Announcements (Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015)

image00141. The Intermediate Course on Buddhism will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm until 6 November 2015. The Course will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Datuk Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. On this Friday (23 Oct) the topic is “Concept of Gods” by Uncle Vijaya. On next Friday (30 Oct), the topic is “Living Harmoniously witth Nature” by Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2. This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 8 November 2015. 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 (7 November 2015) 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.

3 This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 18th to 27th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by Venerable Sayadaw Pyinnyarnanda and our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi. 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. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (25/10/15, 10am) will be given by Ven. Mahacara who is residing in SJBA for the Vassa (Rains Retreat). During this 3-month period, Venerable Mahacara will be cultivating himself in SJBA Vihara as well as teaching devotees the Dhamma.

5. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (25/10/15, 11.30am) is on “Taking Care of Your Wellbeing with Good Postures” by Brother Chong Yuan Foong. Brother Chong Yuan Foong graduated from HEILONGJIANG UNIVERSITY of CHINESE MEDICINE, majoring in Acupuncture and Inner Medicine. He is practicing at RenKang TCM Clinic in Klang and KL Karma Kagju Dharma Society as a volunteer TCM Master.

这个星期日的讲题是” 四威仪”, 讲师是庄源芳居士. 源芳居士持有黑龙江中医学位,主修针灸与内科,现在巴生任钢中医诊所及金刚佛学会担任医务中医师