Over the past few weeks, Nalanda members and devotees have been busy preparing for the most important event of the Buddhist calendar – the ‘Vesakha’ Full-moon day, commonly known in Malaysia as ‘Wesak Day’. Buddhists celebrate the Enlightenment of the Buddha on that occasion, which customarily falls on the first full-moon day in the month of May.
Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang and NEO Centre Johor Bahru will mark this auspicious ‘Buddha Day’ with 3 days of meaningful programmes, from 20 to 22 May 2016. Meanwhile, NEO Centres in Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Petani will celebrate it on Saturday, 21 May only.
The theme for this year’s ‘Buddha Day’ is “A Life of Wisdom”. The theme highlights the goal of Dhamma practice, which is for us to gain insightful wisdom and realise the truth of existence – ‘Anicca’ (impermanence), ‘Dukkha’ (unsatisfactoriness), and ‘Anatta’ (selflessness).
We invite you to join earnest volunteers to joyfully prepare for the upcoming Wesak celebrations at Nalanda. Join us on Sundays for an interesting morning of Dhamma learning and communal service; come share everyone’s enthusiasm and delight in welcoming ‘Buddha Day’!