Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sg. Chongkak Camping Trip on 6 to 7 August 2011

Below is the list of participants to the above camping trip this Saturday. There is also another list below for the things you need to bring for the camp.

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BGF Fellowship of a Thousand Gems Dinner – A Building Fund Project

BGF is embarking on a massive fund raising project to raise fund for their own building.

BGF has been the pioneer in many Buddhist activities in the Klang Valley. It has trained and guided many new Dhamma speakers and leaders in the community.

If you have benefited from BGF in any ways, now is a good read more

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Dhamma Discussion: Satipatthanasutta with Ven. Sumedha

There will be a dhamma discussion on the Satipatthanasutta with Ven. Sumedha of the Sri Lanka Temple at Sg. Long Buddhist Society on 16/7/11 (tomorrow) from 3 to 5pm.

This will be the 3rd in the series, and the focus will be on the Mind (citta). The first on Body (kaya) and Feelings (vedana) had been read more

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Asalha Puja

Asalha is the eighth lunar month of the old Indian calendar which usually falls in July.
The main historical event this festival commemorates is the Buddha delivering his first discourse.

The Buddha’s enlightenment took place on the full moon of Vesakha – the sixth month. He was reluctant to teach but finally decided to rejoin the five friends he had previously spent several years traveling the Ganges Plain with. He attained enlightenment in Gaya and his friends were at that time in Baranasi – a distance of some 150 miles. This would have been quite a journey, allowing that there were few roads and a very sparce population. By simple mathematics we can see that the trip from Gaya to Baranasi took about two months.

The first discourse is of great significance. Not only was it the first structured teaching given by the Buddha after his enlightenment but it is generally agreed as containing the essence of all subsequent teachings. This occasion was effectively the establishment of Buddhism as a religion. A thorough study of this discourse is a must as it puts many of the later teachings into perspective.

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