Sewing robes for offering in India

Nalandians feeling joyful to participate in making the robes.

Nalandians feeling joyful to participate in making the robes for offering in India.

For the past few weekends, Nalandians have been taking part in cutting and sewing robes to be offered in India during this year’s pilgrimage.  Two sets of special robes and sash have been prepared for offering at the Māhabodhi Vihāra in Bodhgaya and the Māhaparinibbāna Vihāra in Kusinara.

The ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) organised by Nalanda  Institute will take place from 17 to 30 December, with 74 pilgrims led by Nalanda founder Bro Tan.  Their journey will involve visiting sacred places associated with the Blessed One in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal.

Measuring the cloth and cutting into the right size.

Measuring the cloth and cutting into the right size for the special robe.

We would like to thank Sis. Leong Siew Lee and Sis. Sujatā for taking the lead in the robe-sewing project.  We also thank all Nalandians for taking part in sewing mindfully over the past weeks.  Sadhu anumodana!

Nalanda members taking turns to prepare the robes.

Nalanda members taking turns to prepare the robes in silent mindfulness and concentration.

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