Welcoming Sri Lankan scholar monks

Welcoming Sri Lankan scholar monks

Nalandians were very happy to host venerable monks from Sri Lanka.

On Sunday 2 February, Nalandians welcomed a group of 15 Sangha members to Nalanda Centre to learn about Buddhist educational efforts in Malaysia.  12 of the young monks are currently undertaking higher studies in subjects including Pali, Buddhist philosophy and psychology in Sri Lanka.  They were invited to Malaysia on a study tour courtesy of Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero of Sentul Temple.

The group were brought on a tour of Nalanda Centre and K. Sri Dhammananda Centre, while learning about the programmes and activities offered by the Society, Institute and Dhamma School.  The venerable monks remarked that they were inspired by both the meaningful designs which embedded many Dhamma symbols and the various educational programmes held for the community.

Sangha members paying respects to the Three Jewels at the Main Shrine.

Deputy President Bro. Charlie Teng taking the venerable monks on a building tour.

Paying respect at the K. Sri Dhammananda Shrine in Sumangala Room at Nalanda Library.

Venerables learning about the educational programmes at Nalanda.

Sangha members chanting and reciting blessings at the Dhamma Teaching Hall.

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan thanking venerable sirs for visiting us at Nalanda.

Presenting venerable monks with Nalanda publications including the 3-volume commemorative book, published in conjunction with our late spiritual advisor Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda’s birth centenary celebrations in 2018.

Venerable monks visiting K. Sri Dhammananda Centre.

Venerable monks at the Library of K. Sri Dhammananda Centre.

The monks offered blessings and words of encouragement to Nalandians to continue propagating the Dhamma.  We thank the venerables for their kind visit, and wish them the best in their noble endeavours.