ANNOUNCEMENTS (21th April, Sunday)

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1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 24th May 2013. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 23rd May with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha. From 11.00am to 2.00pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Free Health Check and Buddhist films shows and Buddhist calligraphy. We need around 200 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) 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.

3) SJBA’s Puja Session in Mandarin is from 11.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday, at SJBA Shrine Hall.

4) This morning, Ven. Sayadaw U Rewata will lead us in chanting and meditation, followed by a 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 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
18th April 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

SJBA Fellowship Retreat Up North

Program:

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Vihara Buddha Gotama
10th May 20137.30am Departure from SJBA by bus
10.30am Arrival at Vihara Buddha Gotama, Temoh, Perak
Lunch Dana for Sangha
Dhamma Talk by Ven Dhammavuddho, Abbot of the Vihara
Meditation Practice
3.30pm Visit Lata Kinjang Waterfall
4.30pm Departure to Kampar
5.30pm Check in Grand Kampar Hotel
7.00pm Dinner at Hotel
8.30pm Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi/Meditation
Practice
10.30pm Goodnight

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Hotel Grand Kampar
11th May 2013
6.30am Breakfast Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi
7.30am Breakfast at hotel (or hawker food)
8.30am Visit Gua Tempurung
11.00am Lunch Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi/Lunch for participants
1.00pm Visit the Tin Museum
2pm – 4pm Free & Easy/Explore Kampar
7.00pm Dinner
8.30pm Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi/Meditation Practice
10.30pm Goodnight

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Gua Tempurung
12th May 2013
6.30am Breakfast Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi
7.30am Breakfast at hotel (or hawker food)
8.30am To Sungkai
11.00am Lunch Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi/Lunch for participants
2.00pm Visit Hot Spring
4.00pm Departure to Subang Jaya
5.30pm Arrive at SJBA

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Sungkai Hot Spring
Members who wish to participate in this Fellowship Retreat Up North, please register with Sis Lily or Cindy (Tel. 03-56348181), first-come-first-serve basis. Each participant will be charged about RM400 (including accommodation, bus transport (2500 ringgit equally share), 2 dinners & 2 breakfast at the hotel and one lunch at Vihara Buddha Gotama, amount charged to be confirmed).
(Subject to not clashing with the election dates).SJBA Exco
6th April 2013

New Moon Day 10-April-2013

Tomorrow, 10/4/13 is NEW Moon Day.
In conjunction with the NEW Moon Day, SJBA invites you to:
1. Vegetarian Lunch from 11.30am (first-come-first-serve basis).
(The New Moon & Full Moon vegetarian lunch is sponsored by Bro Alex of Salmon Steak Restoran at 55A Jalan SS15/4, near Taylor’s College)
 
2. NEW Moon Chanting @ 12.30pm.
3. NEW Moon Chanting @7.30pm to 8.30pm

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS (5th April 2013, Friday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (5th April 2013, Friday)

1) In conjunction with Qing Ming, SJBA is organising a Pattidana on this Sunday, 7th April 2013, 8am to 11am, to dedicate merits to the departed ones. Pattidana is for the benefit of those departed relatives and friends who may have been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence. When they are aware that their relatives or friends have performed some meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can be relieved of their suffering. When they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth will be transformed to a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform these acts of merits for the departed ones. The Pattidana will start with the offering of flowers and lights at 8am, Metta Recitation, Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Bhante Nyanaramsi, Dedication of Merits to Departed Ones.

2) The Introduction to Buddhism course that is ongoing for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm will end on 19 April 2013. Today (5 April 2013) the topic is “Noble Eightfold Path” by by Uncle Vijaya. On next Friday (12th April, 2013) the topic is “Living a Life of Peace and Serenity” by Sis Chan Kah Yein. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

3) 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.

4) SJBA’s Puja Session in Mandarin this Sunday will be off and will resume next Sunday from 11.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday, at SJBA Shrine Hall. All are welcome.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
5th April 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

ANNOUNCEMENTS (31st March, Sunday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (31st March, Sunday)

1) As another community service for our members and devotees with SJBA arranging 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. The fees are chargeable at RM30.00 which include the diagnosis, acupuncture or other treatment, and medicine. Those who cannot afford the fees can apply for Humanitarian Aid at SJBA Office.

2) The Introduction to Buddhism course that is ongoing for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm will end on 19 April 2013. On this coming Friday (5 April 2013) the topic is “Noble Eightfold Path” by by Uncle Vijaya. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

3) In conjunction with Qing Ming, SJBA is organising a Pattidana on next Sunday, 7th April 2013, 8am to 11am, to dedicate merits to the departed ones. Pattidana is for the benefit of those departed relatives and friends who may have been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence. When they are aware that their relatives or friends have performed some meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can be relieved of their suffering. When they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth will be transformed to a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform these acts of merits for the departed ones. The Pattidana will start with the offering of flowers and lights at 8am, Metta Recitation, Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Bhante Nyanaramsi, Dedication of Merits to Departed Ones.

4) 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.

5) SJBA’s Puja Session in Mandarin is from 11.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday, at SJBA Shrine Hall. Today’s (31 March) Dhamma Talk will be given by SJBA’s Abbot, Ven Nyanaramsi. 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.

6) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Dasa Dhamma Raja” in which the Buddha taught about The Principles of Good Governance. Our Speaker this morning is Bro. Tan Huat Chye. Bro. Huat Chye is a much sought after Dhamma Speaker. He has a Master Degree in Socio Psychology. He was member of the Way Farers and is known for writing and composing a number Buddhist hymns. He is a Founder Member and current Advisor of the Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society. He has also presented a number of papers at Buddhist conferences, etc. Bro. Huat Chye is the Principal Consultant of THC Consultancy Sdn Bhd.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
28th March 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Visit to Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang Chempaka (Old Folks Home)

Fellow Mitras,

 

Visit to Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang Chempaka (Old Folks Home)

 

Date : 30 March 2013

 

Time : Leaving SJBA 2.30pm, reaching Ci Hang at 3pm.

 

SJBA is organizing a visit to Ci Hang Cempaka Old Folks Home (31 residents, 16 ladies, 15 men) to bring joy, happiness and peace to the old folks there. Our Abbot, Ven Nyanaramsi will conduct a blessings for the Old Folks.

 

We shall also be bringing some basic necessities. Please see below for the details.

SJBA is arranging a bus for this visit. You may call Sis Lily or Sis Cindy (03-56348181) to book a seat, first come first serve basis.

 

If you wish to contribute the requested basic necessities or in cash (for us to buy the necessities), please contact Sis Lily or Sis Cindy.

 

Happily we serve,

 

SJBA Exco,

24/3/2013

 

Basic Necessities requested by the  Home:

 

A. Edible Items

 

1. Eggs

2. Chicken Sausages

3. Cheese (in slices)

4. Butter

5. Horlicks

6. Milo & Milo 3-in-1

7. Biscuits

8. Instant noodles (eg. Maggi / Sedap, any tastes)

9. 3-in-1 Coffee Mix

10. Cooking oil

11. Soya sauce

12. Sesame oil

13. Chilli sauce

14. Oyster falvoured oil

15. Condensed milk

16. Luncheon meat

 

B. Non-edible items

 

1. Single bed sheet

2. Hand washing liquid

3. Washing machine powder

4. Adult diapers

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS (24th March, Sunday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (24th March, Sunday)

1) As another community service for our members and devotees with SJBA arranging 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. The fees are chargeable at RM30.00 which include the diagnosis, acupuncture or other treatment, and medicine. Those who cannot afford the fees can apply for Humanitarian Aid at SJBA Office.

2) 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.

3) In conjunction with Qing Ming, SJBA is organising a Pattidana on 7th April 2013, 8am to 11am, to dedicate merits to the departed ones. Pattidana is for the benefit of those departed relatives and friends who may have been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence. When they are aware that their relatives or friends have performed some meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can be relieved of their suffering. When they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth will be transformed to a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform these acts of merits for the departed ones. The Pattidana will start with the offering of flowers and lights at 8am, Metta Recitation, Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Bhante Nyanaramsi, Dedication of Merits to Departed Ones.

4) 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.

5) SJBA’s Puja Session in Mandarin is from 11.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday, at SJBA Shrine Hall. Today’s (24 March) Dhamma Talk will be given by Sis Tan Yee Yong who was the former SJBA Youth Section Chairperson and Dhamma Department Head. She currently serves in SJBA Dhamma Subcommittee. Sis Yee Yong graduated with a Bachelor of Science, MBA, Diploma in Buddhism and a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (IBC).

6) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Life is suffering – a misconcept or a truth”. The Talk will be given by Bro Tan Kian Koon. Bro. Kian Koon graduated from the University of Malaya in Civil Engineering in 1979. Since his retirement in 2001 from his engineering career, he has been sharing his understanding and experience with all who are keen to search for true happiness, peace and liberation from birth and death, and all mental suffering to become more virtuous, noble and wiser human beings. He gives Dhamma Talks and holds meditation and Dhamma classes at various meditation centres.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
21st March 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

The Launching of Mandarin Dhamma Puja and Talk

Reported by Sis. Helen Khoo 1:22am Mar 16
10th March 2013 the launching of Mandarin Dhamma Puja & Talk at the Vihara Main Hall. Speaker is sis. Yee Yong who delivered pertinent pointers on the topic of ‘The Meaning of Life’! She illustrated through ‘storytelling of a couple’s life from young to old age and death; through a ticking pendulum swing clock – 3 minutes in cartoon form. She also gave practical insight through questions posed to the audience present eg; How long do U want to live your life? 60, 70, 80? How do U want to ‘live your life’? What is the % chance of us being born a ‘human being’ in our next life?
Why are there so many suicide cases of young people currently, what happened to ‘them’…is it because of problems & challenges they cannot accept…or is it they do not understand the real meaning of life itself? If our role is being a mother, a son or a daughter…we should dutifully fulfilled our role diligently as given in this present life. As a Buddhist or through Dhamma cultivation how do U want to live your life???

See photos in the Photo Albums; click here.

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