Announcements (Friday, 19 April 2019)

Buddha

1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 19 May 2019. Wesak Celebration in SJBA will start on Wesak Eve, 18 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. 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.
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1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 19 May 2019. Wesak Celebration in SJBA will start on Wesak Eve, 18 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. 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.
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 There will be Dhamma Talk titled “The Path an Attainment of Ariya-hood” by Ven. Dr. Dhammapala on 1 June 2019, 8pm to 10pm. The Talk will highlight the ‘gradual process of the different stages of spiritual path and their abandonment of categories of defilements, and finally attainment of arahathood. Ven. Dr. Dhammapala has a PhD in Buddhist Study under the supervision of Ven. Dhammajoti n the University Hong Kong. He traveled frequently to conduct meditation retreats, Dhamma talks in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Currently, he is the Abbot of the Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre, Melaka, the Bodhvana Monastery in Sg. Pelek and the Centre of Mindfulness, Hong Kong.

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, Hymns, Blessings and Sharing of Merits. The Dhamma Talk is on “What one Get by Giving” based on the Kindada Sutta by Bhante  Dr. Devananda. Bhante Dr. Devananda is currently Resident Bhikku at Florida Buddhist Vihara. Earlier, he taught the Dhamma in Singapore, Taipei, Malaysia and Australia for nearly seven years. Major part of this period was spent in Malaysia as a resident monk at the Buddhist Maha Vihara. Bhante Dr. Devananda is a scholar proficient in Pali, Sanskrit, classical Sinhala, Hindi and in English and has published several books and Suttas. He has performed research on the social philosophy of the Buddha as depicted in the Pali Canon. He has graduate degrees in Education, Buddhist Social Studies as well as Buddhist Studies (in general). He holds Ph.D degree in Buddhist Social Studies. He is now in Malaysia again with invitation of Most Ven B Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera.

 There will be Dhamma Talk titled “The Path an Attainment of Ariya-hood” by Ven. Dr. Dhammapala on 1 June 2019, 8pm to 10pm. The Talk will highlight the ‘gradual process of the different stages of spiritual path and their abandonment of categories of defilements, and finally attainment of arahathood. Ven. Dr. Dhammapala has a PhD in Buddhist Study under the supervision of Ven. Dhammajoti n the University Hong Kong. He traveled frequently to conduct meditation retreats, Dhamma talks in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Currently, he is the Abbot of the Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre, Melaka, the Bodhvana Monastery in Sg. Pelek and the Centre of Mindfulness, Hong Kong.

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, Hymns, Blessings and Sharing of Merits. All are welcome.