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Announcements (Wednesday, 1 March 2017)

1) As part of our effort to upgrade the facilities of SJBA Vihara to provide better environment and support services for our members and devotees, in addition to building the new block, the following places will be renovated on the dates as follows:
Kitchen: 15/12/16 to 10/3/17
Office, Library, Airwell area: 10/1/17 to 10/3/17
Please note that TCM, Metta and Vipassana Meditation, Yoga, Longevitology sessions in the respective Hall or rooms or Airwell Area will need to be temporarily closed during the above periods.
Other activities will go on as usual, eg. our regular Sunday Puja Service (English), New & Full Moon Chanting & Vegetarian Lunch, Breakfast & Lunch Dana for Monks and other activities using the Shrine Hall (no renovation in Shrine Hall except some cabling works, video system upgrade and relocating the sound system to the left).
Our Sunday Dhamma School will reopen on 9th April 2017 for existing and new Students.

2) SJBA will be organising a Meditation Retreat, conducted by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi Mahathera, as follows:

Date : 15 to 19 April 2017 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Venue : Chin Swee Temple (Genting)

Meals : Vegetarian

Lodging : Twin sharing Room RM400, Single Room RM456 (subject to availability, all comes with attached bathroom and water heater)

Transportation : Bus (to and fro)

Yogis are required to take 9 precepts during the retreat and adhere to the rules and regulations of the retreat

Registration is open now, on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of place is upon submission of Registration Form with Payment to Sis. Lily (Tel.: 03-56315299, 016-3379086). Registration closed on the 5 March 2017.
3) This Sunday Puja (5/3/17, 9.30am) will be led by Ven. Indarathana followed by a short meditation and Dhamma Talk. Venerable Indarathana was ordained as a novice monk at age 11 in Sri Lanka. After 10 years of monastic education and training at Sri Medankara Bhikku training Center, he received higher ordination as a fully ordained monk in 2007. He holds a Master degree in Buddhism at Kelaniya University and Bachelor degree of Law at University of Colombo. He is currently pursuing his masters of counseling at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur. He has been living in Malaysia since 2012 under the guidance of Chief Reverend Saranankara Maha Thera at Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist temple. As a Buddhist monk, he taught meditation and mindfulness practices and give counselling to people from different walks of life using the Buddha’s teachings

Announcements (Thursday, 23 Feb 2017)

1) As part of our effort to upgrade the facilities of SJBA Vihara to provide better environment and support services for our members and devotees, in addition to building the new block, the following places will be renovated on the dates as follows:
Kitchen: 15/12/16 to 10/3/17
Office, Library, Airwell area: 10/1/17 to 10/3/17
Please note that TCM, Metta and Vipassana Meditation, Yoga, Longevitology sessions in the respective Hall or rooms or Airwell Area will need to be temporarily closed during the above periods.
Other activities will go on as usual, eg. our regular Sunday Puja Service (English), New & Full Moon Chanting & Vegetarian Lunch, Breakfast & Lunch Dana for Monks and other activities using the Shrine Hall (no renovation in Shrine Hall except some cabling works, video system upgrade and relocating the sound system to the left).
Our Sunday Dhamma School will reopen on 9th April 2017 for existing and new Students.

2) SJBA will be organising a Meditation Retreat, conducted by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi Mahathera, as follows:

Date : 15 to 19 April 2017 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Venue : Chin Swee Temple (Genting)

Meals : Vegetarian

Lodging : Twin sharing Room RM400, Single Room RM456 (subject to availability, all comes with attached bathroom and water heater)

Transportation : Bus (to and fro)

Yogis are required to take 9 precepts during the retreat and adhere to the rules and regulations of the retreat

Registration is open now, on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of place is upon submission of Registration Form with Payment to Sis. Lily (Tel.: 03-56315299, 016-3379086). Registration closed on the 5 March 2017.
3) This Sunday Dhamma Talk (26/2/17, 10.00am) will be on the “Guardian of the Dhamma” by SJBA President, Bro Chim.

Announcements (Saturday, 17 Feb 2017)

1) As part of our effort to upgrade the facilities of SJBA Vihara to provide better environment and support services for our members and devotees, in addition to building the new block, the following places will be renovated on the dates as follows:
Kitchen: 15/12/16 to 10/3/17
Office, Library, Airwell area: 10/1/17 to 10/3/17
Please note that TCM, Metta and Vipassana Meditation, Yoga, Longevitology sessions in the respective Hall or rooms or Airwell Area will need to be temporarily closed during the above periods.
Other activities will go on as usual, eg. our regular Sunday Puja Service (English), New & Full Moon Chanting & Vegetarian Lunch, Breakfast & Lunch Dana for Monks and other activities using the Shrine Hall (no renovation in Shrine Hall except some cabling works, video system upgrade and relocating the sound system to the left).
Our Sunday Dhamma School will reopen on 9th April 2017 for existing and new Students.

2) SJBA will be organising a Meditation Retreat, conducted by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi Mahathera, as follows:

Date : 15 to 19 April 2017 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Venue : Chin Swee Temple (Genting)

Meals : Vegetarian

Lodging : Twin sharing Room RM400, Single Room RM456 (subject to availability, all comes with attached bathroom and water heater)

Transportation : Bus (to and fro)

Yogis are required to take 9 precepts during the retreat and adhere to the rules and regulations of the retreat

Registration is open now, on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of place is upon submission of Registration Form with Payment to Sis. Lily (Tel.: 03-56315299, 016-3379086). Registration closed on the 5 March 2017.
3) This Sunday Puja (19/2/17, 9.30am) will be led by Ven. Indarathana followed by a short meditation and Dhamma Talk. Venerable Indarathana was ordained as a novice monk at age 11 in Sri Lanka. After 10 years of monastic education and training at Sri Medankara Bhikku training Center, he received higher ordination as a fully ordained monk in 2007. He holds a Master degree in Buddhism at Kelaniya University and Bachelor degree of Law at University of Colombo. He is currently pursuing his masters of counseling at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur. He has been living in Malaysia since 2012 under the guidance of Chief Reverend Saranankara Maha Thera at Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist temple. As a Buddhist monk, he taught meditation and mindfulness practices and give counselling to people from different walks of life using the Buddha’s teachings.

Announcements (Thursday, 9 Feb 2017)

1) As part of our effort to upgrade the facilities of SJBA Vihara to provide better environment and support services for our members and devotees, in addition to building the new block, the following places will be renovated on the dates as follows:
Kitchen: 15/12/16 to 10/3/17
Office, Library, Airwell area: 10/1/17 to 10/3/17
Please note that TCM, Metta and Vipassana Meditation, Yoga, Longevitology sessions in the respective Hall or rooms or Airwell Area will need to be temporarily closed during the above periods.
Other activities will go on as usual, eg. our regular Sunday Puja Service (English), New & Full Moon Chanting & Vegetarian Lunch, Breakfast & Lunch Dana for Monks and other activities using the Shrine Hall (no renovation in Shrine Hall except some cabling works, video system upgrade and relocating the sound system to the left).
Our Sunday Dhamma School will reopen on 9th April 2017 for existing and new Students.

2) SJBA will be organising a Meditation Retreat, conducted by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi Mahathera, as follows:

Date : 15 to 19 April 2017 (Saturday to Wednesday)

Venue : Chin Swee Temple (Genting)

Meals : Vegetarian

Lodging : Twin sharing Room RM400, Single Room RM456 (subject to availability, all comes with attached bathroom and water heater)

Transportation : Bus (to and fro)

Yogis are required to take 9 precepts during the retreat and adhere to the rules and regulations of the retreat

Registration is open now, on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of place is upon submission of Registration Form with Payment to Sis. Lily (Tel.: 03-56315299, 016-3379086). Registration closed on the 5 March 2017.

3) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (10am, 12 February 2017) will be given 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 SJBA Dhamma Committee. He is a striving meditator and has practised under several prominent meditation teachers locally and in New Zealand.

Announcements (Sat, 4 Feb 2017)

1) As part of our effort to upgrade the facilities of SJBA Vihara to provide better environment and support services for our members and devotees, in addition to building the new block, the following places will be renovated on the dates as follows:
Kitchen: 15/12/16 to 10/3/17
Office, Library, Airwell area: 10/1/17 to 10/3/17
Please note that TCM, Metta and Vipassana Meditation, Yoga, Longevitology sessions in the respective Hall or rooms or Airwell Area will need to be temporarily closed during the above periods.
Other activities will go on as usual, eg. our regular Sunday Puja Service (English), New & Full Moon Chanting & Vegetarian Lunch, Breakfast & Lunch Dana for Monks and other activities using the Shrine Hall (no renovation in Shrine Hall except some cabling works, video system upgrade and relocating the sound system to the left).
Our Sunday Dhamma School will reopen on 9th April 2017 for existing and new Students.
2) This Sunday Puja (5/2/17, 9.30am) will be led by Ven. Indarathana followed by a short meditation and Dhamma Talk. Venerable Indarathana was ordained as a novice monk at age 11 in Sri Lanka. After 10 years of monastic education and training at Sri Medankara Bhikku training Center, he received higher ordination as a fully ordained monk in 2007. He holds a Master degree in Buddhism at Kelaniya University and Bachelor degree of Law at University of Colombo. He is currently pursuing his masters of counseling at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur. He has been living in Malaysia since 2012 under the guidance of Chief Reverend Saranankara Maha Thera at Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist temple. As a Buddhist monk, he taught meditation and mindfulness practices and give counselling to people from different walks of life using the Buddha’s teachings.

Message From Ven. Nyanaramsi

To : Exco and Members of SJBA, Upasakas and Upasikas

Sukhi Hotu and Happy Chinese New Year !

It is a festive time again to celebrate with family, relatives and friends. One this auspicious occasion,  everyone also wishes that the blessings of good health, prosperity, well and safe etc bestowed on them, their families, loved ones and others too. All blessings, surely, will come to those who have the right aspirations to live by the true Dhamma.
Thus, it is my sincere wish to all who have gone to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha for refuge, and seeking blessings in life,will bear in mind the right aspirations in accordance with the Teachings of the Buddha :
1. to become accomplished in faith with right understanding in the Triple Gem;
2. to become accomplished in virtue — unblemished morality and earn one’s living in accordance with the Dhamma;
3. to become accomplished in generosity — delighting in giving and sharing for every worthy cause; and
4. to become accomplished in wisdom — striving to develop mundane and supramundane wisdom which leads to complete removal of Three Roots of Evil (greed, hatred and delusion”), and to the realization of Enlightenment.
Ultimately, may all of you would have the right aspirations to become a gem-like follower of Triple Gem who has unshakeable faith; morality remains absolutely pure; does not believe in superstitious omens; relies on one’s own kamma, not on omens; and does not seek spiritually worthy one outside the Buddha’s dispensation and one shows honour here first.
Be Heedful and Happy Striving (to cultivate upright thought, upright acts of body and speech) to become accomplished, realizing the blessings for yourself and the world will, definitely share your blessings.
With metta,
U Nyanaramsi

致: 首邦再也佛教會之委員們, 會員們, 众优婆塞及优婆夷
新年快樂, 幸福吉祥!
在此吉祥年, 大家與家人,親友們同歡共庆當中,都不忘為家人,親朋戚友等祈求健康,幸福,平安等的福報.如您有正直的心願,依正法生活,ㄧ切幸福必定走向您而來.
因此, 真誠地祝福大家,身為三宝的弟子,牢記在心中,依佛陀的教誨,具有正直的願望 :
1. 信心圓滿 — 于三宝的信心兼具正見;
2. 戒行圓滿 — 完全清淨的德行及一切生計依法而得,
3. 善施圓滿 — 樂施與分享, 盡力而為, 以培育高尚之心為目標;
4. 智慧圓滿 — 精進培育世間與出世間的智慧, 斷除三毒(貪,瞋, 痴), 達到究竟的覺悟.
祝願大家達到最終的目標,具有正直的心願 :- 实成為如无比價值之宝的三宝弟子 — 信心堅定不移; 戒行无瑕疵; 遠離凡夫所迷信的徵兆; 信自业才是可靠的依怙,不依賴預兆; 只在佛陀的教誨尋求(能引導众生得至解脫)的良師,善知識, 在此教法中, 給予优先的礼敬.
愿大家樂於奮鬥,精進地培育正直的心,正直的言行,圓滿修行的目標,為自己賜福,世上的众生也必能分享您的幸福.
慈心的祝願,
智光師

Announcements (Wed, 18 Jan 2017)

1) As part of our effort to upgrade the facilities of SJBA Vihara to provide better environment and support services for our members and devotees, in addition to building the new block, the following places will be renovated on the dates as follows:
Kitchen: 15/12/16 to 10/3/17
Office, Library, Airwell area: 10/1/17 to 10/3/17
Please note that TCM, Metta and Vipassana Meditation, Yoga, Longevitology sessions in the respective Hall or rooms or Airwell Area will need to be temporarily closed during the above periods.
Other activities will go on as usual, eg. our regular Sunday Puja Service (English), New & Full Moon Chanting & Vegetarian Lunch, Breakfast & Lunch Dana for Monks and other activities using the Shrine Hall (no renovation in Shrine Hall except some cabling works, video system upgrade and relocating the sound system to the left).
Our Sunday Dhamma School will reopen on 9th April 2017 for existing and new Students.
2) On this Chinese New Year Eve (27 January 2017) , SJBA’s Resident Monk, Venerable Indarathana will conduct a New Year Blessings for devotees at our Shrine Hall at 11pm. On the first day of Chinese New Year (28 January 2017) Ven. Indarathana will conduct New Year Blessings at 10am followed by lunch dana at 11am, and then another New Year Blessings Session at 12.30pm. If you wish to partake in this auspicious blessing service for a better year ahead, abundantly blessed, do come and join us.
In view of the ongoing construction and renovation works going on in SJBA Vihara, we have decided not to organise our annual Gong Xi Gong Xi Dinner in SJBA this year (earlier scheduled on 11 February 2017).
SJBA Youth Section members together with some Dhamma School children will be making house calls on 12 February 2017 to bring Chinese New Year greetings and songs, Buddhist hymns and good wishes to the hosts and family. Those who wish to invite them to your homes on 12 February 2017 can book through Sis Lily or Sis Cindy at Tel. 03-56348181 or 03-56315299.
3) This Sunday Dhamma Talk (22/1/17, after Buddha Puja at 9.30am) is on “The Seven Types of Obsessions” by Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda. Venerable Upananda has been a Buddhist monk for 35 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Honours degree in Pali from the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka, a Master of Arts in comparative religion from Florida International University at Miami, a Master of Philosophy in comparative religion from the University of Cambridge in England, Certification in Addiction Studies from Mount Royal University in Canada, and a Graduate Diploma in English Language teaching from London Teacher Training College. He has taught meditation at the US Department of Justice and different police departments in the United States. He has taught religion at Florida International University and the University of Kelaniya. He is Chief Sanghanayake of North America, the Head of Ehipassiko Buddhist Centre in Canada, a meditation instructor, and a child, family and juvenile guidance counsellor.