Saturday, 2 February 2013

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES:

Dear Dhamma Brothers & Sisters,
We wish all devotees a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year.
May the Blessings of the Triple Gem shower upon you! 
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!


1. Group Meditation Sessions:  3, 10, 17 & 24 Feb (Sun), 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Group meditation will be conducted on every Sunday of the month from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.  All are welcome to join us in the group meditation session at our centre.  Lunch will be provided for all yogis. 
We would appreciate if yogis could register your attendance by email (name, contact number, session). This is will help us in our lunch preparation for yogis. Sponsors for lunch dana and maintenance expenses, as well as Dhamma volunteers, are most welcome.   Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

2. Lunar Year retreat at SMC:  9-12 Feb 2013
A 4-day meditation retreat will be conducted from 9-12 Feb 2013 at our centre. Food and drinks sponsors are welcome. Help from Dhamma volunteers is also needed. 

3. Lunar Year retreat at Bodhiyarama, KKB:  9-17 Feb 2013
A 9-day meditation retreat will be conducted at Bodhiyarama, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Malaysia from 9-17 Feb 2013.

Date:  9 Feb (Sat) – 17 Feb (Sun)
Venue:    Bodhiyarama Hermitage, Kuala Kubu Bharu (near K.L), Malaysia
Medium of Instruction:  English/Burmese
Teachers:  
Venerable Shwe Min Won Sayadaw U Sobhana  (9-17 Feb)
Venerable Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara (9-17 Feb)
Cost:   Free. Yogis and well wishers are welcome to sponsor food, transport and utilities.
To register:  Complete and email application form to smc.retreat@gmail.com
Closing date:  31 Jan 2013 or earlier once the places are filled up.

Food, drinks and transport sponsors are welcome. Help from Dhamma volunteers is also needed. 

Lunch $300, Breakfast $100, Evening refreshment $50.  
For more information: 
Daw Saw Lai Sein (9852 0817), 
Daw Soi Leng Khaing (98519030), 
Daw Khin Kyu Kyu (9144 7689), 
U Kyaw Han (9619 9540)

4. ‘Light a Lantern’ for Lunar New Year at SMC
“Giving food, one gives strength; giving clothes, one gives beauty; giving a vehicle, one gives ease; giving a lamp, one gives sight.  The one who gives a residence is the giver of all” – Sagathavagga, Devatasamyutta
Lanterns will be lit at SMC premises for the celebration of Lunar New Year. Sponsorship for each lantern is $30. If you wish to sponsor a lantern, please quickly email your name(s) and send us a cheque, or write your name(s) on the provided envelope and the name list on the white board at SMC before 24 Feb 2013.  Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

5. Pindapata (alms food offering) cum Lunar New Year Celebration & Puja: 24 February 2013, Sunday,  9 am
On Sunday 24 Feb, our two Venerables will be going on pindapata (collection of alms food) at 9-9.30am in the vicinity of the market (near platform area) at Chong Pang City, Yishun Ring Road.  Giving alms food or food dana is one of the meritorious deeds. Everyone is welcome to participate in this meritorious event and share the merit. Please do not offer money during the alms round as the monks will accept food only.

We will also be celebrating the Lunar New Year on 24 Feb with a New Year puja and blessing service at 10 am.  Lights, flowers and robes will be available for offering at the centre.  Do join us in the Sanghika dana and potluck lunch.

We wish everyone a peaceful, healthy, successful and happy Lunar New Year! May the Blessings of the Triple Gem shower upon all!

Programme
9.00 am
Pindapata at Chong Pang market
10 am
Taking Refuge and Five Precepts at SMC

Chanting

Meditation

Dhamma Talk

Offering Robes & Sharing of Merits
11.00 am
Offering of lunch dana to the Sangha (potluck)
11.15 am
Lunch for devotees (potluck)

Weekly Activities :
Thursday, 7.30 pm
Meditation & Dhamma Talk (English)
Sunday, 7.30 pm
Meditation & Dhamma Talk (Burmese)

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