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FULL Moon Day 24/4/13

Tomorrow, 24/4/13 is FULL Moon Day.
In conjunction with the FULL Moon Day, SJBA invites you to:
1. Vegetarian Lunch from 11.30am (first-come-first-serve basis).
(The New Moon & Full Moon vegetarian lunch is sponsored by Bro Alex of Salmon Steak Restoran at 55A Jalan SS15/4, near Taylor’s College. Maha sadhu to Bro Alex)
2. FULL Moon Chanting @ 12.30pm.
3. FULL Moon Chanting @7.30pm to 8.30pm
Hope to see you.

SJBA Fellowship Retreat Up North


Vihara Buddha Gotama
10th May 20137.30am Departure from SJBA by bus
10.30am Arrival at Vihara Buddha Gotama, Temoh, Perak
Lunch Dana for Sangha
Dhamma Talk by Ven Dhammavuddho, Abbot of the Vihara
Meditation Practice
3.30pm Visit Lata Kinjang Waterfall
4.30pm Departure to Kampar
5.30pm Check in Grand Kampar Hotel
7.00pm Dinner at Hotel
8.30pm Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi/Meditation
10.30pm Goodnight

Hotel Grand Kampar
11th May 2013
6.30am Breakfast Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi
7.30am Breakfast at hotel (or hawker food)
8.30am Visit Gua Tempurung
11.00am Lunch Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi/Lunch for participants
1.00pm Visit the Tin Museum
2pm – 4pm Free & Easy/Explore Kampar
7.00pm Dinner
8.30pm Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi/Meditation Practice
10.30pm Goodnight

Gua Tempurung
12th May 2013
6.30am Breakfast Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi
7.30am Breakfast at hotel (or hawker food)
8.30am To Sungkai
11.00am Lunch Dana for Ven Nyanaramsi/Lunch for participants
2.00pm Visit Hot Spring
4.00pm Departure to Subang Jaya
5.30pm Arrive at SJBA

Sungkai Hot Spring
Members who wish to participate in this Fellowship Retreat Up North, please register with Sis Lily or Cindy (Tel. 03-56348181), first-come-first-serve basis. Each participant will be charged about RM400 (including accommodation, bus transport (2500 ringgit equally share), 2 dinners & 2 breakfast at the hotel and one lunch at Vihara Buddha Gotama, amount charged to be confirmed).
(Subject to not clashing with the election dates).SJBA Exco
6th April 2013

Visit to Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang Chempaka (Old Folks Home)

Fellow Mitras,


Visit to Persatuan Kebajikan Ci Hang Chempaka (Old Folks Home)


Date : 30 March 2013


Time : Leaving SJBA 2.30pm, reaching Ci Hang at 3pm.


SJBA is organizing a visit to Ci Hang Cempaka Old Folks Home (31 residents, 16 ladies, 15 men) to bring joy, happiness and peace to the old folks there. Our Abbot, Ven Nyanaramsi will conduct a blessings for the Old Folks.


We shall also be bringing some basic necessities. Please see below for the details.

SJBA is arranging a bus for this visit. You may call Sis Lily or Sis Cindy (03-56348181) to book a seat, first come first serve basis.


If you wish to contribute the requested basic necessities or in cash (for us to buy the necessities), please contact Sis Lily or Sis Cindy.


Happily we serve,


SJBA Exco,



Basic Necessities requested by the  Home:


A. Edible Items


1. Eggs

2. Chicken Sausages

3. Cheese (in slices)

4. Butter

5. Horlicks

6. Milo & Milo 3-in-1

7. Biscuits

8. Instant noodles (eg. Maggi / Sedap, any tastes)

9. 3-in-1 Coffee Mix

10. Cooking oil

11. Soya sauce

12. Sesame oil

13. Chilli sauce

14. Oyster falvoured oil

15. Condensed milk

16. Luncheon meat


B. Non-edible items


1. Single bed sheet

2. Hand washing liquid

3. Washing machine powder

4. Adult diapers


Ajahn Wimoak Retreat @SJBA (22/3/13 ~24/3/13)

SJBA invites you :
Retreat with Ajahn Wimoak :
“Developing the Power of Meditation”
Knowing and Seeing in meditation is of great importance for a practitioner to wake up himself for the light of wisdom.   Ven. Vimokkha will teach those practitioners to really know the concept of right mindfulness and right concentration according to Mahasatipatthana and the Noble Eight-fold Path for the realization of the Four Noble Truths and the path to the emanacipation of mind. All practitioners will learn a lot of pragmatic approaches from Ven. Vimokkha’s experience of over 40 years for the practical development of knowing and seeing in Samatha and Vipassana Meditation.
Venue: Subang Jaya Buddhist Association
Date : Friday 22/3/13 @8pm to Sunday 24/3/13 @3pm
Registration: Friday 22/3/13 @7.30pm
Fees: RM30 (food for breakfast & lunch for 2 days)
Max: 40 yogis (first-come-first serve basis)
1. Any donation for Ajahn Wimoak’s airfare is appreciated.
2. We also need helpers & volunteers for the retreat (any duration, even half day)
To register:
Please call Sis Lily 03-56315299 or Sis Cindy 03-56315271, email :
Maha sadhu to Bro Henry Lim for arranging this retreat.
Below is Phra Ajahn Wimoak’s brief bio data:
Ven. Vimoaka is the abbot of Wat Pipphalivanaram in Rayong, Bangkok.
He obtained his Doctorate (PhD) and MA in Buddhism from Mahachulangkorn University, Thailand.
Phra Ajahn Wimoaka has vast experience in Insight Meditation gained from practising under various meditation masters among them Luang Pu Kasspamurni, Luang Pu Tean, and many others.
Venerable has extensive experience in teaching Insight Meditation and has been engaged
by numerous organisations including Dhammasathan in Chulalongkorn University, Saladhamma Temple in Pathumthani, Ariyasom Temple in Sukhumvit and Booniveres Temple in Dhammasathan, among others.
He has designed and conducted the popular programme Development of Mindfulness and Awareness in the work place for large private corporations across Thailand.
He is currently writing a book entitle “Development of Mindfulness and Awareness for Insight Meditation”.
Ven. Ajahn Wimoak will conduct the meditation retreat with practical techniques for the development of Emptiness (Sunyata).
How to go into (the mind state) of Emptinesss.
How to wake up into (the mind state) of Emptinesss.
How to apply into (the mind state) of Emptinesss in our daily living.
Without Emptiness, one cannot know oneself. With the (the mind state) of Emptiness
the Buddha nature, Purity within us will arise and guide us.

Bojjhanga Sutta

Dhamma Relieves All Ills
First Wednesday of Every Month, Beginning 6-Feb-2013
SJBA Vihara, 8.30pm



caring“The suttas the Buddhists recite for protection are known as Paritta Chanting. Here, ‘Protection’ means shielding ourselves from various forms of evil spirits, misfortunes, sickness and influence of planetary systems as well as instilling confidence in the mind.”

-Late Chief Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda-


Once the Buddha saw Venerable Kassapa and Venerable Moggallana were suffering and ill, He expounded the doctrine of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. Even when the Buddha Himself was afflicted with illness, Elder Cunda was requested to recite that very doctrine with due reference. In each occasion after listening to the doctrine they were delighted and were liberated from their illnesses. As seemed, these Paritta recitals have the potency to bring about a cure.

SJBA Chantingfarers have an aspiration that by chanting the Bojjhanga Sutta will relieve one from all ailments. By this asseveration of Truth may you be well and happy.


Opening Salutation,

Salutation to The Buddha, Salutation to The Bodhi Tree, Invitation to Deva

Round the Bodhi Tree 3x & Recollection of The Triple Gem,

Puja, Salutation to The Buddha,

Taking 3 Refuges,

Observance of the 5 Precepts,

Puja Chanting,

Loving Kindness Meditation,

Chanting the Bojjhanga & Metta Sutta,

Sharing of Merits & Aspirations,

Distribution of blessed water.

(You are encouraged to bring your own water)


Fellow Mitras,

Attendees130127This morning (27-Jan-2012), despite the long weekend holidays and also with the Sunday Dhamma School off, many devotees still turned up at SJBA to attend our Morning Puja Service. The Dhamma Talk this morning was on “FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS” which was on the Buddha’s Teaching on the Process of Perception (“pañca-khandha”, the 5-aggregates) leading to emotional reaction and craving (“tanhā”) that gave rise to stress and suffering (“dukkha”).

BroBillyTanThe Speaker, Bro. Billy Tan, is a Professional Trainer and Business Development Consultant and also a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), as well as being certified by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, USA, in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

This morning, Bro. Billy co-related modern Neuroscience and Psychology with the Buddha Dhamma and shared the various techniques one can apply to reduce the harmful effects of stress. It was certainly a meaningful session for all those present, understanding better the source and management techniques of stress. We hope that more members and devotees will take advantage of future Talks SJBA arrange for Bro Billy Tan.

Happily we serve.