On 13 January, Bro. Tan paid a visit to Nalanda Book Café in Sri Petaling to observe its staff training programme. Several Nalandian youths who were volunteering there were pleasantly surprised by his presence. Bro. Tan spent an hour chatting with the crew and volunteers to listen to their plans and aspirations. He encouraged everyone to work gradually but diligently to fulfil their personal potential and realise noble aspirations at the same time.
The Nalanda Book Café was established in 2009 to promote healthy vegetarian and organic food. Good physical health is one of our Six Well-beings, thus the consumption of nutritious food is an essential element towards greater fitness. The Book Café also aims to provide training opportunities for Buddhist youths to become socially-responsible entrepreneurs in line with Nalanda’s “Right Livelihood Programme”.
Nalanda Book Café was recently closed to the public for renovations; but will resume operations on 2 February, after the Lunar New Year.