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Announcements (Thursday, 14 July 2016)

1) The Sunday Puja Services (both English and Mandarin) this Sunday, 17 July 2016 will be off due to the 1-day Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop on “HOW TO DIMINISH THE EFFECTS OF BAD PAST KAMMA”, facilitated by Ven. Aggacitta, at our Shrine Hall.

image0014The Sunday Puja Service (both English and Mandarin) will resume on 24 July 2016.

2) SJBA is making the invitation to Venerable Indarathana on 18 July 2016, Monday, 8.30pm (after full-moon chanting starting from 7.30pm) to enter Vassa (Rains Retreat) in SJBA. The program will include taking the 3 Refuges and observe the 5 Precepts, formal invitation to Venerable Indarathana to stay in SJBA for the 3-month Vassa, determination by the Venerable, offering of robes and requisites to the Sangha followed by blessings chanting and sharing of merits. Members and devotees are invited to witness this Vassa Entry Ceremony

INVITATION – VASSA ENTRY

DATE: 18 July 2016 (Monday)

TIME: 8.30pm to 10.00pm (Full Moon Chanting will start at 7.30pm)

VENUE: SJBA Shrine Hall

Members and devotees are invited to join in SJBA Full Moon Chanting at 7.30pm follow by the Vassa Entry Ceremony.

(3) Members and devotees are also invited to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 23 July 2016, Saturday, 7.30pm, to commemorate the day the Buddha taught the Anattalakkhana Sutta to His first 5 disciples of the Buddha who had by listening to this sermon, meditating on the five aggregates of clinging and realizing 3 higher stages of supramundane knowledge that lead them to the attainment of Arahantship.

5th DAY VASSA CHANTING

DATE: 23 July 2016 (Saturday)

TIME: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

VENUE: SJBA Shrine Hall

(4) In conjunction with the 7th Lunar Month, SJBA is organising a Pattidana (Dedication of Merits) Ceremony on 14 August 2017 for the departed ones. When those departed relatives and friends, who may been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence, become aware that their departed relatives performing meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can feel relief. If they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth can be transformed into a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform acts of merits for the departed ones. The program will start at 8.00am with the offering of flowers, candles and pure water, followed by Pindacara, chanting, Dhamma Talk, offering of requisites, dedication of merits to the departed ones and followed by Blessings by the Sangha and lunch dana. All are welcome.

Announcements (Wednesday, 1 June 2016)

image00141) SJBA will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this Sunday, 5 June 2016 at 9.30am. The Agenda include receiving and adopting the Executive Committee’s Annual Report, Audited Statement of Accounts, and deliberation of other matters as deemed fit by the Assembly and election of the Exco for the term 2016/18. You are cordially invited to join us.

2) As part of its Community Services, SJBA is hosting a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training on 26 June 2016 (Sunday) at 11.30am by a Staff Nurse from New Hope Learning Centre. The training will train participants what to do in case the heart of someone stop pumping, etc. For further information, please call Bro James Khoo at 03-56348181, 56315299.

3) On 17 July 2016, SJBA is hosting a 1-day Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop on “HOW TO DIMINISH THE EFFECTS OF BAD PAST KAMMA”, facilitated by Ven. Aggacitta.
Many Buddhists believe in performing various rituals to cleanse themselves of their bad past kamma (or at least diminish its effects) which is influenced by the folk beliefs and rituals. On the other hand, more knowledgeable Buddhists may think that performing more good kamma is more efficacious.

The purpose of this workshop to go back to the roots by investigating what the Pāḷi suttas actually say about this matter. However, even more important than mere textual analysis is the practicality of our efforts, discoveries and conclusions: how will they help us interpret the suttas meaningfully so that we can practise effectively to reduce and eventually end suffering. To emphasise this pragmatic approach towards the study of the suttas, periods of mindfulness practice will be incorporated in the workshop.

Venerable Aggacitta Mahāthera is a Malaysian Buddhist monk ordained at Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon, Burma, in 1979. He trained under various teachers, notably Sayadaws U Paṇḍita (Paṇḍitārāma), U Tissara (Yankin), U Āciṇṇa (Pa Auk) and U Tejaniya (Shwe Oo Min). Besides practising meditation, he studied advanced Pāli and translation in Thai and Burmese under Sayadaw U Dhammananda at Wat Tamaoh, Lampang, Thailand, 1983-84. He continued to study the Pāli Tipiṭaka in Myanmar and researched on its interpretation and practice until his return to Malaysia at the end of 1994.

In 2000 he founded Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, a Theravāda monk training centre nestled among secluded valleys and brooks near Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Venerable Aggacitta is a Monastic Adviser of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).

4) The Sunday’s Puja Service in Mandarin will be off for 4 Sundays and will resume on 19 June 2016.

Announcements (Thursday, 26 May 2016)

image00141) SJBA will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) next Sunday, 5 June 2016 at 9.30am. The Agenda include receiving and adopting the Executive Committee’s Annual Report, Audited Statement of Accounts, and deliberation of other matters as deemed fit by the Assembly and election of the Exco for the term 2016/18. You are cordially invited to join us.

2) Members are cordially invited to attend a 6-lesson “Introduction to Satipatthana Meditation Course”, to be held at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, end of May till Early June.

This is a practical course which introduces the principles and basic teachings of Insight Meditation as taught by the Buddha.

At the end of the course, there will be a 4 days 3 nights weekend meditation retreat at Subang Jaya Buddhist Meditation.

The course plan:

Orientation Talk by Bro Tan Siang Chye : 26 May, Thursday – 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
* In the Orientation talk, we shall brief you the objectives and benefits of attending the course.

Lesson 1 by Venerable Nyanramsi : 27 May, Friday – 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Lesson 2 & 3 by Venerable Nyanramsi: 28 May, Saturday – 2 pm to 9 pm

Lesson 4 & 5 by Venerable Nyanramsi: 29 May, Sunday – 2 pm to 9 pm

Lesson 6 by Venerable Nyanramsi: 3 June, Friday – 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm

4 Days 3 Nights Stay-in Meditation Retreat: 2 to 5 June

Please email or call us now to confirm your participation!
Email : office@sjba.org
Phone : 03- 5631 5299 / 5634 8181 (Sis. Lily or Sis. Cindy)

3) As part of its Community Services, SJBA is hosting a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training on 26 June 2016 (Sunday) at 11.30am by a Staff Nurse from New Hope Learning Centre. The training will train participants what to do in case the heart of someone stop pumping, etc. For further information, please call Bro James Khoo at 03-56348181, 56315299.

4) On 17 July 2016, SJBA is hosting a 1-day Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop on “HOW TO DIMINISH THE EFFECTS OF BAD PAST KAMMA”, facilitated by Ven. Aggacitta.
Many Buddhists believe in performing various rituals to cleanse themselves of their bad past kamma (or at least diminish its effects) which is influenced by the folk beliefs and rituals. On the other hand, more knowledgeable Buddhists may think that performing more good kamma is more efficacious.

The purpose of this workshop to go back to the roots by investigating what the Pāḷi suttas actually say about this matter. However, even more important than mere textual analysis is the practicality of our efforts, discoveries and conclusions: how will they help us interpret the suttas meaningfully so that we can practise effectively to reduce and eventually end suffering. To emphasise this pragmatic approach towards the study of the suttas, periods of mindfulness practice will be incorporated in the workshop.

Venerable Aggacitta Mahāthera is a Malaysian Buddhist monk ordained at Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon, Burma, in 1979. He trained under various teachers, notably Sayadaws U Paṇḍita (Paṇḍitārāma), U Tissara (Yankin), U Āciṇṇa (Pa Auk) and U Tejaniya (Shwe Oo Min). Besides practising meditation, he studied advanced Pāli and translation in Thai and Burmese under Sayadaw U Dhammananda at Wat Tamaoh, Lampang, Thailand, 1983-84. He continued to study the Pāli Tipiṭaka in Myanmar and researched on its interpretation and practice until his return to Malaysia at the end of 1994.

In 2000 he founded Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, a Theravāda monk training centre nestled among secluded valleys and brooks near Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Venerable Aggacitta is a Monastic Adviser of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).

5) The Sunday’s Puja Service in Mandarin will be off for 4 Sundays and will resume on 19 June 2016.

6) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (29/5/16,10.10am) in English will be on “Buddhist Monastic Robes & Attire” by Bro Wong Mun Yee. Bro. Mun Yee began learning Buddhism at St John’s Institution’s Buddhist Society, Kuala Lumpur. He participated actively in Buddhist youth camps and was a core member of Dhammaduta Youth (D2Y). In university, he established Mitchell Buddhist Group and graduated from Australia. He had the opportunity to serve both local and international Buddhist organizations in various capacities such as representative of Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, Deputy President of Buddhist Gem Fellowship and Assistant Secretary General (Buddhist Education) of the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY). He continues to share Dharma with young adults from local camps, colleges and universities such as Sunway, UCSI, MMU, IMU & Monash. Beside his active participation in Dhammaduta work, he continues to pursue his passion as founder and creative director of Flora Mandarava, a floral design company.

Announcements (Wednesday, 18 May 2016)

image00141) This year’s Wesak day falls on Saturday, 21 May 2016. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, Friday, 20 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.

On this Wesak Day, besides others, everyone has the opportunity to perform dana great merits by contributing to build our temple extension. To-date SJBA have received donations of about RM 5.6 million for its Building Extension. The cost of construction of the extension block is RM5 million (not including GST and interior design works which is estimated to be additional of about RM1 million, hence total of about RM6.5 million). We look forward for help to raise the balance in order for us to successfully complete the construction of the new building by end 2016.

From 11.00am to 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign. 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) Members are cordially invited to attend a 6-lesson “Introduction to Satipatthana Meditation Course”, to be held at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, end of May till Early June.

This is a practical course which introduces the principles and basic teachings of Insight Meditation as taught by the Buddha.

At the end of the course, there will be a 4 days 3 nights weekend meditation retreat at Subang Jaya Buddhist Meditation.

The course plan:

Orientation Talk by Bro Tan Siang Chye : 26 May, Thursday – 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
* In the Orientation talk, we shall brief you the objectives and benefits of attending the course.

Lesson 1 by Venerable Nyanramsi : 27 May, Friday – 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Lesson 2 & 3 by Venerable Nyanramsi: 28 May, Saturday – 2 pm to 9 pm

Lesson 4 & 5 by Venerable Nyanramsi: 29 May, Sunday – 2 pm to 9 pm

Lesson 6 by Venerable Nyanramsi: 3 June, Friday – 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm

4 Days 3 Nights Stay-in Meditation Retreat: 2 to 5 June

Please email or call us now to confirm your participation!
Email : office@sjba.org
Phone : 03- 5631 5299 / 5634 8181 (Sis. Lily or Sis. Cindy)

3) On 17 July 2016, SJBA is hosting a 1-day Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop on “HOW TO DIMINISH THE EFFECTS OF BAD PAST KAMMA”, facilitated by Ven. Aggacitta.
Many Buddhists believe in performing various rituals to cleanse themselves of their bad past kamma (or at least diminish its effects) which is influenced by the folk beliefs and rituals. On the other hand, more knowledgeable Buddhists may think that performing more good kamma is more efficacious.

The purpose of this workshop to go back to the roots by investigating what the Pāḷi suttas actually say about this matter. However, even more important than mere textual analysis is the practicality of our efforts, discoveries and conclusions: how will they help us interpret the suttas meaningfully so that we can practise effectively to reduce and eventually end suffering. To emphasise this pragmatic approach towards the study of the suttas, periods of mindfulness practice will be incorporated in the workshop.

Venerable Aggacitta Mahāthera is a Malaysian Buddhist monk ordained at Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon, Burma, in 1979. He trained under various teachers, notably Sayadaws U Paṇḍita (Paṇḍitārāma), U Tissara (Yankin), U Āciṇṇa (Pa Auk) and U Tejaniya (Shwe Oo Min). Besides practising meditation, he studied advanced Pāli and translation in Thai and Burmese under Sayadaw U Dhammananda at Wat Tamaoh, Lampang, Thailand, 1983-84. He continued to study the Pāli Tipiṭaka in Myanmar and researched on its interpretation and practice until his return to Malaysia at the end of 1994.

In 2000 he founded Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, a Theravāda monk training centre nestled among secluded valleys and brooks near Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Venerable Aggacitta is a Monastic Adviser of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).

4) This Sunday’ Dhamma Talk (10am) is on “Cultivating Mindfulness Based Emotional Composure” by Bro. Billy Tan. 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.
5) The Sunday’s Puja Service in Mandarin will be off for 4 Sundays and will resume on 19 June 2016.

Announcements (Thursday, 19 June 2014)

image00141) SJBA is organizing a 4-day Samatha & Vipassana Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop conducted by Ven. Aggacitta Maha Thera over two weekends (Saturday and Sunday, 28, 29 June and 5,6 July) in SJBA Shrine Hall. Hence, for these 2 Sundays, our regular Sunday Puja Service will be held at our Dana Hall.

2) For those who wish to offer Lunch Dana over the 2 weekends, please note that Ven. Aggacitta food should be preferably steamed, without oil, ginger, garlic nor onions, no pork, corns, cabbage. Rice should be brown or red rice, organic. Lunch dana for the workshop participants are also welcome. Dana in the form of services to help prepare and offer the lunch as well as cleaning are also most welcome.

3) SJBA is making the invitation to Venerable Dhammapala on 12th July 2014, Saturday, 8.30pm -10.00pm (at our Shrine Hall) to enter Vassa (Rains Retreat) in SJBA. The program will include taking the 3 Refuges and observe the 5 Precepts, formal invitation to the Sanga 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 chanting and sharing of merits. Members and devotees are invited to witness this Vassa Entry Ceremony

4) Members and devotees are invited to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 16th July 2014, Wednesday, 8.30pm, at SJBA Shrine Hall, to commemorate the day the Buddha taught the Anattalakkhana Sutta to His first 5 disciples of the Buddha who had by listening to this sermon, meditating on the five aggregates of clinging and realizing 3 higher stages of supramundane knowledge that lead them to the attainment of Arahantship.

5) This Sunday morning’s Dhamma Talk in English (29/6/14, 10am) will be held at our Dana Hall. The Talk will be given by Sis. Tan Yee Yong. Sis. Yee Yong graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Sience and
MBA. She obtained MA in Buddhist Studies from IBC, Thailand. She is now
a Dhamma Committee Member of SJBA.