On Tuesday 7 February, a group of 10 scholarly Sangha members visited Nalanda Centre to learn about the Buddhist educational work done in Malaysia. The young monks were among the best scholars throughout Sri Lanka in Pāli, Sanskrit and Sinhalese languages, having excelled in national Buddhist examinations there. They were invited to Malaysia on a study tour courtesy of Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero of Sentul Temple.
Nalandians warmly welcomed the honoured guests and brought them on a tour of the centre, while introducing them to the programmes and activities offered by the Society, Institute and Dhamma School. The venerable monks were truly gladdened and happy throughout their visit. Leader of the group Ven. Rathanasara remarked that it was the ‘happiest day of his life’, having seen the work done by Nalanda for the Malaysian Buddhist community.
Before leaving, the monks offered blessings and words of encouragement to Nalandians to continue propagating the Dhamma. We thank the venerables for their kind visit, and wish them the best in all noble endeavours.