Kathina at Dhamma Earth: 6 Nov 2018

Kathina at Dhamma Earth: 6 Nov 2018

BUBS members and Dhamma School children visited Dhamma Earth Club in conjunction with the Kathina (Robe offering) Day on 6 November 2018.

It was a meaningful trip and allowed 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 and listen to Dhamma teachings.

Venerable Buddharakkhita

Venerable Buddharakkhita was born in Penang in 1971.  After attending a short meditation retreat at Tusita Hermitage (Kuching) in 2008, he was inspired by Venerable U Mangala and the young monastic that he decided to go forth.

He was ordained in 2009 by the most Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw and began to train under Ven. U Mangala. He  is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Currently he is assistant teacher to Ven. U Kañcana in Tusita Hermitage (Kuching), teaching meditation to monks, nuns and laity.

Dhamma Talk by Luang Por Sumedho - Sun 6 May 2018

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LP Sumedho

Ven. Ajahn Sumedho was born in the USA, became a bhikkhu in 1967 and trained nine years under LP Chah at Wat Pah Pong, a forest monastery in Ubon province, Thailand. In 1976 he was invited to Britain; he established Cittaviveka (Chithurst Buddhist Monastery) in West Sussex in 1979, and Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire in 1984. During his thirty-four years of being based in Britain, he taught extensively throughout the world, has inducted more than a hundred aspirants of many nationalities into the samaa life, and also authorised the establishment of six other monasteries. Many of his talks are available in audio versions, and some have been transcribed and edited into a collection of books.

In November 2010, LP Sumedho put aside his duties as abbot and teacher and is practising in more secluded environments.

Venerable Kai Zhao

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Ven Khai Zhao was born in Ipoh, Perak. In 1987. He took ordination with most Ven. Book Kian at Penang Ang Hock Si Temple. After graduation from Malaysia Buddhist College in Penang, he started teaching Dhamma in local prisons, especially to death penalty inmates from 1998. Since 2006, he has been travelling locally and abroad teaching Dhamma in prisons, conducting retreats and giving counselling and guidance.

Āyasmā Aggacitta

Āyasmā Aggacitta

Āyasmā Aggacitta is a Malaysian Buddhist monk who received higher ordination from his preceptor, Bhaddanta Mahasi Sayadaw in 1979.  He trained under various teachers, notably Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Tissara, Sayadaw U Acinna and Sayadaw U Tejaniya.

In 1994, Āyasmā Aggacitta spent 4 years in solitary meditation retreat in Sarawak. Since returning to West Malaysia in 1998, Āyasmā Aggacitta has spent considerable time investigating popular interpretations and practices of Buddhism in the light of the Pali scriptures, real life experiences and contemporary research findings. Using a critical yet constructive approach, he has been sharing his findings with interested parties in order to bring them closer to a practical reality they can more easily connect with. In 2000, Āyasmā Aggacitta founded Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS) in Taiping, Perak.  In 2012 he accepted the invitation of the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM) to be on its Monastic Advisory Panel.

Students Safety

For the continuous peace, safety and security of our students, we seek your cooperation to observe the following.

  • a. Running is strictly not allowed within the premise.

  • b. Parents are NOT allowed on the Mezzanine and 1st floor from 8.50 am to 10.30 am during Dhamma School session.

  • c. Parents who need to be around on these floor must seek permission from the class teacher or the Principal.

  • d. Parents are to meet their child/children on the Lower Ground (LG) Floor after Dhamma School Session and not later than 11.30 am.

  • e. For your information, the Library on LG Floor is open until 12 noon.

  • f. For students who are attending SIG classes, please meet them on the Ground Floor lobby, outside Buddhacetiya Hall by 12.15 pm

  • g. Students are advice not to wait outside the compound.

  • h. Please inform your child/children NOT to leave the premise without your prior permission.

  • i. Should you or your child require any assistance, please contact your respective class teacher or call Sis Poh Liew at 016-201 9268.

Volunteers Needed for BUBS Dhamma School

We seek parents of Dhamma School students to volunteer themselves for the respective portfolios.

  1. Refreshment Team

  2. Dhamma School Management Committee (DSMC)

If you possess the passion to serve BUBS and the community so as to support the propaganda of Dhamma and the objectives of BUBS Dhamma School, please message Sis. Poh Liew at 016-201 9268 or e-mail pohliew_lau@hotmail.com

Venerable U Mangala

Venerable U Mangala

Venerable U Maṅgala was born in Malacca in 1968.  He was a graduate of the Law Faculty, University of Malaya.

Ven. U Mangala was ordained in 1996 by Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadawgyi and began practising Vipassana meditation under Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadawgyi’s close supervision and guidance. In 2006, Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadawgyi appointed Ven. U Mangala  as  the meditation teacher in Pa Auk Forest Monastery in Mawlamyine.

In 2008, with support from the Malaysia Dhamma Society, Venerable started teaching meditation in the newly established Tusita Hermitage (Kuching), Sarawak. Since then, Tusita Saṅgha Council has established Hermitages and Centres in Nepal Himalaya, Taiwan, Malacca, Penang and Taiping. He also established Tusita Dhamma Earth monastery at Semenyih in 2016.

Venerable U Maṅgala is the author of several Chinese Dhamma books, namely “The Price of Nature”, “Maṅgala Sayings” and “Maṅgala Zen”.  Venerable is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Malacca Hokkien.

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera is the abbot of Vihara Buhhha Gotama. As a layman he graduated from the University Malaya in 1971 and worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Public Works Department. In 1983, he went forth into the homeless life in the Mahayana tradition. Three years later, he was reordained in the Theravada tradition in Thailand. Thereafter, he spent about 10 years living the solitary lifestyle in quiet places.

He has written numerous booklets on Buddhism, e.g. Return to the Original Buddha's Teachings, Message of the Buddha, Buddhist Monk's Precepts, Liberation: Relevance of Sutta-Vinaya, Only We Can Help Ourselves, etc. His talks in English, Hokkien/Fujian, Cantonese, span the years 1988 - 2013. The 5 Nikayas in English, Hokkien Angguttara Nikaya, Samyutta Nikaya, Majjhima Nikaya; as well as other talks have been recorded in audio and video. In 1998 he established the Vihara Buddha Gotama, a 15 acre piece of land outside Temoh,Perak.In 2012, he consented to be on the Monastic Advisory Panel of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).

Dhamma Talk by Luangpor Dhammavuddho on 24 June 2018 : How To Cultivate The Ariyan Eightfold Path

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera is the abbot of Vihara Buhhha Gotama. As a layman he graduated from the University Malaya in 1971 and worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Public Works Department. In 1983, he went forth into the homeless life in the Mahayana tradition. Three years later, he was reordained in the Theravada tradition in Thailand. Thereafter, he spent about 10 years living the solitary lifestyle in quiet places.

He has written numerous booklets on Buddhism, e.g. Return to the Original Buddha's Teachings, Message of the Buddha, Buddhist Monk's Precepts, Liberation: Relevance of Sutta-Vinaya, Only We Can Help Ourselves, etc. His talks in English, Hokkien/Fujian, Cantonese, span the years 1988 - 2013. The 5 Nikayas in English, Hokkien Angguttara Nikaya, Samyutta Nikaya, Majjhima Nikaya; as well as other talks have been recorded in audio and video. In 1998 he established the Vihara Buddha Gotama, a 15 acre piece of land outside Temoh,Perak.In 2012, he consented to be on the Monastic Advisory Panel of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).

Anumodana and Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu

Anumodana and Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu

We rejoices with Sis. Siew Swan, Sis. Sharon Soon, Sis. Hoon Eng and Sis Carmen Yap on their short term ordination as a ten precept nun(Sayalay) at DhammaJata Vihara of  the Sri Kalyani Yogasrama  Samstha /Pa Auk Sayadaw forest lineage. 

May their voluntary service to BUBS and the Buddha Sasana support their ordination which they will find beneficial and fruitful.  Anumodana and Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.

Luang Por Liem

Luang Por Liem

Luang Por Liem Ṭhitadhammo is a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition. He was born in Sri Saket Province in the Northeast of Thailand on the 5th of November 1941. After higher ordination at twenty years of age, Luang Por practised in several village monasteries throughout the Northeast until he joined the Forest Tradition in 1969. He took up the training under Luang Pu Chah, who later became one of the most famous monks in the country, and whose reputation and influence has continued to spread throughout the world, even today. Living under Luang Pu Chah’s guidance in Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon Province, Luang Por Liem soon became one of his closest disciples. After Luang Pu Chah became severely ill in 1982, he entrusted Luang Por Liem to lead the monastery. Shortly thereafter, as Luang Pu Chah’s illness prevented him from speaking, the Sangha of Wat Nong Pah Pong appointed Luang Por Liem to take over the abbotship. He fulfils this duty up to the present day, keeping the heritage of Luang Pu Chah’s Dhamma and characteristic ways of monastic training available for monks, nuns and lay disciples.

Luang Por Thun

Luang Por Thun

LP Thun is one of the first batch of disciples ordained by Venerable Ajahn Chah at Wat Nong Pah Pong. After ordination, LP Thun served and practised under Ven. Ajahn Chah at Wat Nong Pah Pong for 9 years. LP Thun was then appointed by Ven. Ajahn Chah as the abbot of Wat Pah Tam Seng, which has been established for 45 years as the 5th branch monastery of Wat Nong Pah Pong.

Luang Por Thong Daeng

Luang Por Thong Daeng

Luang Por Thong Daeng is the Abbot of Doi Phra Chow Dtone Luang Monastery in Changmai, Thailand. He was born in Sakhon Nakhon, became a Novice at the age of 15 and took higher ordination as a monk at the age of 21. He has been a monk  in the Thai forest tradition of the great master Venerable Ajahn Mun. His teacher, Venerable Ajahn Uttamo is a famous forest monk. 

Luang Por Thong Dang went for “Tudong” (walking in forest tradition) for 4 years, walking from North East Thailand to South East Thailand. He then stayed with Luang Por Plien for 8 years in Chiangmai.

Luang Por Sumedho

Luang Por Sumedho

Luang Por Ajahn Sumedho (born Robert Kan Jackman, July 27, 1934, Seattle) is the senior Western representative of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He was abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK, from its consecration in 1984 until his retirement in 2010. Luang Por means Venerable Father, an honorific and term of affection in keeping with Thai custom; ajahn means teacher. A bhikkhu for 45 years, Sumedho is considered a seminal figure in the transmission of the Buddha's teachings to the West.

Luang Por Passano

Luang Por Passano

LP Pasanno took ordination in Thailand in 1974 with Venerable Phra Khru Ñāṇasirivatana as preceptor. During his first year as a monk he was taken by his teacher to meet Ven. Ajahn Chah, with whom he asked to be allowed to stay and train. One of the early residents of Wat Pah Nanachat, LP Pasanno became its abbot in his ninth year. During his incumbency, Wat Pah Nanachat developed considerably, both in physical size and reputation. Spending twenty-four years living in Thailand, LP Pasanno became a well-known and highly respected monk and Dhamma teacher. he moved to California on new year’s eve of 1997 to share the abbotship of Abhayagiri with Tan Ajahn Amaro. In 2010 Tan Ajahn Amaro accepted an invitation to serve as abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England. LP Pasanno is now the sole abbot of Abhayagiri.”

Luang Por Sucitto

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.