Visit by friends from Singapore

Our friends from Singaporean were hosted to dinner at Nalanda Book Café.

Our friends from Singapore were hosted to dinner at Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling.

Over the weekend on 11 and 12 March, Nalanda Centre was honoured to host 12 members of Buddhist Fellowship (BF) Singapore, and Bliss & Wisdom Society; the group was led by Bro. Jerry Ong of BF.  Our friends were warmly welcomed by Nalanda officers upon arrival on Saturday, and were brought on a building tour by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan personally.

The following day, our guests attended ‘Dhamma-Sarana Day’ in conjunction with the full-moon Uposatha, and listened to a Dhamma talk by Venerable T. Seelananda.  After a fruitful morning, our friends were invited to join the opening session of Nalanda’s 14th Annual General Meeting – a rare honour granted to only very few non-members.

Bro. Tan personally leading the building tour, and briefing on the progress of Wisdom Park.

Bro. Tan personally leading the tour of Nalanda Centre, and briefing on the development progress of Wisdom Park.

Posing at ‘Sala Pandita’ on Level 3.

Posing at the altar of iconic ‘Sala Pandita’ on Level 3.

Our Singaporean friends rejoiced at the opportunity to witness the internal workings of Nalanda, which provides useful insights for their own organizations’ development.  They were also amazed to witness the harmony and unity of Nalandian members in conducting activities and meetings.

Having a discussion with Bro. Tan.

Having a discussion with Bro. Tan on Dhammaduta activities and developing human resources.

The visit certainly strengthened the bond between members of our three organisations, paving the way for greater cooperation and mutual support in Dhamma propagation.  Bro. Tan also accepted the kind invitation from both societies to visit them in Singapore the following month.

Nalandians were happy to meet with our ‘old friends’ from BF Singapore, as well as to make new friends from Bliss & Wisdom Society.  We hope to welcome all of you back to Nalanda Centre soon.

Bro. Vincent thanking Nalandians for the warm hospitality.

Bro. Vincent thanking Nalandians for the warm hospitality received on their every visit.

Come back to visit us soon!

A traditional Nalandian sending-off – as warm as the welcoming. Come back to visit us soon!