Announcements (Sunday, 9th June 2013)

image00141) The Selangor State Government with the cooperation of Selangor Buddhist Development Committee and support of various Buddhist groups in Selangor, including Subang Jaya Buddhist Association will be organising the State Level Wesak Celebration as detailed below:

Date Sunday, 16th June 2013

Time 7.00pm-9.45pm

Venue Auditorium Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam

The program will be very interesting and include musical and dance performances by Asia Musical Production, Temple of Fine Arts, FGSM, etc.

A bus will be provided for SJBA’s members, leaving SJBA at 6pm. (Please have your own dinner first). Please call Sis Lily or Cindy at 03-56388181, 56315299 to reserve your seat in the bus, first-come-first-serve.

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (9th June) with a Dhamma Talk on “Buddhist Etiquette. Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “What do Buddha’s awaken to? What do they wake up from?” by Ven. Achalo Bhikkhu (Brett Hansen). Ajahn Achalo was born in Brisbane Australia in 1972. He developed a sincere interest in Buddhist meditation at the age of twenty, and so at the age of 21 travelled to Thailand to study Buddhist religion and practice tradition in detail.

Ajahn Achalo was ordained as a Bhikkhu in July 1997, at Wat Nong Pah Pong, the monastery established by Venerable AjahnChah in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. Luang Por Liam, the Abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong was his Venerable Preceptor.

For the past seventeen years Ajahn Achalo has lived and practiced in the branch monasteries associated within the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah, spending most of this time at Wat Marp Chan, in Rayong Province. He has also lived for periods of time at Abhayagiri monastery in California, USA, Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire, UK, and Buddhabodhivana Monastery in Victoria, Australia. His main teachers are Luang Por Liam, Luang Por Sumedho, TanAjahn Passano, Tan Ajahn Anan, Tan Ajahn Jayasaro and Tan Ajahn Kalyano.

Ajahn Achalo is now the Abbot of Wat Anandagiri in Petchabun in Thailand

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

6th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

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


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

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