New Year Message 2019

December 29, 2019

New Year greetings to all!

We rejoice with all the services you have rendered over the past year, and with your continued generosity and effort in supporting Aloka Meditation Centre, ABM and ACI.

The highlight of the year 2018 has been the success of the Metta Convention in Putrajaya, Malaysia, along with various other activities held in conjunction with the birth centenary celebrations of the late ‘Chief Reverend’, Ven. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera.

Our grateful thanks to all our sponsors and donors, organisers and volunteers, as well as all the participants.

The Metta Convention generated greater awareness of the need to cultivate loving-kindness and compassion amongst all the 500 participants, young and old. Going forward, we wish to promote Metta-in-Action ‘From Womb to Tomb’. As such, we are looking out to recruit those interested to offer their services and expertise to form a task force to identify and implement activities for metta-in-action catering for all stages of life. These would include workshops, seminars and other activities dedicated specially for newly-wed couples, young parents, retirees and our elders, for metta to be embraced and practised for their own well-being and also for the happiness of others. This will ensure continued blessings to all members, devotees and their family members at different stages of their lives.

As you celebrate the New Year 2019, the Year of the Pig – considered an auspicious year – please do not forget the age-old values of generosity, reverence, humility, contentment and gratitude. These values are essential to promote peace within oneself and live in harmony with others around us.

Peace and harmony are the basis of all worldly gains such as health, wealth and longevity. They also provide the basis for us to progress further along the Dhamma’s path.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year.

With Metta,
Venerable Mahinda