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ANNOUNCEMENTS (3rd March, Sunday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (3rd March, Sunday)

1) As another community service for our members and devotees with SJBA arranging with 2 experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment to give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, every Saturday, 9am to 12pm, at SJBA. The fees are chargeable at RM30.00 which include the diagnosis, acupuncture or other treatment, and medicine.

2) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 1 March to 19 April 2013. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

3) SJBA is starting a Puja Session conducted in Mandarin beginning 10th March 2013, 11.30am to 12.30pm at SJBA Shrine Hall. On 10th March, we shall have a Dhamma Talk by Sis Tan Yee Yong who was the former SJBA Youth Section Chairperson and Dhamma Department Head. She currently serves in SJBA Dhamma Subcommittee. Sis Yee Yong graduated with a Bachelor of Science, MBA, Diploma in Buddhism and a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (IBC). Please inform and invite your Chinese speaking relatives and friends. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift so give this gift of Dhamma to your relatives and friends. If you have old people who need transport to and back from SJBA, please call Sis Lily or Sis Cindy at 03-56348181.

4) This morning, Sayadaw U Rewata will lead us in chanting and meditation. Sayadaw U Rewata was born in 1955 in Thonse, Myanmar. He graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science at the Rangoon University. He was ordained in 1983. He followed Pariyatti and Patipatti under the guidance of Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janaka Bhivamsa. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India, etc for missionary work, teaching Metta Bhavana, Vipassana Bhavana, Suttanta Recitations, etc. He served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon in 2004 to 2006, and also has been the Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association to support its Dhamma missionary work.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

ANNOUNCEMENTS (17th February, Sunday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (17th February, Sunday)

1) The Traditional Chinese Medicine Service in SJBA will be off 2 Saturdays, 9th February and 16th February 2013 and will resume on 23rd February. It is another community service for our members and devotees with SJBA arranging with 2 experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment to give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, every Saturday, 9am to 12pm, at SJBA.

2) Our Sunday Dhamma School children, Youth Section and Teen Quest members will be making house calls to bring auspicious 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 24th February 2013 (Sunday), may book through Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

3) SJBA cordially invite all members and devotees, relatives and friends to join our “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” Potluck Dinner on 23rd February 2013 (Saturday) to celebrate the Chinese New Year together and promote fellowship as we enjoy the various program planned for the night together with about 40 guests from the Ci Hang Old Folks Home. The program include New Year Blessings at 7.00pm followed by, Dinner, Lion Dance, Fireworks Display, Performances by SJBA Choir, YS and Sing-along. All are welcome. You can also give angpows to the Old Folks to cheer them up.

4) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 1 March to 19 April 2013. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

5) This morning’s Dhamma Talk will be given by Sayadaw U Rewata. Sayadaw U Rewata graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science at the Rangoon University. He was ordained in 1983. He followed Pariyatti and Patipatti under the guidance of Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janaka Bhivamsa. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India, etc for missionary work, teaching Metta Bhavana, Vipassana Bhavana, Suttanta Recitations, etc. He served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon in 2004 to 2006, and also has been the Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association to support its Dhamma missionary work.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
14th February 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th Wednesday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th Wednesday)

1) The Traditional Chinese Medicine Service in SJBA will be off 2 Saturdays, 9th February and 16th February 2013 and will resume on 23rd February. It is another community service for our members and devotees with SJBA arranging with 2 experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment to give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, every Saturday, 9am to 12pm, at SJBA.

2) Our Sunday Dhamma School children, Youth Section and Teen Quest members will be making house calls to bring auspicious 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 24th February 2013, may book through Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

3) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 1 March to 19 April 2013. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

4) The Morning Puja Service will be off this Sunday (10th February 2013) and will resume on the following Sunday, 17th February, 2013. There will be a “Novitiate & Retreat Program” conducted by the Sangha led by Sayadaw U Rewata from this Saturday 9th February to 17th February 2013, for 50 monks and 5 nuns, mainly from the Myanmar community.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
6th February 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Bojjhanga Sutta

Dhamma Relieves All Ills
First Wednesday of Every Month, Beginning 6-Feb-2013
SJBA Vihara, 8.30pm

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caring“The suttas the Buddhists recite for protection are known as Paritta Chanting. Here, ‘Protection’ means shielding ourselves from various forms of evil spirits, misfortunes, sickness and influence of planetary systems as well as instilling confidence in the mind.”

-Late Chief Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda-

 

Once the Buddha saw Venerable Kassapa and Venerable Moggallana were suffering and ill, He expounded the doctrine of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. Even when the Buddha Himself was afflicted with illness, Elder Cunda was requested to recite that very doctrine with due reference. In each occasion after listening to the doctrine they were delighted and were liberated from their illnesses. As seemed, these Paritta recitals have the potency to bring about a cure.

SJBA Chantingfarers have an aspiration that by chanting the Bojjhanga Sutta will relieve one from all ailments. By this asseveration of Truth may you be well and happy.

combined

Opening Salutation,

Salutation to The Buddha, Salutation to The Bodhi Tree, Invitation to Deva

Round the Bodhi Tree 3x & Recollection of The Triple Gem,

Puja, Salutation to The Buddha,

Taking 3 Refuges,

Observance of the 5 Precepts,

Puja Chanting,

Loving Kindness Meditation,

Chanting the Bojjhanga & Metta Sutta,

Sharing of Merits & Aspirations,

Distribution of blessed water.

(You are encouraged to bring your own water)

ANNOUNCEMENTS (3rd February, Sunday)

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1) The Traditional Chinese Medicine Service in SJBA will be off 2 Saturdays, 9th February and 16th February 2013 and will resume on 23rd February. It is another community service for our members and devotees with SJBA arranging with 2 experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment to give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, every Saturday, 9am to 12pm, at SJBA.

2) Our Sunday Dhamma School children, Youth Section and Teen Quest members will be making house calls to bring auspicious 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 24th February 2013, may book through Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

3) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 1 March to 19 April 2013. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

2) This morning, Sayadaw U Rewata will lead us in chanting and meditation. Sayadaw U Rewata was born in 1955 in Thonse, Myanmar. He graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science at the Rangoon University. He was ordained in 1983. He followed Pariyatti and Patipatti under the guidance of Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janaka Bhivamsa. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India, etc for missionary work, teaching Metta Bhavana, Vipassana Bhavana, Suttanta Recitations, etc. He served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon in 2004 to 2006, and also has been the Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association to support its Dhamma missionary work.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
31st January 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS

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This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (27/1/13, 10.00am) is on “FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS” which is on the Buddha’s Teaching on the Process of Perception (“pañca-khandha”, the 5-aggregates) arise and dissolve, leading to emotional reaction and craving (“tanhā”) that give rise to stress and suffering (“dukkha”), and how we can reduce the harmful effects of stress. The Speaker, Bro. Billy Tan is a Professional Trainer and Business Development Consultant who has trained countless corporate executives and business professionals in more than 20 countries over the past three decades. Bro. Billy is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), as well as being certified by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, USA, in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
In recent years Bro. Billy has conducted several professional training programs for resident and visiting Monks at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Professional Presentation, Public Relations, Community Services, Leadership, and Management. In sharing the Dhamma, Bro. Billy researches discoveries from the fields of Neuroscience and Psychology to present teachings of the Buddha from a scientific perspective.
Currently, Bro. Billy offers talks, seminars, workshops and professional training programs to Buddhist community centers and charity organizations.

May you be well and healthy, peaceful and happy.

Happily we serve,
SJBA Exco
24th Jan 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS (27th January, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (27th January, Sunday)

1) As another community service for our members and devotees, SJBA has arranged with 2 experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment to give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, every Saturday, 9am to 12pm, at SJBA. Fees are chargeable at RM30 per treatment plus acupuncture and medicine. For further information, please call Bro. Chong Yuan Foong at 012-2677473.

2) Our Sunday Dhamma School children, Youth Section and Teen Quest members will be making house calls to bring auspicious 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 24th February 2013, may book through Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

3) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 1 March to 19 April 2013. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

2) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS” which is on the Buddha’s Teaching on the Process of Perception (“pañca-khandha”, the 5-aggregates) arise and dissolve, leading to emotional reaction and craving (“tanhā”) that give rise to stress and suffering (“dukkha”), and how we can reduce the harmful effects of stress. The Speaker, Bro. Billy Tan is a Professional Trainer and Business Development Consultant who has trained countless corporate executives and business professionals in more than 20 countries over the past three decades. Bro. Billy is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), as well as being certified by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, USA, in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
In recent years Bro. Billy has conducted several professional training programs for resident and visiting Monks at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Professional Presentation, Public Relations, Community Services, Leadership, and Management. In sharing the Dhamma, Bro. Billy researches discoveries from the fields of Neuroscience and Psychology to present teachings of the Buddha from a scientific perspective.
Currently, Bro. Billy offers talks, seminars, workshops and professional training programs to Buddhist community centers and charity organizations.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
24th January 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

ANNOUNCEMENTS (20th January, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (20th January, Sunday)

1) As another community service for our members and devotees, SJBA has arranged with 2 experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment to give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, every Saturday, 9am to 12pm, at SJBA. Fees are chargeable at RM30 per treatment plus acupuncture and medicine. For further information, please call Bro. Chong Yuan Foong at 012-2677473.

2) Our Sunday Dhamma School children, Youth Section and Teen Quest members will be making house calls to bring auspicious 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 24th February 2013, may book through Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

2) This morning’s Dhamma Talk will be given by Sayadaw U Rewata. Sayadaw U Rewata graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science at the Rangoon University. He was ordained in 1983. He followed Pariyatti and Patipatti under the guidance of Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janaka Bhivamsa. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India, etc for missionary work, teaching Metta Bhavana, Vipassana Bhavana, Suttanta Recitations, etc. He has been the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon and the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association to support its Dhamma missionary work.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
18th January 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”