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SJBA NEW YEAR EVE CHARITY COUNTDOWN

Fellow Mitras,

SJBA cordially invite you, family and friends to:

SJBA NEW YEAR EVE CHARITY COUNTDOWN

Monday, 31st December 2012

{ 8.30pm to Midnight }

An opportunity for all our members and devotees to come together to bid farewell to 2012 and to welcome 2013 with A Compassionate Heart & Mind. It is a charity countdown as fund shall be raised for our special friends from Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Kurang Upaya {P3KU} who will join us in our celebration.

HIGHLIGHTS

Karaoke Fund-raising
Supper { Satay, Mee Siam, Veg Curry, Bubur Cha Cha, etc… }
Reflection on 2012 & Aspiration for 2013
Fireworks

So please don’t miss this opportunity to end the current year and to begin the new year with A Compassionate Heart & Mind, Bring your family, friends and neighbours to the vihara this New Year Eve for our Charity Countdown to savour the delicious food and to sing your heart out for a very good cause.

P/S : Reminder to all the karaoke enthusiasts, please bring along your favourite discs.

Programme:

8.30pm At the Main Shrine Hall
Puja
President’s New Year Message
Sing Along Buddhist Hymns
Reflection on 2012 {slideshow}

9.30pm At the Car Park Area
Supper
Karaoke Fund-raising
Entertainment
Countdown begins at 11.55pm
Aspiration for 2013
Fireworks
Refreshment

May You & Your Family Be Well & Happy Always

With Metta
Bro Steven

Retreat with Ajahn Wimoak

SJBA invites you :
Retreat with Ajahn Wimoak :
“The Development of Knowing and Seeing in Samatha and Vipassana Meditation.”
Knowing and Seeing in meditation is of great importance for a practitioner to wake up himself for the light of wisdom.   Ven. Vimokkha will teach those practitioners to really know the concept of right mindfulness and right concentration according to Mahasatipatthana and the Noble Eight-fold Path for the realization of the Four Noble Truths and the path to the emanacipation of mind. All practitioners will learn a lot of pragmatic approaches from Ven. Vimokkha’s experience of over 40 years for the practical development of knowing and seeing in Samatha and Vipassana Meditation.
Venue: Subang Jaya Buddhist Association
Date : Friday 21/12/12 @8pm to Sunday 23/12/12 @4pm
Registration: Friday 21/12/12 @7.30pm
Fees: RM30 (food for breakfast & lunch for 2 days)
Max: 40 yogis (first-come-first serve basis)
1. Any donation for Ajahn Wimoak’s airfare is appreciated.
2. We also need helpers & volunteers for the retreat (any duration, even half day)
To register:
Please call Sis Lily 03-56315299 or Sis Cindy 03-56315271, email : sjba@streamyx.com
Maha sadhu to Bro Henry Lim for arranging this retreat.
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Below is Phra Ajahn Wimoak’s brief bio data:
Ven. Vimoaka is the abbot of Wat Pipphalivanaram in Rayong, Bangkok.
He obtained his Doctorate (PhD) and MA in Buddhism from Mahachulangkorn University, Thailand.
Phra Ajahn Wimoaka has vast experience in Insight Meditation gained from practising under various meditation masters among them Luang Pu Kasspamurni, Luang Pu Tean, and many others.
Venerable has extensive experience in teaching Insight Meditation and has been engaged
by numerous organisations including Dhammasathan in Chulalongkorn University, Saladhamma Temple in Pathumthani, Ariyasom Temple in Sukhumvit and Booniveres Temple in Dhammasathan, among others.
He has designed and conducted the popular programme Development of Mindfulness and Awareness in the work place for large private corporations across Thailand.
He is currently writing a book entitle “Development of Mindfulness and Awareness for Insight Meditation”.
Ven. Ajahn Wimoak will conduct the meditation retreat with practical techniques for the development of Emptiness (Sunyata).
How to go into (the mind state) of Emptinesss.
How to wake up into (the mind state) of Emptinesss.
How to apply into (the mind state) of Emptinesss in our daily living.
Without Emptiness, one cannot know oneself. With the (the mind state) of Emptiness
the Buddha nature, Purity within us will arise and guide us.

Another Successful Educare

SJBA have another very meaningful event today, with about 500 needy students, of various races, receiving school bags, shoes, stationery, etc from SJBA, thanks to the generous donations from our members and well-wishers. YB Hannah Yeoh also contributed RM10,000 on behalf of the Selangor State Government.
We hope that the students will be motivated to study hard and excel in their studies, and have a bright future.
We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to the organisers led by Bro James Khoo, and all the helpers and each and everyone who make this SJBA 7th Educare Program another great success!