindness of the community in supporting the Sangha. Sādhu anumodāna!