Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chinese New Year Blessing cum Full Moon Puja 6th of Feb 2012, Monday‏

This is to announce that the Sungai Long Buddhist Society will be holding a Chinese New Year Blessing cum Full Moon Puja on 6th February 2012 (Monday). Below is the proposed itinerary:

9:30 – 9:50 am Arrival of devotee
Registration & Membership update
Peparation of food dana
9:50 – 10:00 am Welcoming Speech by President of SLBS
10.00 – 10:30 am Full Moon Puja
Karaniya Metta Chant
Metta Meditation (as proposed by Bhante Mahinda-Metta)
10:30 – 11:30 am Blessing by Bhante Sumedha
Dhamma discourse
Offering of requisites to Sangha member
11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch Dana
Chinese New Year Fellowship

The society will also be making offerings to Bhante Sumedha as a way of sponsoring his master courses.

With Metta,

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Updates on Puja and Meditation Sessions

Good news!

In order not to disrupt our weekly Wednesday puja and meditation practices, the committee has agreed to arrange for at least one committee member to open up the centre and continue with the weekly puja and meditation practices when I am not available.

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Anicca

In the Mahā-suññata Sutta (MN 122) The Blessed Buddha points out that suffering arises from clinging and attaching to all impermanent things:

?I do not see even a single kind of form from the change and alteration of which there would not arise sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair read more

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Change of Puja and Meditation schedule for 2012

This is to announce that there will be a change in the schedule for puja and meditation sessions in 2012.

Instead of the weekly Wednesday puja and meditation, we will now be having puja and meditation on the second and fourth Wednesday only, starting as usual at 8pm at the centre.

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Open House at Upekkha Welfare Compassionate Home (Formerly Maha Karuna Compassionate Home)

UPEKKHA  WELFARE COMPASSIONATE  HOME (formerly known as Maha Karuna Compassionate Home) at No 71 Jalan Midah 2, Taman Midah, Cheras, 56000 K.L. (Tel/Fax No. 03- 9132 9629) cordially invites you to our 2012 CHINESE NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION. Details below:

Date: 5th February 2012 (Sunday)

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Sympathetic Joy (Mudita): The Third Abode

By Roshi Joan Halifax

The third boundless abode (of the Brahmaviharas) is sympathetic or noble joy. Sympathetic joy has three aspects: joy in the good fortune of others; joy in the virtue of others; and altruistic joy, that is, engendering joy to benefit others.

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Compassionate Minds, Compassionate Hearts: A Dhamma Talk by Ven. Sanghasena

There will be  a dhamma talk at SLBS on the 9th of January 8.30pm. Topic : Compassionate Minds, Compassionate Hearts Date : 9/1/2012 (Monday) Time : 8.30pm Speaker : Ven. Sanghasena Mahathera,  founder of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh, India All are welcome!
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