Announcements (Thursday, 15 Aug 2019)

1) SJBA is celebrating our country’s 62th Merdeka Day on 31st August 2019 (Saturday). The Celebration will start with a Merdeka Breakfast at 8.00am, followed by Flag Raising Ceremony, Blessings by the Venerable Monks, cutting of Merdeka cake and fellowship. Members and devotees are invited to join us for the Celebration. 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 2018. The Awards will be given out on Merdeka Day, 31st August 2019. For more information, please call Sis. Lily at tel. 03-56315299;

On the same day, SJBA is also organizing a Blessings Service for students sitting for UPSR, PT3, SPM, STPM, etc. examinations this year, conducted by the Members of the Sangha. The program is as follows:

7.45am                        Arrival of devotees and guests

 

8.00am                        Merdeka Breakfast at SJBA Dana Hall

8.30am                        Raising of Malaysian Flag, Selangor Flag, Buddhist Flag and Singing of National Anthem, Lagu Selangor, &  \                                            Anthem of Unity, Keranu Mu Malaysia and Tanggal 31 

9.00am                        Merdeka Message by President, SJBA

                                    Merdeka Messages by YB Wong Chen and YB Michelle Ng 

9.10am                        Blessings by Venerable Monks 

9.20am                        Cutting of Merdeka Cake 

9.30am                        Puja at Shrine Hall 

9.50am                        Motivational speeches by Excellence Awards Recipients 

9.55am                        Blessings by Venerable monks for examination students 

10.30am                      Presenting Excellence Award to students 

11.00am                      Lunch Dana to Sangha by participating students 

11.30am                      Refreshment

 

2) Ven. Indarathana and Ven. Sumana are currently observing the Vassa in SJBA during this 3-month Rains Retreat. Besides their own spiritual cultivation, the Venerables will also be conducting many Dhamma programs during these 3 months for the mental and spiritual benefits of our devotees including the following: 

(a) Daily chanting of the Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta led by the Venerables at SJBA Shrine Hall  from 7.30pm to 8.15pm

(b) Three (3) Sutta Study Workshop (i) Metta Sutta on 3 August (over already), (ii) Ratana Sutta (TBC) (iii) Mangala Sutta on 21 September will be held at SJBA Vihara from 9am to 4pm. For registration, please contact Sis Lily at SJBA Office (Tel. 03-56348181)

3) 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, Dhamma Talk on “The 3 Turnings of the 4 Noble Truths proclaimed by the Buddha”  by Bro Teoh Kian Koon. Bro. Teoh graduated from University of Malaya in Civil Engineering in 1979. He had been a spiritual practitioner cum ‘Meditator’ since 1971.  Since his retirement in 2001 from his engineering career, he has been sharing his understanding and experiences with all who are keen in the search for true happiness, peace and liberation from birth and death and all mental suffering to become a more virtuous, noble and wiser human being.  

He gives talks and hold meditation  and Dhamma classes at various meditation centres.