Announcements (Sunday, 22nd September 2013)

Kathina1) SJBA is hosting a Musical Show on 16th November 2013 at the KL PAC, Sentul, to raise funds for our building extension. This delightful musical is produced by the famous Asia Musical Productions (the award-winning team of “Siddhartha The Musical” and “Princess Wen Cheng”) featuring some of the best talents in Malaysia’s arts and entertainment scene. Tickets are sold at RM120, RM180, RM250 and RM400. Sponsors of RM5,000 will be given a VVIP seat, a plaque and engraving of their names in the new building’s Donors Board. You may get the tickets at SJBA Office (please contact Sis Lily, 03-56315299 or Bro Lim Mong Seng, 012-2131686. For sponsorship, please contact Bro Peter Chew, 012-2259003.

2) SJBA is organising an Intermediate Course on Buddhism from 13 September to 18 October 2013. The course will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. All are welcome. The topic this Friday (27/9/13) is “Is Buddhism Scientific” by Uncle Vijaya. (Note: Topic “Made in Heaven” by Dr Chan Kah Yein on 20/9/13).

3) This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 27th October 2013. Kathina is a traditional Buddhist Ceremony started by the Buddha Himself for lay devotees to offer robes and other requisites to the Sangha at the end of Vassa (rainy season).

The Ceremony will begin on Kathina Eve (26th October 2013) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by Paritta Chanting, Dhamma Talk, Blessings by the Sangha and Sharing of Merits.

On Kathina Day, the Ceremony will commence at 8.15am with the Taking of the Three Refuges and Observance of the Five Precepts administered by the Sangha, Offering of Robes and other Requisites, Sharing of Merits and Lunch Dana. A blood donation campaign will also be held on this auspicious day. Please come and join us to perform these meritorious deeds together.

4) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 6th December 2013 to 15th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita and Sayadaw U Rewata from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre.

Sayadaw U Sobhita has taught meditation in many places including the well-known Mahasi Meditation Centre in Burma. He has been an Assistant to the Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw (Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa) since 1988. He travels to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia frequently to conduct meditation retreats.

Sayadaw U Rewata 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. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India for missionary works and teaching meditation. He has served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon and Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in SJBA to support its Dhamma missionary work.

If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact our Office Administrator.

5) Today’s Mandarin Dhamma Talk at 11.30am (225/9/13) will be by Sis Suh Chuen. The topic is “Friends”.

6) This morning (22/9/13) in conjunction with Sayadaw U Rewata’s birthday, we wish to invite Sayadaw to chant the Parittas for blessings and protection, followed by offering of requisites by devotees.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!
Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
19th September 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Announcements (Sunday, 8th September 2013)

image00141) SJBA will be organising an Intermediate Course on Buddhism from 13 September to 18 October 2013. The course will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2) As another community service, SJBA will jointly organize with the Jawatankuasa Penduduk Subang Jaya-MPSJ Zon 1 to provide 1-day Traditional Chinese Medicine Service to the public FOC on 14thSeptember 2013, at the SS15 MPSJ Multi-purpose Hall from 9am to 3pm. Experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment will give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, including diagnosis, acupuncture or other treatment, and medicine. Members, devotees and members of the public are invited to come for this day of FOC Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment, which will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis up to a maximum of 80 patients only. Light refreshment / lunch will be provided for patients and helpers.

3) SJBA is organizing a Family Night of Joy and Fellowship on 14th September 2013 in conjunction with the Lantern Festival, to promote fellowship amongst our devotees. Activities include lantern procession round the temple playground and performances. Children from orphanages will be invited to join the fun. Members and devotees will get the opportunity to perform Dana by fulfilling the wishes of these underprivileged children. This is a Family Night, so please bring along your family and friends as well to participate in all the fun/joy activities planned for you. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm. You may also bring your food to share with others.

4) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 6th December 2012 to 15th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita and Sayadaw U Rewata from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre.

Sayadaw U Sobhita has taught meditation in many places including the well-known Mahasi Meditation Centre in Burma. He has been an Assistant to the Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw (Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa) since 1988. He travels to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia frequently to conduct meditation retreats.

Sayadaw U Rewata 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. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India for missionary works and teaching meditation. He has served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon and Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in SJBA to support its Dhamma missionary work.

If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact our Office Administrator.

5) Today’s Mandarin Dhamma Talk at 11.30am (8/9/13) will be by Sis Yee Yean. The topic is “Respect for Parents”.

6) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Perfecting Patience” by Bro Tan Siang Chye. Bro. Siang Chye graduated from Kent Institute, UK and with a Master degree from Massey University, New Zealand. He was a former Chairman of the Buddhist Missionary Youth Section and also the parent body, BMSM for one session. He is a striving meditator and has practised under several prominent meditation teachers locally and in New Zealand. Bro. Siang Chye is currently the Chairman of the Dhamma Committee of SJBA.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
5th September 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

SJBA MOONCAKE FAMILY NIGHT 14 SEPTEMBER 2013

Fellow Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma,

 
The mid-Autumn festival is here and SJBA is celebrating this auspicious occasion by having a Mooncake Family Night on Saturday 14 September 2013. As this event is significant for children, we have invited underprivileged children from Ti-Ratana Welfare Society and special children from Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Kurang Upaya Subang Jaya to join us in our merry-making. As we rejoice with our family members, we are also mindful of the needs of our invited guests. Therefore we have asked these children what they wish for and we are glad to list the details as follows:
 
Wishlist from the children from Ti-Ratana:
 
1. Soon Shi Mein            Female  Age 8          Congkak
2. Soon Shi Qing            Female  Age 9          Scrabble Set
3. Leong Chui Ying         Female  Age 9          Folds High (wood)
4. Sky Chin Xiang Lok     Male     Age 9          English Chess Set
5. Puk Wei Ping             Male     Age 9          English Chess Set (black & white)
6. Leong Sam Kin           Male    Age 11         Badminton Racquet & Shuttle
7. Tang Wai Hoe             Male    Age 11         Badminton Racquet & Shuttle
8. Lee Si Song                Male    Age 11         Badminton Racquet & Shuttle
9. Tan Wai On                Male    Age 12         Badminton Racquet & Shuttle
10. Chua Mun Keong      Male    Age 12         Badminton Racquet & Shuttle
 
Anyone who would like to fulfill the wishes of these children please contact Sis Lily at 03-56315299/56348181.
 
We have organized a fun-filled night for you and your family with dinner provided, performances, karaoke sing-along and ending the night with our traditional lantern procession round the temple.
 
Program as follows:
 
7.00pm          Arrival of members, devotees and children from Ti-Ratana & Per. Keb. Kanak2 Kurang Upaya SJ
 
7.15pm          Puja at Main Shrine Hall
 
7.30pm          Dinner is served
 
8.30pm          Speech by SJBA President
                     Children Wishes Fulfillment
                     Performances
                     Karaoke Sing-Along
 
9.30pm          Lantern Procession round the temple
 
 
So please bring your family, friends and neighbors to SJBA on Saturday 14 September 2013 to participate in our Mid-Autumn Mooncake/Lantern night.
 
May All Of You Be Well & Happy Always
 
With Metta
SJBA Organizing Committee

 

Traditional Chinese Medical Treatment (free of charge)

1-DAY FOC TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICAL TREATMENT

DATE:            14th September 2013

TIME:             9am to 3pm

VENUE           SS15 MPSJ Multi-purpose Community Hall

As another community service, Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will jointly organize with the Jawatankuasa Penduduk Subang Jaya-MPSJ Zon 1 to provide 1-day Traditional Chinese Medical Treatment (free of charge) for the residents of Subang Jaya.

 Experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment will give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, including diagnosis, acupuncture or other treatment, and medicine. Members, devotees and members of the public are invited to come for this day of FOC Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment, which will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis up to a maximum of 80 patients only.

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