Strengthening Community Fellowship in Kedah

Enjoying a fellowship picnic with Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch members in Merbok.

In early October, Nalanda Institute Malaysia organized a special study tour for BPS402 Higher Certificate students to Bujang Valley, Kedah.  The group of 40 Nalanda Institute officers and students enjoyed 3 days of compact learning in and around Sungai Petani, including at the Archaeological Museum in Merbok, and the Sungai Batu excavation site.

President of Gurun Buddhist Association, Mr. Khaw Kheng Hooi (standing), welcoming the Nalanda Institute study group to the association located in Gurun at the foothills of Gunung Jerai.

Group photograph at Gurun Buddhist Association.

In conjunction with their study tour, the group visited several local Buddhist organizations to strengthen community fellowship.  The group also made contributions toward Gurun Buddhist Association, Sammāditthī Meditation Grove Building Fund, and Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch “NEO Centre Building Fund”.  We rejoice with the participants’ generosity and collective offerings to the Kedahan organizations.  Sadhu anumodana!

Presenting offerings and requisites at Sammāditthī Meditation Grove, Sungai Petani.