Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Setenang: Jeff Oliver's Dhamma Sharing at Setenang House on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at 8:00pm

Bro.Jeff Oliver Dhamma Sharing at SBS-SKL on Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 at 8pm at Setenang House, 47 Jalan Du 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, 47180 Puchong, Selangor Dear Friends of Setenang Bro. Jeff Oliver of Australia will be with us again for a Dhamma sharing session at Setenang House on the Tuesday 1st April, 2014, 8:00pm Topic: Living Life to the Fullest Programme : 6.30-7:00pm - Arrival of Guests & 7:30pm - Buddha Puja 8:00pm - Dhamma Talk 8:45pm - Questions & Answers 9:15pm - End of Dhamma Talk, Sharing of Merit Looking forward to your presence and do share and e Forward to others. Also do bring your family, neighbors and friends over ! Kindly RSVP your attendance Bro.Jeff Oliver Dhamma Sharing at SBS-SKL on Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 at 8pm at Setenang House, 47 Jalan Du 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, 47180 Puchong, Selangor Dear Friends of Setenang Bro. Jeff Oliver of Australia will be with us again for a Dhamma sharing session at Setenang House on the Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 at 8:00pm Topic: 'Live Life to the Fullest' Programme : 6.30-7:00pm - Arrival of Guests & 7:30pm - Buddha Puja 8:00pm - Dhamma Talk 8:45pm - Questions & Answers 9:15pm - End of Dhamma Talk, Sharing of Merit Looking forward to your presence and do share and e Forward to others. Also do bring your family, neighbors and friends over ! Kindly RSVP your attendance with bro Jerry as we are preparing the event . " Setenang - Peace For All " With Metta always, Setenang Buddhist Society of Selangor & Kuala Lumpur [SBS-SKL] Setenang House, 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, [Off Jalan Kinara 6 – Kinara Golf Club Road] 47180 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia Note : For additional information please contact: Jerry Khoo: 012-6211098, jktp2001@yahoo.com David Karuna Tan: 012-3159527, dkarunatan@gmail.com FaceBook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/setenang/ Kindly refer attach files for location map Note, about the talk Live Life to the Fullest ! Freedom for one, freedom for all! Profile: Jeff Oliver is a dynamic and creative meditation teacher from Australia. He has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for about 19 years, eight of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Burmese tradition. Jeff has shared practical life skills and mind management™ in many areas of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe including Turkey. Jeff's teachings are based on both ancient and modern ways of mind training especially, such as appreciation, forgiveness, "Metta" unconditional love, concentration, awareness and wisdom. Basically, Jeff is offering us a toolbox™ of techniques to be used both in formal, intensive meditation and in any situation during our busy and complicated daily life. His style is open, approachable, friendly and gentle yet very effective for the modern seeker of truth. Posted 15 minutes ago by David Karuna Tan

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

7D6N BVA Bali Metta Holiday Camp cum Meditation Retreat on 1-7 June 2014

Welcome to our DKTan Health, Wellness & Retreat Group ! We are now organizing another 7D6N Vipassana Meditation Retreat to be conducted by Ayye Paramacari of Isivana Vipassana Hermitage, Jalan Ceri (near Bats' Cave Temple) Penang on 1-7 June 2014 at Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha, near Lovina Beach, North Bali. Biodata: Ayye Paramacari (Sis.Lim Siew Lan) has been a dynamic and creative freelance trainer specializing in Social Skill & Performance Development Leadership from Penang, Malaysia and have experienced in working in various multinational companies like Singapore Airlines, Federal Express Corp, Pfizer, EBSCO, BSN etc. She has been practicing Vipassana Meditation (Mahasi Method) based on the Four Foundation of Mindfulness (Maha Satipatthana Sutta in April 1994 in MBMC, Penang six of which she was ordained as a Buddhist Nun has shared, cultivated and travelled to 25 countries as a layperson before taking on the robes. Helped the poor and sick in her very own small ways in not less than 8 countries. Ayye spent 2 years in white as an Upasika 8 preceptor under the helm of Dr.Sermsup (retired now) in Dhamma Mata in Suan Mokkh International from 2003-2005. Returned to Penang in 2005 in order to be with ailing mother for 2 years until her demise in 2007. As about to go to Sri Lanka for Bhikkhuni ordination, she was detected with Carcinoma Stage 2 of the Right Kidney in 2008, thereby forcing her to postponed her intention for higher ordination until after her surgery. She is very fortunate to remain cancer free since surgery until this very day without any medication, chemotherapy nor radiotherapy with normal diet. Ayye's teachings are based on ancient, holistic and modern ways of the mind training especially, such as appreciation, forgiveness, "METTA" unconditional love, concentration, awareness, wisdom and the 4 foundations of Mindfulness (Maha Satipatthana Sutta). Basically, Ayye is offering us in English, Bahasa Melayu and Chinese languages in formal, intensive meditation and in any situation during our busy and complicated daily life. Her style is open, approachable, friendly and gentle yet very spiritual for modern seeker of truth. Treat yourself to this Holistic Wellness Meditation by just donating the vegetarian food and lodging supply at this beautiful Buddhist Monastery in North Bali. It's free and easy. Contact Pak Dhammajiyoti +628164733609 or Pak David Karuna +60123159527 or  http://dktan.blogspot.com for details and email your personal particulars to dktan57@gmail.com Note: Our Aim is similar to an International Youth Camp cum Meditation Retreat at Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha, Buleleng, North Bali http://www.BrahmaViharaArama.com on 1-7 June 2014 during the Malaysian school holidays, to be conducted by Ayye Paramacari of Isivana Vipassana Hermitage Theme: "Potential of the Mind". This time, it's going to be a BIG annual youth event like an International Metta Camp cum Meditation Retreat in Bali. Only the 1st 40 Registered Participants aged 18 and above are invited and 10 Facilitators each from Malaysia and local will be accepted on a 1st come, 1st served basis. (All youth applications between 18-21 years old must attached with parent's letter of consent). Thank You. May you all be Well & Happy ! Sadhu ! Sadhu ! Sadhu !  ��  Namo Buddhaya ! �� Dear Bro. & Sis. and all your Dhamma Friends, Meanwhile, You can also meditate with us online DIY, where ever you may be, with the voice of Bhante Mahinda, Alokafoundation MP3 uploaded Metta Meditation Guide by logging on to http://www.mettaroundtheworld.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/metta_meditation_guide.mp3 Undangan: Mohon Kehadiran Bpk/Ibu/Raman/Ramani sekalian untuk hadiri di Kem Motivasi Metta oleh Bhikkhuni Ayye Paramacari di BVA yang akan diterjemahkan oleh Pak David Karuna dalam Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia pada 1-7 Juni 2014. Sila berhubung dengan Pak Dhammajiyoti Atau Pak Dharmanatha Frankie +623618534207 Atau shantfrank@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/events/233837230130249  * Note: Kindly Contact Pak Dhammajiyoti +628164733609 or Pak Dharmanatha Frankie +623618534207 (o) shantfrank@yahoo.com or Pak David Karuna +60123159527 dktan57@gmail.com *We will be Leaving for Denpasar on flight MH0713 on 31 May 2014 arriving Denpasar at 15:05 and depart on flight MH0714 on 8 June, 12:50 Arrive KLIA at 15:50hrs under my Enrich no: MH310247534 Blue. Booking Reference: W3T0V at total cost for 2 passengers RM1438.00 Help us to Sponsor, Share and Spread the good Dhamma Duta news and be our Dhamma volunteer ! May you all be Well & Happy !    With Metta, DKTan http://dktan.blogspot.com  Sαϑhυ... Sαϑhυ... Sαϑhυ...

A Special Puja for MH370 on Monday, 31 March 2014 @8:30pm at Setenang House, 47 Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, 47180 Puchong

Note: MAS flight MH370 claimed missing at Indian Ocean. * China has deployed two rescue ships to the South China Sea to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, state-run broadcaster CCTV said. Meanwhile, Singapore sent its submarine in search of the victims. The 154 passengers from China (including Taiwan) included a group of painters, calligraphers and Buddhists returning from a religious gathering, 9 senior travelers plus 5 toddles. Chinese state media reported.   We at Setenang meets every Monday for our weekly prayers at Setenang House 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Jalan Kinrara 6, near Kinrara Residence, 47180 Puchong, Selangor at 8:30pm onwards & our prayers are with MAS MH 370 passengers missing fear crashed at Indian Ocean.  Australia has deployed two rescue submarines to the Indian Ocean to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane ❤ Help us to Sponsor, Share and Spread the news and be our Dhamma volunteers ! May you all be Well & Happy !    ❤ With Metta, DKTan http://dktan.blogspot.com  ❤ Sαϑhυ... Sαϑhυ... Sαϑhυ...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bhante Mahinda's Dhamma Talk "What the world really needs today..." on 4 Oct 2013 and on 5 & 6 Oct Bhante Mahinda's Metta Workshop at Pahang Buddhist Association


Bhante Mahinda's Dhamma Talk "What the world really needs today..." on 4 Oct 2013 at 8pm and on 5 & 6 Oct 213 enrolled Bhante Mahinda's Metta Workshop — at Pahang Buddhist Association.& Pahang Buddhist Association Hemodialisis Centre

Wednesday, August 21, 2013




Today, Lay people observe the Eight Precepts on Uposatha days, as a support for meditation practice and as a way to re-energize commitment to the Dhamma. Whenever possible, lay people use these days as an opportunity to visit the local monastery, in order to make special offerings to the Sangha, to listen to Dhamma, and to practice meditation with Dhamma companions late into the night. For those not closely affiliated with a local monastery, it can simply be an opportunity to step up one's efforts in meditation, while drawing on the invisible support of millions of other practicing Buddhists around the world.
The calendar of Uposatha days is calculated using a complex traditional formula that is loosely based on the lunar calendar, with the result that the dates do not always coincide with the actual astronomical dates. To further complicate matters, each sect within Theravada Buddhism tends to follow a slightly different calendar.                                                                                                                   * Thus, Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by lay followers and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism.

For monastics, these are often days of more intensive reflection and meditation. In many monasteries physical labor (construction projects, repairs, etc.) is curtailed. On New Moon and Full Moon days the fortnightly confession and recitation of the Bhikkhu Patimokkha (monastic rules of conduct) takes place. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/uposatha.html

Monday, June 10, 2013









Dear fellow devotees, You and your spouse are cordially invited to our 3D2N Self-Meditation Retreat at Borneo Highlands Resort, Kota Padawan off Kuching, 94200 Sarawak, Malaysia on 12-14 August 2013 Call +60123159527 (David Karuna Tan dktan57@gmail.com) for all future programme. This programme can accomodate maximum 60 participants. Cost: RM 400 inclusive of Airport transfer from Kuching Airport to Borneo Highlands Resort, twin-sharing room, breakfast & lunch (vegetarian) Closing date: (Limited to the first 60 participants on the first come, first serve basis) or till 5th August 2013 (final count) for this special Metta Bhavana Meditation Retreat. Log on to http://www.BorneoHighlands.com.my All are Welcome ! RSVP me at +6012 3159527 early to avoid disappointment ! Undangan: Mohon Kehadiran Bpk/Ibu/Raman/Ramani sekalian untuk hadiri di Retreat Meditasi Metta Bhavana peringkat permulaan yang akan diterjemahkan oleh Pak David Karuna dalam Bahasa Malaysia/ Indonesia pada tgl 12 Agustus hingga tgl 14 Agustus 2013 di Borneo Highlands Resort, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Pesawat sendirian dan kos ialah RM400 dengan Airport Transfer dari Kuching Airport ke Borneo Highlands Resort, 2 sebilik, bersama makan pagi dan siang. Info: Permesanan: Dktan.blogspot.com (SEKRETARIAT) Pak David Karuna Tan +6012 3159527 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) BBM ID: 29D31EAA (Waktu registrasi ialah 1 petang). Sila sebarkan maklumat ini kepada semua sebelum 5hb Agustus 2013. Maklumat boleh di dapati di https://www.facebook.com/events/470858333001895 http://www.BorneoHighlands.com.my Isya Buddha kita dapat berjumpa lagi. Thank you http://dktan.blogspot.com

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Malaysian Buddhists celebrate Wesak Day 2013


 

Buddhists celebrate Wesak Day

PRAYERS FOR PEACE, PROSPERITY: Devotees of Subang Jaya Buddhist Association and Chempaka Buddhist Lodge commemorate Buddha’s Day

SUBANG JAYA: THE Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA) marked the auspicious Wesak Day by officially launching its building extension fundraising campaign yesterday.
The campaign, which aims to collect RM5 million, will go into funding a brand new four-storey block adjacent to existing building which was built back in 1997.
Since the pre-launch of its campaign a week ago, some RM300,000 had already been collected from generous donors and devotees.
The donation collected through three channels, namely, pledges, sales of brick coupons and direct contribution had been positive, said SJBA president Chim Siew Choon.
Chim thanked the donors and hoped the donation for the new building, on a piece of land given by the Selangor government, will continue to increase.
"The vihara (temple) has been well used over the years but we need more space for ongoing activities. With the new building on a piece of 0.05ha land, we will be able to accommodate our members and devotees comfortably.
"We hope to garner more support from the public to make our extension a reality in two years' time," he said.
Chim said the new building will have dhamma school classrooms, a meditation and multipurpose hall, better equipped library, senior citizen centre, and dana hall.
Also present at the launch were SJBA abbot U Nyanaramsi, its patron Datuk Tang See Hang, Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, and Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen.
Meanwhile, some 10,000 members and devotees came together at the SJBA premises to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.
It was a perfect day for families, young and old, to engage in activities such as the lighting of oil lamps and lotus candles, blood donation, offering of robes to monks, offering of flowers to the Buddha, health checks, blessing ceremony, chanting, transfer of merits and traditional Chinese medicine services as well as hanging their wishes on the bodhi tree.
For good friends, Tan Ai Mooi and Yong Yuk Moey, Wesak Day was a chance for them to get away from their families and bond with each other.
The duo from SS15, who were waiting for the blessing ceremony to start, had been going to SJBA for two years together.
"Today is a special occasion and we make time to honour the Buddha. This is also the time when we do self-reflection and seek inner peace by listening to the dhamma and meditate," said the 60-year-old Tan.
Over at the Setenang Buddhist Society in Taman Damai Utama, Jalan Kinrara 6, Puchong, Wesak Day was celebrated with puja, chanting and blessings by the monks at the centre. The theme for this year was A Prosperous Nation, A Peaceful Life.
Greeting the devotees at the premises was the Bathing Buddha built.
Many devotees participated in an event known as bathing of the Buddha at an area in the premises decorated to represent Lumbini Garden.
Lumbini Garden in Nepal was the birthplace of the Buddha.
The act of bathing the Buddha is symbolic of purity, wisdom, dignity, merit and virtue, and devotees do so in return for blessings.
The devotees had also lit candles and joss sticks as offerings to the Buddha.
Setenang Wesak Day organising chairman David Karuna Tan said he was happy to see the crowd who came to take part in the festivities.
"We hope more people will learn about the life of Buddha with us," he said.
The commemoration of Wesak Day at Setenang will culminate in a musical puja by Bro. Chong Su Lim.

Read more: Buddhists celebrate Wesak Day - Central - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/central/buddhists-celebrate-wesak-day-1.285681#ixzz2UGUmLgHN

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Message by Bhante Mahinda on Wesak 2013





As we live in these times of great change and uncertainty we need to recognize the importance of the cultivation of mindfulness and be ready to transform ourselves through a simple, sustainable and spiritual way of life.
We need to wake up to the realities of the dramatic changes taking place around us and the various manifestations of suffering in the world.
We need to recognize the preciousness of our human life and arouse compassion in our hearts as we kindle the light of wisdom within. The qualities of wisdom and compassion are both necessary in order to cope with and adapt to the changes taking place around us, and to be able to live more meaningfully.
The cultivation of light, love and compassion are embodied in all great spiritual tradition around the world.
METTA in Pali or Maithri in Sanskrit language means “loving-kindness” or “boundless love” i.e. love without boundaries. It is the wish for all sentient beings to be well and happy. It is the basis for the cultivation of other great virtues such as compassion, altruistic joy and equanimity.
METTA is a powerful healing force which will transform us into a more compassionate, caring and resilient community, transmuting all negative energies and entities into light, love and harmony.
According to the first verse of Dhammapada “The Sayings of the
Buddha”:
MANO PUBBANGAMĀ DHAMMĀ (Dh1)
Mind is the forerunner of all phenomena…
As such, we need to harness all our positive mental energies to bring about peace, harmony and stability for the nation and for the world we live in.
The intention of this “METTA Round the World” project is to unite all peace-loving people throughout the world with one heart and mind in meditation and prayer for world peace, harmony and stability.

Let us all fill our hearts with pure love and compassion and cherish the wish that all suffering beings be free from suffering; that those in sorrow be free from sorrow; and that those in fear and danger be free from fear and danger. May we grow and evolve from light to light and work for the welfare and happiness of the many. May all beings be well and happy.

About Venerable Mahinda
Born in 1949 into a traditional Chinese family in Malacca, Malaysia, Bhante Mahinda had his early education at the St Francis Institution and the Malacca High School before leaving for tertiary education in Biological Science at Canterbury University, New Zealand. In his final year of tertiary studies he met a lay Buddhist teacher from Sri Lanka and joined him on a two-year Goodwill Mission Tour to New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, the USA, Canada and the UK.
Bhante Mahinda was ordained in 1976 as a Buddhist monk in the Sri Lankan Theravadin tradition under the tutelage of the late Venerable Dr K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thera (a well-known Sri Lankan monk resident in Malaysia for more than 50 years). After his ordination, he undertook a Buddhist studies programme at the Paramadhamma Buddhist Institute in Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1982.
He was trained in meditation by several well-known masters in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Thailand, and inspired by Mahayana masters from China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, as well as by Vajrayana masters from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India.
Bhante Mahinda has taught Mindfulness and Metta Meditation for more than 30 years in 20 countries.
His participation in inter-religious conferences and Dhamma propagation has taken him to more than 30 countries to date.
Currently, Bhante Mahinda is the Abbot of the Aloka Meditation Centre in Australia, (AMC), Founder, Spiritual Director of the Australian Buddhist Mission Inc. (ABM); Buddhist Chaplain to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS); Trustee of the University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF); and Training Committee Member & Training Course Presenter of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP).
He is also the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Aloka Foundation, Malaysia; Religious Patron of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM); Religious Advisor to the Buddhist Missionary Society, Malaysia; and a number of other Buddhist organisations in East and West Malaysia and Singapore.

The significance of Wesak

Setenang Buddhist Society Happy Wesak 2013   All are welcome to our Setenang House: 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, 47180 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.




Vesak 2013: Message from Bhante Mahinda
The real significance of Vesak lies in the timeless and universal peace message of the Buddha, found in the teachings on the Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths explain DUKKHA, the sufferings and unsatisfactoriness of life; SAMUDAYA, the cause of suffering; NIRODHA, the cessation of suffering; and MAGGA the path which leads to the end of all suffering.
Metta and Mindfulness by Venerable Mahinda
Mindfulness is an important technique in the cultivation of metta and can be applied in all day-to-day situations. We can describe ‘mindfulness’ as being present, with clear awareness of our body, feelings and state of mind. Read more

Our Theme Song - Prayer of Love

What is Metta Round The World?
Dramatic changes are taking place around us, with or without our knowledge. Information about the global situation, including predictions and warnings for 2012 and beyond are increasing day by day.These information are meant to prepare us to face the challenges ahead, and to wake up to the realities of life and the world around us. According to the sayings of the Buddha in the first verse of the Dhammapada: Mind is the forerunner of all phenomena. As such, we need to harness all our positive mental energies with one heart and mind through meditation….read more
Message from Venerable Mahinda
As we live in these times of great change and uncertainty we need to recognize the importance of the cultivation of mindfulness and be ready to transform ourselves through a simple, sustainable and spiritual way of life. We need to wake up to the realities of the dramatic changes taking place around us and the various manifestations of suffering in the world. We need to recognize the preciousness of our human life and arouse compassion in our hearts as we kindle the light of wisdom within. The qualities of wisdom and compassion are both necessary in order to cope with and adapt to the changes taking place around us, and to be able to live more meaningfully. The cultivation of light, love and compassion are embodied in all great spiritual tradition around the world. METTA in Pali or Maithri in Sanskrit language means “loving-kindness” or “boundless love”…..read more
What is Metta?
Metta, in Pali, or Maithri in Sanskrit language, means ‘loving-kindness’, or boundless love’. It is the wish for all sentient beings to be well and happy. It is also referred to as boundless or universal love, a love that transcends all barriers, such as caste, colour or creed. Metta is the basis for cultivation of virtues, such as compassion, altruistic joy and equanimity, which are very important qualities to develop as we live through these times of great change and uncertainties.The practice of metta helps to reduce the tendency of anger, hatred and grudges. Metta is a great healing force…..read more
Advisor: Ven. B. Sri Saranankara

Tuesday, May 21, 2013



Setenang Buddhist Society Wesak Day 2013 Program盛会流程
衛塞節前夕— 星期四 (23/5/2013)
7.00 pm : Arrival of Devotees 賓客莅臨
8.00 pm : Puja/Chanting & Offering of Lights 供佛/ 誦經, 獻灯燭
9.00 pm : Hymns Singing by Bro Chong Su Lim唱頌佛曲
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衛塞節— 星期五 (24/5/2013)
9.00 am : Arrival of Devotees 賓客莅臨
9.30 am : Arrival of Sanga Members 僧侶莅臨
10.00 am :Wesak Puja / Chanting 衛塞節供佛/ 誦經
10.30 am : Dhamma Talk by VenRakkhita 法師開示 :
Topic:“Way of Life as a Buddhist ”"佛教徒的日常生活"
11.30 am : Lunch Dana to Sangha Members 僧团供午餐
12.00 noon : Lunch to Devotees 賓客午餐
1.30 - 2.30 pm : Cleaning up of Center 打掃會所

衛塞節後隔天— 星期六 (25/5/2013)

7.30 am : Puja / Chanting 供佛/ 誦經
8.00 am : Breakfast Dana to Sangha Members 僧团供早餐
8.15 am : Breakfast to Devotees 賓客早餐
11.00 am : Puja / Chanting 供佛/ 誦經
11.30 am : Lunch Dana to Sangha Members 僧团供午餐
11.45 am : Lunch to Devotees 賓客午餐
6.00 pm : Arrival of Devotees 賓客莅臨
7.00 pm : Puja / Chanting followed by Dhamma& Discussion /Sharing/ Q & A
供佛/ 誦經, 隨後佛法論述及疑問解答
9.00 pm : Sharing & Transfer of Merits to all Sentient Beings 功徳回向給衆生

With Metta, 欲知更多详情请联络:
Jerry Khoo: 012-6211098,
Jktp2001@yahoo.com
David Karuna Tan: 012-3159527/016-2231066,
dkarunatan@gmail.com

http://SetenangBuddhistSociety.Blogspot.com

Monday, November 12, 2012

 

 
 
♥ Namo Buddhaya ! Dear fellow devotees, You and your family are cordially invited to our Setenang Buddhist Society Monday weekly group Puja and Metta Meditation session at Setenang House, 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Jalan Kinrara 6 (in front of Kinrara Golf Club and near Kinrara Residence) 47180 Puchong on every Monday at 8pm or Just log on to this link * where ever you may be and meditate round the world (MRTW) with 'Metta' or loving-kindness guided by World famous Metta Meditation teacher, Ven.Mahinda. http://mettaroundtheworld.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/metta_meditation_guide.mp3
With Metta and the very best of Health, Bro.David Karuna Tan +6012 3159527 dktan57@gmail.com http://SetenangBuddhistSociety.blogspot.com
My BlackBerry Messenger ID is 29D31EAA
— or Bro. Jerry Khoo +6012 6211098 jktp2001@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Setenang Buddhist Society present Jeff Oliver Dharma Sharing "Forgiveness in Everyday Life" on 17 Nov'12@8pm at Setenang House

Namo Buddhaya ! Dear all my Kalyana Mitras, You and your family are cordially invited to Saturday, 17th Nov 2012, there will be Setenang Buddhist Society - Special Dharma Sharing "Forgiveness in Everyday Life" by Jeff Oliver of Australia at 8:00 pm at Setenang House, 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Kinrara Golf Club, Jalan Kinrara 6, 47180 Puchong, Selangor. Kindly contact Bro.Jerry Khoo +6012 6211098 or David Tan +6012 3159527 for reservation or details. http://SetenangBuddhistSociety.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 15, 2012



 
Bro.Jeff Oliver Dhamma Sharing at SBS-SKL on Saturday, 17 Nov, 2012@8pm at Setenang House, 47 Jalan Du 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, 47180 Puchong, Selangor

Dear Friends of Setenang

Bro. Jeff Oliver of Australia will be with us again for a Dhamma sharing session at Setenang House on the

17th November , 2012, Saturday, 8:00pm

Topic: Forgiveness in Everyday Life

Programme :
6.30-7:00pm - Arrival of Guests & simple dinner will be served
7:30pm - Buddha Puja
8:00pm - Dhamma Talk
8:45pm - Questions & Answers
9:15pm - End of Dhamma Talk, Sharing of Merit

Looking forward to your presence and do share and e Forward to others.
Also do bring your family, neighbors and friends over !
Kindly RSVP your attendance with bro Jerry as we are preparing
the food for dinner.

" Setenang - Peace For All "
With Metta always,
Setenang Buddhist Society of
Selangor & Kuala Lumpur [SBS-SKL]
Setenang House, 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama,
[Off Jalan Kinara 6 – Kinara Golf Club Road]
47180 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Note : For additional information please contact:
Jerry Khoo: 012-6211098, jktp2001@yahoo.com
David Karuna Tan: 012-3159527, dkarunatan@gmail.com

FaceBook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/setenang/
Kindly refer attach files for location map

Note, about the talk
Forgiveness in Everyday Life - Communicating with forgiveness
Forgiveness as the focus and motivation for one's speech. Listening with forgiveness, a soft and open heart that doesn't attach to words and allows others to act, say and be the way they see best. This is not only one's own liberation but releasing others from our judgments and criticisms. Freedom for one, freedom for all!

Profile:
Jeff Oliver is a dynamic and creative meditation teacher from Australia. He has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for about 19 years, eight of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Burmese tradition. Jeff has shared practical life skills and mind management™ in many areas of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe including Turkey.

Jeff's teachings are based on both ancient and modern ways of mind training especially, such as appreciation, forgiveness, "Metta" unconditional love, concentration, awareness and wisdom. Basically, Jeff is offering us a toolbox™ of techniques to be used both in formal, intensive meditation and in any situation during our busy and complicated daily life. His style is open, approachable, friendly and gentle yet very effective for the modern seeker of truth.

Friday, October 12, 2012


 
Dear Friends of Setenang,
Just to remind that Venerable Rakkhita of UK will be with us for a
Dhamma sharing session at Setenang House on the
Date:Saturday, 13th October, 2012, 8:00pm
Topic : Empty Mirror..Filling the Void ..The Dharma Wheel's Honey Ball Mystery
Program :
6.30-7:00pm - Arrival of Guests & simple dinner will be served
7:30pm - Buddha Puja
8:00pm - Dhamma Talk
8:45pm - Questions & Answers
9:15pm - End of Dhamma Talk, Sharing of Merit

Looking forward to your presence and do share and e Forward to others.
Also do bring your family, neighbors and friends over !
Kindly RSVP your attendance with bro Jerry as we are preparing
the food for dinner.

Setenang Peace For All
with metta always,
Setenang Buddhist Society of
Selangor & Kuala Lumpur [SBS-SKL]
Setenang House, 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama,
[Off Jalan Kinara 6 – Kinara Golf Club Road]
47180 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Note : For additional information please contact:
Jerry Khoo: 012-6211098, jktp2001@yahoo.com
David Karuna Tan: 012-3159527, dkarunatan@gmail.com

FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/setenang/
Kindly refer attach files for location map


Biodata of ; Venerable Rakkhita (Rob Norris)
Ven Rakkhita was born in UK 1964 and trained in Arts and Graphic design, Liverpool Polytech.

Venerable Rakkhita is an enterprising, magnetic and creative meditation teacher from UK. He has practiced and studied meditation for most of his life. He has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for about 28 years, three of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Thai Vipassana tradition with Ven Ajahn Tong and two years as a Samanera. Teachers have included Luang Poh Banyat, Ven Ajahn Tong, Sayadaw U Pandita, , Ven Sujiva, Bhante Punnaji, Ven Dr Sunanda.

Ven Rakkhita has shared creative life skills in many areas of the work field world including arts, music, theatre in education, therapies and performance mainly in UK. His teachings invite exploration of the convergence of love and wisdom. His teaching style emphasizes a relaxed, caring and attentive attitude combined with joyful interest and Zen humour.

Ven Rakkhita shares the Buddha's teachings on human development and liberation of mind which emphasizes that each moment of your life is a practice opportunity.
He enjoys sharing the Buddha's teachings with all people.
Ven Rakkhita's meditation teaching aims to inspire the faith, determination and skill necessary to realize the deepest human freedom.

' I have struggled myself with confusion over where life is going, whether I will ever meet the ‘right’ person, would I ever do what I was ‘destined’ to do – and what was that anyway? Was I doing enough? Too much? '
In 1983 he encountered the art of happiness, awareness and letting go.
Art and happiness: it is about re-learning to take pleasure in the small things.
When one is attuned to beautiful qualities of heart, and isn’t driven by the need to control, judge or manipulate others.
' I came to meditation as a result of the stress and suffering I was experiencing in my life. It was a time when I was becoming curious about two questions: ‘Why am I so miserable?’ and ‘What is freedom?’
' It has transformed my whole sense of what it means to be alive, and what it feels like to be in relationship with others. There is less fear and confusion, and more space for love and openness. This is a cause for much gratitude.'
He teaches to help individuals realize their full potential for clarity, balance, kindness and wisdom.

Ven Rakkhita's teachings are based on both ancient and modern ways of mind training especially, such as daily life practice, "metta" unconditional love, concentration, awareness and wisdom.
He has explored developing and producing a Meditation Map to help tracking attention during Insight Meditation. 'I feel the Map work compliments traditional Vipassana teaching and aids gaining a sense of useful theory in practice'. His teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
Ven Rakkhita offers us a collection of techniques to be used both in formal, intensive meditation and in any situation during our busy and complicated daily lives. Rakkhita's manner is friendly, open,and kind, suitable for the modern seeker of truth.http://www.facebook.com/events/122697304541684/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ven.Rakkhita (Rob Norris) Dhamma Sharings at Setenang Buddhist Society, Kinrara 6, Puchong !


Welcome to Setenang House, 47 Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Jalan Kinrara 6, 47180 Puchong every Friday Weekly Prayers & Fellowship !

Dear Friends of Setenang,
Venerable Rakkhita of UK will be with us for Dhamma Sharing sessions at Setenang House on :-
Date: Saturday, 4th August, 15th September & 13th October 2012,
Time: 8:00pm
Topic: TBAL
Programme :
6.30-7:00pm - Arrival of Guests & simple dinner will be served
7:30pm - Buddha Puja
8:00pm - Dhamma Talk
8:45pm - Questions & Answers
9:15pm - End of Dhamma Talk, Sharing of Merit

Looking forward to your presence and do share and eForward to others.
Also do bring your family, neighbors and friends over !
Kindly RSVP your attendance with bro Jerry as we are preparing
the food for dinner.

Setenang Peace For All
with metta always,
Setenang Buddhist Society of
Selangor & Kuala Lumpur [SBS-SKL]
Setenang House, 47, Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama,
[Off Jalan Kinara 6 – Kinara Golf Club Road]
47180 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Note : For additional information please contact:
Jerry Khoo: 012-6211098, jktp2001@yahoo.com
David Karuna Tan: 012-3159527, dkarunatan@gmail.com

FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/setenang/
Kindly refer attach files for location map


Biodata of ; Venerable Rakkhita (Rob Norris)
Ven Rakkhita was born in UK 1964 and trained in Arts and Graphic design, Liverpool Polytech.

Venerable Rakkhita is an enterprising, magnetic and creative meditation teacher from UK. He has practiced and studied meditation for most of his life. He has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for about 28 years, three of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Thai Vipassana tradition with Ven Ajahn Tong and two years as a Samanera. Teachers have included Luang Poh Banyat, Ven Ajahn Tong, Sayadaw U Pandita, , Ven Sujiva, Bhante Punnaji, Ven Dr Sunanda.

Ven Rakkhita has shared creative life skills in many areas of the work field world including arts, music, theatre in education, therapies and performance mainly in UK. His teachings invite exploration of the convergence of love and wisdom. His teaching style emphasizes a relaxed, caring and attentive attitude combined with joyful interest and Zen humour.

Ven Rakkhita shares the Buddha's teachings on human development and liberation of mind which emphasizes that each moment of your life is a practice opportunity.
He enjoys sharing the Buddha's teachings with all people.
Ven Rakkhita's meditation teaching aims to inspire the faith, determination and skill necessary to realize the deepest human freedom.

' I have struggled myself with confusion over where life is going, whether I will ever meet the ‘right’ person, would I ever do what I was ‘destined’ to do – and what was that anyway? Was I doing enough? Too much? '
In 1983 he encountered the art of happiness, awareness and letting go.
Art and happiness: it is about re-learning to take pleasure in the small things.
When one is attuned to beautiful qualities of heart, and isn’t driven by the need to control, judge or manipulate others.
' I came to meditation as a result of the stress and suffering I was experiencing in my life. It was a time when I was becoming curious about two questions: ‘Why am I so miserable?’ and ‘What is freedom?’
' It has transformed my whole sense of what it means to be alive, and what it feels like to be in relationship with others. There is less fear and confusion, and more space for love and openness. This is a cause for much gratitude.'
He teaches to help individuals realize their full potential for clarity, balance, kindness and wisdom.

Ven Rakkhita's teachings are based on both ancient and modern ways of mind training especially, such as daily life practice, "metta" unconditional love, concentration, awareness and wisdom.
He has explored developing and producing a Meditation Map to help tracking attention during Insight Meditation. 'I feel the Map work compliments traditional Vipassana teaching and aids gaining a sense of useful theory in practice'. His teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
Ven Rakkhita offers us a collection of techniques to be used both in formal, intensive meditation and in any situation during our busy and complicated daily lives. Rakkhita's manner is friendly, open,and kind, suitable for the modern seeker of truth.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Setenang Buddhist Society welcomes Bhikkhuni Ayya Santini, on Saturday, 9th June, 2012 at 7:00pm at Setenang House !




Guest Speaker: Bhikkhuni Ayya Santini

Biodata: Ayya Santini is a well-known and energetic Dhammaduta in Indonesia. Before taking the full Bhikkhuni ordination of in 2000, she spend several years as an Anagarini, travelling the breath of the Indonesian Archipelago, inspiring people with her Dhamma Talks. She counts among the first Theravadin Bhikkhuni from Indonesian in the modern era, and is the Abbess of a Vihara in Lembang, West Java. Ayya Santini specialises in training children and youths in Meditation and monastic living. She runs camps several times a year and draws hundreds of of her periodic talk shows held in major cities throughout Indonesia. In recognition of her contributions to humanitarian work, Ayya Santini was awarded 'The Outstanding Woman in Buddhism Award' by the United Nations on 8 March 2007, in conjunction with International Woman's Day. Don't missed this opportunity to learn and experience the life of a Buddhist in Indonesia from a dedicated Buddhist teacher.

Topic: Engaged Buddhism in Indonesia

Programme:-

7:20pm until 10:00pm.. We will be leading Setenang Special Monday Night Buddha Puja/ Chanting/Sharing of Merits to the departed and rediate Metta to sick and aged with Ayya Santini on :-

Date: 9th June, 2012 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 - Arrival of Guests and simple dinner will be served

7:30pm - Buddha Puja

8:00pm - Dhamma Talk

8:45pm - Questions & Answers

9:15pm End of Dhamma Talk, Sharing of Merits

9:30pm - Dhamma Discussion

♥ ... Looking forward to your presence and do share and eForward. Kindly RSVP your attendance as we are preparing the food for dinner. Join us at the Setenang Buddhist Society every Fridays ie at Setenang House, 47 Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Jalan Kinrara 6, near Kinrara Golf Club 47180 Puchong, Selangor.



* All are Welcome !

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