Every year, a few days before Wesak Full-moon ‘Buddha Day’, a theme will be announced for that particular year’s celebration. The purpose of having a theme is to focus devotees’ attention to an important aspect of Dhamma learning and practice that will help us grow spiritually. The theme will subsequently be explained and elaborated upon in Dhamma talks over the entire year.
This Thursday 30 April, we invite everyone to go “live” on Nalanda Facebook to witness the launching of the 2020 Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ Theme. In conjunction with the launching, Bro.Tan will be giving a talk on ‘achieving tranquility in unsettling times’.
The Karaniya Mettā Sutta is one of the most popular discourses of the Buddha. Many Buddhists must have heard it recited in temples and at homes for blessings. However the discourse also contains very deep and insightful teachings which can strengthen our Dhamma practice.