18 May 2011

16 May 2011 - Day 2, Wesak 2011

Visit by Korean Art Troupe.
Upon entering the shrine, the entourage paid respect to the Buddha.
Bro. Pee was the building tour guide for the entourage.
Zhen Shun, student of Nalanda Vidyalaya demonstrated
the traditional Theravadian way of paying respect to monks. 

Bro. Choong Li, facilitator of Nalanda Vidyalaya retold the Dhammapada stories to the visitors.
In the evening, after 30-min of Metta Bhavana,
the two venerables led the congregation in the puja and chanting at 8pm.

May 16 is Teachers' Day.  At the evening, we invited Bro. Aggaphala Yap
to give a Dhamma talk on "Respecting Teachers and Elders".

The audience comprised of the volunteer teachers, staff,
parents, and students of Nalanda Free School. 
Students of Nalanda Free School dedicated the hymns to all parents and teachers.
Happy Teachers' Day!
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops
~ Henry Brooks Adams