Announcements (Thursday, 26 February 2015)

image0011) SJBA will be organizing the Introduction to Buddhism course from 6 March to 24 April 2015. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

2) SJBA cordially invite all members and devotees, relatives and friends to join our “Gong Xi, Gong Xi” Potluck dinner on this Saturday, 28 February 2015 to celebrate the Chinese New Year, promote fellowship as we enjoy the various program planned for the night together and bring some cheer to about 45 elderly folks from the Old Folks Home. You may give angpows to the elderly folks who are from Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang Chempaka.

Please come with your family, friends and neighbors to join us in our celebration. Dinner is provided, however you may bring some desserts to share. The highlights for the night are Lion Dance, Fireworks Display & Sing Along Session.

The program is as follows:

6.00 pm: Arrival of our guests from Ci-Hang

6.15 pm: Dinner for our guests from Ci-Hang

7.00 pm: Puja at Shrine Hall followed by CNY Blessings by Venerable Monk

7.30 pm: Dinner for Members & Devotees

8.00 pm: SJBA President’s CNY Message

8.10 pm: Lion Dance followed by Fireworks Display

9.00 pm: Performances & Sing Along Session

3) SJBA will officially start construction works of the new extension block on 8 March 2015, 9.30am with a ground breaking ceremony. In appreciation of your generous support, we cordially invite you to witness, partake and rejoice in this joyous occasion.

The program is as follows:

9.30am: Arrival of Guests

9.45am: Welcoming Speech by SJBA President
Speeches by Special Guests

10.15am: Blessing chanting by the Maha Sangha

10.30am: Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking Ceremony

11.15am: Lunch Dana for Sangha

11.30am: Light Refreshment for All

4) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in English (1 March, 10.00am) is on “Investigate First or Just Believe – Sutta Selection” by Bro Ananda Fong. Bro. Ananda Fong is the former Deputy Principal of the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School (BISDS) at the Buddhist Maha Vihara (BMV), Brickfields, KL. He is also the ex-Principal of Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS) Sunday Dhamma School, PJ. and President of BUBS. During his service in BISDS and BUBS, he was the co-organizer and co-facilitator of Dhamma School Teachers Training Programs.

Bro Ananda has served as a facilitator/tutor in Dhamma Speakers Training programs, Diploma in Buddhism programs (Buddhist And Pali University (BAPU), Sri Lanka), and Nalanda Institute’s Certificate in Buddhist Studies program. He is currently the Honorary Secretary General of the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia. He gives Dhamma Sharings regularly at Buddhist organisations in the Klang Valley.

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