On 3 to 4 February, Nalanda members were privileged to host 11 monks from the ‘Sangha Theravada Indonesia’ (STI) and 5 Indonesian friends on a visit to Nalanda. The monks hailed from various provinces across the Indonesian islands, where they have been serving the local communities under the guidance of the Sangha Governance Council of STI.
On this short but fruitful trip, the monks visited Wisdom Park to know more about this educational campus dedicated to developing Dhamma teachers and Buddhist leaders. At Nalanda Centre, they were also brought on a tour to discover the rich Buddhist symbolism incorporated into its interior design. Members and volunteers also had the opportunity to learn from the Sangha members in Dhamma discussions as well as Q&A sessions.
We rejoice in the opportunity to host venerable sirs, who embodied the spirit of ‘metta’ (loving-kindness) and ‘samaggi’ (unity and concord). We hope that venerables will visit us again when they travel to Malaysia so that we may continue to learn from them. May venerable sirs be blessed with good health, and success in their noble endeavours. “Salam metta dari umat Nalanda”.