1) In conjunction with Qing Ming, SJBA is organising a Pattidana on this Sunday, 9 April 2017, 8am to 11am, to dedicate merits to the departed ones. Pattidana is for the benefit of those departed relatives and friends who may have been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence. When they are aware that their relatives or friends have performed some meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can be relieved of their suffering. When they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth will be transformed to a happy one.
It is the duty of relatives to perform these acts of merits for the departed ones. The Pattidana will start with the offering of flowers and lights at 8am, Metta Recitation, Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Bhante Nyanaramsi, Dedication of Merits to Departed Ones.
2) The construction, renovation and upgrading works of SJBA Vihara is almost complete except for the sewage treatment plant. The ground floor toilets will also be refurbished soon. Final touch-up, rectification and clearing works are still in progress. Devotees are reminded to be mindful of own safety when inside the Vihara’s compound.
Our Sunday Dhamma School will reopen this Sunday, 9th April 2017 for existing students. New Students will also be registered on the same day.
3) SJBA will be organising a Meditation Retreat, conducted by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi Mahathera, as follows:
Date : 15 to 19 April 2017 (Saturday to Wednesday)
Venue : Chin Swee Caves Temple (Genting)
Meals : Vegetarian
Lodging : Twin sharing Room RM400, Single Room RM456 (subject to availability, all comes with attached bathroom and water heater)
Transportation : Bus (to and fro)
Yogis are required to take 9 precepts during the retreat and adhere to the rules and regulations of the retreat
Registration is open now, on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of place is upon submission of Registration Form with Payment to Sis. Lily (Tel.: 03-56315299, 016-3379086).