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Wesak Day message from SJBA abbot Ven Nyanaramsi

Dear followers of Triple Gem, all dayakas and dayakas (benefactors of the Buddha Sāsana) :

Happy Wesak ! May you be safe (free from danger) and happy always.
On this auspicious day, let’s make an effort to learn and understand the meaning of well-spoken words of the Buddha. But nothing can be accomplished without practice. Hence, one should be heedful and put forth effort to develop wholesome qualities which lead to the highest aspiration – – attainment of Enlightenment and ultimate purity of mind. In other words, one should realize Teachings of the Buddha by practice and direct experience.
This is one of the Discourses found in the Suttanipāta, which is worthy to serve as a guide in practice.
Quote :
“Having what good behaviour, having what sort of conduct, fostering what kind of actions, can a person be properly settled and attain the highest goal ?
One should be respectful towards elders, without envy; one should know the proper time for seeing one’s teachers. When a Dhamma talk is occurring, one who knows the occasion should listen carefully to well-spoken words.
One should go to teachers at the proper time, having dropped one’s pride, with a humble manner. One should recollect and practice the meaning, the Dhamma, self-control and the spiritual life.
Delighting in the Dhamma, delighted with the Dhamma, firm in the Dhamma, knowing how to judge the Dhamma, one should not engage in talk that corrupts the Dhamma but should be guided by genuine well-spoken words.
Having abandoned laughter, chatter, lamenting, annoyance, hypocritical deeds, scheming, greed, conceit, stubbornness, crudeness, blemishes, infatuation : one should live free from vanity, inwardly firm.
What is understood is the core of well-spoken words; concentration is the core of what has been learned and understood. Wisdom and learning do not grow for a person who is impetuous and heedless.
Those who take delight in the Dhamma taught by the noble ones are surpassed in speech, mind and action. Being settled in peace, gentleness and concentration, they have reached the core of learning and wisdom.”
May all of you are endowed with confidence and patience, devote your effort and time to the learning and practicing of the True Dhamma.
With mettā,
U Nyanaramsi

Announcements (Saturday, 26 May 2018)

1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 29 May 2018, Tuesday. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 28 May 2018, Monday, 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 until 4pm.

From 11.00am to 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment for devotees needing such services.

We need around 100 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) 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.

3) All devotees are welcome to have self-practice in Vipassana Meditation on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9.45pm at our Meditation Hall.

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 will start at 9.15am with offerings of lights, flowers, incense to the Buddha, Chanting, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi on kalyanamitta (spiritual friendship), Blessings, Sharing of Merits and Hymns.

Announcements (Thursday, 26 April, 2018)

1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 29 May 2018. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 28 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 until 4pm.

From 11.00am to 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment for devotees needing such services.

We need around 100 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) 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.

3) All devotees are welcome to have self-practice in Vipassana Meditation on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9.45pm at our Meditation Hall.

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 will start at 9.15am with offerings of lights, flowers, incense to the Buddha, Chanting, Dhamma Talk by Venerable Indarathana, Guided Meditation, Blessings, Sharing of Merits and Hymns.

Announcements (Thursday, 4 May 2017)

1) The construction, renovation and upgrading works of SJBA Vihara is almost complete except for the sewage treatment plant. The ground floor toilets will also be refurbished soon. Final touch-up, rectification and cleaning works are still in progress. Devotees are reminded to be mindful of own safety when inside the Vihara’s compound.
2) This year’s Wesak day falls on 10 May 2017. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 9 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 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. From 9am to 3pm, there will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment and also Qi Tuina treatment for devotees needing such services.
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.
3) SJBA Youth Section is organising its annual Teen Dhamma Camp with the theme “Square One: Back to Basic” and lots of fun-filled activities with good Dhamma values for teenagers (age 13 to 17). The Camp will be held from 31 May to 3 June (4D3N) at Klang & Coast Buddhist Association. For on-line registration, please click https://goo.gl/forms/qfvtcli8Dz5vAN872 or please call Amy Tai (011-23231018) or Vivien Lim (012-6498293) or Krystynn Cho (010-2045560)
4) 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 starting 5 June 2017, our Resident Monk will be guiding the meditators especially the newcomers.
5) SJBA is planning to have Day Retreat during New Moon and Full Moon Days from 9am to 5pm starting from 9 June 2017. The Retreat is free and easy and participants can feel free to join in or leave any time. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.
6) SJBA is hosting a Talk by Ven. Wei Wu and Bro Kazal Barua on 15 May 2017, Monday, 8pm to 10pm. Ven. Wu from the Than Hsiang Temple, Penang, will talk on “Buddhists should support Buddhist Education at all levels”, as part of his Dhammaduta Tour to express gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the International Buddhist College (IBC) for supporting the IBC and to update on IBC’s progress and development and to encourage potential students to enrol with IBC. Bro Kazal will talk on “Scientific Approach to Buddhist Concept of Happiness”. All are welcome.
7) This Sunday’s Buddha Puja will be led by Venerable Indarathana at 9.30am followed by chanting, meditation, Dhamma Talk, blessings and sharing of merits.

Announcements (Thursday, 27 April 2017)

1) The construction, renovation and upgrading works of SJBA Vihara is almost complete except for the sewage treatment plant. The ground floor toilets will also be refurbished soon. Final touch-up, rectification and clearing works are still in progress. Devotees are reminded to be mindful of own safety when inside the Vihara’s compound.
2) This year’s Wesak day falls on 10 May 2017. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 9 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 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. From 9am to 3pm, there will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment and also Qi Tuina treatment for devotees needing such services.
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.
3) This Sunday’s Buddha Puja will be led by Venerable Indarathana at 9.30am followed by chanting, meditation, Dhamma Talk, blessings and sharing of merits.

Announcements (Thursday, 20 April 2017)

1) The construction, renovation and upgrading works of SJBA Vihara is almost complete except for the sewage treatment plant. The ground floor toilets will also be refurbished soon. Final touch-up, rectification and clearing works are still in progress. Devotees are reminded to be mindful of own safety when inside the Vihara’s compound.
2) This year’s Wesak day falls on 10 May 2017. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 9 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 2.30pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment for devotees needing such services. 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.
3) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (23 April, 10am) is on “The Promise: Do what you say, say what you do!” by Bro Mui Han. Bro Mui Han has been active in Buddhism since his school days. He was a former President of St. John’s Institution Buddhist Society KL, former EDSG Director in Persatuan Buddhis UPM (PBUPM), former committee member of Nalanda Buddhist Society, former Committee Member of Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia (BMSM) Youth Section and former member of Aloka Foundation Management Committee.

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 (Tuesday, 10 May 2016)

image00141) SJBA had a very successful Charity Dinner on 7 May which helped raise about RM2 million (including the amount raise from donors sponsoring the 13 Dhamma Rooms and 2 Senior Citizens Room). Adding this amount to the grand total, 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.

2) This year’s Wesak day falls on 21 May 2016. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 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.

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.

3) 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)

4) This Sunday’ Dhamma Talk (10am) will be given by Venerable Mahacara.

5) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (at 11.30am) is on “The Highest Blessing” by Bro Tom Hen. Bro Tom is an accredited Chinese physician and acupuncturist focuses on family medicine in Puchong. He is a long serving Dhamma volunteer and a Dhamma speaker with strong interest in Engaging and Applied Buddhism. At present, he is an Exco member of Kinrara Metta Buddhist society.

这个星期日的讲题是” 最好的祝福”, 讲师是幸文龍居士. 幸文龍居士持有中医学位,主修针灸与内科。目前在Puchong 家庭中医诊所服务. 幸居士在佛教界活跃已久,喜欢演说有关佛教联系与实用的主题,目前他是Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society 的理事.