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Announcements (Thursday, 18 February 2016)

image00141) SJBA cordially invite all members and devotees and relatives and friends to join us at our “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” Potluck dinner on this Saturday, 20 February 2016 to celebrate the Chinese New Year together and promote fellowship as we enjoy the various program planned for the night together with some guests from the Old Folks Homes. You many bring along some food to share with others and give angpows to the old folks.

Highlights: Lion Dance, Fireworks Display & Sing Along Session

Program:

6.00 pm. Arrival of our guests from Ci-Hang
6.15 pm. Dinner for our guests from Ci-Hang
7.00 pm. Puja at Shrine Hall followed by CNY Blessings by Bhante
7.30 pm. Dinner for Members & Devotees
8.00 pm. SJBA President’s CNY Message
8.10 pm. Lion Dance
9.00 pm. Performances & Sing Along Session

2) To-date SJBA have received donations of about RM 3.35 million for its Building Extension. The cost of construction of the extension block is RM5 million (not including GST and interior design works). We look forward for more help to raise the balance in order for us to successfully complete the construction of the new building.

We plan to have a grand fund raising dinner to raise as much as possible to make up the shortfall. The dinner is scheduled on 7 May 2016 at Restaurant Extra Supertanker @ the Club, Bandar Utama. The renowned Caring and Sharing Choir will be our guest performers at the dinner. Dato’ Leonard Tan will most likely give a 20 minutes cameo performance too.
The dinner tables will be priced at RM20,000, RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM3,000. We have also decided to acknowledge the donors if they donated RM1.28 million for the Dana Hall or Multipurpose Meditation Hall, and/or RM100,000 for the Dhamma or Senior Citizen Rooms, by having the Donors’ names displayed at the respective halls or rooms. We plan for all these as a final push, if possible, to raise enough funds to build our building extension rather than to ask from our members, devotees, donors, supporters and benefactors again and again. We have only about 80 tables. Please book your table or tickets early so as not to miss the opportunity to partake and witness another historical event and success of SJBA. Your support in building this temple extension is an excellent dana of inmeasurable merits which, upon fruition, will bring you abundance of good blessings.

3) SJBA is organizing another Introduction to Buddhism course from 26 February to 15 April 2016. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56315299 for further information.

4) SJBA will be organising a Meditation Retreat, conducted by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi as follows:

Date : 12th to 15th May 2016 (Thursday to Sunday)

Venue : Chin Swee Temple (Genting)

Meals : Vegetarian (Breakfast Rm6 and Lunch Rm12 per pax)

Lodging : Twin sharing Room (Rm108/Night, with attached bathroom and water heater)

Meditation Hall Usage Fee : Rm636 per day

Transportation : Bus

Yogis are required to take 9 precepts during the retreat. Yogis who are not able to take 9 precepts, kindly inform the organisers in advance and make your own arrangement for light dinner.

We are seeking a contribution of Rm292 per yogi to defray the running cost for meals, lodgings, transportation and fee for the usage of the meditation hall.

Registration is open from the 1st of February on the first come first serve basis. Confirmation of place is upon submission of Registration Form with Payment to Sis. Lily. Registration closed on the 15th of April.

5) This Sunday Dhamma Talk (10.00am, 21/2/16) will be given by SJBA Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi

Announcements (Thursday, 26 February 2015)

image0011) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 6 March to 24 April 2015. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

2) SJBA cordially invite all members and devotees, relatives and friends to join our “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” Potluck dinner on this Saturday, 28 February 2015 to celebrate the Chinese New Year, promote fellowship as we enjoy the various program planned for the night together and bring some cheer to about 45 elderly folks from the Old Folks Home. You may give angpows to the elderly folks who are from Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang Chempaka.

Please come with your family, friends and neighbors to join us in our celebration. Dinner is provided, however you may bring some desserts to share. The highlights for the night are Lion Dance, Fireworks Display & Sing Along Session.

The program is as follows:

6.00 pm: Arrival of our guests from Ci-Hang

6.15 pm: Dinner for our guests from Ci-Hang

7.00 pm: Puja at Shrine Hall followed by CNY Blessings by Venerable Monk

7.30 pm: Dinner for Members & Devotees

8.00 pm: SJBA President’s CNY Message

8.10 pm: Lion Dance followed by Fireworks Display

9.00 pm: Performances & Sing Along Session

3) SJBA will officially start construction works of the new extension block on 8 March 2015, 9.30am with a ground breaking ceremony. In appreciation of your generous support, we cordially invite you to witness, partake and rejoice in this joyous occasion.

The program is as follows:

9.30am: Arrival of Guests

9.45am: Welcoming Speech by SJBA President
Speeches by Special Guests

10.15am: Blessing chanting by the Maha Sangha

10.30am: Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking Ceremony

11.15am: Lunch Dana for Sangha

11.30am: Light Refreshment for All

4) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in English (1 March, 10.00am) is on “Investigate First or Just Believe – Sutta Selection” by Bro Ananda Fong. Bro. Ananda Fong is the former Deputy Principal of the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School (BISDS) at the Buddhist Maha Vihara (BMV), Brickfields, KL. He is also the ex-Principal of Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS) Sunday Dhamma School, PJ. and President of BUBS. During his service in BISDS and BUBS, he was the co-organizer and co-facilitator of Dhamma School Teachers Training Programs.

Bro Ananda has served as a facilitator/tutor in Dhamma Speakers Training programs, Diploma in Buddhism programs (Buddhist And Pali University (BAPU), Sri Lanka), and Nalanda Institute’s Certificate in Buddhist Studies program. He is currently the Honorary Secretary General of the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia. He gives Dhamma Sharings regularly at Buddhist organisations in the Klang Valley.

Announcements (Thursday, 12 February 2015)

image00141) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 6 March to 24 April 2015. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

2) SJBA cordially invite all members and devotees, relatives and friends to join our “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” Potluck dinner on 28 February 2015 to celebrate the Chinese New Year and promote fellowship as we enjoy the various program planned for the night together. You may bring along some food to share with others and give angpows to the old folks from the Old Folks Home.

3) SJBA will officially start construction works of the new extension block on 8 March 2015, 9.30am with a ground breaking ceremony. In appreciation of your generous support, we cordially invite you to witness, partake and rejoice in this joyous occasion. The program is as follows:

9.30am: Arrival of Guests

9.45am: Welcoming Speech by SJBA President
Speeches by Special Guests

10.15am: Blessing chanting by the Maha Sangha

10.30am: Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking
Ceremony

11.15am: Lunch Dana for Sangha

11.30am: Light Refreshment for All

4) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in English (15 Feb, 10.00am) is on “Celebrating Chinese New Year the Dhamma Way” by Bro Teoh Kian Koon. Bro. Teoh Kian Koon graduated from University of Malaya in Civil Engineering in 1979. He had been a spiritual practitioner cum ‘Meditator’ since 1971. Since his retirement in 2001 from his engineering career, he has been sharing his understanding and experiences with all who are keen in the search for true happiness, peace and liberation from birth and death and all mental suffering to become a more virtuous, noble and wiser human being. He gives talks and hold meditation and Dhamma classes at various meditation centres.

5) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (15 Feb, 11.30am) is on “Together We Make the Difference” by Chew Yee Yean. Sis Chew Yee Yean graduated from UKM. She is now working as a Senior Biochemist at UMMC.
这个星期日的讲题是“风雨同路”, 讲师是周怡燕居士. 怡燕居士 毕业于马来西亚国民大学,她现今 在 马大医药中心担任高级生物化学师。在这十年以来,她志愿地帮忙与宣扬佛法等义务,希望能增进大家对佛法的认识与了解.

Announcements (Friday, 6 February 2015)

image00141) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 6 March to 24 April 2015. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

2) SJBA cordially invite all members and devotees, relatives and friends to join our “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” Potluck dinner on 28 February 2015 to celebrate the Chinese New Year and promote fellowship as we enjoy the various program planned for the night together. You may bring along some food to share with others and give angpows to the old folks from the Old Folks Home.

3) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in English (8 Feb, 10.00am) is on “The Science of Nibbana” 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.

4) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (8 Feb, 11.30am) is on “Living Harmoniously” by Sis Wong Suh Chuen. Sis. Suh Chuen graduated with Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from TAR College and Masters in Technology (Environment Management) from University Malaya. She is an Environmental Consultant. She was the Dhammaduta Head of TAR College Buddhist Society and former Honorary Secretary of Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society (KMBS). Curretly, Sis. Suh Chuen teaches Sunday Dhamma class for adults at KMBS.
这个星期日的讲题是” 和谐的人生”, 讲师是黄淑娟居士 黄淑娟居士毕业于拉曼学院, 持有 应用科学 学士学位及马来亚大学的科技(环境管理)硕士学位。她现今是一位环境顾问,注册于马来西亚环境部门。淑娟居士,出生于砂朥越州,在中学求学时,已开始学佛。她曾经是拉曼学院佛学会弘组主任和 Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society 的前任名誉秘书。目前,她志愿地为Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society 的成年人周日佛学班,分享佛法。