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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.


SJBA-27Jan2013-BTAN-talkFellow Mitras,

This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (27/1/13, 10.00am) is on “FROM PERCEPTION TO STRESS” which is on the Buddha’s Teaching on the Process of Perception (“pañca-khandha”, the 5-aggregates) arise and dissolve, leading to emotional reaction and craving (“tanhā”) that give rise to stress and suffering (“dukkha”), and how we can reduce the harmful effects of stress. The Speaker, Bro. Billy Tan is a Professional Trainer and Business Development Consultant who has trained countless corporate executives and business professionals in more than 20 countries over the past three decades. Bro. Billy is 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.
In recent years Bro. Billy has conducted several professional training programs for resident and visiting Monks at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Professional Presentation, Public Relations, Community Services, Leadership, and Management. In sharing the Dhamma, Bro. Billy researches discoveries from the fields of Neuroscience and Psychology to present teachings of the Buddha from a scientific perspective.
Currently, Bro. Billy offers talks, seminars, workshops and professional training programs to Buddhist community centers and charity organizations.

May you be well and healthy, peaceful and happy.

Happily we serve,
24th Jan 2013

New Pedestrian Bridge Over Busy Persiaran Kewajipan


Finally, SS14 gets pedestrian bridge
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Khalid (left) walking on the newly-opened pedestrian bridge along
Persiaran Kewajipan SS14 together with temple representatives.

Writer: Brenda Ch’ng
Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2013

SUBANG JAYA: A four-year-long wait for the construction of a pedestrian bridge along Persiaran Kewajipan SS14 is finally over and residents can now cross over the busy road safely.
“People can now cross over safely especially the little children from SS15 low-cost flats,  they can now use the bridge to get to their school on the other side of the road,” said Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh.
She explained that this bridge will help deter residents running across the busy Persiaran Kewajipan, at the Summit interchange.
Yeoh also pointed out that the bridge will fully benefit members of the Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, Sri Varatharajah Perumal Hindu Temple and the Persatuan Sikh Subang during festivals and other occasions.
“There is limited parking space here and it’s always jammed up. So now the members and other people can park their cars across the road and use the bridge,” she said.
Also present was Public Works Department (PWD) Selangor head Abdullah Abdul Rahman and Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim who launched the bridge and said only RM1.3 million was spent for this project through the open tender process.
“This will not be possible without the open tender as in the past some pedestrian bridges cost RM3 million… we can build two already with that money,” he said.
Khalid hopes this value-for-money project will be a model that other future projects can follow and urged PWD to ensure the bridge is well maintained.

Humanitarian Aid to flood victims in Sri Lanka

Fellow Mitras,

Due to the recent heavy floods in central, north central and eastern Sri Lanka, at least 42 people have been killed and 265,000 have been affected by the floods. The floods have inundated a number of large towns and rural areas, forcing hospitals to evacuate patients and roads to close after landslides. Hundreds of thousands of acres of agricultural land have also been affected.

In response to the appeal from the Ven Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera, Chief Monk of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sentul, SJBA promptly responded by donating biscuits, sardine, dry beans, mee hoon, maggi mee, milo, milk and school items like shoes, stationeries, etc. worth about RM8,000.00. We wish our contributions can help to bring relief to those suffering flood victims. May they be well & happy!

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May suffering ones be suffering-free
May the fear-struck fearless be
May the grief shed all grief
May all beings find relief
With metta,
SJBA, Your Friendly & Caring Dhamma Centre