Wesak Day at NEO Centre Happy Garden

Dharma School facilitators Bro. Mark Tuen and Sis. Kwa Ai Ai leading the chanting, with Branch Chairman Bro. Eugene Yong in the background.

Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ was celebrated with joy and spiritual fervour at Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre Happy Garden on 3 May 2015.  Chairman Bro. Eugene Yong and other Committee Members were on hand to welcome devotees to the 4th Wesak Observance at Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch since its establishment.

The day’s programme began with devotees performing the ‘Buddha Pūja’ – offerings to the Three Jewels.  This was followed by meditation and Pāli chanting led by Dharma School facilitators Mark Tuen and Kwa Ai Ai.  Thereafter, Chairman of Nalanda Education Team Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama was invited to give a talk based on this year’s Wesak theme, “Being a Good Practitioner and Friend”.

Chairman of Nalanda Education Team Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama paying respect at the Altar.

Achariya S. Vijaya giving a talk on the Wesak theme, “Being a Good Practitioner & Friend”.

After the uplifting Dhamma talk, branch members cleaned up the Centre before proceeding to join the main Wesak celebration at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang, where a heritage procession was held in the evening.

The gathering concluded with dedication of merits to all sentient beings after the 'Vesakha Buddha Pūja’. Sadhu anumodana!