The Opening Ceremony of Gotami Vihara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was graced by the presence of Venerable Saranankara and another Venerable from Sentul, Venerable Siridhamma, Venerable Santini, Venerable Dhammananda, Venerable Dr. Lieu Phap, Venerable Bhikkhuni Nhu The, Venerable Bhikkhuni Nhu Lien, Venerable Bodhicitta Theri, Venerable Sonam Wangmo, Venerable Karma Tashi Choedron, Sister Sumangala, Sayalay Paramacari and Maechi Kai Ping, Sister Ai Lin and Upasika Phuong Anh from Vietnam. About a hundred devotees, some from out of town came to rejoice with us.
The Support Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore was first formed in May 2011 with the purpose to consolidate efforts to help women who aspire to go forth, especially in the Theravada tradition. With the advice and help of our spiritual advisors, Venerable Saranankara, Venerable Anandajoti, Venerable Santini, Venerable Upekkha and the Pro-tem Committee, we established the Gotami Vihara as a place of stay for women renunciants.
Donation from Bro. MV Nathan’s Concert of Buddhist Songs
Brother Nathan, his family and friends have kindly donated the full collection of the concert to Gotami Vihara with no deductions of any cost incurred. It was successfully held at Matic Hall, Jalan Ampang, KL with tickets sold at RM80 each. Total collection was RM10,580. A very big sadhu to Brother Nathan for his generosity.