Mandarin Dhamma Talk by 钟汉源居士(马佛青总会前会长)

Date : 25 March 2014 (Tuesday)
Time : 8.15pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Topic : 生命的活水 (Water of Life)


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Blood Donation 2014

Date : 23rd March 2014 (Sunday)
Time : 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : Blood Donation Campaign 2014
Blood Donation 2014

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IBDA Sunday Class 2014

Sunday Class
Starting from this year, IBDA shall conduct the Sunday Class for primary school children, as per proposed programme attached.

Medium Of Instruction : Mainly in English; with Mandarin (if necessary)
Children who are not that proficient in English are allowed to speak in Mandarin or Bahasa Malaysia. Most lessons shall be conducted in English with mandarin sub-titles. Most teachers are also bilingual.

Venue:  IBDA , 108 , Jalan Raja Kam, Canning Garden, 31400, Ipoh.
There will be 12 indoor based sessions for the year, each session shall be from 10.00 am to 12.30 nn; plus 6 outdoor based activities held in IBDA Canning Garden or at other suitable outdoor venue (See 2014 Activities Calendar attached)

Date (indoor):
23 Feb; 09 March; 13 April, 27 April; 25 May;  08 June;  22 June; 13 July; 27 July; 24 Aug; 07Sep;  21 Sep;
[Participants are required to attend minimum of 10 out of
the 12 sessions]

Date (outdoor) :
Blood Donation (IBDA)– 23 March ; Wesak Preparation (IBDA)- 4 May;
Mother’s Day (11 May); Charity visit to homes (places to be decided later) – 18 May; Family Day (IBDA) – 15 June; Dana/Blessings Before Exam (IBDA) – 03 Aug;
[Participants are encouraged to take part in all outdoor activities]

Youth Camp : 13 – 15 May  ( For Secondary School Students).
[Primary  school students not involved- for information only]

Children Camp : 28-30 Nov (For Primary School Students)

Commitment From All:
We need the understanding, co-operation and commitment from all parties to make the Sunday Family Class beneficial and effective.
Admission is free

Objectives For Children’s Sunday Class

  1. To have an inter-active type basic moral (manners and etiquette) and very simple Dhamma exposure ( through games and stories) for primary school children, and at the same time to practise to communicate in English.
  2. To plant Dhamma seeds in the children, so that when they grow up, they will have affinity with the Dhamma.
  3. Create an environment for the children to have their own circle of friends and a forum to interact with and to support each other.

Family Sunday Class General Contents
To be adjusted every year to suit (In English/Mandarin)

Class room (indoor) Session

  1. Basic manners and etiquette
  2. Stories of the Buddha
  3. Simple Pali chanting & meaning/Hymns singing
  4. Moral values through games
  5. Living skills
  6. Filial piety & respects for elders through stories/role play

Practical (Outdoor) sessions

  1. Learn the joy of giving & helping & service
  2. Learn to participate & work in a group
  3. Learn to appreciate & express gratitude towards parents & others
  4. Learn to do Dana and the meaning of blessings
  5. Learn about contentment, goodwill and love towards others.

Participation Of Parents/Guardians

  1. The active encouragement and support from the parents/guardians is very important, so that they can become “partners” to the children in their learning /growing up process.
  2. They shall encourage the children to be punctual and regular for the classes, to have the best effect.

May All Beings Be Well And Happy.

IBDA Sunday Class 2014 Application form

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Dhamma Talk by Ayya Hasapanna

Date : 11th February 2014 (Tuesday)
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Topic : Giving and Forgiving
Event : Dhamma Talk by Ayya Hasapanna Co-Abbot of Dhammasara Nun’s Monastery & Asst. Spiritual Director of Buddhist Society of West Australia.

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IBDA New Year Pot Luck Lunch

Date : 9th February 2014 (Sunday)
Time : 11.00am to 1.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : IBDA New Year Pot Luck Lunch Family Gathering. (After the regular Sunday Pali chanting which starts at 10am)

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous Chinese New Year,
Gong Xi Fa Cai.

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Dhamma Talk by Ven. Ajahn Karuniko

Date : 8th February 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : Dhamma Talk by Venerable Ajahn Karuniko, from Chithurst Monastery, England.

Ajahn Karuniko Biography
Venerable Ajahn Karuniko (Christopher John Woodfine) was born in 1953 near Manchester in England. He graduated from Sheffield University with an honours degree in electronics engineering 1975. 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 Semedho at CITTA VIVEKA Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, England. In July 1984, he took the monk’s (bhikkju) ordination with Ven Ajan Sumedho. Venerable Ajahn Karuniko had spent most of his monastic life helping to establish monasteries in England and New Zealand, and spent three years living in monasteries in Thailand. At present, he is deputy abbot at CITTA VIVEKA Chithurst Monastery.

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Dhamma Talk by Bhante Kumara

Date : 4th Janurary 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : Dhamma Talk by Bhante Kumara from Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, Taiping.
Topic : Understanding The Ego

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IBDA New Year Gathering

Date : 1st January 2014 (Wednesday)
Time : 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : New Moon Puja, Metta Bhavana, Hyms, Dhamma sharing and Pot Luck (Vegetarian)
All are welcome :)

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Dhamma Talk By Bro Benny Liow

Date : 27th December 2013 (Friday)
Time : 8.30pm to 10.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Topic : Coping with Stress The Buddhist Way

  • Stress is part & parcel of life. And we all need stress.
  • Stress has nothing much to do with how many hours you work, and everything to do with how you feel during those hours.
  • Signs of Stress. What happens during stress.
  • Is Dukkha = Stress ?  & How is it related to 4 Noble truth.
  • Buddhist approach to stress
  • We all want happiness. Where is happiness ?
  • How to manage stress ?



Bro Benny Liow,  a well known Dhamma speaker from Kuala Lumpur, is the Editor of  “Eastern Horizon”, journal of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM).

He was the Editorial Consultant and contributor to “Religions and Beliefs” volume of The Encyclopedia of Malaysia. His writings have appeared in the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Kajian Malaysia, and in “Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality : Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions”, published in USA.

To date he has edited eight books on Buddhism, including the most recent “One Dhamma: Many Buddhist Traditions”, in 2013. For his dedication towards Dhamma work, he received the 2007 Nalanda Awards in Dhammaduta.

Bro Benny holds a B.A. (Honors ) Education degree from University Sains Malaysia and a M.B.A. degree from University of Malaya.

He is currently an Executive Director of a multi-national corporation.

Please Contact: Bro Khor PS 012-5199003;  Bro Toh LS:  012-4052933

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IBDA Food Fair 2013

Date : 13th October 2013 (Sunday)
Time : 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue : Ipoh Buddhist Dhamma Association (IBDA)
Event : Food Fair, inclusive of foods from Penang, Ipoh, KL, and Bone density test & Fat Analysis.

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