Sangha members visit Nalanda

Bro. Tan welcoming the venerables to Nalanda Centre.

Bro. Tan welcoming the venerables to Nalanda Centre and briefing them on our usual programmes.

On Saturday 13 May, Nalanda Centre was blessed by the visit of 20 monks and 2 nuns from Sri Lanka.  The monastic congregation had come to Malaysia to serve the local community on the occasion of Wesak, when many Buddhist centres requested Sangha members to conduct religious activities.

Nalanda youths welcoming the venerables upon arrival.

Nalanda youths warmly and ceremoniously welcoming the venerable monks upon arrival.

Customary offerings to the Three Jewels.

The customary offerings to the Three Jewels by visitors to Nalanda Centre.

The visiting Sangha members were hosted by President Sis. Evelyn Chow, Director of Nalanda Centre, Sis. Nandinī, and Nalanda Institute Head of Department, Sis. Sandy.  The venerables were brought on a building tour, followed by a meeting with Nalanda founder Bro. Tan for discussions.

Nalanda Institute officer Sis. Sandy leading a building tour.

Nalanda Institute officer Sis. Sandy leading a building tour while introducing the ‘hidden’ meaning in the centre’s design features.

Nalanda youth Yi Kang showing the venerables around the "Buddha Jayanti" Exhibition.

Nalanda youth Yi Kang showing the venerables around the “Buddha Jayanti” Exhibition set up by the Dhamma School in conjunction with Wesak Buddha Day.

Youth leader Bro. Disheng welcoming the venerables to Nalanda Youth Centre.

Youth leader Bro. Disheng welcoming the venerables to Nalanda Youth Centre.

The venerables were very happy and impressed with Nalanda’s educational work, and gave us their encouragement and blessings to continue with our Dhammaduta endeavours.  Bro. Tan also expressed our gratitude for their visit, remarking that it is a rare occurrence and a great honour to receive so many monks at Nalanda Centre in a single day!

Ven. Vijitha presenting a Buddha-rupam to Nalanda.

Ven. Vijitha presenting a Buddha-rupam to Nalanda, which was respectfully received by Bro. Tan.

President Sis. Evelyn offering requisites to venerable Sangha members.

Nalanda Buddhist Society President Sis. Evelyn offering requisites to venerable Sangha members.

We would like to thank the venerable monks and nuns for their kind visit and wish them a fruitful stay in Malaysia.  Namo Sanghaya!

A warm send off for the venerables as they left Sri Serdang.

A warm send off for the venerables as they depart from Sri Serdang.