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Announcements (Friday, 20 September 2019)

Buddha

1) The topic of  “What the Buddhist Believe” (Series 2 in 9 consecutive Fridays) this Friday, 27 September will be “For the happiness of the many” by Uncle Vijaya. All are welcome.

On the following Friday, 4 October, the topic is “Why me and why not?” by Bro Ananda Fong.

The topics for these 9 sessions are based on the book “What the Buddhists Believe” by the late Chief Reverend Dr. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera.

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) This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 27th October 2019. Kathina is a traditional Buddhist Ceremony started by the Buddha Himself for lay devotees to offer robes and other requisites to the Sangha at the end of Vassa (rainy season).

The Ceremony will begin on Kathina Eve (26th October 2019) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by, Procession Round the Vihara, Paritta Chanting, Dhamma Talk, Blessings by the Sangha and Sharing of Merits.

On Kathina Day, the Ceremony will commence at 8.15am with the Taking of the Three Refuges and Observance of the Five Precepts administered by the Sangha, Offering of Robes and other Requisites, Sharing of Merits and Lunch Dana. A blood donation campaign will also be held on this auspicious day. Please come and join us to perform these meritorious deeds together.

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, Dhamma Talk, Blessings and Sharing of Merits.

Announcements (Thursday, 5 September 2019)

Buddha

1) Series 2 of  “What the Buddhist Believe” in 9 consecutive Fridays will commence this Friday, 6 September with the topic “Protecting Yourselves” by Uncle Vijaya. All are welcome.

On next Friday, 13 September, the topic is “Gradually along the Path” by Bro Ananda Fong.

The topics for these 9 sessions are based on the book “What the Buddhists Believe” by the late Chief Reverend Dr. K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera.

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) This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 27th October 2019. Kathina is a traditional Buddhist Ceremony started by the Buddha Himself for lay devotees to offer robes and other requisites to the Sangha at the end of Vassa (rainy season).

The Ceremony will begin on Kathina Eve (26th October 2019) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by, Procession Round the Vihara, Paritta Chanting, Dhamma Talk, Blessings by the Sangha and Sharing of Merits.

On Kathina Day, the Ceremony will commence at 8.15am with the Taking of the Three Refuges and Observance of the Five Precepts administered by the Sangha, Offering of Robes and other Requisites, Sharing of Merits and Lunch Dana. A blood donation campaign will also be held on this auspicious day. Please come and join us to perform these meritorious deeds together.

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, Dhamma Talk, Blessings and Sharing of Merits.

Announcements (Thursday, 22 Aug 2019)

Buddha

1) SJBA is celebrating our country’s 62nd 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, Blessings and Sharing of Merits 

The 3 Turnings of the 4 Noble Truths proclaimed by the Buddha

SJBA invite you and family and friends to a spiritual and mentally enriching morning at this Sunday (Aug18) 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.

Update:

If you missed Bro Teoh Kian Koon talk this morning at SJBA (18 August2019), The 3 Turnings of the Four Noble Truths proclaimed by the Buddha, can be downloaded here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4emdlst62cc83t/SJBA%20Talk%203%20Turnings%20of%20the%20%20Four%20Noble%20Truths%2020190818.mp3?dl=0

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. 

Announcements (Thursday, 8 Aug 2019)

Buddha

1) The “What Buddhists Believe”  course, 8.30pm to 10.00pm at SJBA Shrine Hall will end this Friday, 9 September with a Talk on “Misconception About Buddhism” by Bro Ananda Fong.

2) In conjunction with the 7th Lunar Month, SJBA is organising a Pattidana (Dedication of Merits) Ceremony on this Sunday, 11 August 2019 for the departed ones. When those departed relatives and friends, who may been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence, become aware that their departed relatives performing meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can feel relief. If they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth can be transformed into a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform acts of merits for the departed ones. The program will start at 8.00am with the offering of flowers, candles and pure water, followed by Pindacara, chanting, Dhamma Talk, offering of requisites, dedication of merits to the departed ones and followed by Blessings by the Sangha and lunch dana. All are welcome.    

3) 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, (ii) Ratana Sutta on 24 August and (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)

Announcements (Thursday, 1 Aug 2019)

Buddha

1) The “What Buddhists Believe” 9-Friday course, 8.30pm to 10.00pm at SJBA Shrine Hall is still in progress until 9 September 2019. The course is based on the book “What Buddhist Believe” by the late Chief Reverend Dr. K Sri Dhammananda.

 
The topic this Friday, 2 Aug is  “The Three Refuges and Buddhist Text” by Sis Lim Kah Hong 
The topic on next Friday, 9 September is “Misconception About Buddhism” by Bro Ananda Fong
 
2) In conjunction with the 7th Lunar Month, SJBA is organising a Pattidana (Dedication of Merits) Ceremony on 11 August 2019 for the departed ones. When those departed relatives and friends, who may been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence, become aware that their departed relatives performing meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can feel relief. If they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth can be transformed into a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform acts of merits for the departed ones. The program will start at 8.00am with the offering of flowers, candles and pure water, followed by Pindacara, chanting, Dhamma Talk, offering of requisites, dedication of merits to the departed ones and followed by Blessings by the Sangha and lunch dana. All are welcome.    

 

3) 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, (ii) Ratana Sutta on 24 August and (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)

 

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, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Indarathana and Sharing of Merits. 

Announcements (Thursday, 25 Jul 2019)

Buddha

1) The “What Buddhists Believe” 9-Friday course, 8.30pm to 10.00pm at SJBA Shrine Hall is still in progress. The course is based on the book “What Buddhist Believe” by the late Chief Reverend Dr. K Sri Dhammananda.

The topic this Friday, 26 Jul  is  “Happiness Recipe and Secrets” by Bro Tan Siang Chye.

The topic on next Friday, 2 Aug is “The Three Refuges and Buddhist Text” by Sis Lim Kah Hong 

2) In conjunction with the 7th Lunar Month, SJBA is organising a Pattidana (Dedication of Merits) Ceremony on 11 August 2019 for the departed ones. When those departed relatives and friends, who may been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence, become aware that their departed relatives performing meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can feel relief. If they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth can be transformed into a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform acts of merits for the departed ones. The program will start at 8.00am with the offering of flowers, candles and pure water, followed by Pindacara, chanting, Dhamma Talk, offering of requisites, dedication of merits to the departed ones and followed by Blessings by the Sangha and lunch dana. All are welcome.    

3) 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: 

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

(II) Three (3) Sutta Study Workshop (i) Metta Sutta on 3 August, (ii) Ratana Sutta on 24 August and (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)

4) In conjunction with the country’s 62nd Merdeka Day on 31st August 2019 (Saturday), SJBA will present Academic Excellence Awards to students who have excelled in their examinations in 2018.  Application is now open to students who have excelled in the following examinations: 

       

            (a) (i)  UPSR                              – SK  :  5 As

                                                                SJK :  6 As & above

                 (ii)  PT3                                 – 7 As & above (excluding lisan & oral)

                 (iii) SPM                                –  8 As & above

                 (iv)  STPM (or equivalent)   –  3 As & above       

                 

(b)         Application forms can be obtained from the SJBA office..

 

(c)          Eligible applicants are required to submit the form together with

(i)   a copy of the examination result certified by the respective school principals.  

(ii)  a  copy of the Birth Certificate

 

           (d)     Closing date of application : 31-7-2019  

 

            For more information, please call Sis. Lily at tel. 03-56315299;

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, Dhamma Talk by Bro Chim and Sharing of Merits.