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Announcements (Sunday, 8th September 2013)

image00141) SJBA will be organising an Intermediate Course on Buddhism from 13 September to 18 October 2013. The course will run for 6 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm and will be conducted by Uncle Vijaya, Bro 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) As another community service, SJBA will jointly organize with the Jawatankuasa Penduduk Subang Jaya-MPSJ Zon 1 to provide 1-day Traditional Chinese Medicine Service to the public FOC on 14thSeptember 2013, at the SS15 MPSJ Multi-purpose Hall from 9am to 3pm. Experienced Chinese Physicians qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment will give treatment to those with certain sicknesses and bodily ache/pain, including diagnosis, acupuncture or other treatment, and medicine. Members, devotees and members of the public are invited to come for this day of FOC Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment, which will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis up to a maximum of 80 patients only. Light refreshment / lunch will be provided for patients and helpers.

3) SJBA is organizing a Family Night of Joy and Fellowship on 14th September 2013 in conjunction with the Lantern Festival, to promote fellowship amongst our devotees. Activities include lantern procession round the temple playground and performances. Children from orphanages will be invited to join the fun. Members and devotees will get the opportunity to perform Dana by fulfilling the wishes of these underprivileged children. This is a Family Night, so please bring along your family and friends as well to participate in all the fun/joy activities planned for you. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm. You may also bring your food to share with others.

4) This year’s Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat will be held at SJBA from 6th December 2012 to 15th December 2013. The Retreat will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Sobhita and Sayadaw U Rewata from Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre.

Sayadaw U Sobhita has taught meditation in many places including the well-known Mahasi Meditation Centre in Burma. He has been an Assistant to the Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw (Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa) since 1988. He travels to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia frequently to conduct meditation retreats.

Sayadaw U Rewata graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science at the Rangoon University. He was ordained in 1983. He followed Pariyatti and Patipatti under the guidance of Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India for missionary works and teaching meditation. He has served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon and Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in SJBA to support its Dhamma missionary work.

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.

5) Today’s Mandarin Dhamma Talk at 11.30am (8/9/13) will be by Sis Yee Yean. The topic is “Respect for Parents”.

6) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Perfecting Patience” by Bro Tan Siang Chye. Bro. Siang Chye graduated from Kent Institute, UK and with a Master degree from Massey University, New Zealand. He was a former Chairman of the Buddhist Missionary Youth Section and also the parent body, BMSM for one session. He is a striving meditator and has practised under several prominent meditation teachers locally and in New Zealand. Bro. Siang Chye is currently the Chairman of the Dhamma Committee of SJBA.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
5th September 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

SJBA Camerons Retreat With Ajahn Achalo : July 1 to July 9

SJBA invites you to attend Ajahn Achalo Retreat in Cameron Highlands from July1 …to July9.
Bus transport to & from SJBA arranged.
Retreat is on with almost 30 confirmed Yogis including 1 from Australia, 1 from Singapore, 2 from Thailand, 1 from Penang.
Only 15 places left of the bus from SJBA to & from Camerons.
Hurry, 1st come 1st serve, call SweeAun 012-2089426 to confirm a place.
Please register by calling 03-56315299 or email sang47500@yahoo.com.
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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,

SJBA Exco
6th June 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

Announcements (Sunday, 26th May 2013)

image00141) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

2) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (19th May). Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

3) This morning, we are going to have a Dhamma Dialogue on “How do you see yourself as a Buddhist 10 years from now?” to be facilitated by Sayalay Paramacari. Sayalay Paramacari started practising Vipassana Meditation (Mahasi method) based on the Four Foundation of Mindfulness (Maha Satipatthana Sutta) since April 1994 in MBMC, Penang. She obtained a Diploma in Buddhism awarded by The Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka in 1996 and had had attended retreats of the Mahasi tradition in various places in Malaysia & abroad and also attended & exposed to retreats of other traditions in Malaysia and abroad over the years. 1994 – 2005 lived, cultivated in no less than 25 countries as a layperson before taking on the robes.

Sayalay was ordained in the year 2008 by Sayadaw U Pyin Nyar Nanda of Chanmyay Yeikhta, Myanmar in Pyin Oo Lwin, Upper Myanmar. In July 2012, while in India, took up Pabbaja ordination as a 10 precept with 75 sekhiya rules Samaneri with Ven Bhikkhuni Ratatungoda Saddha Sumana, abbess Sri Tusitaramaya in the district of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka.

Prior to becoming a nun, Sayalay had been attached to BSN, Singapore Airlines, Federal Express & EBSCO. She had also worked as a Freelance Trainer specializing in Social Skills, Performance Development, Situational Leadership, 8 Step Coaching for Leaders of all tiers, Effective Communication Skills, Targeted Selection (to select an honest, sincere & suitable employee for a specified job designation) & Building High Performance Team.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
24th May 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS (19th May, Sunday)

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1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 24th May 2013. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 23rd May with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Ven. Nyanaramsi, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha. From 11.00am to 2.00pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Free Health Check and Buddhist films shows. We shall also officially launch our Building Extension Fund this Wesak to build our extension on the 5,000 sq. ft. of land next door, that was recently approved for SJBA. We need around 200 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

3) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (19th May). Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

4) This morning’s Dhamma Talk will be given by Ven Nyanaramsi.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
16th May 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS (12th May, Sunday)

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1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 24th May 2013. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 23rd May with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha. From 11.00am to 2.00pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Free Health Check and Buddhist films shows. We plan to officially launch our Building Extension Fund this Wesak to build our extension on the 5,000 sq. ft. of land next door, that was recently approved for SJBA. We need around 200 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

3) Our Mandarin Puja Service will be from 11.30am to 12.30pm today (12th May). Please invite your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

4) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Renunciation” by Bro Tan Siang Chye. Bro. Tan Siang Chye. Bro. Siang Chye graduated from Kent Institute, UK and with a Master degree from Massey University, New Zealand. He was a former Chairman of the Buddhist Missionary Youth Section and also the parent body, BMSM for one session. He is a striving meditator and has practised under several prominent meditation teachers locally and in New Zealand. Bro. Siang Chye is currently the Chairman of the Dhamma Committee of SJBA.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
9th May 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

ANNOUNCEMENTS (28th April, Sunday)

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1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 24th May 2013. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 23rd May with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha. From 11.00am to 2.00pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Free Health Check and Buddhist films shows and Buddhist calligraphy. We need around 200 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support to foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

3) SJBA’s Puja Session in Mandarin is from 11.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday, at SJBA Shrine Hall. Please give the gift of the Dhamma to your Mandarin speaking relatives and friends by inviting them to join us. The gift of the Dhamma is the highest gift.

4) This morning’s Dhamma Talk is on “Understanding Life – its meaning and purpose”. The Talk will be given by Bro Teoh Kian Koon. Bro. Kian Koon graduated from the University of Malaya in Civil Engineering in 1979. Since his retirement in 2001 from his engineering career, he has been sharing his understanding and experience with all who are keen to search for true happiness, peace and liberation from birth and death, and all mental suffering to become more virtuous, noble and wiser human beings. He gives Dhamma Talks and holds meditation and Dhamma classes at various meditation centres.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,
SJBA Exco
25th April 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

ANNOUNCEMENTS (21th April, Sunday)

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1) This year’s Wesak day falls on 24th May 2013. Our Wesak Celebration will start on Wesak Eve, 23rd May with lighting of Blessings Oil Lamps at 7.30pm followed by Wesak Eve Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk, Procession Round the Vihara and Bodhi Tree, Chanting and Meditation. On Wesak Day, Puja Service will commence at 8.00am followed by the official launching of the Wesak Day Celebration at 9.45am. Blessings Service will be carried by the Maha Sangha. From 11.00am to 2.00pm, vegetarian food will be provided. There will be a Blood Donation & Organ Pledge Campaign, Free Health Check and Buddhist films shows and Buddhist calligraphy. We need around 200 volunteer helpers to help organize all these activities. Please register yourselves by writing your name at our Notice Board or call Sis. Lily at Tel. 03-56315299.

2) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

3) SJBA’s Puja Session in Mandarin is from 11.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday, at SJBA Shrine Hall.

4) This morning, Ven. Sayadaw U Rewata will lead us in chanting and meditation, followed by a Dhamma Talk. Sayadaw U Rewata was born in 1955 in Thonse, Myanmar. He graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science at the Rangoon University. He was ordained in 1983. He followed Pariyatti and Patipatti under the guidance of Most Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janaka Bhivamsa. He has travelled widely to many countries like Japan, USA, Canada, India, etc for missionary work, teaching Metta Bhavana, Vipassana Bhavana, Suttanta Recitations, etc. He served as the Abbot in Hmawbi, Yangon in 2004 to 2006, and also has been the Abbot of the Satipatthana Vipassana Association, Springfield, USA. Sayadaw U Rewata is currently in Subang Jaya Buddhist Association to support its Dhamma missionary work.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
18th April 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”

SJBA Fellowship Retreat Up North

Program:

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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
Practice
10.30pm Goodnight

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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

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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

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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

ANNOUNCEMENTS (5th April 2013, Friday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (5th April 2013, Friday)

1) In conjunction with Qing Ming, SJBA is organising a Pattidana on this Sunday, 7th April 2013, 8am to 11am, to dedicate merits to the departed ones. Pattidana is for the benefit of those departed relatives and friends who may have been reborn in certain unfortunate state of existence. When they are aware that their relatives or friends have performed some meritorious deeds dedicated to them, they can be relieved of their suffering. When they rejoice repeatedly, their unhappy birth will be transformed to a happy one. It is the duty of relatives to perform these acts of merits for the departed ones. The Pattidana will start with the offering of flowers and lights at 8am, Metta Recitation, Buddha Puja, Dhamma Talk by Bhante Nyanaramsi, Dedication of Merits to Departed Ones.

2) The Introduction to Buddhism course that is ongoing for 8 consecutive Fridays from 8.30pm to 10.00pm will end on 19 April 2013. Today (5 April 2013) the topic is “Noble Eightfold Path” by by Uncle Vijaya. On next Friday (12th April, 2013) the topic is “Living a Life of Peace and Serenity” by Sis Chan Kah Yein. All are welcome. Please contact Sis Lily at 03-56348181 for further details.

3) SJBA is organising an Introduction to Meditation Course conducted by our Abbot, Ven. Nyanaramsi from 26 May to 1 Jun, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (first day orientation followed by 6 lessons) followed by a short Meditation Retreat from 1 Jun to 4 Jun. Ven. Nyanaramsi was an accountant before he was ordained as Bhikkhu in 1995 at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, practicing under Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for a total of 9 years. Ven. Nyanaramsi was giving various support for foreign meditators in the Centre before accepting Subang Jaya Buddhist Association’s invitation to come back in 2003 to teach the Malaysian Buddhists. He travels frequently to other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, China, etc to teach meditation. If you wish to join in the Retreat as a yogi, helper or sponsor, please inform Sis. Lily at 03-56348181.

4) SJBA’s Puja Session in Mandarin this Sunday will be off and will resume next Sunday from 11.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday, at SJBA Shrine Hall. All are welcome.

May You Be Well & Happy, Always!

Happily we serve,

SJBA Exco
5th April 2013

“SJBA – Your Friendly and Caring Dhamma Centre”