Wesak joy at Nalanda K.L. Branch

Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch Chairman and Deputy Chairman delivering the Wesak address.

On 10 May, members of Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch joyfully celebrated ‘Buddha Day’ with the local community at Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre, Happy Garden.  Wesak full-moon day marked the auspicious occasions of Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, and Passing Away (Parinibbāna) twenty-six centuries ago.  It is the most sacred occasion for Buddhists to recollect His noble teachings that lead to liberation from suffering.

The theme of this year’s ‘Buddha Day’ was “Buddha – Our Teacher and Refuge”.  We came together to deepen our understanding at the morning service, which started with meditation, Pāli chanting, and a hymn performance by Nalanda Junior Dhamma School students.

Nalanda Junior Dhamma School students performing Buddhist hymns.

Nalanda Junior Dhamma School students performing Buddhist hymns.

Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama delivering the Wesak Day Dhamma talk.

Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama delivering the Wesak Day Dhamma talk.

Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama thereafter gave a Dhamma talk on “Going for Refuge” to the Three Jewels.  The talk was followed by offering of lunch dāna to venerable Sangha members.

Nalanda K.L. Branch would like to thank everyone for offering your invaluable services and participating in our Wesak programme, making this ‘Buddha Day’ more joyful and meaningful to devotees.  Sadhu anumodana!

Chanting together with faith and reverence.

The congregation chanting together with faith and reverence.