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Announcements (Sunday, 20 April 2014)

1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 13th May 2014. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 12th 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 and Free Health Check. 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 planning a 3-day 2-night Retreat conducted by Ven. Nyanaramsi in Cameron Highlands (Sam Poh Temple, Binchang) from 16 May to 18 May, 2014. The expected cost for the bus transport and food is RM150 per person. The temple allow us to stay for free but we suggest to make individual donations. Please register with Sis Lily at tel. 03-56348181 on a first come first serve basis, up to 40 participants only. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant in Malaysia before he was ordained in 1995 at the Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar with Venerable Chanmyay Yeiktha Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa as his preceptor. He had also studied the Dhamma and meditation under Sayadaw U Indaka and other Sayadaws in Myanmar. Ven Nyanaramsi spent 9 vassas in Myanmar before he accepted an invitation from SJBA to come back to Malaysia in 2003 to teach the Dhamma and meditation to Malaysian Buddhists. Ven Nyanaramsi is now the Abbot of Subang Jaya Vihara He travels frequently to Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia to conduct meditation retreats.

3) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by Ven. Nyanaramsi from 22 May to 8 Jun 2014, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day, 22 May, is for orientation, followed by 6 lessons) and then followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 6 Jun to 8 Jun 2014. If you wish to register for the Course or join the Rereat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

4) This morning’s (20 April 2014, 11.20am) Mandarin Dhamma Talk is on “Meeting the Dhamma” by Ven. Dhammapala. Ven. Dhammapala graduated in Pali and Buddhist Studies from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and received his Doctorate from the University of Hong Kong. He has been lecturing in the University of Hong Kong and has presented a number of papers. He is currently the Spritual Director of Buddhistdoor. Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong University Centre of Buddhist Studies Alumini Association and Director of a few Buddhist-based organisations.

5) This morning’s (20 April 2014, 10am) Dhamma Talk in English is on “Finding Happiness in an Unhappy World” by Ven Kumara. Ven Kumāra Bhikkhu was ordained in 1999 at the age of 27 by Sayadaw U Revata at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA). Presently, he resides in Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary where he studies under the guidance of Ven Aggacitta Bhikkhu and acts as his personal assistant. The venerable graduated with a degree in education from the University of Malaya, which was where he became enthusiastic with the Buddha’s teachings. He was active in the Buddhist society there. During his working life, he also became active in Buddhist Maha Vihara’s Sunday Dhamma School, SJBA and Buddhist Wisdom Centre. Since then, he has often been invited to share the Dhamma in English and Chinese to adults, teenagers and young children. Being a truth-seeker, Ven Kumāra enjoys exploring a wide field of knowledge, including those beyond orthodoxy. Besides learning and practicing the DhammaVinaya, he enjoys spontaneous qigong and helping others to release their sufferings and therefore gain happiness May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco

17th April 2014

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

SJBA Camerons Retreat With Ajahn Achalo : July 1 to July 9

SJBA invites you to attend Ajahn Achalo Retreat in Cameron Highlands from July1 …to July9.
Bus transport to & from SJBA arranged.
Retreat is on with almost 30 confirmed Yogis including 1 from Australia, 1 from Singapore, 2 from Thailand, 1 from Penang.
Only 15 places left of the bus from SJBA to & from Camerons.
Hurry, 1st come 1st serve, call SweeAun 012-2089426 to confirm a place.
Please register by calling 03-56315299 or email sang47500@yahoo.com.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS (19th May, 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 by Ven. Nyanaramsi, 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. We shall also officially launch our Building Extension Fund this Wesak to build our extension on the 5,000 sq. ft. of land next door, that was recently approved for SJBA. 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) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (19th May). 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 Nyanaramsi.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
16th May 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS (28th 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 to 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. Please give the gift of the Dhamma to your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends by inviting them to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

4) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Understanding Life – its meaning and purpose”. The Talk will be given by Bro Teoh 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
25th 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

Ajahn Wimoak Retreat @SJBA (22/3/13 ~24/3/13)

SJBA invites you :
Retreat with Ajahn Wimoak :
“Developing the Power of 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 22/3/13 @8pm to Sunday 24/3/13 @3pm
Registration: Friday 22/3/13 @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 (20th January, Sunday)

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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”

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

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”

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