Sayadaw Nandasiddhi visits Nalanda

Sayadaw U Nandasiddhi (right) with Venerable U Vijaya.

Sayadaw U Nandasiddhi (right) with Venerable U Vijaya – both of whom happened to train with the well-known meditation teacher, the late Sayadaw U Panditābhivamsa.

In late May, Nalanda Centre was honoured by the visit by most Venerable Sayadaw U Nandasiddhi – a well-known meditation teacher and abbot of Nirodhārama Meditation Centre in Ayer Tawar, Perak.  Sayadawgyi was a disciple of the late Sayadaw U Panditābhivamsa, who passed away just a few months ago.

After a warm welcome by Nalandians, Sayadaw Nandasiddhi was brought on a building tour accompanied by a few of his followers.  Sayadawgyi was impressed and happy to see the progress of Nalanda and its focus on education and cultivation.

At the Langkasuka Gallery, Level 2 of Nalanda Centre.

Bro. Ajita (right) leading Sayadawgyi on a tour of Nalanda Centre.

At the Sala Pandita, where major events of the Society were held.

At the Sala Pandita, where major events of the Society were held.

Venerable U Vijaya from Indonesia, who happened to be staying at Nalanda Centre, also took the opportunity to pay respect to Sayadaw Nandasiddhi.  The two venerables had a warm and lively sharing of ideas in the Reception Room.

Sharing ideas with devotees, which included family members of Venerable Vijaya.

Sayadawgyi sharing ideas with devotees, which included family members of Venerable Vijaya.

Sayadawgyi taking leave from Nalanda.

Sayadawgyi taking leave from Nalanda. We thank Sayadaw Nandasiddhi for his kind visit and wish him the best of health always!

We would like to thank Sayadaw Nandasiddhi for his kind visit to Nalanda Centre and his great encouragement for our educational mission.  We hope to receive Sayadawgyi back to Serdang soon for our further learning from him.  Sadhu!