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Seminar on Malaysia’s Buddhist Civilization

 

A Seminar on Malaysia’s Buddhist Civilization will be held from 9.00am to 1.00pm, 29 July 2018 at the Multipurpose Hall, Subang Jaya Buddhist Association.

Members of the Buddhist Community especially teachers in Sunday Dhamma Schools and Committee Members are encouraged to attend this Seminar.
Registration is free but donations of any amount to help defray the cost are most welcome.

More information and ONLINE REGISTRATION via this link.
https://goo.gl/forms/ZGhQ2F9u84xLNhnT2

REGISTRATION DEADLINE : 15/7/2018

Announcements (Thursday, 14 June 2018)

1) In conjunction with the 100 years centenary commemoration of our late Most Venerable chief Reverend, Dr. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera, SJBA is hosting the Theravada Samaneri (nuns) Novitiate Program in SJBA from 11 to 24 June 2014. As part of the Program, there will be a special Forum held in SJBA as follows:

Date: 17 June 2014

Time: 8.45am: Arrival of Devotees, Guests, etc

9am – 10.30am: Forum “Journeying to the Future with the Four-fold Assembly

11am : Lunch Dana / Lunch

12.30pm – 2pm: Post Forum Dialogue between Sangha Members and Buddhist Leaders/Devotees

SJBA cordially invite you and family and friends to attend the above Forum and Post Forum Dialogue

2) During the duration of this Theravada Sameneri Novitiate Program, your are invited to partake/witness in the programme as follow:

Daily: 6.15am Breakfast Dana
10.30am: Lunch Dana

15 June, 1pm: Hair Snipping and Shaving Ceremony

16 June, 1pm: Pabbajja (Going Forth) Ceremony

20 June, 8pm-9.30pm: Dhamma Talk “Mind Matters”

24 June, 8am: Pindapata
10am: Dhamma Talk “Significance of Pindapata”

Announcements (Thursday, 7 June 2018)

SJBA will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 June 2018 at 9.30am. The Agenda include receiving and adopting the Executive Committee’s Annual Report, Audited Statement of Accounts, and deliberation of other matters as deemed fit by the Assembly and Election of a new Executive Committee. You are cordially invited to join us. There will be a short Buddha Puja at 9.15am before the commencement of the AGM.

Announcements (Saturday, 2 June 2018)

1) SJBA will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 June 2018 at 9.30am. The Agenda include receiving and adopting the Executive Committee’s Annual Report, Audited Statement of Accounts, and deliberation of other matters as deemed fit by the Assembly and Election of a new Executive Committee. You are cordially invited to join us.

2) All devotees are welcome to our Monday Metta Meditation session at SJBA Meditation Hall from 8.30pm to 9.45pm. This cultivation of metta focus on loving kindness to oneself, loved ones and all other beings. On every 1st Monday, our Resident Monk will be guiding the meditators especially the newcomers.

3) All devotees are welcome to have self-practice in Vipassana Meditation on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9.45pm at our Meditation Hall.

4) There will be Day Retreat in SJBA during New Moon and Full Moon Days from 9am to 5pm. The Retreat is free and easy and participants can feel free to join in or leave any time. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Wesak Day message from SJBA abbot Ven Nyanaramsi

Dear followers of Triple Gem, all dayakas and dayakas (benefactors of the Buddha Sāsana) :

Happy Wesak ! May you be safe (free from danger) and happy always.
On this auspicious day, let’s make an effort to learn and understand the meaning of well-spoken words of the Buddha. But nothing can be accomplished without practice. Hence, one should be heedful and put forth effort to develop wholesome qualities which lead to the highest aspiration – – attainment of Enlightenment and ultimate purity of mind. In other words, one should realize Teachings of the Buddha by practice and direct experience.
This is one of the Discourses found in the Suttanipāta, which is worthy to serve as a guide in practice.
Quote :
“Having what good behaviour, having what sort of conduct, fostering what kind of actions, can a person be properly settled and attain the highest goal ?
One should be respectful towards elders, without envy; one should know the proper time for seeing one’s teachers. When a Dhamma talk is occurring, one who knows the occasion should listen carefully to well-spoken words.
One should go to teachers at the proper time, having dropped one’s pride, with a humble manner. One should recollect and practice the meaning, the Dhamma, self-control and the spiritual life.
Delighting in the Dhamma, delighted with the Dhamma, firm in the Dhamma, knowing how to judge the Dhamma, one should not engage in talk that corrupts the Dhamma but should be guided by genuine well-spoken words.
Having abandoned laughter, chatter, lamenting, annoyance, hypocritical deeds, scheming, greed, conceit, stubbornness, crudeness, blemishes, infatuation : one should live free from vanity, inwardly firm.
What is understood is the core of well-spoken words; concentration is the core of what has been learned and understood. Wisdom and learning do not grow for a person who is impetuous and heedless.
Those who take delight in the Dhamma taught by the noble ones are surpassed in speech, mind and action. Being settled in peace, gentleness and concentration, they have reached the core of learning and wisdom.”
May all of you are endowed with confidence and patience, devote your effort and time to the learning and practicing of the True Dhamma.
With mettā,
U Nyanaramsi

Announcements (Saturday, 26 May 2018)

1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 29 May 2018, Tuesday. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 28 May 2018, Monday, with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha until 4pm.

From 11.00am to 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment for devotees needing such services.

We need around 100 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) All devotees are welcome to our Monday Metta Meditation session at SJBA Meditation Hall from 8.30pm to 9.45pm. This cultivation of metta focus on loving kindness to oneself, loved ones and all other beings. On every 1st Monday, our Resident Monk will be guiding the meditators especially the newcomers.

3) All devotees are welcome to have self-practice in Vipassana Meditation on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9.45pm at our Meditation Hall.

4) There will be Day Retreat in SJBA during New Moon and Full Moon Days from 9am to 5pm. The Retreat is free and easy and participants can feel free to join in or leave any time. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.

5) SJBA invite you for a spiritual and mentally enriching morning at this Sunday’s Buddha Puja. The Puja will start at 9.15am with offerings of lights, flowers, incense to the Buddha, Chanting, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi on kalyanamitta (spiritual friendship), Blessings, Sharing of Merits and Hymns.

Announcements (Friday, 11 May 2018)

1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 29 May 2018. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 28 May with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha until 4pm.

From 11.00am to 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment for devotees needing such services.

We need around 100 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) All devotees are welcome to our Monday Metta Meditation session at SJBA Meditation Hall from 8.30pm to 9.45pm. This cultivation of metta focus on loving kindness to oneself, loved ones and all other beings. On every 1st Monday, our Resident Monk will be guiding the meditators especially the newcomers.

3) All devotees are welcome to have self-practice in Vipassana Meditation on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9.45pm at our Meditation Hall.

4) There will be Day Retreat in SJBA during New Moon and Full Moon Days from 9am to 5pm. The Retreat is free and easy and participants can feel free to join in or leave any time. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.

5) SJBA invite you for a spiritual and mentally enriching morning at this Sunday’s Buddha Puja. The Puja will start at 9.15am with offerings of lights, flowers, incense to the Buddha, Chanting, Dhamma Talk by Bro Tan Siang Chye on “Worldly Winds of Change”, Guided Meditation, Blessings, Sharing of Merits and Hymns.