BUBS Activities Update
Following the restructuring of BUBS activities, a new society, UTTAMA BODHI BUDDHIST SOCIETY (UBBS), has been set up to undertake certain activities, one of which is the Dhammagiri Foundation Scholarship Project.
Dhammagiri Foundation was set up by Tan Ajahn Cagino, a Malaysian monk of the Ajahn Chah lineage. Besides promoting and supporting Buddhism, the other objective of the Foundation is to provide scholarships and financial support for orphans and disadvantaged children of the tribes in Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand bordering Myanmar.
Uttama Bodhi Buddhist Society is being authorised by Dhammagiri Foundation to HELP raise funds to support the new intake for 2020. We would like to invite you to participate and support this meritorious project. You can make your donation with the following options:
1. Full sponsorship at RM4,500 (per child per year)
2. Partial sponsorship at RM200 per share (you may donate in multiple shares of RM200)
3. General donation
You may make your donation at our office/ Sunday counter at UBV or via IBG to our bank account with Maybank, account number: 512763628260 and email your name and bank in slip to email@example.com or whatsApp to Lean Hock @ 012-3297309.
For more information or clarification, please visit the Dhammagiri counter at UBV on Sunday morning or during office hours at UBV office (tel: 03-77106010 ) or message Bro. Lean Hock @ 012-3297309 or Sis. Sharon @ 012-6985662. Closing date : 15th Dec 2019.
Dhammagiri Foundation website : http://dhammagirifoundation.wordpress.com/
In conjunction with the Anapanasati retreat facilitated by Venerable Kai Zhao at UBV, members and friends are encouraged to offer meal (healthy vegetarian) Dana to Venerable.
Breakfast Dana: 7.00 am and Lunch Dana: 11.00 am.
Please bring your cooked food, dessert and fruits, half an hour (30 mins) before the designated meal time.
For further info, please contact Bro. Bryan Kok: 012-2295583.
We wish to advise that registration for this retreat is closed due to overwhelming response. Successful applicants will be notified in due course via email.
For further info, please call Bro.Bryan Kok :012-2295583 or contact YBAM office: 03-78049154/7.
We are pleased to inform you that Bro.Tan Buck Soon will be conducting the 3rd “Introduction to Meditation Course" (6 consecutive Thursdays) at UBV starting from 24 Oct 2019 to 28 Nov 2019 at 8:30pm till 10pm.
As this is a course, we encourage all who are interested to learn meditation to register online.
Week 1: Mental Culture (Bhavana) - 24.10.19
Week 2: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness - 31.10.19
Week 3:. The Five Hindrances - 7.11.19
Week 4: Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Bhavana) - 14.11.19
Week 5: The Five Spiritual Faculties - 21.11.19
Week 6: The Path to Liberation - 28.11.19
For further information, please contact Bro. Danny Liew: 012-2073925
BUBS is organizing a day trip to Dhamma Earth, a project initiated by the Tusita Sangha Council's representative, Venerable U Mangala.
The day trip is in conjunction with Dhamma Earth’s Kathina (Robe offering) Day on Monday, 28 October 2018 from 6am to 3pm.
The objective of the trip is to enable all to witness and participate in the significance of the robe offering ceremony, the opportunity to learn more about the lifestyle of the forest monks, perform Dana, listen to Dhamma teachings and enhance fellowship.
We strongly encourage all parents and children, members and friends to participate in this trip, by filling in the Registration Form online. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The cost of RM25 per person covers the air-conditioned bus transport and insurance (PA). Reservation is on a first paid, first served basis. Maximum per bus is 40 pax. Any registration after the 1st bus is full will be put on the waiting list for the 2nd and subsequent buses. Payment is not refundable.
For inquiry, kindly contact:
Sis. Lily at 012-278 8988
Sis. Poh Liew at 016-201 9268
Please register online.
We wish to advise that registration for this pilgrimage is closed. Successful application will be notified with further details.
The pilgrimage trip is to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Varanasi in November with Bhante Dhammavuddho Mahathera, the abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama to:
Bodhgaya – the place of the Buddha’s enlightenment
Rajgir – The Vulture’s Peak, where the Buddha spent much time on retreat and where many of the discourses were taught.
Varanasi – Sarnath, the place the Buddha set in motion the wheel of the Dhamma
Travelling to Bodhgaya and Varanasi will be by flight.
Dhamma sessions will mainly be in Hokkien.
All elderly people are to be accompanied by at least a family member who is to be fully responsible over their wellbeing.
Cost is estimated at RM5300 (including air fare and insurance but excluding India Visa fee).
For further enquiry, please contact Sis Sharon Soon (012-6985662) or Yong Lily (012-2788988).
Registration for this retreat is now closed. We shall be sending notification to all participants soon.
For further info, please call Bro. Danny Liew : 012-207 3925.
Venerable Ajahn Karuniko
Ven. Ajahn Karuniko (Christopher John Woodfine) was born in 1953 near Manchester, England. He graduated from Sheffield University in 1975 with an honours degree in electronics engineering. After graduation, he worked as an engineer in North London. His first contact with Buddhism was from reading a book in 1976, which made a deep impression on him. Two years later, he had the good fortune to meet Ven Ajahn Sumedho who had recently taken up residence in Hampstead Vihara, North London. He then became an anagarika (novice) in 1982 under the guidance of Ven Ajahn Sumedho at Cittaviveka Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, England. In July 1984, he took the monk’s (bhikkhu) ordination with Ven Ajahn Sumedho. Tan Ajahn Karuniko had spent most of his monastic life helping to establish monasteries in England and New Zealand. At present, he is the Abbot at Cittaviveka Chithurst Monastery.
Registration for this retreat is open now. Do not miss this opportunity.
There is no fee charged but donation to defray the cost of holding the retreat is encouraged.
Closing date is on Sunday, 12 noon, 10 Nov 2019 or when optimum number is reached, whichever is earlier.
Please register online or at our UBV Sunday counter.
For further info, please contact Bro. Bryan Kok: 012-2295583 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Venerable Ajahn Jayanto
Born in Boston in 1967, Tan Ajahn Jayanto grew up in Newton and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, during which time a period of world travel kindled a great interest in the spiritual life. A meditation class at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center led him to live for a while at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he made plans to join the monastic community of Luang Por Sumedho as a postulant at Amaravati Monastery in England in 1989. Taking bhikkhu (monk) ordination at the related Cittaviveka Monastery in 1991, he trained there and at Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery until 1997, at which point he embarked on a period of practice in Thailand and other Asian Buddhist countries.
He returned to the UK in 2006, where he lived at Amaravati until moving to Temple in 2014. Since 2009 Tan Ajahn Jayanto has helped to lead the efforts to establish a branch monastery in New England, and he now serves as abbot of Temple Forest Monastery.
We wish to advise that registration for this retreat is closed. Successful applicants will be notified in due course via email.
For further info, please contact Sis. Siok Teng at email@example.com
Luang Por Sucitto
Born in London in 1949, Luang Por Sucitto entered monastic life in Thailand in 1975. He took bhikku ordination there in 1976 and returned to Britain in 1978 to train under Luang Por Sumedho in the lineage of the Thai Forest master, Luang Por Chah.
In 1979, Luang Por Sucitto was part of the group of monks that established Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in West Sussex, UK. Luang Por was abbot of Cittaviveka from 1992 till 2014. Presently, LP travels on teaching engagements throughout the world.
Once again, Aloka Foundation and Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia have jointly organized the ninth edition of 24-hr round-the-clock chanting for world peace, harmony and stability. BUBS has been invited to participate in this popular meritorious event.
This year’s 24-hr Metta Chanting will commence at 9.00 am on 28 December 2019 with the Official Opening and the first hour chanting (10.00 am to 11.00 am) by members of the Maha Sangha.
This year, BUBS has taken the 5pm to 6pm slot, on 28 December 2019. Members and friends are encouraged to join in this event of illuminating the world with loving kindness. Please whatsapp your name, number of participants and contact number to Bro Peck Hwa (012-3739107) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please remember to reserve this time slot in your calendar.
For those who have confirmed, we shall meet at UBV at 2:30 pm for carpooling.
For details, please contact Bro. Peck Hwa: 012-3739107.
We are pleased to advise that the travel agent has reverted on the ground cost.
The revised price is now only RM4,998. This covers all the 4 main sites: Bodhgaya, Lumbini, Kushinagar and Sarnath, and it comes with 2 domestic flights. The domestic flights are to minimise the time consuming and bus travelling so that pilgrims have more time to take on the uniqueness of each of the holy sites.
Revised Price: RM4,998
Includes hotel accommodation, van and coach transport, 3 meals a day, 2 domestic flights (Gaya – Varanasi, Lumbini – Kathmandu), shared teachers’ cost, entrance fee, tour escort etc.
Excludes International airfare, visa fee and insurance.
Price is subject to change
This pilgrimage is not to be missed as we are indeed blessed to have Luang Por Thong Daeng of the Thai Forest tradition (who took ordination since age 21 and abbot of Doi Phra Chow Dtone Monastery, Chiangmai), guiding us in this spiritual trip with Tan Ajahn Moshe accompanying.
We encourage you to quickly register at https://forms.gle/aNpbcuWjtSMeJxj86 and we will be in touch with you.
For further information, please contact Sis Sharon Soon (012-6985662) or Sis Hoon Eng (017-8827199).
Wesak was celebrated with much joy and devotion this year.
We wish to record our gratitude and appreciation to the Sangha Members of the Thai Forest Tradition led by Luang Por Thoon for their teachings and blessings on Wesak Eve and Wesak Day, Ven. Monks from Sentul Buddhist Temple, YB Jamaliah Jamaluddin who launched our Wesak celebration, our guests of honor, invited guests, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, and Ms Low Mi Yen.