𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐚 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐚 𝐁𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝟐𝟐𝐧𝐝
𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐧
On November 5, 2023, MKBS hosted its 22nd Anniversary Appreciation Luncheon at the Pavilion Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
This event is graced by the presence of members of the Maha Sangha. The gathering also warmly welcomed approximately 280 Buddhist members, including both newcomers and long-standing well-wishers who had diligently and actively involved each activity organised by Maha Karuna Buddhist Society, particularly showing concern and unwaveringly support for the development of Maha Karuna Vihara over the past one year.
During the event, Chief Reverend B Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera, the Founder and Spiritual Advisor of MKBS, shared, “Each one of us gathered here is blessed with 22 remarkable years. For 22 years, Maha Karuna Buddhist Society did not have a physical shelter. With the Malay word we named it “tumpang”, we relied on the goodwill of others, moving from place to place to conduct our activities, always mindful of the absence of a permanent shelter.”
The auction ceremony was skilfully hosted by Mr. Frank Low, with the proceeds contributing to the establishment fund of Maha Karuna Vihara, which has been under construction since February 2023.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors who generously provided valuable art pieces for the auction ceremony. We also express our sincere thanks to all the well-wishers whose involvement and support made the auction session a resounding success.
Buddhist devotees were treated to mesmerising performances by Imee Ooi, JSJG, Amy Wang, and the Zen dancers during the event.
Sister Yee Shin, the Organising Chairwoman, and her dedicated team worked tirelessly, attending to every details of the event, ensuring its success, and leaving a heartwarming impact on all who attended.
We are immensely thankful to Tan Sri Desmond for generously sponsoring both the venue and luncheon, enabling Maha Karuna Buddhist Society to host this cherished annual anniversary gathering. His dedicated management team played a pivotal role in ensuring the success and memorability of this assembly.
In commemoration of Maha Karuna Buddhist Society 22nd Anniversary, we would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to all of you who had supported MKBS for the past more than 2 decades. Maha Karuna is able to make an impact and transform lives due to your unwaveringly dedication, care, generosity and continuous trust. Undoubtedly, Most Venerable B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera, the founder of MKBS, with his vision, wisdom, and hands-on diligence, leads like-minded Buddhist friends forward together on this noble path. May you rejoice in your goodness and draw inner strength from that. Maha Karuna will continue to walk this future journey together with you, with determination and faith in Triple Gems towards making life more meaningful. In gratitude and blessing to all. Sukhi Hontu.