Wesak Day will be celebrated on 7 May 2020 in Malaysia and some other countries. While we are at the midst of a challenging time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, let us continue to maintain the spirit of Wesak which commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and the Parinibbana of the Buddha.
Do raise the Buddhist Flag at your house if you have one and/or change your Facebook profile picture frame with a Buddhist Flag. The Buddhist flag is a symbol of faith, peace and unity of the Buddhists.
Let the Buddhist Flag flying high. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
1) The topic of “What the Buddhist Believe” (Series 2 in 9 consecutive Fridays) this Friday, 25 October will be “My Monkey Mind and Getting it Back” by Bro Tan Siang Chye. All are welcome.
On next Friday, 1 November, the topic is “Misconceptions about Buddhism & Other Questions” by Bro Tan Siang Chye.
2) This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on this 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.
1) SJBA Youth Section is organising a charity project to raise funds for the Good Samaritan Home, an orphanage in Klang that houses 35 children. As part of their effort, some SJBA YS members are organising a car wash (RM 5 per car, donations are also welcome) in SJBA this Sunday, 21 January, 8am – 1pm. SJBA YS looks forward to your support.
2) SJBA Youth Section members will be making house calls to bring New Year greetings and songs, Buddhist hymns and good wishes to the hosts and family on 24 February 2018. Those who wish to invite them to your homes on 24 February 2018, may book through Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.
3) All devotees are welcome to our Monday Metta Meditation session 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. On every 1st Monday, our Resident Monk will be guiding the meditators especially the newcomers.
4) All devotees are welcome to have self-practice in Vipassana Meditation on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9.45pm at our Meditation Hall.
5) There will be Day Retreat in SJBA during New Moon and Full Moon Days from 9am to 5pm. The Retreat is free and easy and participants can feel free to join in or leave any time. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.
6) SJBA invite you for a spiritual and mentally enriching morning at this Sunday’s Buddha Puja. The Puja will start at 9.15am with offerings of lights, flowers, incense to the Buddha, Chanting, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Indarathana, Guided Meditation, Blessings and Buddhist Hymns.