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Announcements (Sunday, 22nd September 2013)

Kathina1) SJBA is hosting a Musical Show on 16th November 2013 at the KL PAC, Sentul, to raise funds for our building extension. This delightful musical is produced by the famous Asia Musical Productions (the award-winning team of “Siddhartha The Musical” and “Princess Wen Cheng”) featuring some of the best talents in Malaysia’s arts and entertainment scene. Tickets are sold at RM120, RM180, RM250 and RM400. Sponsors of RM5,000 will be given a VVIP seat, a plaque and engraving of their names in the new building’s Donors Board. You may get the tickets at SJBA Office (please contact Sis Lily, 03-56315299 or Bro Lim Mong Seng, 012-2131686. For sponsorship, please contact Bro Peter Chew, 012-2259003.

2) SJBA is organising an Intermediate Course on Buddhism from 13 September to 18 October 2013. The course will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. All are welcome. The topic this Friday (27/9/13) is “Is Buddhism Scientific” by Uncle Vijaya. (Note: Topic “Made in Heaven” by Dr Chan Kah Yein on 20/9/13).

3) This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 27th October 2013. Kathina is a traditional Buddhist Ceremony started by the Buddha Himself for lay devotees to offer robes and other requisites to the Sangha at the end of Vassa (rainy season).

The Ceremony will begin on Kathina Eve (26th October 2013) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by Paritta Chanting, Dhamma Talk, Blessings by the Sangha and Sharing of Merits.

On Kathina Day, the Ceremony will commence at 8.15am with the Taking of the Three Refuges and Observance of the Five Precepts administered by the Sangha, Offering of Robes and other Requisites, Sharing of Merits and Lunch Dana. A blood donation campaign will also be held on this auspicious day. Please come and join us to perform these meritorious deeds together.

4) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 6th December 2013 to 15th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita and Sayadaw U Rewata from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre.

Sayadaw U Sobhita has taught meditation in many places including the well-known Mahasi Meditation Centre in Burma. He has been an Assistant to the Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw (Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa) since 1988. He travels to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia frequently to conduct meditation retreats.

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. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India for missionary works and teaching meditation. He has served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon and Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in SJBA to support its Dhamma missionary work.

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 our Office Administrator.

5) Today’s Mandarin Dhamma Talk at 11.30am (225/9/13) will be by Sis Suh Chuen. The topic is “Friends”.

6) This morning (22/9/13) in conjunction with Sayadaw U Rewata’s birthday, we wish to invite Sayadaw to chant the Parittas for blessings and protection, followed by offering of requisites by devotees.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!
Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
19th September 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Announcements (Sunday, 25th August 2013)

image00141) SJBA is celebrating our country’s 56th Merdeka Day on 31st August 2013 (Saturday), The Celebration will start with a Merdeka Breakfast at 7.45am, followed by Flag Raising Ceremony, Blessings by the Venerable Monks, cutting of Merdeka cake and fellowship. Members and devotees are invited to join us for the Celebration. The occasion will be graced by the Speaker of the Selangor State Assembly, YB Hannah Yeoh. To encourage our members’ children to strive for excellence in their academic performance, SJBA will present Academic Excellence Awards to students who excelled in their examinations in 2012. The Awards will be given out on Merdeka Day, 31st August 2013. For more information, please call Sis. Lily at tel. 03-56315299;

On the same day, SJBA is also organizing a Blessings Service for students sitting for UPSR, PMR, SPM, STPM, etc. examinations this year. The Blessings will be conducted by the Venerable Sangha Members.

2) SJBA will be organising an Intermediate Course on Buddhism from 13 September to 18 October 2013. The course will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

3) Today‘s Sutta Class (25/8/13), conducted by Bro Chan Khoon San, will continue with the study of the Milindapanha with some dilemmas from the Questions of Milinda. There will be also a video show the beautiful Tianshan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The Class will be at 3.00-4.30 pm at Room T 9.

4) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 6th December 2013 to 15th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita and Sayadaw U Rewata from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre.

Sayadaw U Sobhita has taught meditation in many places including the well-known Mahasi Meditation Centre in Burma. He has been an Assistant to the Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw (Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa) since 1988. He travels to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia frequently to conduct meditation retreats.

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. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India for missionary works and teaching meditation. He has served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon and Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in SJBA to support its Dhamma missionary work.

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 our Office Administrator.

5) Today Sunday’s Mandarin Dhamma Talk at 11.30am (25/8/13) will be by Sis Tan Yee Yong. The topic is “Buddhist Etiquette”.

6) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Windmill of our Mind” by Sis Dr. Chan Kah Yein. Dr Chan Kah Yein holds a Ph.D in Mathematics Education. She is the founder of AnimalCare, a charity for stray animals. She also gives public talks on ways to lead a more spiritually fulfilling life. To date, she has written eight books and many of her talks have been produced on audio CDs, all, for free distribution. With a love for all things small and simple, her motto is to embrace simplicity and travel light in life.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!
Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
22nd August 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Announcements (Sunday, 21st July 2013)

image00141) SJBA new course on “What Buddhists Believe” will be on every Friday, 8.30pm until 23rd Aug 2013 at our Shrine Hall. This Course covers the Fundamental Concepts of Buddhism. The Course will be conducted by Bro Ananda Fong and Bro Tan Siang Chye. On this coming Friday (26/7/13) Bro Siang Chye will discuss on “The Happiness Recipe” (Note: Topic on 19/7/13 is ” Rebirth ; I have been here before” by Bro Ananda Fong)

2) SJBA is inviting Ven. Sayadaw U Rewata on 22nd July 2013 (Monday), 7.30pm to enter Vassa (on 23rd July) in SJBA. The program will include taking the 3 Refuges and observe the 5 Precepts, formal invitation to the Sangha Members to stay in SJBA for the 3-month Vassa (so that we can organise the Kathina), determination by the Sangha, offering of robes and requisites to the Sangha followed by sharing of merits. Members and devotees are invited to witness this Vassa Entry Ceremony (which also commemorate the First Sermon (Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta by the Buddha) and also to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 27th July 2013, Saturday, 7.30pm, to commemorate the day the Buddha taught the Anattalakkhana Sutta to His first 5 disciples of the Buddha attained Arahantship after listening to this sermon.

3) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (14th July) with a Dhamma Talk on “Metta” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

4) This morning’s Dhamma Talk will be given by Ven. Sayadaw U Rewata. 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 July 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Announcements (Sunday, 14th July 2013)

Course1) SJBA new course on “What Buddhists Believe” will be on every Friday, 8.30pm until 23rd Aug 2013 at our Shrine Hall. This Course covers the Fundamental Concepts of Buddhism. The Course will be conducted by Bro Ananda Fong and Bro Tan Siang Chye. On this coming Friday (19/7/13) Bro Ananda will discuss on “Rebirth : I have been here before” (Note: Topic on 12/7/13 is “Saint & Sinner – What makes One….” by Bro Ananda Fong)

2) SJBA Sunday Dhamma School is organising a Food & Fun Fair on 14/7/13 today to help raise funds for SJBA Temple Building Extension. Coupons can be purchased at SJBA office. Your support and dana is very much appreciated.

3) SJBA is inviting Ven. Sayadaw U Rewata on 22nd July 2013 (Monday), Full Moon Day, 7.30pm to enter Vassa in SJBA. The program will include taking the 3 Refuges and observe the 5 Precepts, formal invitation to the Sangha Members to stay in SJBA for the 3-month Vassa (so that we can organise the Kathina), determination by the Sangha, offering of robes and requisites to the Sangha followed by sharing of merits. Members and devotees are invited to witness this Vassa Entry Ceremony (which also commemorate the First Sermon (Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta by the Buddha) and also to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 27th July 2013, Saturday, 7.30pm, to commemorate the day the Buddha taught the Anattalakkhana Sutta to His first 5 disciples of the Buddha attained Arahantship after listening to this sermon.

4) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (14th July) with a Dhamma Talk on “Buddhist Etiquette” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

5) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “FROM PERCEPTION TO DECEPTION” which relates how easily we are fooled by our perception of sensory objects (“illusion”) and by our own memory, imagination and expectation (“delusion”), and how we sometimes readily fool ourselves and believe in our own self-deception. Our Speaker, Brother 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

11th July 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

What Buddhists Believe

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What Buddhists Believe

A study of the fundamental concepts of Buddhism

 

Based on the book “What Buddhists Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda.

Course Facilitators are Bro. Ananda Fong and Bro. Tan Siang Chye.

 

Classes starts at 8:30 pm every Friday from 17 June until 23 August 2013

Date Session Titles Topics/Pages
14 June Getting to know the Buddha Life of the Buddha (pages 2-31)
21 June Is Buddhism Obsolete in the
21st Century?
Dependent Origination (p.141),
Buddhism and Science (p.344),
Origin of the world (p.380)
28 June Nature of the World Four Noble Truths (p.97),
Anicca (p.110),
Anatta (p.155)
5 July The Re-Discovered Path The Noble Eightfold Path (p.102)
12 July Saint & Sinner – What Makes One..? Kamma (p.113),
No sinners (p.238)
19 July I Have Been Here Before! Rebirth (p.129)
26 July The Happiness Recipe Pessimism? (p.165),
Precepts (p.208)
2 Aug More Happiness Secrets Ten meritorious actions/ten evil actions (p. 192)
16 Aug The Three Refuges and
Buddhist Texts
The Tipitaka (p.82),
Vinaya & Sangha (p.192),
Refuges (p.232)
23 Aug Misconceptions about Buddhism
(Apologetics)
Is Buddha a God? (p. 16),
First Cause (p. 150),
God Idea (p. 331),
A Buddhist Funeral (p.229),
Idol Worship (p. 331)
Vegetarianism (p. 281),
Abortion & Suicide (p. 308),,
Way to Paradise/End of the World (p.340),
Mercy Killing (p.372)

 

The course uses as reference the book “What Buddhist Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda (expanded 4th edition, 2002). It is also a wonderful book to own and read

To enroll please contact Sis. Cindy Sim at the SJBA office at 03- 56315271

May you be well an happy always

with Metta

on Behalf of SJBA Dhamma Subcommittee.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th Wednesday)

image0014NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBUDDHASA

ANNOUNCEMENTS (6th Wednesday)

1) The Traditional Chinese Medicine Service in SJBA will be off 2 Saturdays, 9th February and 16th February 2013 and will resume on 23rd February. It is 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.

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.

4) The Morning Puja Service will be off this Sunday (10th February 2013) and will resume on the following Sunday, 17th February, 2013. There will be a “Novitiate & Retreat Program” conducted by the Sangha led by Sayadaw U Rewata from this Saturday 9th February to 17th February 2013, for 50 monks and 5 nuns, mainly from the Myanmar community.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
6th February 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”