1) 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,
20th June 2013
“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”