Tribute to two eminent teachers

Bro. Tan giving a talk in memory of our two teachers.

Bro. Tan giving a talk on meditation last night, in memory of our two teachers.

Today is the third anniversary of the passing of eminent Pāli Scholar, Venerable Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Nayaka Thero, and renowned meditation teacher, Acharya Satya Narayan Goenka.  Nalandians held a simple tribute to both teachers last night after our weekly meditation session.

Bro. Tan gave an exposition on what meditation is, stating that its goal is not merely to attain tranquillity, but in achieving freedom from suffering.  For that, there is a gradual and progressive pathway that takes the meditator from mundane experiences to inner realisations which is thoroughly revealing about one’s true personality, character, and the nature of life.

Bro. Tan spoke about the pathway and goals of Buddhist meditation.

Bro. Tan spoke about the pathway and goals of Buddhist meditation.

The congregation listening to the Dhamma talk.

The congregation listening intently to the Dhamma talk.

After meditating, discussing Dhamma and listening to Bro. Tan’s talk, everyone focused our minds and dedicated merits to the late Ven. Anuruddha and Acharya Goenka, wishing them peace and freedom from all suffering.

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Nalanda Buddhist Society members would like to pay our humble tribute and express gratitude to both teachers for having done much in the service of humanity and the Buddha-Sāsana.  Namaskara.