Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements (Sunday, 16th June 2013)

image00141) The Selangor State Government with the cooperation of Selangor Buddhist Development Committee and support of various Buddhist groups in Selangor, including Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will be organising the State Level Wesak Celebration as detailed below:

Date Sunday, 16th June 2013

Time 7.00pm-9.45pm

Venue Auditorium Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam

The program will be very interesting and include musical and dance performances by Asia Musical Production, Temple of Fine Arts, FGSM, etc.

A bus will be provided for SJBA’s members, leaving SJBA at 6pm. (Please have your own dinner first). Please call Sis Lily or Cindy at 03-56388181, 56315299 to reserve your seat in the bus, first-come-first-serve.

2) SJBA is organising a new course on “What Buddhists Believe” on every Friday from 14th June to 23rd June 2013, 8.30pm at our Shrine Hall. This Course covers the Fundamental Concepts of Buddhism. The Course will be conducted by Bro Ananda Fong and Bro Tan Siang Chye. On this coming Friday (21/6/13) Bro Ananda will talk on “Is Buddhism Obsolete in the 21st Century?”. (Note: Topic on 14/6/13 is “Getting to know the Buddha” by Bro Ananda Fong)

3) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (16th June) with a Dhamma Talk on “Happiness in Buddhism” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

4) This morning’s Dhamma Talk will be given by Sayadaw U Rewata. 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
13th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

What Buddhists Believe

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What Buddhists Believe

A study of the fundamental concepts of Buddhism

 

Based on the book “What Buddhists Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda.

Course Facilitators are Bro. Ananda Fong and Bro. Tan Siang Chye.

 

Classes starts at 8:30 pm every Friday from 17 June until 23 August 2013

Date Session Titles Topics/Pages
14 June Getting to know the Buddha Life of the Buddha (pages 2-31)
21 June Is Buddhism Obsolete in the
21st Century?
Dependent Origination (p.141),
Buddhism and Science (p.344),
Origin of the world (p.380)
28 June Nature of the World Four Noble Truths (p.97),
Anicca (p.110),
Anatta (p.155)
5 July The Re-Discovered Path The Noble Eightfold Path (p.102)
12 July Saint & Sinner – What Makes One..? Kamma (p.113),
No sinners (p.238)
19 July I Have Been Here Before! Rebirth (p.129)
26 July The Happiness Recipe Pessimism? (p.165),
Precepts (p.208)
2 Aug More Happiness Secrets Ten meritorious actions/ten evil actions (p. 192)
16 Aug The Three Refuges and
Buddhist Texts
The Tipitaka (p.82),
Vinaya & Sangha (p.192),
Refuges (p.232)
23 Aug Misconceptions about Buddhism
(Apologetics)
Is Buddha a God? (p. 16),
First Cause (p. 150),
God Idea (p. 331),
A Buddhist Funeral (p.229),
Idol Worship (p. 331)
Vegetarianism (p. 281),
Abortion & Suicide (p. 308),,
Way to Paradise/End of the World (p.340),
Mercy Killing (p.372)

 

The course uses as reference the book “What Buddhist Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda (expanded 4th edition, 2002). It is also a wonderful book to own and read

To enroll please contact Sis. Cindy Sim at the SJBA office at 03- 56315271

May you be well an happy always

with Metta

on Behalf of SJBA Dhamma Subcommittee.

 

SJBA Camerons Retreat With Ajahn Achalo : July 1 to July 9

SJBA invites you to attend Ajahn Achalo Retreat in Cameron Highlands from July1 …to July9.
Bus transport to & from SJBA arranged.
Retreat is on with almost 30 confirmed Yogis including 1 from Australia, 1 from Singapore, 2 from Thailand, 1 from Penang.
Only 15 places left of the bus from SJBA to & from Camerons.
Hurry, 1st come 1st serve, call SweeAun 012-2089426 to confirm a place.
Please register by calling 03-56315299 or email sang47500@yahoo.com.
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Announcements (Sunday, 9th June 2013)

image00141) The Selangor State Government with the cooperation of Selangor Buddhist Development Committee and support of various Buddhist groups in Selangor, including Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will be organising the State Level Wesak Celebration as detailed below:

Date Sunday, 16th June 2013

Time 7.00pm-9.45pm

Venue Auditorium Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam

The program will be very interesting and include musical and dance performances by Asia Musical Production, Temple of Fine Arts, FGSM, etc.

A bus will be provided for SJBA’s members, leaving SJBA at 6pm. (Please have your own dinner first). Please call Sis Lily or Cindy at 03-56388181, 56315299 to reserve your seat in the bus, first-come-first-serve.

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (9th June) with a Dhamma Talk on “Buddhist Etiquette. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “What do Buddha’s awaken to? What do they wake up from?” by Ven. Achalo Bhikkhu (Brett Hansen). Ajahn Achalo was born in Brisbane Australia in 1972. He developed a sincere interest in Buddhist meditation at the age of twenty, and so at the age of 21 travelled to Thailand to study Buddhist religion and practice tradition in detail.

Ajahn Achalo was ordained as a Bhikkhu in July 1997, at Wat Nong Pah Pong, the monastery established by Venerable AjahnChah in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. Luang Por Liam, the Abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong was his Venerable Preceptor.

For the past seventeen years Ajahn Achalo has lived and practiced in the branch monasteries associated within the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah, spending most of this time at Wat Marp Chan, in Rayong Province. He has also lived for periods of time at Abhayagiri monastery in California, USA, Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire, UK, and Buddhabodhivana Monastery in Victoria, Australia. His main teachers are Luang Por Liam, Luang Por Sumedho, TanAjahn Passano, Tan Ajahn Anan, Tan Ajahn Jayasaro and Tan Ajahn Kalyano.

Ajahn Achalo is now the Abbot of Wat Anandagiri in Petchabun in Thailand

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
6th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Selangor Wesak 2013 Celebration

Selangor Wesak 2013 Celebration 

The Selangor State Government with the cooperation of Selangor Buddhist Development Committee and support of various Buddhist groups in Selangor, including Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will be organising the State Level Wesak Celebration as detailed below:

 

Date                 Sunday, 16th June 2013

Time                7.00pm-9.45pm

Venue             Auditorium Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam

 

The program will be very interesting and include musical and dance performances by Asia Musical Production, Temple of Fine Arts, FGSM, etc.

A bus will be provided for SJBA’s members, leaving SJBA at 6pm. (Please have your own dinner first). Please call Sis Lily or Cindy at 03-56348181, 56315299 to reserve your seat in the bus, first-come-first-serve.

 

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco                                                                                                               

SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre

Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s 24th Annual General Meeting

Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma,

 

Sukhi hotu! You are cordially invited to:

 

Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s 24th Annual General Meeting 

Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2013

Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm

Venue: SJBA Shrine Hall

 

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.

 

Let us come together on this important annual event to shape the future of Subang Jaya Buddhist Association and the Buddha-Sasana in Malaysia. One of the important matters to be discussed is pertaining to the building of a new block on the newly approved land beside SJBA Vihara.

 

Light refreshment will be provided.

 

 

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco

 

                       SJBA – Your friendly and caring Dhamma Centre

 

Announcements (Sunday, 26th May 2013)

image00141) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (19th May). Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3) This morning, we are going to have a Dhamma Dialogue on “How do you see yourself as a Buddhist 10 years from now?” to be facilitated by Sayalay Paramacari. Sayalay Paramacari started practising Vipassana Meditation (Mahasi method) based on the Four Foundation of Mindfulness (Maha Satipatthana Sutta) since April 1994 in MBMC, Penang. She obtained a Diploma in Buddhism awarded by The Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka in 1996 and had had attended retreats of the Mahasi tradition in various places in Malaysia & abroad and also attended & exposed to retreats of other traditions in Malaysia and abroad over the years. 1994 – 2005 lived, cultivated in no less than 25 countries as a layperson before taking on the robes.

Sayalay was ordained in the year 2008 by Sayadaw U Pyin Nyar Nanda of Chanmyay Yeikhta, Myanmar in Pyin Oo Lwin, Upper Myanmar. In July 2012, while in India, took up Pabbaja ordination as a 10 precept with 75 sekhiya rules Samaneri with Ven Bhikkhuni Ratatungoda Saddha Sumana, abbess Sri Tusitaramaya in the district of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka.

Prior to becoming a nun, Sayalay had been attached to BSN, Singapore Airlines, Federal Express & EBSCO. She had also worked as a Freelance Trainer specializing in Social Skills, Performance Development, Situational Leadership, 8 Step Coaching for Leaders of all tiers, Effective Communication Skills, Targeted Selection (to select an honest, sincere & suitable employee for a specified job designation) & Building High Performance Team.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
24th May 2013