Announcements (Thursday, 13 November 2014)

image00141) The Buddhist Nuns’ Novitiate Program in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will end this Sunday. As part of the closing program, the Buddhist novice nuns will be led by members of the Sangha to go for alms round (pindacara) starting 8am, along the route from SJBA Vihara, crossing the overhead pedestrian bridge, walking along Jalan SS14/2 to the SS14/2 shop-lots area and then back to SJBA Vihara again at 10am. Offering of alms (pindapatta) is a practice since the time of the Buddha for devotees to offer food and medicine to the monastics. In return the monastics provide guidance to the laypeople on the Buddha Dhamma thus forging a symbiotic relationship.

Members and devotees are invited to partake in this meaningful and meritorious deed this Sunday. Thereafter, the program will include community reflection on the significance of pindapatta & the field of merits, lunch dana and blessings. Members and devotees are also invited to invite to witness the closing ceremony at 2pm at SJBA Shrine Hall.

2) This year’s Educare Program in SJBA will be held on 14th December 2014. It will be the 8th anniversary of the Program in SJBA. For the last 7 years, we have been providing needy students with school items to start the new school term. It is expected that about 500 to 600 needy students will receive the school items this year. Each student will receive a full set of school items which consists of school bags, shoes, books, stationary, etc. which costs about RM100.00. The amount may not be a lot but it is a simple yet significant gesture of ours to show our care and concern to poor students. We hope that through this simple but sincere gesture, the students are motivated to study better and achieve academic success and eventually success in life. This noble task can be achieved with the continuous support of generous Donors. If you wish to contribute this year to the Educare Program to support the needy students, please contact Sis Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

3) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat at SJBA will be from 12th
December 2014 to 22nd December 2014. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita and Sayadaw U Rewata from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre. 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.

4) SJBA’s Sunday Dhamma School (SDS) 2015 is open for student registration, online, effective 1 Nov 2014. The Buddhist classes will be conducted in three (3) sessions, as follows:
Session A: 9.00 to 10.30am
Session B: 10.30 to 12.00noon
Session C: 12.00 to 1.30pm
Classes will commence on Sunday, 4 January 2015
For more information, kindly contact Sister Lily at tel: 03-56315299 or email: office@sjba.org
Classes are open to children in Standard 1 to Form 3