Wesak Celebration 2015

The Management Committees of IBDA would like to wish all members and well wishers a joyous and blissful WESAK! You and your family are cordially invited to attend and participate this auspicious occasion on 2nd May 2015 and 3rd May 2015. Please bring your friends along as well.

Our religious advisor Venerable Aggacitto will be leading us in Puja and Paritta chanting during the celebration.

The highlight of the celebration will be the lighting of oil lamp on Wesak Eve till Wesak day. Those who wish to sponsor oil lamp(s) may give their particulars and pay through any one of the organizing committee members before 2nd May, to avoid last minute congestion. The sponsorship is RM20.00 per lamp either for:-

(a)        Whole family    OR
(b)        Individuals (maximum of 2 names per lamp)   OR
(c)        Departed ones (maximum of 2 names per lamp)

Further information please contacts the following organizing committee members:-

Bro. Chen Chon Foo       012-5158298         Sis. Khoo Swee Lin          016-5202705
Sis. Kinny Tham             012-5162821         Sis. Kam Swee Ee           016-5306260
Sis. Tan Been Guat         012-5908316         Bro. Toh Leong Soon       012-4052933

You are also invited to offer dana to Venerable Aggacitto at our center during his short stay. Let’s take this opportunity to meet and learn spiritual values from our Venerable.

May the blessings of the Triple Gems be with you and your loved ones.

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Blood Donation Campaign 2015

Date : 22 March 2015 三月22日 (Sunday)
Time : 9.00am – 1.00pm 早上9点到中午1点
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)

Please come and support, thanks. 欢迎踊跃参加,多多支持,谢谢!

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IBDA 11th BGM

Date : 8th March 2015 (Sunday)
Time : 11am
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)

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Chap Goh Meh Celebration 2015

Date : 28th February 2015 (Saturday)
Time : 7.30pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : Chap Goh Meh celebration with Lion Dance from SMJK Yuk Chou & Pot Luck Dinner.

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Cultivate Your Spiritual Faculties for the Sake of your own freedom!

Date : 13th December 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 8am – 5pm
Venue : AEC Resource Centre
145, Palma A/7, Seri Palma, Bandar Seri Botani, 31350, Ipoh.
Event : Youth Meditation Workshop 青年禅修工作坊
Languages : English &  华语

The Youth Meditation Workshop provides an exposure to working youth as well as students about “Meditation”, and how it helps in daily life. Learn about awareness and mindfulness, how to apply them in daily activities, you will feel the positive changes in life !

青年禅修工作坊可以让在职青年以及学生对“禅修”有所认知,以及了解它如何在我们的日常生活中帮助到我们。学习了解什么是“觉知”和“正念”,如何将它们应用在我们的日常活动中,你将会感受到生活上正面的提升。

Registration : Those interested can register through the following committee members :-

The Youth Meditation Workshop provides an exposure to working youth as well as students about
“Meditation”, and how it helps in daily life. Learn about awareness and mindfulness, how to apply them in
daily activities, you will feel the positive changes in life !
青年禅修工作坊可以让在职青年以及学生对“禅修”有所认知,以及了解它如何在我们的日常生活中帮助
到我们。学习了解什么是“觉知”和“正念”,如何将它们应用在我们的日常活动中,你将会感受到生活
上正面的提升。
  • Toh Leong Soon (H/P : 012-405 2933 ; Email : leongsoon.toh@gmail.com)
  • Kiang Keng Hong (H/P : 012-506 8020 ; Email : kkh238@gmail.com)

Particulars for Registration: Name, Gender, Occupation, Handphone No. & Email address.

Places: Max 30, on First-Come-First-Serve Basis; age range between 15-40 years old & working youths.

Download : Programme List in PDF Version

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A Stumbling Block to Progress or a Key to Happiness?

Date : 13th December 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 8.30pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : Dhamma Talk by Bhante Kumara
Topic : Contentment – A Stumbling Block to Progress or a Key to Happiness?

About Bhante Kumara

About Bhante Kumara
Kumara Bhikkhu was ordained in 1999 at the age of 27. With his training in education, he has been sharing the Dhamma in various ways and in several languages (mainly English, Mandarin & Hokkien) with Buddhists of various traditions and non-Buddhists too.
He is influenced by Bhaddanta Aggacitta Mahathera to be open to Dhamma teachings beyond orthodoxy & tradition, so long as they work towards the ending of suffering. Inspired by his main meditation teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya (www.sayadawutejaniya.org), he is especially interested in spiritual teachings that show how to cultivate wisdom that removes the causes of suffering.

Kumara Bhikkhu was ordained in 1999 at the age of 27. With his training in education, he has been sharing the Dhamma in various ways and in several languages (mainly English, Mandarin & Hokkien) with Buddhists of various traditions and non-Buddhists too.

He is influenced by Bhaddanta Aggacitta Mahathera to be open to Dhamma teachings beyond orthodoxy & tradition, so long as they work towards the ending of suffering. Inspired by his main meditation teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya (www.sayadawutejaniya.org), he is especially interested in spiritual teachings that show how to cultivate wisdom that removes the causes of suffering.

Download: PDF version

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Two Days Buddhist Foundation Course – Module I (In English)

“四无量心 Four Brahma Vihara”

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Date 日期:4-10-2014 (星期六)Saturday
Time 时间:8.00pm
Venue 地点:怡保桂和园佛学会 (IBDA)
Topic 弘法:四无量心 Four Brahma Vihara
Speaker主讲人:静林法师 Venerable Jing Lin (Bhikkuni)

Talk by Venerable Jing Lin (Bhikkuni) on Four Brahma Vihara (in mandarin) at IBDA (108, Jalan Raja Kam, Canning Garden)  All are welcome.
静林法师(女)将于怡保桂和园佛法会(108, Jalan Raja Kam, Canning Garden) 弘法: 四无量心。欢迎共赴法会。

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Mooncake Festival 2014

Date: 6th September 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event:
Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival with pot luck dinner, lantern procession for children and adult, including nicest and most creative lantern competition (please try to bring your lantern) + quiz. Prizes to be given.

Welcome to bring friends for this cultural event.

Sukhi hontu.

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Dhamma Talk by Uncle Vijaya

Date : 5th July 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Topic : Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta
(Discourse on Turning of The Wheel Of Dhamma
)”

  • Discourse on Turning The Wheel Of Dhamma.
  • The Buddha’s First Discourse, After His enlightenment, On the Full Moon Day In July
  • The Middle Way – Avoid the 2 extremes of  Indulgence In Pleasure & Self-Affliction
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The Three Turnings (Of Wheel) – Recognition, Encouragement & Realization


Biodata

Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama graduated as a Specialist in the Teaching of English as a Second Language from the Malayan Teachers’ Training College in Liverpool, England . He later obtained a B.A.(Hons) in English and Linguistics from the University of Malaya and an M.A. (Drama and Theater) from the University of Hawaii, USA..

He has had a long career in teaching and imparting knowledge in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions including the UM, USM and the University Technology MARA. Although retired, his passion for teaching has seen him returning to teach World Religions and Theater in the American Degree Program of the Taylor’s College.

Fondly known as Uncle Vijaya in the Buddhist circle, he travels widely to give talks and participate in seminars in schools, colleges and universities as well as Buddhist organizations in Malaysia averaging about 120 talks per year. He has also delivered papers at International Buddhist conferences in Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, India, Cambodia and Thailand as well as locally. He is active in promoting Interfaith Understanding among the Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists.

He assisted the Most Venerable K Sri Dhammananda, the late Chief Priest of Malaysia and Singapore with his numerous publications. He has himself written 12 books on Buddhism. He has contributed articles to many magazines including the Catholic News and Eastern Horizon, which are international magazines published locally. He has also contributed a section on Buddhism to the Encyclopedia of Malaysia, published in 2005.

For more details please contact:
Bro Khor PS 012-519 9003;              Bro Toh LS:  012-405 2933

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