Today, 18 March is Nalanda Patron’s Day

Today, 18 March is Nalanda Patron’s Day

We pay tribute to Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda for his selfless service to the Buddhist community in Malaysia and around the world.

‘Nalanda Patron’s Day’ is an annual programme to commemorate and appreciate all donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda, and by extension, to the development of Buddhist education.  On ‘Patron’s Day’, Nalanda members and devotees offer pūja for the well-being of our benefactors, past and present.  We also transfer merits to those who have passed away.

Nalanda Buddhist Society first observed ‘Patron’s Day’ on 18 March 2007, in conjunction with the birth anniversary of our late spiritual adviser, the late Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thero.  Customarily, Nalanda Buddhist Society and Nalanda Dhamma School will pay homage at the memorial stupa of the late Ven. Dhammananda at the Buddhist Mahā Vihara in Brickfields, where the late Venerable was Abbot for over five decades.

We invite all members and devotees to perform wholesome deeds and dedicate merits to our benefactors, and to those who have passed away, including the late Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda.

Sabbe sattā sukhihontu – May all beings be well and happy!