1) SJBA cordially invite you and family and friends to join us at our “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” Dinner on tomorrow, 16 February, Saturday, 7pm to celebrate the Chinese New Year together and promote fellowship as we enjoy the various program planned for the night together with our special guests from Ci Hang Chempaka Old Folks Home. You many bring along some food to share with others and angpows for the old folks too (about 45 pax). 2) SJBA Youth Section will be making house calls to bring New Year greetings and songs, Buddhist hymns and good wishes to the hosts and family on 17 February, Sunday. Those who wish to invite them to your homes on 17 February 2019, may book through Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56348181 or call Bro Leng Wei 016-3589521.
3) SJBA is organising a Vipassana Meditation Retreat in April, 2019 as follows:
Venue: Chin Swee Temple, Genting
Teacher: SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi.
Dates: April 13 to 17 Ven. Nyanaramsi is a highly respected meditation teacher who provides meticulous guidance and advice to all practitioners. This is thus a rare blessing to be guided by such a wise, experienced and patient teacher.
If you wish to join as meditators and/ or to sponsor for the Retreat expenses, please contact our office Sis Lily at 03-56315299 or Whatsapp 0107719480.
4) SJBA invite you and family and friends to a spiritual and mentally enriching morning at this Sunday’s Buddha Puja commencing at 9.15am with offering of lights, flowers and incense to the Buddha, chanting and Blessings by the Sangha. The Dhamma Talk on “Mindfulness & Therapeutic Significance” will be given by Dr. Sumana Rathnayake. Dr. Sumana is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peredeniya. He graduated from the University of Kelaniya and obtain his M. Litt. from the University of Oxford. He now teaches Buddhism, Mindfulness, Buddhist Philosophy and Pali.