Friday, 3 January 2014

JANUARY ACTIVITIES:

Dear Dhamma Brothers & Sisters, 
We wish all devotees a Happy, Peaceful, Prosperous Lunar New Year 2014. May the Blessings of the Triple Gem shower upon you! 
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! 

1. Group Meditation Sessions: 5, 12, 19 & 26 Jan (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. Lunch will be provided for all yogis. Attendance is by registration only. Yogis have to register by Friday every week. To register, sms or call Saw Lai Sein 98520817 or Kyaw Han 96199540. 
Sponsors for lunch dana and maintenance expenses, as well as Dhamma volunteers, are most welcome. 
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! 

2. ‘Light a Lantern’ for Lunar New Year 
“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 the centre for the celebration of Lunar New Year. Sponsorship for each lantern is $30. If you wish to sponsor a lantern, please register before 26 Jan 2014. 
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! 

3. Pindapata (alms food offering):
26 Jan, Sunday, 9 am – 9.30 am at Chong Pang Market, Yishun Ring Road 

4. Lunar New Year Meditation Retreat, 31 Jan-2 Feb 2014 
A 3-day Vipassana meditation retreat will be conducted at the centre from 31 Jan - 2 Feb 2014 by Sayadaw U Rajinda during the Lunar New Year. 

To register: Request for Registration Form from smc.retreat@gmail.com 

** Help from Dhamma volunteers is needed. ** 
Food and drinks sponsors are welcome. 
Lunch $350, Breakfast $150, Evening refreshment $100 
For more information: Khin Thet Swe (94240751), Nyein Htay San (98250131), Khin Kyu Kyu (91447689). 

5. Lunar New Year Meditation Retreat in Malaysia, 31 Jan-9 Feb 2014 
A 9-day Vipassana meditation retreat will be conducted at Bodhiyarama, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Malaysia from 31 Jan - 9 Feb 2014 during the Lunar New Year. 

Date: 31 Jan (Fri) – 9 Feb (Sun) 
Venue: Bodhiyarama Hermitage, Kuala Kubu Bharu (near K.L), Malaysia 
Medium of Instruction: English/Burmese 
Teachers: 
Venerable Sayadaw U Rajinda 
Venerable Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara 
Venerable Sayadaw U Aggadhamma 
Cost: Free. Yogis and well wishers are welcome to sponsor food, transport and utilities. 
To register: Request for Registration Form from smc.retreat@gmail.com 
Closing date: 24 Jan 2014 or earlier once the places are filled up. 

"Please get here for more information, in English & in Burmese."
Food, drinks and transport sponsors are welcome. Help from Dhamma volunteers is also needed. 
Lunch $450, Breakfast $150, Evening refreshment $100 
For more information: Khin Naychi Thwin (93843079), Daw Khin Kyu Kyu (91447689), U Kyaw Han (96199540) 

Weekly Activities : 
Thursday, 7.30 pm  - Meditation & Dhamma Talk (English) 
Sunday, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm - Group Meditation & Observance of 9 Precepts 
Sunday, 7.30 pm - Meditation & Dhamma Talk (Burmese)

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