Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s 24th Annual General Meeting

Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma,

 

Sukhi hotu! You are cordially invited to:

 

Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s 24th Annual General Meeting 

Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2013

Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm

Venue: SJBA Shrine Hall

 

The Agenda include receiving and adopting the Executive Committee’s Annual Report, Audited Statement of Accounts and deliberation of other matters as deemed fit by the Assembly.

 

Let us come together on this important annual event to shape the future of Subang Jaya Buddhist Association and the Buddha-Sasana in Malaysia. One of the important matters to be discussed is pertaining to the building of a new block on the newly approved land beside SJBA Vihara.

 

Light refreshment will be provided.

 

 

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco

 

                       SJBA – Your friendly and caring Dhamma Centre

 

Announcements (Sunday, 26th May 2013)

image00141) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (19th May). Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3) This morning, we are going to have a Dhamma Dialogue on “How do you see yourself as a Buddhist 10 years from now?” to be facilitated by Sayalay Paramacari. Sayalay Paramacari started practising Vipassana Meditation (Mahasi method) based on the Four Foundation of Mindfulness (Maha Satipatthana Sutta) since April 1994 in MBMC, Penang. She obtained a Diploma in Buddhism awarded by The Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka in 1996 and had had attended retreats of the Mahasi tradition in various places in Malaysia & abroad and also attended & exposed to retreats of other traditions in Malaysia and abroad over the years. 1994 – 2005 lived, cultivated in no less than 25 countries as a layperson before taking on the robes.

Sayalay was ordained in the year 2008 by Sayadaw U Pyin Nyar Nanda of Chanmyay Yeikhta, Myanmar in Pyin Oo Lwin, Upper Myanmar. In July 2012, while in India, took up Pabbaja ordination as a 10 precept with 75 sekhiya rules Samaneri with Ven Bhikkhuni Ratatungoda Saddha Sumana, abbess Sri Tusitaramaya in the district of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka.

Prior to becoming a nun, Sayalay had been attached to BSN, Singapore Airlines, Federal Express & EBSCO. She had also worked as a Freelance Trainer specializing in Social Skills, Performance Development, Situational Leadership, 8 Step Coaching for Leaders of all tiers, Effective Communication Skills, Targeted Selection (to select an honest, sincere & suitable employee for a specified job designation) & Building High Performance Team.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
24th May 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS (19th May, Sunday)

image0014NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 24th May 2013. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 23rd May with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha. From 11.00am to 2.00pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Free Health Check and Buddhist films shows. We shall also officially launch our Building Extension Fund this Wesak to build our extension on the 5,000 sq. ft. of land next door, that was recently approved for SJBA. We need around 200 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

3) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (19th May). Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

4) This morning’s Dhamma Talk will be given by Ven Nyanaramsi.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
16th May 2013

New Moon 10-May-2013

TODAY, 10/5/13 is NEW Moon Day.
In conjunction with the NEW Moon Day, SJBA invites you to:
1. Vegetarian Lunch from 11.30am (first-come-first-serve basis).
(The New Moon & Full Moon vegetarian lunch is sponsored by Bro Alex of Salmon Steak Restoran at 55A Jalan SS15/4, near Taylor’s College)
 
2. NEW Moon Chanting @ 12.30pm.
3. NEW Moon Chanting @7.30pm to 8.30pm
Hope to see you.