Dhamma Talk “FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS”

Fellow Mitras,

Attendees130127This morning (27-Jan-2012), despite the long weekend holidays and also with the Sunday Dhamma School off, many devotees still turned up at SJBA to attend our Morning Puja Service. The Dhamma Talk this morning was on “FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS” which was on the Buddha’s Teaching on the Process of Perception (“pañca-khandha”, the 5-aggregates) leading to emotional reaction and craving (“tanhā”) that gave rise to stress and suffering (“dukkha”).

BroBillyTanThe Speaker, Bro. Billy Tan, is a Professional Trainer and Business Development Consultant and also 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.

This morning, Bro. Billy co-related modern Neuroscience and Psychology with the Buddha Dhamma and shared the various techniques one can apply to reduce the harmful effects of stress. It was certainly a meaningful session for all those present, understanding better the source and management techniques of stress. We hope that more members and devotees will take advantage of future Talks SJBA arrange for Bro Billy Tan.

Happily we serve.
SJBA Exco
27/1/13

FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS

SJBA-27Jan2013-BTAN-talkFellow Mitras,

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”

New Pedestrian Bridge Over Busy Persiaran Kewajipan

 

Finally, SS14 gets pedestrian bridge
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Khalid (left) walking on the newly-opened pedestrian bridge along
Persiaran Kewajipan SS14 together with temple representatives.

Writer: Brenda Ch’ng
Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2013

SUBANG JAYA: A four-year-long wait for the construction of a pedestrian bridge along Persiaran Kewajipan SS14 is finally over and residents can now cross over the busy road safely.
“People can now cross over safely especially the little children from SS15 low-cost flats,  they can now use the bridge to get to their school on the other side of the road,” said Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh.
She explained that this bridge will help deter residents running across the busy Persiaran Kewajipan, at the Summit interchange.
Yeoh also pointed out that the bridge will fully benefit members of the Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, Sri Varatharajah Perumal Hindu Temple and the Persatuan Sikh Subang during festivals and other occasions.
“There is limited parking space here and it’s always jammed up. So now the members and other people can park their cars across the road and use the bridge,” she said.
Also present was Public Works Department (PWD) Selangor head Abdullah Abdul Rahman and Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim who launched the bridge and said only RM1.3 million was spent for this project through the open tender process.
“This will not be possible without the open tender as in the past some pedestrian bridges cost RM3 million… we can build two already with that money,” he said.
Khalid hopes this value-for-money project will be a model that other future projects can follow and urged PWD to ensure the bridge is well maintained.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (13th 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) Before the Dhamma Talk this morning, let us chant the Mangala Sutta led by SJBA Chantingfarers. Thereafter, we shall invite Sayadaw U Rewata to launch SJBA’s new website.

3) This morning’s (13th January) Dhamma Talk is on “Service to Others” 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 the Buddhist Missionary Youth Section and also the parent body, BMSM for one session. He is a striving meditator and has practised under several prominent meditation teachers locally and in New Zealand. Bro. Siang Chye is currently the Chairman of the Dhamma Committee of SJBA.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
10th January 2013

Humanitarian Aid to flood victims in Sri Lanka

Fellow Mitras,

Due to the recent heavy floods in central, north central and eastern Sri Lanka, at least 42 people have been killed and 265,000 have been affected by the floods. The floods have inundated a number of large towns and rural areas, forcing hospitals to evacuate patients and roads to close after landslides. Hundreds of thousands of acres of agricultural land have also been affected.

In response to the appeal from the Ven Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera, Chief Monk of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sentul, SJBA promptly responded by donating biscuits, sardine, dry beans, mee hoon, maggi mee, milo, milk and school items like shoes, stationeries, etc. worth about RM8,000.00. We wish our contributions can help to bring relief to those suffering flood victims. May they be well & happy!

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May suffering ones be suffering-free
May the fear-struck fearless be
May the grief shed all grief
May all beings find relief
 
 
With metta,
SJBA, Your Friendly & Caring Dhamma Centre

 

 

“Fly our Buddhist Flag” 2013 Campaign

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“Fly our Buddhist Flag” 2013 Campaign

 BE PROUD – FLY OUR BUDDHIST FLAG, WESAK 2013


Buddhists of Malaysia

This Wesak 2013, let us fly the Buddhist Flag from our house on Wesak Eve and Wesak Day.​

Let this beautiful banner flutter from the roofs and windows of houses, condos and shops all across this country.  Drape it across your gate or fence.  Lift it up in your garden.  Join us to make this campaign a success.  Let the Buddhist Flag be seen.

When we gaze at the Buddhist Flag, we see a potent symbol of faith, global unity and world peace. The colours of the flag symbolizes the Buddhist ideals of compassion, purity and wisdom and the blessings that come from the all encompassing truth of Dhamma.

Where to buy your Flags

​Note: Size and quality of flags may vary between retailers

 

Nalanda Centre ( www.nalanda.org.my)

​3357, Jalan 18/31, Taman Sri Serdang, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel    : 8938 1500 / 8938 1501    Fax no.   8938 1502
Ready Stock, retails at RM19 each

 

 

This Project is supported by the following organisations:​​

Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia

Contract Manufacturers

Note: Size and quality of flags may vary between manufacturers

 

1. Nalanda Centre ( www.nalanda.org.my)

​3357, Jalan 18/31, Taman Sri Serdang, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel    : 8938 1500 ( Sis Ruby)

 

2. Cheong Hing Flag Maker Sdn Bhd
No.79, Jalan Jejaka 9, Taman Maluri, 55100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel:92851390   Fax:92854395

Contact: Miss Ning

What you can do

  • Ask your Society to buy in bulk
  • Spread the word to friends and relatives
  • Fly Our Flag
  • Join us on Facebook. click the badge below

Why “Fly Our Buddhist Flag”

  • To honour the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha​
  • As a show of unity and solidarity between  Buddhists of all traditions
  • to increase the visibility of the Buddhist Community in our society

Official Opening of Overhead Pedestrian Bridge in front SJBA

Fellow Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma,

We are pleased to inform that the Menteri Besar of Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, will be officiating the opening of the pedestrian bridge in front of Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA) on 10th January 2013, Thursday, 10am.

SJBA cordially invite you, family and friends to come and witness this happy occasion as well as to show our appreciation for the completion of the bridge that brings relief to some of our traffic and parking problems as well as minimising the risk of life of our devotees crossing Jalan Kewajipan to and fro our Vihara.

If you need further information, please call Bro Chim at 019-3364792.

Your presence would be much appreciated.
With metta,
Chim

Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre