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.
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, 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!