“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

ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th January, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th 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) Ven. Sayadaw U Rewata will lead us this morning (6th January) in chanting and meditation to cultivate our mind and spiritual well-being. 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 had served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon in 2004 to 2006, and 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
3rd January 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS (30th December, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (30th December, Sunday)

1) SJBA is organizing a New Year Eve Blessing Night cum Charity Countdown (in assistance of the Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Kurang Upaya) on December 31, 2012 (Monday) to usher in 2013. It is a good time for all of us to get together to reinforce our fellowship, show our care for the less fortunate, 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 with Buddha Puja, Chanting & Blessings by the Sangha, sing-a-long Buddhist Hymns, Reflection on 2012 and making Aspirations for 2013, followed by refreshment (satay, mee siam, bubur cha cha, etc), karaoke fund-raising and countdown, accompanied by some fireworks, to usher in 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. Karaoke enthusiasts are requested to bring their favorite discs.

2) This morning’s (30th Dec) Dhamma Talk is on “Being Wealthy and Well” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Sis Yee Yong has been very active in the Buddhist Youth activities since the 80s. She was a former Chairperson of SJBA Youth Section and has served in SJBA Dhamma Committee since the 90s. She is also a hospice volunteer. She graduated with BSc and MBA, and also has a Diploma (BAPU) and MA in Buddhist Studies (IBC).

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco

27th December 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS (23rd December, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (23rd December, Sunday)

1) SJBA is organizing a New Year Eve Blessing Night cum Charity Countdown (in assistance of the Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Kurang Upaya) on December 31, 2012 (Monday) to usher in 2013. It is a good time for all of us to get together to reinforce our fellowship, show our care for the less fortunate, 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, accompanied by some fireworks, to usher in 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.

2) This morning’s (23rd Dec) Dhamma Talk is on “Mental Health” 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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS (16th December, Sunday)

NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (16th December, Sunday)

1) 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).

2) On this morning, Bhante Nyanaramsi will lead us in chanting and meditation to cultivate our mind and spiritual well-being. Morning Puja Service will start at 9.30am.

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

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

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.

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!

Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre