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.

Announcements (Sunday, 8 June 2014)

image00141) SJBA will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22nd June 2014 at 9.30am (not on 15th June as announced in our Newsletter as SJBA received ROS’s approval on the amendment of its Rules and Regulations only on 27 May 2014). The Agenda include receiving and adopting the Executive Committee’s Annual Report, Audited Statement of Accounts, Election of a new Executive Committee and deliberation of other matters as deemed fit by the Assembly. You are cordially invited to join us.

2) This morning’s (8/6/14) Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (at 11.30am) is on “Viriya” by Sis Lim Chye Hong. Sis Lim Chye Hong is a member of the SJBA Dhamma Committee. She helps regularly in meditation retreats. She has been a Secondary School teacher for over 20 years. 今天 (8/6/14, 11.30am) 的讲题是”精进”, 讲师是彩虹居士. 自2002年以来,彩虹居士是我们首邦再也佛教会 佛法委会小组成员。一直以来,本会 所举办的禅修营,她都在出力帮忙, 负责厨房和修禅者所需。她也是一位中学老师,已经职教了二十多年。

3) This morning’s (8/6/14) Dhamma Talk is on “Developing Wisdom” 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. Bro Siang Chye is now the Chairman of SJBA’s Dhamma Committee.