Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Join our Setenang Wesak Day Celebrations at Setenang House, 47 Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Kinrara 6, 47180 Puchong on 21 May 2016 @10;00am:-Call Jerry Khoo @ 0126211098

❤ Welcome to Setenang Buddhist Society, then to Bali ! 🌺 Join our Setenang Wesak Day Celebrations with our special guest, MP Puchong, YB Gobind Singh and together join us every Monday at 8:00pm 'Metta' Group Meditation Round the World Session at Setenang House, 47 Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Kinrara 6, 47180 Puchong ! ❤ http://www.mettaroundtheworld.org/…/metta_meditation_guide.… or from your smart phones App Store search and get "METTA" for your guided Metta Meditation. *Also* *WesakDay* @ Setenang House:-Call Jerry Khoo @0126211098 Bro. David Karuna Tan @0162231066 Happy Birthday, Buddha ! May you all be Well & Happy ! Sadhu ! Sadhu ! Sadhu ! Anumodana 🙏 ❤ With Metta, David Karuna Tan http://dktan.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Samadhi Vihara, 1B Jalan Pegaga, U12/14, Seksyen U12, Bukit Raja Industrial Estate, Shah Alam, Selangor

Welcome to Samadhi Temple, Shah Alam ! ❤ Don't Miss it ! One-A-Lifetime Opportunity ! Theme: "The Awakening Force" Buddha Ancient MS Gandharan Buddhist Manuscripts Exhibition Opens Today ! Venue: Samadhi Vihara, 1B Jalan Pegaga, U12/14, Seksyen U12, Bukit Raja Industrial Estate, Shah Alam Time: 10:00am to 9:00 pm till 3 May 2016 💝 WeChat: pakDkaruna ☎ Call + 6012 3159 6012 or ☎ 017 3450 527 or Call 016 223 1066 ☎ Now !

Dongguk University Gyeongju, Seoul, Korea

Dongguk University was founded by Buddhist pioneers in 1906 to cultivate men of ability to save the country from crisis. This was during the late Chosun period, when our nation was running out of luck. Since then, Dongguk has produced talented people who have performed as leaders in various areas in Korean society and helped with the development of the country. In 1978, Dongguk University Gyeongju was established with the purposes of creating a strong national culture through combining the spiritual with the scientific, cultivating people who are leading Korea unification, supporting the community, and bolstering academic development. Dongguk University Gyeongju is based on a Buddhist foundational spirit and fosters competent people equipped with desirable personalities and capabilities required for the development of society. From 2011 to present, Dongguk has been chosen as one of the best teaching universities (ACE) by the Ministry of Education. As of 2016, the school has set a new goal for becoming one of the top three local private universities. To realize the goal I will do my best to educate students who play a leading role in our society and the world through ensuring internal stability of education, specialization, localization, and globalization. Dongguk Gyeongju will do our utmost and ask for your continued support to leap forward in leading the creation of new values. I pray for Buddha's blessings to be with you. President

Friday, March 04, 2016

6D5N Bali Jeff Oliver Vipassana Meditation Retreat on 11-17 March 2017 at Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha, Singaraja, North Bali

󾬗 Dear ALL Yogis, Welcome to Jeff Freestyle Meditation Retreat on 11-17 March 2017 💛 ☎ Kindly contact : David +6012 3159 527 🌺 Please submit your application form(downloaded from our website) http://www.BrahmaViharaArama.com early and get acquainted with the environment < Financially, the Room & Meals cost an average USD25 per day, we will appreciated whatever e tra donation you can afford for our future development and spiritual well-being, sharing and the cost of bring Master Jeff Oliver to this Vipassana Retreat. Jeff Oliver will be here by 17:00 to brief you on rules & regulations and introduction proper is at 19:00 - 2200 (1st Dhamma Talk) Tentative Jeff Oliver Ezy Vipassana Meditation Method Routine: Daily practice is 5:00-7:00 Group sitting at Stupa (Compulsory ) 7:00 Breakfast 8:00 Group sitting at Stupa (Compulsory ) 9:00 Continue Walking & Sitting 12:00 Lunch 14:00 Group sitting at Stupa (Compulsory ) 15:00 Continue Walking & Sitting 17:00 Tea Break 19:00 Dhamma Talk & Group sitting at Stupa (Compulsory ) 22:00 Lights off Last day is 16 March 2017 at noon 1day (17 March 2016 Free & Easy plus optional Review, Feedback and Q&A if any) 󾬗 With Metta, David Karuna Tan (Full Facebook A/c) (Pak Karuna Tan) 3rd Facebook A/c 󾮗 ☎ +6012 3159527 (WhatsApp) WeChat: pakDkaruna 󾮗 In Bali, Call ☎ 081 6473 3609

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jeff Oliver 6N5N Meditation Retreat on 11-17 March 2016 at Bali Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha. Contact: Dhammajiyoti +628164733609 or Dharmanatha Frankie +623618534207 (o) shantfrank@yahoo.com or Pak Karuna Tan +60123159527 dktan57@gmail.com WeChat: pakDkaruna

🌹 🌺 Welcome to Spiritual Bali - the island of many gods ! ❤ Hi ALL, Get a flight ticket and meet me at Ngurah Rai Denpasar International Airport on 11 March 2016 noon ! A hired MPV will pick us up at the Denpasar Airport to the Buddhist Monastery, Banjar Tegeha, North Bali ! There you can unwind and destress ! 👉 For locals and those familiar with the monastery, Let's meet at Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha, Singaraja, North Bali before 17:00 ❤ Treat yourself to Jeff Oliver 6N5N Meditation Retreat on 11-17 March 2016 located at World's Most Serene and Natural Surroundings with dolphins at Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery, Banjar Tegeha, Singaraja, Bali. Thiang Siew Eng, Malini Loke May Ling, Buntario Santoso, Helen Tanuhadi, Howard Klein, Indah Wati, Jose Luis Jimenez, Magawati, Miao Lie, Natasha Droniak, Dr Prof Ronny Hkm Telematika, Theresa, Wong Keng Lan, Rita Melita, Hernawati, Felicia Natasha Wijaya, Siak Chung Chai, Tuhina, Aruna S Chia, Venny Lie, Morgan Noguiera, Ethel Kings, Renske Reniers, Ella Borisova, Galina Galkina, Sunny Yin, Tammy Tam, Venant Wong plus 2 vans of tourists have confirmed joining us. With Metta, David Karuna Tan +60123159527 。。。 ❤ ❤ 。 。。 ❤ 。\|/。 ❤ Happy Chinese New Year ! 💝 🌹 🐒 Hi Good Day, Gong Xi Fa Cai ! 🍊 🍊 🍊 👲 🏼 🐒 ㊗ Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone ! Happy Chinese New Year 🍊 } 🍊 } 🍊 } 🍍🍍🍍 May You Be Well & Happy ! 💰 } 💰 } 💰 } with Abundance ! 💝 } 💝 } 💝 } 🌹 }🌹}🌹}🍻}🍻}🍻}🌺 Hi everyone! ☎ Welcome to the Mines Health Tourism preview at 💝 Palace of the Golden Horses, Jalan Kuda Emas opp Club Lumba Kuda Selangor, 47100 Kuala Lumpur. Now ! 💝 么么哒😘 🌺 Happy Chinese New Year 2016 ! I'm Mr.David Tan, the Mines Health Tourism Care Associate, welcome to our venue: Palace of the Golden Horses. 🌺 Treat yourself to Mines Health Tourism Preview on 23 February 2016 onwards at Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel, Jalan Kuda Emas, Kelab Lumba Kuda, 57100, Kuala Lumpur, choose either 11:00am or 3:00pm or 7:00pm session http://www.PalaceOfTheGoldenHorses.com.my/ 🌺 All bank platinum credit card holder aged between 28-55 years, attend this 90mins preview with their spouse, will received a RM3500 booklet of vouchers and/or a free stay at Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel, Jalan Kuda Emas, off Jalan Lumba Kuda, Kuala Lumpur worth RM830 provided you are a Malaysian Credit Card holders, have not attended this type of preview before. Come early for a light refreshment, tours to our 2 swimming pools, 2 gyms and spa (under renovation) plus a water taxi boat-ride to the Mines Wellness Hotel Area and back. T&C Apply. http://www.PalaceVacationClub.com/ WeChat: dktan57 🌺 Thank you - Pak Karuna Tan (3rd Facebook) ☎ Call 016 223 1066 for a preview at 💝 Palace of the Golden Horses, Jalan Kuda Emas, Kuala Lumpur. Now ! 🌺 Hi All, ☎ As a BVA Meditation Organizer, I'm hiring Jeff Oliver as our Vipassana Meditation teacher on 11-17 March 2016. You are cordially invited to join in our Jeff Oliver International Vipassana Meditation Retreat at Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha, Singaraja, North Bali on 11-17 March 2016. There are still seats available, thus this opportunity is still available and is on first come first served basis. Just get your budget flight to Denpasar on 11 March 2016 and meet me at the Ngurah Rai International Airport by noon. Registration is FREE but we seek your support for our new buildings. 🌺 Confirm with me at WeChat: pakDkaruna 🌺 Thank you - Pak Karuna Tan (3rd Facebook) ☎ Call or Whatapp to DAVID Karuna Tan (1st Facebook) +60123159527 🌺 Thank you ! http://www.BrahmaViharaArama.com/ ☎ Call 016 223 1066 for more details. 🌺 OMX Nutrition CNY Reunion Dinner on Sat, 27 February 2016 from 7:00 pm to 10:00pm at Regal House Restaurant, Lot 491 and Lot 1519 Jalan Bangau 1, Kepong Baru, Kuala Lumpur ! Attractive Promotion Packages are waiting you. 🌺 超值促销等着您! Promosi Hebat menunggu anda ! 🌺 WeChat: pakDkaruna 🌺 Thank you - Pak Karuna Tan (3rd Facebook) ☎ Call Dinah 017 879 8755 or 016 223 1066 🌺 Thank you ! http://www.omx.com.my/ Dear All, Treat yourself to Jeff Oliver Mind Management Workshop at World's most serene and natural location overlooking the Lovina Beach at Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery, Banjar Tegeha, Singaraja, Bali. Date: 11-17 March 2016 Meditation Time: 04:30-10:30 Breakfast 07:00 & Lunch 12:00 Dhamma Talk at 19:00. All are Welcome ! *Free Entrance *Free Lodging *Free Meals *Free Talks ~ Just donate to our BVA Buddhist Monastery Foundation RSVP: http://www.BrahmaViharaArama.com/ or View BVA Goggle Map 360. http://www.360cities.net/image/balinese-borobudur-brahmavihara-arama We looked forward to have you joining our Jeff Oliver 6D5N Metta Mind Management Retreat on 11-17 March 2016 at Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha, near Lovina Beach, North Bali ! https://www.facebook.com/events/761777440509075 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 from KLIA to Denpasar (DPS) on flight MH 715 09:05 on 11 March 2015 arriving Denpasar at noon and depart Denpasar on 17 March, 16:45 on Flight MH 850 Help us to Sponsor, Share and Spread this good Dhamma Duta news and be our Dhamma volunteers ! Join my Facebook Group: DKTan Health, Wellness & Retreat Group ! Pak KarunaTan +60123159527 WeChat ID: pakDkaruna Note: To all those who have not registered: Late registrations will have to stay at our outer bungalows, long distance walking to the Buddhist Monastery Stupa & Canteen (approx 500m) esp. at 5am for our Group Sitting, Breakfast, 11am Lunch, Dhamma Talk, late ending walking back with torch lights to the bungalows. OR need to buy your own stay at Banjar Hills Resort Hotel, subject to availability. OR seek Hotels at Lovina Beach, 10km away. So, Act now and get your early bird Air tickets asap. Retret Metta Bhavana 6-hari di Brahma Vihara-Arama (Bali), tgl 11-17 Maret 2016, dibimbing oleh Jeff Oliver (diterjemahkan oleh Pak Karuna Tan). Pendaftaran pada:- 1. Pak Dhammajiyoti 08164733609 atau. Dharmanatha Frankie +623618534207 Subject: MOHON BANTUAN ANDA: Perjalanan Jeff Oliver. Pak Dhammajiyoti telah setuju mengundang Jeff Oliver menanggung seluruh biaya perjalanan Ke BVA. Mohon bantuan sumbangan Anda untuk meringankan beban Jeff Oliver. Kirimkan sumbangan Anda ke rekening saya di BCA, a.n. Mohon tambahkan 2 digit (pilihan Anda) di belakang sumbangan Anda (misalnya menyumbang Rp.100.000, transfer Rp100.0xx); lalu kirimkan berita transfer yg berhasil melalui SMS (08164733609) --jangan lupa menyebutkan nama-- atau email dktan57@gmail.com kepada saya. Saya akan memberikan konfirmasi kepada Anda melalui SMS atau email juga. Terima kasih banyak atas sumbangan Anda yang sangat berharga untuk pengembangan meditasi Metta di Indonesia. Anyway, I looked forward to meet or hear you in Bali, call or sms me if you are around +6012-3159527 With Metta, David Tan

Friday, April 24, 2015

Setenang Wesak Day Celebrations on 20-21 May 2016 at Setenang Eco House, 47, Jalan DU2/10, Taman Damai Utama, 47180 Puchong

Welcome to Setenang Buddhist Society Wesak Day Celebrations on 20-21 May 2016 at Setenang Eco House ! Date: Friday-Saturday 20-21 May 2016 Place: 47 Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Jalan Kinrara 6, near Kinrara Residence, 47180 Puchong Time: as per poster Wesak Offering of Light The Offering of Light symbolizes wisdom and an offering to dispel the ignorance of our minds, burning away our mental afflictions of desire, anger, greed, jealousy, pride as well as our negative energy. This Wesak,make an offering either in your name or in memory of a loved one for your well being and happiness. Each light costs RM10.00 and please make your booking either at our Wesak counter or contact Bro. Jerry Khoo: 016-6211098 Wesak Offering of Flowers Wesak Flower is now available for order at RM 20.00 per bouquet. You can offer one for your family or in memory of a loved ones. Please make your booking at our Wesak Counter to ensure availability of the flower bouquet for your offering during Wesak Eve & Wesak Day. We are maintaining Setenang Eco House tradition of engaging our members and friends in the Dhamma to arrange the flower bouquets ourselves on Friday, 20th May 2016. This is a meritorious deed and will reflect our offering virtues, and also a great opportunity for us to foster the spirit of working together and assisting one another. All are welcome ! For details, please contact Bro. Jerry Khoo: 016-6211098 Setenang Wesak Volunteers needed Please register at our Wesak Volunteer counter and indicate your preferred area ( if you wish). For details, contact Bro. Jerry Khoo: 016-6211098 Wesak Food Sponsors We will be providing free vegetarian lunch on Wesak Day from 10 am to 1 pm. If you wish to sponsor the food, please contact Bro. Jerry Khoo: 016-6211098 http://SetenangBuddhistSociety.blogspot.com Note: MP Puchong, YB Gobind Singh and monks from Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple will officiate our Setenang Wesak Day Celebrations on Saturday, 21 May 2016 at 11:00am onwards. All are Welcome ! Sadhu ! Sadhu ! Sadhu !

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Setenang Robe Offering Ceremony on 19-20 March 2016 at Setenang House

We at Setenang are doing our weekly prayers on every Mondays, esp.14 March 2016 onwards at Setenang House, 47 Jalan DU2/10, Taman Damai Utama, off Jalan Kinrara 6, 47180 Puchong at 8:30pm onwards & our prayers are with MAS MH 370 passengers missing fear crashed near Indian Ocean. Call Bro.Fenson Khor 0126736620 or Bro.Jerry Khoo 0126211098 or Bro.David Karuna Tan 0162231066 for directions to Setenang House. All are Welcome to join our open to all session. ❤ Dear ALL, THERE WILL BE A ROBE OFFERING CEREMONY IN MEMORIAL OF THE DEPARTED LOVES ONES AT SETENANG BUDDHIST SOCIETY SELANGOR & WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR ON 22ND MARCH AND 23RD MARCH 2014. EVERY YEAR DURING THE MIDDLE OF MARCH UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF APRIL, IT IS THE CHENG BENG CEREMONY OR REMEMBERING THE DEPARTED RELATIVES. AT SETENANG BUDDHIST SOCIETY, WE ENCOURAGE OUR DEVOTEES AND FRIENDS TO DO A FELLOWSHIP GATHERING, ROBE OFFERING CEREMONY AND OFFERING OF LUNCH DANA TO THE SANGHA COMMUNITIES IN HONOUR AND IN MEMORIAL OF THE DEPARTED RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. THIS IS CONSIDER ONE ACT OF PUNNA KAMMA OR MERITS MAKING. AFTER THE LUNCH DANA WE WILL TRANSFER THE MERITS THAT WE HAD ACQUIRE IN THE PAST AND PRESENT TO THE DEPARTED LOVES ONES IF THEY ARE IN THE POSITION OF RECEIVING THE MERITS FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL WELL BEING AND WISHES THAT ONE DAY, THEY WILL ATTAIN THE SALVATION OF NIBBANIC BLISS. FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT MAKE IT FOR THE SUNDAY 20 MARCH 2016 EVENT, YOU CAN DO THEM ON THE SATURDAY 20 MARCH 2016. AS WE KNOWS THAT MANY HAD APPOINTMENT PRIOR AGREED, THUS, WE DON'T WANT THEM TO BREAK THEIR PROMISES, SO THESE TWO DATES IS OPTIONAL FOR ALL TO SELECT FOR THEIR CONVENIENCE. I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY COULD ATTEND THE FUNCTION AND SUPPORT THE SETENANG BUDDHIST SOCIETY. INCLUDED HERE IS THE JPEG PHOTO OF THIS EVENT AND INFORMATION. VENUE: SETENANG HOUSE, 47, JALAN DU 2/10, TAMAN DAMAI UTAMA, 47180 PUCHONG, SELANGOR DARUL ESHAN. TEL: 0126211098 (JERRY KHOO) / 0123159527 (DAVID KARUNA TAN) 0162231066 DATE: 19 MARCH 2016 (SATURDAY): TIME: 8.30PM - ARRIVAL OF DEVOTEES. 9.00PM - BUDDHA PUJA FOLLOWED BY ROBE OFFERING. DATE: 20 MARCH 2016 (SUNDAY). TIME: 9.00 AM TO 2.00PM http://setenangbuddhistsociety.blogspot.com retreat stay here ! http://www.facebook.com/dktan57 ❤ Dhamma Sharing by Bro Jeff Oliver @ Setenang House, 47 Jalan DU 2/10, Taman Damai Utama, 47180 Puchong Date: Tuesday, 1st April 2016 Time: 8:00-9:30pm ❤ Famous Meditation teacher Bro.Jeff Oliver, an experienced ex-monk from Australia will conduct the Dhamma sharing. Biodata: Jeff Oliver is a dynamic and creative meditation teacher from Australia. He has been practicing Vipassana (Awareness & Wisdom) Meditation for 19 years, eight of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in 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 ancient and modern ways of the 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 modern seeker of truth. http://SetenangBuddhistSociety.blogspot.com ❤ 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...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jeff Oliver 7D6N Brahma Vihara Arama (BALI) Vipassana Meditation Retreat on 11-17 March 2016

Welcome to our DKTan Health, Wellness & Retreat Group ! We are now organizing another 7D6N Vipassana Meditation Retreat to be conducted by Jeff Oliver on 11-17 March 2016 at Brahma Vihara Arama, Banjar Tegeha, near Lovina Beach, North Bali. Kindly 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 District, Singaraja, Bali http://www.BrahmaViharaArama.com on 11-17 March 2016 during the Malaysian school holidays, to be conducted by Jeff Olier 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 Vipassana oleh Jeff Oliver di BVA yang akan diterjemahkan oleh Pak David Karuna dalam Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia pada tgl 11-7 Maret 2016. 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 11 March 2016 arriving Denpasar at 15:05 and depart on flight MH0714 on 17 March, 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...

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 2013 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