BUBS Activities

Wesak 2019 – Anumodana and Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu

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.


In honour of Ajahn Chah, the Bandar Utama Buddhist Society organised the Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day 2018, on Dec 15 and 16 at SJK (C) Puay Chai (2), Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The event is supported by the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia and the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia.

Spiritual/Welfare cum Fellowship Trip to Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, Thailand: 26 Oct – 1 Nov 2018

Spiritual/Welfare cum Fellowship Trip to Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, Thailand: 26 Oct – 1 Nov 2018

BUBS members and friends recently went on a kathina trip to Wat Phra Chao Ton Luang, a forest monastery in Chiang Mai. Some of the members were kathina sponsors of the event and all took part in the kathina robe offering and rice pindapata in a quiet and serene setting of a forest. The group also visited Wat Aranyawiwake, participated in the kathina ceremony and paid respect to the late Luang Por Plien.

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.

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.

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).