Visit by Firefly Mission Singapore

Firefly Mission President Dr. Ng Yee Kong introducing key members to Nalanda officers.

On Saturday 21 October, 80 members of Firefly Mission from Singapore led by their President Dr. Ng Yee Kong visited Nalanda Centre as part of their ‘Kathina’ season merit-making tour of Malaysia.  It was Firefly’s sixth consecutive year visiting Nalanda, and one of the events Nalandians look forward to annually.

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn led officers to accord our Singaporean friends a warm welcome.  The host-officer for their visit was Bro. Tong of Nalanda Institute.  After a brief building tour, Bro. Tan gave a talk on the importance of cultivating both merits and wisdom to improve our quality of life.

Bro. Tan giving an uplifting talk on the need to cultivate both merits and wisdom.

In his talk, Bro. Tan said that the opportunity for us to do good today is due to the effects of kamma – the consequences of wholesome deeds we performed in the past.  Thus, the good that we sow now will afford us future possibilities of continuing a meritorious way of life.

Nalanda Centre Director Sis. Nandini leading one of the three groups on a building tour.

Enjoying Nalandian hospitality – having a tea break with local delicacies.

After the uplifting talk, visitors and Nalandians enjoyed a communal lunch together.  They later left for Sasanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary in Taiping for the ‘Kathina’ celebrations there.

We thank Firefly Mission members for bringing so much joy to all of us on their visit to Sri Serdang.  Friendship and camaraderie indeed extend beyond boundaries, as true mettā and muditā are boundless and borderless!  We look forward to welcoming them back to Nalanda again next season.

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn presenting books to Bro. Loo, the Firefly Mission coordinator of their tour to Malaysia.

Leaving Nalanda Centre with happy memories after their brief visit.

Firefly Mission members taking leave from Bro Tan.

The lovely ‘Nalandian wave’!  Thank you for visiting us in Sri Serdang and welcome back soon.