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SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE and Voices of Blooms TOMORROW, Sunday, 17th Jan. 2021

Welcome to SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE and Voices of Blooms TOMORROW, Sunday, 17th Jan. 2021.
9.15am: Voices of Blooms
9.30am: Sunday’s Buddha Puja

The topic of the Dhamma sharing this Sunday is “The Path To The Deathless”, by Bro. Chim Siew Choon.

https://www.facebook.com/SubangJayaBuddhistAssociation/live

You can watch on YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6VtA24wTM0

* You may prepare a candle or oil lamp, flowers, etc to offer at your altar*

Message from Ven. Indarathana

HAPPY NEW YEAR -2021

2020 was a challenging year for us all yet it has given us invaluable life lessons that makes us more compassionate, more empathetic and wiser human being.
We should now realise how unpredictable our life and this world is and how painful it is to face it if we are not ready to accept its true nature.
We should accept that I am not a separate entity (Anatta)in this world but interconnected with each and every corner of the world and every organism as even a tiny virus can have immense effect and impact on all of us. Finally we this makes us realise that good health is our greatest gain and contentment is greatest wealth.

Therefore, i suggest you in this new year, let’s be more grateful for this very moment of our life simply because we are alive.
If you are grateful, you act out of a sense of enough (abundance) and not out of a sense of scarcity so you will be kind and generous always. More importantly, you will be happy each and every moment. This is called Contentment (Santussako).

Let’s develop a strong inner peace in us in this new year which will never be disturbed by any external event 🙏🏼

I would be grateful and thankful to all kind and generous supporters of Santussako including our beloved Chief Reverend, Datin Rosalind and other Santussako Exco Commitee members, Bro Chim and other Exco Commitee of SJBA, all the Donors of Santussako Hermitage and all those who help us encouraged us even with a word. Your immense support make construction of Santussako Hermitage main Sangha residence a success even within this difficult time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

May the noble triple gem bless you and your family. May you have healthy happy and contented new year 2021.

– BE GRATEFUL, BE KIND, BE CONTENTED ALWAYS –

NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM OUR ABBOT and exco

To : The Exco and members of SJBA, and devotees of Triple Gem
Sukhi Hotu ! Happy New Year 2021 !
May you and your family members, and Dhamma friends be calm and peaceful, and be healthy always. And may you live a virtuous life in accordance with the Teachings of the Buddha.
On this new year 2021, it is always important to reflect on one’s own practice of Dhamma, whether or not it is in line with the Teachings. As we live in the world with desirable and undesirable conditions, the proper practice of Dhamma is the way to strengthen the mind, to live in equanimity, and not overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of life. Thus, the practice of the Dhamma becomes one’s refuge (in mind).
Quote :
“One who abides in the Dhamma, who delights in the Dhamma, who meditates on the Dhamma and bears the Dhamma well in the mind, does not fall away from the sublime Dhamma.”
The important teaching of the Buddha is the sublime Dhamma, which refers to the Thirty-seven Factors of Enlightenment and Nine Supramundane Dhamma, i.e., the four stages of path knowledge, four stages of fruition knowledge and Nibbāna. And the most important factor in the practice is mindfulness, which is the only way to the purification of mind. A mind which is defiled by greed, hatred and delusion, and other unwholesome mental states is the cause of sufferings, whereas a complete purified mind brings abundance of bliss and happiness. The Buddha can only show the way, but you yourself have to strive to realize it.
The last words of the Buddha is “Be Heedful” (Appamāda), which is the keyword in the Teachings. All wholesome things are founded in heedfulness, converge on heedlessness. And one who is heedful, will endeavour to be mindful, in order to purify the mind from defilements. This is the practice of Dhamma that one needs to bear in mind.
I sincerely wish that all followers of Triple Gem, the seekers of the Noble Truths, be heedful and mindful always, and make a firm resolution to practise the Dhamma diligently. By virtue of your heedfulness and mindfulness, evil mental states and unwholesome qualities will be abandoned, and good thoughts and wholesome qualities will be developed, and may you be able to realize the Four Noble Truths soon and live in ultimate bliss.
With thoughts of loving-kindness,
U Nyanaramsi.

Brothers & Sisters in the Dhamma,
Happy New Year!
It must have been a challenging year, last year, for many of us due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This Covid-19 pandemic change the whole world so drastically. We have to learn to adjust ourselves to many new norms, including social distancing, wearing masks, personal hygiene and socially connected via social media, etc.
It is unfortunate that the world has to go through this Covid-19 pandemic. It has caused misery and hardship to so many people. SJBA Vihara as well as the other places of worship in Malaysia have to be closed during the MCO. When the Government introduced the RMCO in Selangor in June 2020, SJBA began to gradually reopen the Vihara in early July with strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures. However, the Government reimpose the CMCO in Selangor on 12 October 2020 and SJBA have to be closed again.
In the meantime, we are conducting our Sunday Buddha Puja Service and Friday Dhamma Sessions on-line, thanks to the hard work of our Digital Team. With such online programs, we can continue to learn and practice the Teachings of the Buddha.
We hope that this pandemic will be over soon and we can go back to our normal life like the good old days. We hope all of you will be well, safe and happy. We seek for forgiveness from all those that we have done wrong to, by our actions, speech or thoughts, intentionally or unintentionally, and also forgive anyone who may have done wrong to us by action, speech or thoughts in order that all of us can live in peace and harmony.
May we continue to follow the Path as taught by the Buddha, cultivating ourselves in Dana, Sila and Bhavana, abstaining from evil, doing good and purifying our mind. By the power of our merits and with the Blessings of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, may we be blessed with good health, happiness and success in life in the year 2021 and beyond, until our attainment of Nibbana.
With metta,
SJBA Exco
1 January 2021

SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE 3-Jan-2021

Welcome to SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE and Voices of Blooms on this Sunday, 3rd Jan 2021

9.15am: Voices of Blooms
9.30am: Sunday’s Buddha Puja

Welcome to SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE, led by Ven. Dhammapala, Sunday 3rd Jan 2021, at 9.30am, followed by Dhamma Talk on ” One little kind thought with great love”.
一念天堂,一念地狱”
(in English and Mandarin).

https://www.facebook.com/SubangJayaBuddhistAssociation/live

You can watch on SJBA YouTube link: https://youtu.be/cLIXKO_Swmk


* You may prepare a candle or oil lamp, flowers, etc to offer at your altar*

Sunday Buddha Puja Service 20-Dec-2020

Welcome to SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE and Voices of Blooms TOMORROW, Sunday, 20th Dec. 2020.

9.15am: Voices of Blooms
9.30am: Sunday’s Buddha Puja

Welcome to SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE, led by Ven. Dhammapala, Sunday 20th Dec 2020. at 9.30am, followed by Dhamma Talk on ” Do people really become “Ghosts” after death? “
(in English and Mandarin).
“人死后真的做鬼吗?”

https://www.facebook.com/SubangJayaBuddhistAssociation/live

You can watch on SJBA YouTube link: https://youtu.be/fn6jVcDw9ME

Please click on the above links by 9.15am.

* You may prepare a candle or oil lamp, flowers, etc to offer at your altar*

First Anniversary Commemoration of Venerable Dhammavuddho

First Anniversary Commemoration
of Venerable Dhammavuddho
on Saturday 19th December 2020
at 09.00 am Indonesia and Thailand (GMT +7),
at 10.00 am Malaysia and Singapore (GMT +8).
Organised by Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).

Join us via TBCM Facebook LIVE …
https://www.facebook.com/tbcm.org.my/live
or on TBCM YouTube …
https://www.youtube.com/TBCMy/live

The event will also be broadcast LIVE to
the Facebook of many Buddhist societies.

For updates, follow TBCM on Telegram …
https://t.me/TBCMy

#tbcMalaysiaDhamma

“Happiness is a Choice – Part 3 & 4: Journey Within for Happiness Here & Now”

Happiness is a choice – Part 4


Welcome to join us for an Online Friday Evening Dhamma Sharing, over Subang Jaya Buddhist Association Facebook Live, TODAY, Friday 18th Dec 2020, at 8.30pm.

https://www.facebook.com/SubangJayaBuddhistAssociation/live

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/g4b82WCrzTY

Topic: “Journey Within for Happiness Here And Now”

Part 1 & 2, we have discussed the Noble 8-Fold Path from No.1-6. In Part 4 we will explore No.7-8 – Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration. Samadhi or meditation practice is not as difficult as perceived (avoided) by many fellow Buddhists. Come & join us as we apply Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration in simple & doable steps in meditation for daily practice especially for beginners.

A Dhamma Sharing: by Sis Low Mi Yen, a Clinical Psychologist.

Welcome to join us for an Online Friday Evening Dhamma Sharing, over Subang Jaya Buddhist Association Facebook Live, on Friday 11th Dec 2020, at 8.30pm.

https://www.facebook.com/SubangJayaBuddhistAssociation/live

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/McNgfIwLtHk

Topic: “Happiness is a Choice – Part 3: Journey Within for Happiness Here & Now”

Part 1 & 2, we have discussed the Noble 8 Fold Path from No.1-6. In Part 3 & 4 we will explore No.7-8 – Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration. Samadhi or meditation practice is not as difficult as perceived (avoided) by many fellow Buddhists. Come & join us as we apply Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration in simple & doable steps in meditation for daily practice especially for beginners.

A Dhamma Sharing: by Sis Low Mi Yen, a Clinical Psychologist.

Sunday Puja Online 6-Dec-2020

Welcome to SJBA Sunday’s Buddha Puja ONLINE and Voices of Blooms on this Sunday, Dec 6th 2020.
9.15am: Voices of Blooms
9.30am: Sunday’s Buddha Puja

The topic of the Dhamma sharing this Sunday is “Associating with the Wise”, by SJBA’s former Dhamma Committee Chairman, Bro Tan Siang Chye.

https://www.facebook.com/SubangJayaBuddhistAssociation/live

You can watch on YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/3wb8PP9Ja-4

* You may prepare a candle or oil lamp, flowers, etc to offer at your altar*