Renunciates who will be staying in Gotami Vihara in January/February 2013

We are pleased to announce the following renunciates who will be staying in Gotami Vihara (GV), Puchong, Malaysia  in January/February, 2013.

Maechee Punnisa (M’sian)     25 January – 13 February, 2013
Adhimutta Bhikkhuni (NZ)    4 – 5 February, 2013

Biodata of Maechee Punnisa
Maechee Punnisa is a Malaysian, aged 61 and is ordained as a Theravadin Eight Precept Nun in Wat Boromniwat, a nunnery in Bangkok, Thailand in July, 2012. Before her ordination she was known as Sister Kooi Wah.

Maechee was trained as a Montessori teacher. She has helped in the translation of works from Chinese to English and vice versa and has translated or proof-read some of Venerable Aggacitta’s books. Her other skills are cooking and sewing,

She helped to start the Parents and Children (2-6 yrs) Dhamma Class at Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple, Jalan Raja Bot, K.L. since 1995. Today, this class is still being run by parents who were trained by Maechee.

Maechee’s travel itinerary:
25-01-2013 Arrive KL from Bangkok Flight No. FD2913 (LCCT) at 1510 hrs
13-02-2013 Leave for Bangkok on Flight No. AK1944 (LCCT) at 1315 hrs

Dhamma Sharing
Maechee will share her experience meditating in forest monasteries in Thailand and other countries. This will be followed by a discussion session.

Details are as follows:
Date: 26 Jan, 2013
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Gotami Vihara

Opportunity to Offer Breakfast and Lunch Dana
Devotees are invited to offer vegetarian breakfast or lunch dana to Venerable Adhimutta Bhikkhuni and Maechee Punnisa during their stay in GV. You can also take them for lunch at the vegetarian shops nearby. Kindly contact our part-time helper/kapiya, Sister Khema Cheah at H/P: 016-6846702 for arrangement.

Opportunity to Stay in GV for Self Practice
We welcome anyone or any aspiring renunciate to stay in GV to get to know the venerables and to do some self practice. Venerable Adhimutta can be contacted at, and Maechee Punnisa at / H/P: 017-682-6243,

Gotami Vihara’s Address:
K37-C, Jalan TK 1/11A, Taman Kinrara, 47180 Puchong, Selangor (former premise of Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society). On main Puchong Road.  Opposite former Army Camp, same row as Giant Supermarket.

Public Transport to GV:
Rapid Bus No. 60, 69 & 70. Stops in front of GV. Can be taken from Kota Raya, KL or at bus stop outside YMCA Brickfields, KL
Metro Bus No.21. Stops in front of GV. Can be taken from Kota Raya, KL.

May you and your family have a wonderful year ahead and may you continue to receive the blessings and guidance of the Triple Gem and be well, peaceful and happy.

Barbara Yen
for GV Committee


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