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Announcements (Thursday, 14 November 2019)

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1) SJBA is organising the 13th Annual Educare Program in SJBA in aid of needy students, providing them with school items to start the new school term. It is expected that about 500 needy students in Subang Jaya/USJ/Sunway/Sungei Way and rural areas will receive the school items on 8 December 2018 (9am to 12pm). Each student will receive a full set of school items which consists of school bags, shoes, books, stationary, etc. which costs about RM108.00. The amount may not be a lot but it is a simple yet significant gesture of ours to show our care and concern to poor students. We hope that through this simple but sincere gesture, the students are motivated to study better and achieve academic success and eventually success in life.

This noble task can be achieved with the continuous support of our members and devotees. If you wish to sponsor one or more students, please contact Sis. Lily 03-56348181, 56315299.

The Educare Program will be held in SJBA Shrine Hall on 8 December 2019, 9am to 12pm. Hence the Sunday Puja on that day will be off.

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 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 Dhamma Centres. 

Announcements (Thursday, 7 November 2019)

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1) Metta Meditation sessions are held every Monday at SJBA Meditation Hall from 8.30pm to 9.45pm. This cultivation of metta focus on loving kindness to oneself, loved ones and all other beings. All are welcome.

2) Devotees are welcome to have self-practice in Vipassana Meditation every Thursday from 8.30pm to 9.45pm at our Meditation Hall.

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 “Humility – The Foundation of All Virtues” by Bro Tan Siang Chye, and Sharing of Merits.

Announcements (Wednesday, 30 October 2019)

1) The “What the Buddhist Believe – 2nd Series” Course will end this Friday, 1 November with the topic is “Misconceptions about Buddhism & Other Questions” by Bro Tan Siang Chye. 

2) 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 Importance of Saddhā (Faith)” by Bro Chim, and Sharing of Merits.

Announcements (Thursday, 17 October 2019)

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1) The topic of  “What the Buddhist Believe” (Series 2 in 9 consecutive Fridays) this Friday, 18 October will be “Happiness & Well Being in Life” by Uncle Vijaya. All are welcome.

On next Friday, 25 October, the topic is “My Monkey Mind and Getting it Back” by Bro Tan Siang Chye. 

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) 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.

3) SJBA is organising a MahasanghikaDana (lunch) for 100 Monks in SJBA on 28 October 2019. The Programme will start at 9am with the arrival of the 100 Monks, followed by Chanting of the Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta, Blessings by the Sangha, Sharing of Merits at our Shrine Hall and MahasanghikaDana at our new Dana Hall. Lunch will also be provided for devotees. Due to space and time constraints, devotees are encouraged to (instead of bringing individual offering of food items, etc) contribute to the Sangha Fund for the food (which is catered and prepacked and devotees have the opportunity to offer one packed box each to one Monk) and potential requisites (angpows). All are welcome to this auspicious and meritorious Dana.

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 (Wednesday, 9 October 2019)

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1) The topic of  “What the Buddhist Believe” (Series 2 in 9 consecutive Fridays) this Friday, 11 October will be “My Good Companions on the Path” by Bro. Ananda Fong. All are welcome.

On next Friday, 18 October, the topic is “My Good Companions on 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) The Daily chanting of the Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta led by the Ven. Indarathana and Ven. Sumana  at SJBA Shrine Hall  from 7.30pm to 8.15pm during this 3-months Rains Retreat (Vassana Period) will end on 13 October. Devotees are invited to join in, especially the End of Vassa Chanting on Sunday, 13 October 2019.

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 (Wednesday, 25 September 2019)

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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 next 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 (over already), (ii) Mangala Sutta (over already) and (iii) Ratana Sutta (Date TBC) 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 (Friday, 20 September 2019)

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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)

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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)

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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