On Wednesday 29 October, Nalandian officers warmly welcomed Venerables Ayya Aggavatī and Ayya Cālā to Nalanda Centre for a familiarization visit. Ven. (Sayalay) Cālā, a Malaysian ordained in the Burmese tradition, and Ven. (Sayalay) Aggavatī, a Burmese nun, are both studying at the International Theravada University in Yangon.
The venerables were brought on a building tour by Sis. Nandini Tan. They were visibly impressed with the functionality and aesthetic design of Nalanda Centre. The venerables later met with Founder Bro. Tan, where they exchanged views on the educational aspects of Buddhism and matters of spiritual cultivation.
The venerables intend to start a Buddhist Library cum Visitors’ Information Centre in Myanmar, and to undertake translation work for the benefit of foreigners attending meditation retreats in Myanmar. They requested for assistance from Nalanda in providing materials and other forms of support, which was promptly agreed by Bro Tan. We thank the venerables for their visit, and wish them success in their noble endeavours.