Announcements (Sunday, 30th June 2013)

image0011) SJBA is organising a new course on “What Buddhists Believe” on every Friday from 14th June to 23rd Aug 2013, 8.30pm at our Shrine Hall. This Course covers the Fundamental Concepts of Buddhism. The Course will be conducted by Bro Ananda Fong and Bro Tan Siang Chye. On this coming Friday (5/7/13) Bro Ananda will discuss on “The Noble Eightfold Path”. (Note: Topic on 28/6/13 is “Four Noble Truths, Anicca, Anatta” by Bro Ananda Fong)

2) SJBA Sunday Dhamma School is organising a Food & Fun Fair on 14/7/13 (with presale morning breakfast with scones, Malaysian breakfast, etc. on 30/6/13 and 7/7/13)to help raise funds for SJBA Temple Building Extension. Coupons can be purchased at SJBA office. Your support and dana is very much appreciated.

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (30th June) with a Dhamma Talk on “Life of the Buddha” by Sis Yee Yean. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3)This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “The joy that leads to the end of suffering and the suffering which leads to the end of suffering” by Ven. Achalo Bhikkhu (Brett Hansen). Ajahn Achalo was born in Brisbane Australia in 1972. He developed a sincere interest in Buddhist meditation at the age of twenty, and so at the age of 21 travelled to Thailand to study Buddhist religion and practice tradition in detail.

Ajahn Achalo was ordained as a Bhikkhu in July 1997, at Wat Nong Pah Pong, the monastery established by Venerable AjahnChah in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. Luang Por Liam, the Abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong was his Venerable Preceptor.

For the past seventeen years Ajahn Achalo has lived and practiced in the branch monasteries associated within the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah, spending most of this time at Wat Marp Chan, in Rayong Province. He has also lived for periods of time at Abhayagiri monastery in California, USA, Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire, UK, and Buddhabodhivana Monastery in Victoria, Australia. His main teachers are Luang Por Liam, Luang Por Sumedho, TanAjahn Passano, Tan Ajahn Anan, Tan Ajahn Jayasaro and Tan Ajahn Kalyano.

Ajahn Achalo is now the Abbot of Wat Anandagiri in Petchabun in Thailand

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
27th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Announcements (Sunday, 23rd June 2013)

image00141) SJBA is organising a new course on “What Buddhists Believe” on every Friday from 14th June to 23rd Aug 2013, 8.30pm at our Shrine Hall. This Course covers the Fundamental Concepts of Buddhism. The Course will be conducted by Bro Ananda Fong and Bro Tan Siang Chye. On this coming Friday (28/6/13) Bro Ananda will discuss on “Four Noble Truth, Anicca and Anatta”. (Note: Topic on 21/6/13 is “Is Buddhism Obsolete in the 21st Century” by Bro Ananda Fong)

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (23rd June) with a Dhamma Talk on “Buddhism & Society” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3)This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on ‘The Importance of mindfulness/heedfulness to cope with Life’s problems/suffering’. Human sufferings are very real and so many people are afflicted by it every now and then. Some of them can be very traumatic with suicidal tendencies. Grief, sorrow, lamentation, fear, worries and anxieties leading to severe depressionand sadness, etc are very common nowadays. Some consult doctors, psychiatrist, mediums, feng shui masters, etc. Some seek GOD, religions and friends for help but are they really effective? Maybe some are but most of them are only temporary solutions which may not be really effective at all. Can meditation together with medication help? Our Speaker, Bro. Teoh Kian Koon, graduated from University of Malaya in Civil Engineering in 1979. He had been a spiritual practitioner cum meditator since 1971. Since 2001, he has been sharing his understanding and experiences with serious and keen spiritual practitioners and others who are keen in their search for true happiness, peace and liberation from birth, aging, sickness and death and all mental suffering

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
20th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Announcements (Sunday, 16th June 2013)

image00141) The Selangor State Government with the cooperation of Selangor Buddhist Development Committee and support of various Buddhist groups in Selangor, including Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will be organising the State Level Wesak Celebration as detailed below:

Date Sunday, 16th June 2013

Time 7.00pm-9.45pm

Venue Auditorium Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam

The program will be very interesting and include musical and dance performances by Asia Musical Production, Temple of Fine Arts, FGSM, etc.

A bus will be provided for SJBA’s members, leaving SJBA at 6pm. (Please have your own dinner first). Please call Sis Lily or Cindy at 03-56388181, 56315299 to reserve your seat in the bus, first-come-first-serve.

2) SJBA is organising a new course on “What Buddhists Believe” on every Friday from 14th June to 23rd June 2013, 8.30pm at our Shrine Hall. This Course covers the Fundamental Concepts of Buddhism. The Course will be conducted by Bro Ananda Fong and Bro Tan Siang Chye. On this coming Friday (21/6/13) Bro Ananda will talk on “Is Buddhism Obsolete in the 21st Century?”. (Note: Topic on 14/6/13 is “Getting to know the Buddha” by Bro Ananda Fong)

3) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (16th June) with a Dhamma Talk on “Happiness in Buddhism” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. 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 Sayadaw U Rewata. Sayadaw U Rewata was born in 1955 in Thonse, Myanmar. He graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science at the Rangoon University. He was ordained in 1983. He followed Pariyatti and Patipatti under the guidance of Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janaka Bhivamsa. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India, etc for missionary work, teaching Metta Bhavana, Vipassana Bhavana, Suttanta Recitations, etc. He served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon in 2004 to 2006, and also has been the Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association to support its Dhamma missionary work.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
13th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

What Buddhists Believe

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What Buddhists Believe

A study of the fundamental concepts of Buddhism

 

Based on the book “What Buddhists Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda.

Course Facilitators are Bro. Ananda Fong and Bro. Tan Siang Chye.

 

Classes starts at 8:30 pm every Friday from 17 June until 23 August 2013

Date Session Titles Topics/Pages
14 June Getting to know the Buddha Life of the Buddha (pages 2-31)
21 June Is Buddhism Obsolete in the
21st Century?
Dependent Origination (p.141),
Buddhism and Science (p.344),
Origin of the world (p.380)
28 June Nature of the World Four Noble Truths (p.97),
Anicca (p.110),
Anatta (p.155)
5 July The Re-Discovered Path The Noble Eightfold Path (p.102)
12 July Saint & Sinner – What Makes One..? Kamma (p.113),
No sinners (p.238)
19 July I Have Been Here Before! Rebirth (p.129)
26 July The Happiness Recipe Pessimism? (p.165),
Precepts (p.208)
2 Aug More Happiness Secrets Ten meritorious actions/ten evil actions (p. 192)
16 Aug The Three Refuges and
Buddhist Texts
The Tipitaka (p.82),
Vinaya & Sangha (p.192),
Refuges (p.232)
23 Aug Misconceptions about Buddhism
(Apologetics)
Is Buddha a God? (p. 16),
First Cause (p. 150),
God Idea (p. 331),
A Buddhist Funeral (p.229),
Idol Worship (p. 331)
Vegetarianism (p. 281),
Abortion & Suicide (p. 308),,
Way to Paradise/End of the World (p.340),
Mercy Killing (p.372)

 

The course uses as reference the book “What Buddhist Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda (expanded 4th edition, 2002). It is also a wonderful book to own and read

To enroll please contact Sis. Cindy Sim at the SJBA office at 03- 56315271

May you be well an happy always

with Metta

on Behalf of SJBA Dhamma Subcommittee.

 

SJBA Camerons Retreat With Ajahn Achalo : July 1 to July 9

SJBA invites you to attend Ajahn Achalo Retreat in Cameron Highlands from July1 …to July9.
Bus transport to & from SJBA arranged.
Retreat is on with almost 30 confirmed Yogis including 1 from Australia, 1 from Singapore, 2 from Thailand, 1 from Penang.
Only 15 places left of the bus from SJBA to & from Camerons.
Hurry, 1st come 1st serve, call SweeAun 012-2089426 to confirm a place.
Please register by calling 03-56315299 or email sang47500@yahoo.com.
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Announcements (Sunday, 9th June 2013)

image00141) The Selangor State Government with the cooperation of Selangor Buddhist Development Committee and support of various Buddhist groups in Selangor, including Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will be organising the State Level Wesak Celebration as detailed below:

Date Sunday, 16th June 2013

Time 7.00pm-9.45pm

Venue Auditorium Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam

The program will be very interesting and include musical and dance performances by Asia Musical Production, Temple of Fine Arts, FGSM, etc.

A bus will be provided for SJBA’s members, leaving SJBA at 6pm. (Please have your own dinner first). Please call Sis Lily or Cindy at 03-56388181, 56315299 to reserve your seat in the bus, first-come-first-serve.

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (9th June) with a Dhamma Talk on “Buddhist Etiquette. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “What do Buddha’s awaken to? What do they wake up from?” by Ven. Achalo Bhikkhu (Brett Hansen). Ajahn Achalo was born in Brisbane Australia in 1972. He developed a sincere interest in Buddhist meditation at the age of twenty, and so at the age of 21 travelled to Thailand to study Buddhist religion and practice tradition in detail.

Ajahn Achalo was ordained as a Bhikkhu in July 1997, at Wat Nong Pah Pong, the monastery established by Venerable AjahnChah in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. Luang Por Liam, the Abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong was his Venerable Preceptor.

For the past seventeen years Ajahn Achalo has lived and practiced in the branch monasteries associated within the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah, spending most of this time at Wat Marp Chan, in Rayong Province. He has also lived for periods of time at Abhayagiri monastery in California, USA, Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire, UK, and Buddhabodhivana Monastery in Victoria, Australia. His main teachers are Luang Por Liam, Luang Por Sumedho, TanAjahn Passano, Tan Ajahn Anan, Tan Ajahn Jayasaro and Tan Ajahn Kalyano.

Ajahn Achalo is now the Abbot of Wat Anandagiri in Petchabun in Thailand

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
6th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Selangor Wesak 2013 Celebration

Selangor Wesak 2013 Celebration 

The Selangor State Government with the cooperation of Selangor Buddhist Development Committee and support of various Buddhist groups in Selangor, including Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will be organising the State Level Wesak Celebration as detailed below:

 

Date                 Sunday, 16th June 2013

Time                7.00pm-9.45pm

Venue             Auditorium Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam

 

The program will be very interesting and include musical and dance performances by Asia Musical Production, Temple of Fine Arts, FGSM, etc.

A bus will be provided for SJBA’s members, leaving SJBA at 6pm. (Please have your own dinner first). Please call Sis Lily or Cindy at 03-56348181, 56315299 to reserve your seat in the bus, first-come-first-serve.

 

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco                                                                                                               

SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre