On 20 April, members and devotees of Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch gathered for Service Sunday with pūja, chanting and meditation. As ‘Buddha Day’ (Wesak Full-moon) is merely 3 weeks away, Nalandians and devotees worked together to put in place programmes to observe this sacred occasion.
Wesak Day is fast approaching and all Nalandians are hastening our efforts to welcome this joyous occasion which commemorates the birth, Enlightenment and passing away of our revered teacher, the Buddha. On 20 April, devotees congregated at Nalanda Centre for the weekly Service Sunday and to volunteer their help for ‘Buddha Day’ (Wesak) preparations.
In conjunction with the upcoming Wesak Day, Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama, the Director of Nalanda Institute, conducted a 3-hour course on the “True Significance of WESAK”, which aimed to better inform Buddhists on the right spirit and understanding of celebrating Wesak.