23 November 2010

21 November 2010 - Robes Offering Ceremony & Sanghika Dana

Registration before taking robes for offering to the Maha Sangha.
Ven. A. Pannaloka addressed the congregation about the historical background of Buddhist monk's robes. The robes are sewn like the pattern of the Magadha paddy fields.
Bro. Tan was invited to give a dhamma sharing during the occasion.
The sharing include the unique symbol of the Buddhist robes, the significance of robes offering,
the correct attitude to make the offering and the benefits gained.
Representatives from Nalanda Buddhist Society, Nalanda Vidyalaya and Nalanda Institute
offered robes to the Maha Sangha.
With respect and appreciation, devotees offered robes and requisites to the Maha Sangha.

Recollecting the significance of the event,
robes and requisites were offered to the Maha Sangha.

Dhammapada 109 : For one who is constantly respecting and honouring elders,
four blessings increase - age, beauty, bliss and strength.

Lunch dana, offering of food to the Maha Sangha.