3rd Theravada Samaneri Novitiate Program 2018, 12 – 24 June at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, Selangor.
Registration is open now. Only 100 participants. Don’t miss the chance to experience the Monastic Life 😀
Dear Dhamma Friends,
Namo Budhaya and Sukhi hotu!
It is with great pleasure that Gotami Vihara Society invites you to our 5th Celebration of International Bhikkhuni Day on 16 September 2016. Please find details in the attached poster. We will be glad and honoured with your presence.
We have chosen this Merdeka Day holiday each year and it also coincides with the Mid Autumn Festival so bring in your children, young or old or someone’s children, to make this day a memorable and meaningful one. They can bring a lantern, pigly biscuits and balloons with them if they wish.
Gotami Vihara Society
Gotami Vihara Society recognises the fact that there is a need for a conducive and safe space where yogis can go to for meditation self-practice. Now that we have a resident nun Maechee Punnisa, she has agreed to facilitate this and also to guide those who are new to the practice. Maechee will do it in dual language, ie. English and Mandarin.
We are starting on 5 March, 2016. Anyone, both male and female who needs somewhere nearby to calm themselves, to de-stress after a tough week, avoid a burn-out or to recharge batteries for the following week, please feel free to come and join the others who have the same intention. Group sittings give group energy. The silent support from each other can be very healing too!
Details are shown below and also in the flyer attached.
Date: Every Saturday of the month except second Saturday
Time: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm. (for half-day)
8.30 am to 5.00 pm (for one day)
Fees: Free. Donations are welcome
Hot Drinks: Self-service, with coffee, tea and chocolate drink provided
Lunch Dana: You have the opportunity to offer lunch dana to Maechee. She is not a strict vegetarian.
What to bring
There are shops nearby that sell vegetarian/non-vegetarian food.
Schedule for Half-day or Full day Self-retreat
· 8.30 am Registration 报到
· 9.00 am Start retreat ― Take refuge and observe the five precepts, meditation
自修开始 ― 三皈依，受持五戒。禅修
· 11.30 am Lunch 午餐
· 12.30 pm Half-day retreat over. One day yogis take Mindful rest
· 1.30 pm Meditation – walking, standing or sitting
禅修 – 经行，站或坐
· 3.30 pm Q & A or Dhamma discussions
· 4.30 pm Share of merits and ask for forgiveness
· 4.45 pm Tea time
· 5.00 pm Clean up and leave
Do share this with your relatives or friends whom you feel will benefit from it. Have a peaceful and fruitful self-retreat.
For those friends who do not reside in KL/Selangor or across the oceans, you can create your own space in your homes and invite some relatives and friends who wish to develop mindfulness and meditate, to practise together. You can rotate the venue.
This way you can create peace and love in your homes and communities and role model to the young ones to be mindful and peaceful. Who knows you may be lucky to have someone enlighten in your home!
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Gotami Vihara Society Malaysia
Dear Dhamma Sisters and Brothers,
In conjunction with International Bhikkhuni Day this year, it is again time to honour bhikkhunis on their unique achievements and contributions in upholding the Four-fold Sangha and propagating the Buddha Sasana.
Gotami Vihara Society has great pleasure to invite you to rejoice with us and to make the day a meaningful and successful one. Our theme this year is ‘Gratitude is Here and Now.’
Bring your children or relatives along and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with us too.
Thank you. May you be well and happy.
President, Gotami Vihara Society
In conjunction with the holy month of Wesak and our 4th Anniversary, Gotami Vihara Society Malaysia has great pleasure to invite you to join us to rejoice and commemorate this day in a lunch dana for the Sangha.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Sunday 31 May, 2015
Time: 10am – 3.30pm
Venue: Gotami Vihara, K37-C, Jalan TK 1/11A, Taman Kinrara, 47180 Puchong, Selangor
9.30 am Arrival of devotees
9.45 am Arrival of Sangha members
10.00 am Wesak Puja and Chanting
Hymn singing – Anthem of Unity
Wesak Blessings by the Sangha
11.00 am Dhamma talk: ‘Bhikkhuni Sangha – The Way Forward,’ by Ven Sumangala Samaneri
11.45 am Lunch dana for the Sangha
12.00 pm Lunch for devotees
1.00 pm Walking meditation and Mindfulness of Body
2.00 pm Dialoque and discussion with members and devotees
3:00 pm Sharing of Merits. Light refreshments
3:30 pm End of session
4.00 pm Gotami Vihara Society Malaysia EXCO meeting
6.00 pm End
All are welcome!
If you have any queries, please contact our Hon. Secretary, Sis Ratana Marie Tungka at email@example.com.