On Friday 13 March, Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang was honoured by the visit of Venerable Sanghasena Nāyaka Thero from Ladakh, India. The Director of Nalanda Centre, Sis. Nandinī Tan, and Head of Department for Buddhist & Pāli Studies, Sis. Sandy Lim, hosted Ven. Sanghasena and two accompanying Ladakhi students on a tour of Nalanda Cente.
Ven. Sanghasena had an hour-long meeting with Nalanda’s heads of education Bro. Tan and Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama. Ayasma Sanghasena briefed Nalandians on the recent development of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre; they also discussed on how Mahabodhi and Nalanda can work together to reach out to the masses and propagate Dhamma in India.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Bro. Tan pledged Nalanda’s support to host young potential missionaries from Ladakh for training in Malaysia. He also proposed a programme of youth-leader exchange between Mahabodhi and Nalanda, as well as sending Dhamma speakers to India annually.
Nalandians and devotees took the opportunity to offer ‘dāna’ (donations) to support Ven. Sanghasena’s educational projects in India. The venerable’s visit brought much joy and inspiration to many of us. May Ayasma Sanghasena enjoy good health and long life to continue his excellent work for the benefit of many more. Sadhu anumodana!