“The Way Out” of Dukkha

Nalanda Youth Centre hosted Samanerī Khanti Khemā.

Nalanda Youth Centre hosted Samanerī Khanti Khemā for a Dhamma talk and lunch dāna.

On Sunday 18 September, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted Samanerī Khanti Khemā, the Chairman of Dhamma Sukhā Meditation Centre, Missouri, USA.  Venerable Khanti Khemā gave a talk to the youths titled “The Way Out”.

Ven. Khanti Khemā given a traditional welcome at Nalanda Centre.

Ven. Khanti Khemā was given a warm traditional welcome at Nalanda Centre upon arrival.

Ven. Khanti Khemā shared many personal anecdotes and similes to illustrate the Dhamma. She spoke about the ‘Five Hindrances’ (Pāli, Pañca Nivārana), which if they were not controlled, will greatly affect one’s progress on the spiritual path.

She advised the youths to always be aware of their minds in daily activities, and apply mindfulness in whatever they are doing.  Ven. Khanti Khemā also encouraged the youths to verify what they have learnt and heard with the original source of Buddha’s teaching – the Pāli Tipitakā.

Bro. Leiken and Disheng leading the youths in offerings and chanting.

Bro. Leiken and Disheng leading youths in chanting at the beginning of the Sunday Service.

Samanerī Khanti Khemā talking about the ‘Five Hindrances’.

Samanerī Khanti Khemā talking about the ‘Five Hindrances’ and how they obstruct our spiritual progress.

We thank Samanerī Khanti Khemā for sharing the Dhamma at Nalanda.  We invite young adults below 30 to join the weekly sessions on Sundays from 9am – 12pm to explore Dhamma inwardly and enhance our understanding of truth.  All are welcome at Nalanda Youth Centre.

Offering lunch dāna.

Bro. Ajita (right) leading youths and devotees in offering lunch dāna after the Dhamma talk.