ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th December, Thursday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th December, Thursday)

1) This year’s Educare Program in SJBA will be held at SJBA Shrine Hall this Sunday, 9th December 2012, 9.00 am, to provide needy students with school items to start the new school term. It is expected that about 500 to 600 needy students will receive the school items. Each student will receive a full set of school items which consists of school bags, shoes, books, stationary, etc. which costs about RM108.00. The amount may not be a lot but it is a simple yet significant gesture of ours to show our care and concern to poor students. We hope that through this simple but sincere gesture, the students are motivated to study better and achieve academic success and eventually success in life. Please note that there will be no Morning Puja Service this Sunday.

2) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat at SJBA will be held from 6th to 15th December 2012. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by Sayadaw U Rewata and Ven Nyanaramsi. There will nightly Dhamma Talk, 8.30pm to 9.30pm, until 14th December 2012.

3) SJBA is organizing a New Year Eve Blessing Night on December 31, 2012 (Saturday) to usher in 2013. It is a good time for all of us to get together to reinforce our fellowship, and at the same time to reflect on our deeds, and make aspirations to continue to improve ourselves in the upcoming year. The program shall begin at 8.30pm by Buddha Puja, Chanting & Blessings by the Members of the Sangha, sing-a-long Buddhist Hymns, Reflection on 2012 and making Aspirations for 2013, followed by refreshment, performances and countdown to usher the new year. (Lighting of Blessing Oil Lamp will commence at 9.00am at the Vihara).

Please bring your family and friends to join us to usher in a better year.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

 

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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2nd December, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2nd December, Sunday)

1) This year’s Educare Program in SJBA will be held on Sunday, 9th December 2012, to provide needy students with school items to start the new school term. It is expected that about 500 to 600 needy students will receive the school items. Each student will receive a full set of school items which consists of school bags, shoes, books, stationary, etc. which costs about RM108.00. The amount may not be a lot but it is a simple yet significant gesture of ours to show our care and concern to poor students. We hope that through this simple but sincere gesture, the students are motivated to study better and achieve academic success and eventually success in life. This noble task has been achieved for the last 6 years due to the continuous support of generous Organizations, Donors, Devotees and Well Wishers. If you wish to donate for one or more students’ school items, you may do so at SJBA Office or call 03-56348181.

2) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat at SJBA will be held from 6th to 15th December 2012. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by Sayadaw U Rewata and Ven Nyanaramsi. Sayadaw U Sobhita was born in 1951 in Pha-an, Karen State, Myanmar. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He has taught meditation in many places including the Mahasi Meditation Centre. He has been an Assistant to Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa since 1988.

If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181.

3) SJBA is organizing a New Year Eve Blessing Night on December 31, 2012 (Saturday) to usher in 2013. It is a good time for all of us to get together to reinforce our fellowship, and at the same time to reflect on our deeds, and make aspirations to continue to improve ourselves in the upcoming year. The program shall begin at 8.30pm by Buddha Puja, Chanting & Blessings by the Members of the Sangha, sing-a-long Buddhist Hymns, Reflection on 2012 and making Aspirations for 2013, followed by refreshment, performances and countdown to usher the new year. (Lighting of Blessing Oil Lamp will commence at 9.00am at the Vihara).

Please bring your family and friends to join us to usher in a better year.

4) This morning, Ven. Sayadaw U Rewata will lead us in chanting, meditation and a short Dhamma Talk.

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 Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA from 2008 to now. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association to support its Dhamma missionary work.

 

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Jeff Oliver Malaysia Dhamma Tour – November 2012

Download this PDF file for Bro. Jeff Oliver’s full itinerary:
DAILY LIFE RETREAT with JEFF OLIVER

Date:        22 Nov 2012
Venue:    Shrine Hall in SJBA
The time below are a guide only.
Morning Session              : 7:00am-9:30am for 22 Nov
                                              : 6:30am-9:30am for 23 & 24 Nov
Breakfast session (1)      : 9:30am – 11:30am
Self Practice session      : 9:30am – 5:00pm
Dinner (2)                            : 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Evening Session              : 7:00pm – 10:30pm 
Evening Dhamma Talk    : 8:30pm – 10:30pm

(1) You are welcome to bring your breakfast to share in the pot luck, vegetarian food & fruits are preferred. 
(2) Dinner & Lunch can be arranged through the coordinators.

Remember.. your participation is crucial.. but the timing is flexible.. you can come and go as you’re required.


Don’t  miss this chance ! 

To Register call Sis Lily (03-56315299) or Sis Cindy (03-56315271

 Download this PDF file for Bro. Jeff Oliver’s full itinerary:

Jeff Oliver Malaysia Dhamma Tour Nov 2012

Bojjhanga & Metta Chanting 5 Dec 2012

Namo Buddhaya.

 Every first Wednesday of the month, you are invited to join the SJBA Chantingfarers to chant the Bojjhanga Sutta & Metta Sutta for the well being of yourself or your loved ones.

However, as the names requested for radiating of Metta/Loving kindness are getting longer, we cordially request only those who are seriously ill, hospitalised or bed-ridden, before or post-surgery patients and those who cannot attend this Bojjhanga & Metta Chanting Session; be given their names to the Venerable Member of the Sangha for blessings.

Your cooperation is very much appreciated. Thank you.

 SJBA Chantingfarers

ANNOUNCEMENTS (25th November, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (25th November, Sunday)

1) This year’s Educare Program in SJBA will be held on 9th December 2012, to provide needy students with school items to start the new school term. It is expected that about 500 to 600 needy students will receive the school items. Each student will receive a full set of school items which consists of school bags, shoes, books, stationary, etc. which costs about RM108.00. The amount may not be a lot but it is a simple yet significant gesture of ours to show our care and concern to poor students. We hope that through this simple but sincere gesture, the students are motivated to study better and achieve academic success and eventually success in life. This noble task has been achieved for the last 6 years due to the continuous support of generous Organizations, Donors, Devotees and Well Wishers. If you wish to donate for one or more students’ school items, you may do so at SJBA Office or call 03-56348181.

2) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat at SJBA will be held from 6th to 15th December 2012. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by Sayadaw U Rewata and Ven Nyanaramsi. Sayadaw U Sobhita was born in 1951 in Pha-an, Karen State, Myanmar. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He has taught meditation in many places including the Mahasi Meditation Centre. He has been an Assistant to Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa since 1988.

If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181.

3) This morning’s (25/11/12, 10am) Dhamma Talk “Forgiveness For families in Everyday Life – Communicating With Forgiveness” by Bro Jeff Oliver. Jeff Oliver is a dynamic and creative meditation teacher from Australia. He has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for 20 years, eight of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Burmese Tradition. Jeff has shared practical life skills and ‘mind management’ in Malaysia for the last 15 years and in many areas of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe including Turkey.

Jeff’s ‘Plain English’ teachings are based on both ancient and modern ways of mind training such as appreciation, forgiveness, metta – unconditional love, concentration, awareness and wisdom. His style is open, approachable, friendly and gentle yet very effective for the modern seeker of truth.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre