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Announcements (Wednesday, 28 June 2017)

1) SJBA will be hosting An Evening of Q & A with Ven. Dhammavuddho Maha Thera this Friday, 30 June 2017, 8.30pm to 10.00pm at SJBA Shrine Hall. Ven. Dhammavuddho Maha Thera graduated from the University Malaya in 1971 and worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Public Works Department for 12 years before renouncing the home life. He was the Founder of the Vihara Buddha Gotama and is a Monastic Advisor of the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia. He has written numerous books on Buddhism, eg. Return to the original Buddha’s Teachings, Message of the Buddha, Buddhist Monks’ Precepts, Liberation: Relevance of Sutta Vinaya, Only We Can Help Ourselves, etc.
2) On 8 July 2017, Saturday, 8.30pm to 10.00pm, SJBA will be making the invitation to Venerable Indarathana 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 chanting and sharing of merits. Members and devotees are invited to witness this Vassa Entry Ceremony. During the Vassa Period, Ven. Indarathana will lead in chanting the Dhammacakkappavattana every day, 7.30pm to 8.15pm except on Tuesday, 8.30pm to 10pm.
Members and devotees are also invited to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 13 July 2017, Thursday, 8.30pm, 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
3) All devotees are welcome to our Monday Metta Meditation session at SJBA Meditation Hall from 8.30pm to 9.45pm. This cultivation of metta focus on loving kindness to oneself, loved ones and all other beings. On every 1st Monday, our Resident Monk will be guiding the meditators especially the newcomers.
4) There will be Day Retreat in SJBA during New Moon and Full Moon Days from 9am to 5pm. The Retreat is free and easy and participants can feel free to join in or leave any time. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.
5) SJBA invite you for a spiritual and mentally enriching morning at this Sunday’s Buddha Puja. The Puja led by Venerable Indarathana, will start at 9.15am with offerings of lights, flowers, incence to the Buddha, Chanting, Dhamma Talk, Hymns and Guided Meditation and Blessings by the Sangha.

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, 15 July 2015)

image0011. To-date SJBA have received donations of about RM 2.96 million for its Building Extension. The cost of construction of the new building is RM5 million. We look forward for more help to raise the balance in order for us to successfully complete the construction of the new building by June 2016.

2. Amongst various ways to raise funds for the construction of the new block, SJBA has an on-going “Donate a Brick” campaign. Each brick is RM100. The donors can write their name and sign on the bricks which will be used for the construction of the new block. For further information, please call Sis Lily at 03-56348181.

3. There are limited number of tickets left for “Imee Ooi Concert – Sound of Wisdom” on 1 August 2015, Saturday, 3.00pm at Istana Budaya. Only RM250 and RM200 tickets available in SJBA. Please call Sis Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

4. In conjunction with the 58th Merdeka Day Celebration in SJBA on 31 August 2013 and 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 2014. The Awards will be given out on Merdeka Day, 31 August 2015. Application will close on 31 July 2015. For more information, please call Sis. Lily at tel. 03-56315299.

5. SJBA is making the invitation to Venerable Mahacara on 1st August 2015, Monday, 8.30pm to enter Vassa (Rains Retreat) in SJBA. The program will include taking the 3 Refuges and observe the 5 Precepts, formal invitation to Venerable Mahacara to stay in SJBA for the 3-month Vassa, determination by the Venerable, 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.

Members and devotees are also invited to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 5th August 2015, Wednesday, 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 the higher stages of supramundane knowledge that lead them to the attainment of Arahantship.

6. This Sunday (19/7/15, 10.00am) Dhamma Talk (in English) is on “Kamma” by Bro Mui Han. Bro Mui Han has been a Buddhist since the age of 13. He started active Buddhist work in his secondary school Buddhist Society. He was the President of St. John’s Institution Buddhist Society KL from 1993 – 1997. His other appointments include EDSG Director in Persatuan Buddhis UPM (PBUPM) in 1999/2000 and were a member of the first Nalanda Buddhist Society, Serdang (NBS) committee in 2003/2004, Committee member of Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia (BMSM) Youth Section (2006-2010) and member of Aloka Foundation Management Committee (2008-2010).

Mui Han also co-founded a youth group in 1998 and was later formalize to be known as Dhammaduta Youths (D2Y) in 2000. D2Y have been running annual year-end Buddhist camps for secondary school students since 1998 till today. D2Y seeks contemporary ways of understanding the sublime Buddhist teachings through total engagement with youths. In experimenting with various forms of media (including an accapella choir group), D2Y challenges Buddhist Youths today to re-evaluate their principles in living, a competitive
and challenging world today.

7. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (19/7/15 11.30am) is off and will
resume on 26 July 2015.

VASSA ENTRY and 5th DAY VASSA CHANTING

SJBA is making the invitation to Sayadaw U Rewata and Venerable Dhammapala on 12th July 2014, Monday, 8.30pm 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. Upon accepting SJBA’s invitation, Sayadaw U Rewata and Venerable Dhammapala will enter Vassa in SJBA the next day, 13th July 2014. Members and devotees are invited to witness and participate in this Vassa Entry Ceremony.

 

 VASSA ENTRY

DATE:            12th July 2014 (Saturday)                                                                                TIME:               8.30pm to 10.00pm                                                                                VENUE:         SJBA Shrine Hall       (2)  Members and devotees are also invited to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 16th July 2014, Wednesday7.30pm, 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:            16th July 2014 (Wednesday)                                                                             TIME:             7.30pm to 8.30pm                                                                              VENUE:         SJBA Shrine Hall