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Announcements (Thursday, 28 January 2016)

image00141) To-date SJBA have received donations of about RM 3.3 million for its Building Extension. The cost of construction of the extension block is RM5 million (not including GST and interior design works). We look forward for more help to raise the balance in order for us to successfully complete the construction of the new building.

We plan to have a grand fund raising dinner to raise as much as possible to make up the shortfall. The dinner is scheduled on 7 May 2016 at Restaurant Extra Supertanker @ the Club, Bandar Utama. The renowned Caring and Sharing Choir will be our guest performers at the dinner. Dato’ Leonard Tan will most likely give a 20 minutes cameo performance too.
The dinner tables will be priced at RM20,000, RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM3,000. We have also decided to acknowledge the donors if they donated RM1.28 million for the Dana Hall or Multipurpose Meditation Hall, and/or RM100,000 for the Dhamma or Senior Citizen Rooms, by having their names displayed at the respective halls or rooms. We plan for all these as a final push, if possible, to raise enough funds to build our building extension rather than to ask from our members, devotees, donors, supporters and benefactors again and again. We have only about 80 tables. Please book your table or tickets early so as not to miss the opportunity to partake and witness another historical event and success of SJBA. Your support in building this temple extension is an excellent dana of inmeasurable merits which, upon fruition, will bring you abundance of good blessings.

2) SJBA is organizing another Introduction to Buddhism course from 26 February to 15 April 2016. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56315299 for further information.

3) SJBA will be organising a Meditation Retreat, conducted by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi as follows:

Date : 12th to 15th May 2016 (Thursday to Sunday)

Venue : Chin Swee Temple (Genting)

Meals : Vegetarian (Breakfast Rm6 and Lunch Rm12 per pax)

Lodging : Twin sharing Room (Rm108/Night, with attached bathroom and water heater)

Meditation Hall Usage Fee : Rm636 per day

Transportation : Bus

Yogis are required to take 9 precepts during the retreat. Yogis who are not able to take 9 precepts, kindly inform the organisers in advance and make your own arrangement for light dinner.

We are seeking a contribution of Rm292 per yogi to defray the running cost for meals, lodgings, transportation and fee for the usage of the meditation hall.

Registration is open from the 1st of February on the first come first serve basis. Confirmation of place is upon submission of Registration Form with Payment to Sis. Lily. Registration closed on the 15th of April.

4) The topic of this Sunday (31/1/16, 10am) Dhamma Talk is “The Eightfold Way: A Psychological Perpective” by Bro Billy Tan. 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

5) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (31/1/16, 10am) will be by SJBA Abbot, Venerable Nyanaramsi, at SJBA Sima Hall. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant in Malaysia before he was ordained in 1995 at the Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar with Venerable Chanmyay Yeiktha Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa as his preceptor. He had also studied the Dhamma and meditation under Sayadaw U Indaka and other Sayadaws in Myanmar. Ven Nyanaramsi spent 9 vassas in Myanmar before he accepted an invitation from SJBA to come back to Malaysia in 2003 to teach the Dhamma and meditation to Malaysian Buddhists. Ven Nyanaramsi is now the Abbot of Subang Jaya Vihara He travels frequently to Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia to conduct meditation retreats.

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Announcements (Thursday, 21 January 2016)

image00141) To-date SJBA have received donations of about RM 3.3 million for its Building Extension. The cost of construction of the extension block is RM5 million (not including GST and interior design works). We look forward for more help to raise the balance in order for us to successfully complete the construction of the new building.

We plan to have a grand fund raising dinner to raise as much as possible to make up the shortfall. The dinner is scheduled on 7 May 2016 at Restaurant Extra Supertanker @ the Club, Bandar Utama. The renowned Caring and Sharing Choir will be our guest performers at the dinner. Dato’ Leonard Tan will most likely give a 20 minutes cameo performance too.
The dinner tables will be priced at RM20,000, RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM3,000. We have also decided to acknowledge the donors if they donated RM1.28 million for the Dana Hall or Multipurpose Meditation Hall, and/or RM100,000 for the Dhamma or Senior Citizen Rooms, by having their names displayed at the respective halls or rooms. We plan for all these as a final push, if possible, to raise enough funds to build our building extension rather than to ask from our members, devotees, donors, supporters and benefactors again and again. We have only about 80 tables. Please book your table or tickets early so as not to miss the opportunity to partake and witness another historical event and success of SJBA. Your support in building this temple extension is an excellent dana of inmeasurable merits which, upon fruition, will bring you abundance of good blessings.

2) SJBA is organizing another Introduction to Buddhism course from 26 February to 15 April 2016. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56315299 for further information.

3) The topic of this Sunday (17/1/16, 10am) Dhamma Talk is “The Four Noble Truth” by Bro Mui Han. Bro Mui Han has been active in Buddhism since his school days. He was a former President of St. John’s Institution Buddhist Society KL, former EDSG Director in Persatuan Buddhis UPM (PBUPM), former committee member of Nalanda Buddhist Society, former Committee Member of Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia (BMSM) Youth Section and former member of Aloka Foundation Management Committee.

Mui Han also co-founded a Buddhist youth group that was later formalized to be known as Dhammaduta Youth (D2Y). D2Y have been running annual year-end Buddhist camps for secondary school students since 1998 till today.

4) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (at 11.30am) is on “Five Aggregates” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Sis Tan Yee Yong graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Sience and MBA. She obtained MA in Buddhist Studies from IBC, Thailand. She is now a Dhamma committee member of SJBA.

这个星期日的讲题是”五阴”, 讲师是陈玉容居士. 玉容居士持有科学学士学位及商业硕士学位,在商业界工 作。她曾经是我们首邦再也佛教会青年组主席,及佛法小组组长 ,在学佛路上, 她持有佛教文凭及国际佛教 大学佛教研究文科硕士 。目前她是我们首邦再也佛教会 佛法委会小组成员.

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Announcements (Friday, 15 January 2016)

image00141) To-date SJBA have received donations of about RM 3.3 million for its Building Extension. The cost of construction of the extension block is RM5 million (not including interior design works and GST). We look forward for more help to raise the balance in order for us to successfully complete the construction of the new building.

2) SJBA is organizing another Introduction to Buddhism course from 26 February to 15 April 2016. The course will run for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Dr. Chan Kah Yein and Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56315299 for further information.

3) The topic of this Sunday (17/1/16, 10am) Dhamma Talk is “Dhamma for Busy People” by Bro Chim, President of SJBA.

4) This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (at 11.30am) is on “Five Aggregates” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Sis Tan Yee Yong graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Sience and MBA. She obtained MA in Buddhist Studies from IBC, Thailand. She is now a Dhamma committee member of SJBA.

这个星期日的讲题是”五阴”, 讲师是陈玉容居士. 玉容居士持有科学学士学位及商业硕士学位,在商业界工 作。她曾经是我们首邦再也佛教会青年组主席,及佛法小组组长 ,在学佛路上, 她持有佛教文凭及国际佛教 大学佛教研究文科硕士 。目前她是我们首邦再也佛教会 佛法委会小组成员.

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Announcements (Thursday, 19 Nov 2015)

image00141) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 18th to 27th December 2015. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by Venerable Sayadaw Pyinnyarnanda and our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi. If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact our Office Administrator.

2) This year SJBA Educare Program in SJBA will be held on 6 December 2015 to provide poor students with school items to start the new school term. It is expected that about 500 to 600 needy students will receive the school items on 6 December 2015. Each student will receive a full set of school items which consists of school bags, shoes, books, stationary, etc. which costs about RM100.00. The amount may not be a lot but it is a simple yet significant gesture of ours to show our care and concern to poor students. We hope that through this simple but sincere gesture, the students are motivated to study better and achieve academic success and eventually success in life. If you wish to contribute to this Educare Program by sponsoring one more more students, please contact Sis Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

3) SJBA is organising this New Year Eve with a 8-course Fun & Fund Raising Dinner in SJBA Vihara. SJBA brings to you the best from Sekinchan, a sumptuous dinner prepared by the famous Hao Xiang Chi restaurant, Sekinchan at RM800 per table/RM80 per pax. The evening shall start with Puja at 7.00pm. During dinner there will be performances, karaoke competition with prizes and lucky draws.
Date : Thursday, 31 December 2015 (New Year Eve)

Venue : Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA)

Time : 7.00pm to Midnight

Dinner Ticket : RM800 per table for 10 persons or RM80 per pax

So please take this opportunity to have a dinner countdown with your family, relatives, friends and neighbors at SJBA. It is also a meaningful way to wind up the year with kalyanamitras who walk the path of the Dhamma together. Please hurry to get your tickets from Sis Lily at 03-56315299 as there are limited tables (30 only) available.

4) The Sunday Puja Session in Mandarin will be off until January 2016.

5) The Dhamma Talk in English this Sunday (15 November 2015, 10am) is on “Harmonious Speech” by Sis. Tan Yee Yong. Sis Tan Yee Yong graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Sience and MBA. She obtained MA in Buddhist Studies from IBC, Thailand. She is a former Chairperson of SJBA Youth Section and now serve in SJBA Dhamma Committee.

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Announcements (Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015)

image00141. The Intermediate Course on Buddhism running for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm will end on 6 November 2015. The course covers Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. On this Friday (30 Oct) the topic is “Living Harmoniously with Nature” by Datuk Charlie Chia. On next Friday (6 November), Datuk Charlie Chia will talk on “Perfect Mind for Perfect Health”. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2. This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on 8 November 2015 (Sunday). 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 (7 November 2015) with Taking The Three Refuges Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by 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 This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 18th to 27th December 2015. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by Venerable Sayadaw Pyinnyarnanda and our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi. If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact our Office Administrator.

4 This year SJBA Educare Program in SJBA will be held on 6 December 2015 to provide poor students with school items to start the new school term. It is expected that about 500 to 600 needy students will receive the school items on 6 December 2015. Each student will receive a full set of school items which consists of school bags, shoes, books, stationary, etc. which costs about RM100.00. The amount may not be a lot but it is a simple yet significant gesture of ours to show our care and concern to poor students. We hope that through this simple but sincere gesture, the students are motivated to study better and achieve academic success and eventually success in life. If you wish to contribute to this Educare Program, please contact Sis Lily at Tel. 03-56348181.

5. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (1/11/15, 10am) will be given by Ven. Mahacara who is residing in SJBA for the Vassa (Rains Retreat). During this 3-month period, Venerable Mahacara will be cultivating himself in SJBA Vihara as well as teaching devotees the Dhamma.

6.This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (1/11/15at 11.30am) is on “Wise Effort” by Sis Wong Suh Chuen. Sis. Suh Chuen graduated with Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from TAR College and Masters in Technology (Environment Management) from University Malaya. She is an Environmental Consultant. She was the Dhammaduta Head of TAR College Buddhist Society and former Honorary Secretary of Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society (KMBS). Currently, Sis. Suh Chuen teaches Sunday Dhamma class for adults at KMBS.

这个星期日的讲题是” 正确的精进”, 讲师是黄淑娟居士黄淑娟居士毕业于拉曼学院, 持有 应用科学 学士学位及马来 亚大学的科技(环境管理)硕士学位。她现今是一位环境顾问,注册于马来西亚环境部门。淑娟居士,出生于砂朥越州, 在中学求学时,已开始学佛。她曾经是拉曼学院佛学会弘组主任和 Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society 的前任名誉秘书。 目前,她志愿地为Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society 的成年人周日佛学班,分享佛法

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Announcements (Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015)

image00141. The Intermediate Course on Buddhism will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm until 6 November 2015. The Course will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Datuk Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. On this Friday (23 Oct) the topic is “Concept of Gods” by Uncle Vijaya. On next Friday (30 Oct), the topic is “Living Harmoniously witth Nature” by Datuk Charlie Chia. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2. This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 8 November 2015. 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 (7 November 2015) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by 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 This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 18th to 27th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by Venerable Sayadaw Pyinnyarnanda and our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi. If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact our Office Administrator.

4. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (25/10/15, 10am) will be given by Ven. Mahacara who is residing in SJBA for the Vassa (Rains Retreat). During this 3-month period, Venerable Mahacara will be cultivating himself in SJBA Vihara as well as teaching devotees the Dhamma.

5. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (25/10/15, 11.30am) is on “Taking Care of Your Wellbeing with Good Postures” by Brother Chong Yuan Foong. Brother Chong Yuan Foong graduated from HEILONGJIANG UNIVERSITY of CHINESE MEDICINE, majoring in Acupuncture and Inner Medicine. He is practicing at RenKang TCM Clinic in Klang and KL Karma Kagju Dharma Society as a volunteer TCM Master.

这个星期日的讲题是” 四威仪”, 讲师是庄源芳居士. 源芳居士持有黑龙江中医学位,主修针灸与内科,现在巴生任钢中医诊所及金刚佛学会担任医务中医师

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Announcements (Thursday, 15 Oct 2015)

image00141. The Intermediate Course on Buddhism will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm until 6 November 2015. The Course will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Datuk Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. On this Friday (16 Oct) the topic is “Beginning & Endings of Worlds” by Uncle Vijaya. On next Friday (23 Oct), the topic is “Concept of God” also by Uncle Vijaya. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2. This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 8 November 2015. 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 (7 November 2015) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by 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. This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 18th to 27th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi. If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact our Office Administrator.

4. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (18/10/15, 10am) will be given by Ven. Mahacara who is residing in SJBA for the Vassa (Rains Retreat). During this 3-month period, Venerable Mahacara will be cultivating himself in SJBA Vihara as well as teaching devotees the Dhamma.

5. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (18/10/15 11.30am) is on “Cultivating Faith” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Sis Tan Yee Yong graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Sience and MBA. She obtained MA in Buddhist Studies from IBC, Thailand. She is now a Dhamma committee member of SJBA.

这个星期日的讲题是” 培养信心”, 讲师是陈玉容居士. 玉容居士持有科学学士学位及商业硕士学 位,在商业界工作。她曾经是我们首邦再也佛教会青年组主席,及佛法小组组长 ,在学佛路 上, 她持有佛教文凭及国际佛教大学佛教研究文科硕士 。目前她是我们首邦再也佛教会 佛法委 会小组成员.

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Announcements (Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015)

image00141. The Intermediate Course on Buddhism will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm until 6 November 2015. The Course will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Datuk Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. On this Friday (9 Oct) the topic is “Dealing with Challenging People” by Dr. Chan. On next Friday (16th Oct), the topic is “Beginning & Endings of Worlds” by Uncle Vijaya. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2. This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 8 November 2015. 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 (7 November 2015) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by 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. This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 18th to 27th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, assisted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi. If you wish to join in the retreat as yogi or wish to a helper or sponsor food for the monks and yogis, and other expenses during the Retreat, please contact our Office Administrator.

4. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (11/10/15, 10am) will be given by Ven. Mahacara who is residing in SJBA for the Vassa (Rains Retreat). During this 3-month period, Venerable Mahacara will be cultivating himself in SJBA Vihara as well as teaching devotees the Dhamma.

5. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (11/10/15, 11.30am) is on “Inspirational Stories” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Sis Tan Yee Yong graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Sience and MBA. She obtained MA in Buddhist Studies from IBC, Thailand. She is now a Dhamma committee member of SJBA.
这个星期日的讲题是” 人生小故事”, 讲师是陈玉容居士. 玉容居士持有科学学士学位及商业硕士学 位,在商业界工作。她曾经是我们首邦再也佛教会青年组主席,及佛法小组组长 ,在学佛路上, 她 持有佛教文凭及国际佛教大学佛教研究文科硕士 。目前她是我们首邦再也佛教会 佛法委会小组成.

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Announcements (Thursday, 1 Oct 2015)

image0011. SJBA will be organising an Intermediate Course on Buddhism from 2 October to 6 November 2015. The course will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Datuk Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2. SJBA will be organising a 1-day Metta Retreat to be conducted by Ven. Dhammapala on 3 October 2015, Saturday, 9.30am – 4.30pm, in SJBA. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

3. This year’s Kathina Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 8 November 2015. 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 (7 November 2015) with Taking The Three Refuges & Five Precepts before the Sangha at 8.00pm followed by 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.

4. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (4/10/15, 10am) will be given by Bro. Jeff Oliver. Jeff Oliver has been sharing the Dhamma in Malaysia since his first visit in 1995 as a Buddhist monk
known as Dhammarakkhita, “Protector of the Dhamma”. He still believes in his name and
devotes his life to not only protecting the pure Dhamma but continuously exploring it and sharing it for the benefit of anyone who seeks wisdom, peace and freedom. Jeff’s approach to the teaching is relaxed and practical yet deeply profound and life transforming. He shares useful ways of formal meditation and gives necessary advice for living the practice in daily life. Jeff gives talks, workshops and short and long term retreats. He believes in the power of communication, understanding the Dhamma intellectually through discussion and questions and answers as well as experience through silent and deep introspection into the true nature of existence in this moment, here and now.

5. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (4/10/15, 11.30am) is on “Effective Buddhist Attitude at Work” by Bro Tom Hem. Bro Tom is an accredited Chinese physician and acupuncturist focuses on family medicine in Puchong. He is a long serving Dhamma volunteer and a Dhamma speaker with strong interest in Engaging and Applied Buddhism. At present, he is an Exco member of Kinrara Metta Buddhist society.

这个星期日的讲题是” 佛教效能之 有效的工作态度”, 讲师是幸文龍居士. 幸文龍居士持有中医学 位,主修针灸与内科。目前在Puchong 家庭中医诊所服务. 幸居士在佛教界活跃已久,喜欢演说有关 佛教联系与实用的主题,目前他是Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society 的理事.

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Announcements (Thursday, 3 Sep 2015)

image00141. SJBA will be organising an Intermediate Course on Buddhism from 2 October to 6 November 2015. The course will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Datuk Charlie Chia and Dr Chan Kah Yein. The course will cover Buddhist views on contemporary issues and Buddhist living. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Cindy at 03-56348181 for further details.

2. To-date SJBA have received donations of about RM 3 million for its Building Extension. The cost of construction of the new building is RM5 million. We look forward for more help to raise the balance in order for us to successfully complete the construction of the new building by June 2016.

3. Amongst various ways to raise funds for the construction of the new block, SJBA has an on-going “Donate a Brick” campaign. Each brick is RM100. The donors can write their name and sign on the bricks which will be used for the construction of the new block. For further information, please call Sis Lily at 03-56348181.

4. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk (6/9/15, 10am) will be given by Ven. Mahacara who is residing in SJBA for the Vassa (Rains Retreat). During this 3-month period, Venerable Mahacara will be cultivating himself in SJBA Vihara as well as teaching devotees the Dhamma.

5. This Sunday’s Dhamma Talk in Mandarin (6/9/15, 11.30am) is on “Inspirational Stories” by Sis Tan Yee Yong. Sis Tan Yee Yong graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Sience and MBA. She obtained MA in Buddhist Studies from IBC, Thailand. She is now a Dhamma committee member of SJBA.

这个星期日的讲题是” 人生小故事”, 讲师是陈玉容居士.
玉容居士持有科学学士学位及商业硕士学位,在商业界工作。她曾经是我们首邦再也佛教会青年组主席,及佛法小组组长 ,在学佛路上, 她持有佛教文凭及国际佛教大学佛教研究文科硕士 。目前她是我们首邦再也佛教会 佛法委会小组成员.