Spiritual and meaningful Nalanda Patron’s Day

Nalanda officers paying respects at the "K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Stupa" at Buddhist Māha Vihāra.

18 March 2015 marks the 97th birth anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society’s late Spiritual Advisor – Venerable Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero.  Since 2007, this date has been designated “Nalanda Patron’s Day” – an annual programme to commemorate and appreciate all our donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda, and by extension, to the development of Buddhist education.

Nalandians and other devotees offering 'Sanghika Dāna' on this meaningful "Patron’s Day".

In the morning of 18 March, Nalanda officers led by Sis. Nandinī visited the Buddhist Maha Vihāra in Brickfields to offer Sanghika Dāna with devotion.  As customary, Nalandian officers also paid tribute at the ‘stupa’ enshrining the relics of the late Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda.

In the evening, Nalandians gathered at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang for meditation and Dhamma sharing.

In the evening, devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang for meditation and Dhamma-sharing, and dedicated merits to our late Spiritual Advisor, Nalanda benefactors and all sentient beings.  Thus was another ‘Patron’s Day’ spiritually and meaningfully observed.  May all beings be well and happy!

Sis. Nandini and Bro. Ananda representing all Nalandians in sharing merits with all beings. We dedicate this merit to all benefactors, supporters and volunteers. May all be well and happy!