15 March 2011


Nalanda Buddhist Society first observed “Nalanda Patron’s Day” on 18 March 2007. The day is designated an annual Nalanda event to commemorate and appreciate all our donors, benefactors and volunteers who have contributed tremendously to the growth of Nalanda, and by extension, to the development of Buddhist education.

On “Patron’s Day”, Nalanda members and devotees offer pujas for the well-being of all our benefactors, past and present. We also transfer merits to those who have passed away.

March 18th was chosen as the day to commemorate our benefactors because it happens to be the birth anniversary of our late spiritual adviser, the Most Venerable Dr. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thero. Customarily, Nalanda Society and Nalanda Vidyalaya will offer a Sanghika Dana at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, where the late Venerable was abbot for over five decades.

This year, we are continuing with this time-honoured tradition of expressing our gratitude and offering thanks to our donors and volunteers. Nalanda will be offering dana at the Maha Vihara at 11.30am on Friday, 18 March 2011, and two pujas at 9.00am and 8.00pm at Nalanda Centre on the same day.

We welcome all members and devotees to join us on this wholesome occasion at Nalanda Centre as well as at the Maha Vihara. We pray that the merits accrued by our benefactors lead them to liberation from greed, avarice and delusion. We also pray that all beings be free from suffering.



Sis. Buddhini Tan
Hon. Secretary
Nalanda Buddhist Society