Uposatha Service with Sis. Sunandā

Report by Chan Jia Xin.
Sis. Sunandā was invited to give a talk after meditation and chanting.

Sis. Sunandā was invited to give a talk after meditation and chanting.

After the full-moon Uposatha Pūja and meditation on Saturday 15 October, devotees were delighted to listen to a Dhamma sharing by Sis. Sunandā.  She spoke about the chronicles of Queen Mallikā, one of the great lay women disciples of the Buddha.

Sis. Sunandā related the story of how Mallikā became the queen of Kosala through reaping the benefits of offering almsfood to the Buddha in the same day.  She also spoke of how Queen Mallikā provided support in the spiritual development of her husband, King Pasenadi, through playing the pivotal role of kalyāna-mitta.

Sis. Sunandā relating various incidents in the life of Queen Mallikā.

Sis. Sunandā relating various incidents in the life of Queen Mallikā.

Bro. Choong Li (left) leading the Uposatha chanting.

Bro. Choong Li (left) leading the Uposatha chanting earlier in the evening.

Highlighting the noble qualities illustrated through many incidents in Queen Mallikā’s life, Sis. Sunandā urged devotees to emulate the celebrated and exemplary lady disciple of the Buddha.  We thank Sis. Sunandā for her wonderful sharing.  Sadhu anumodana.

Starting the Uposatha Service with meditation.

Starting the Uposatha Service with meditation to compose and calm the mind.