Gotami Vihara Exco Lineup for year 2017/2018

President: Sis Lai Suat Yan

Hp No. +60162868543

Vice President: Sis Barbara Yen Yoke Wah

HP No. +60182090655

Secretary: Sis Wong Shua Feng

Hp No. +60122272540

Treasurer: Sis Hooi Yoon Chun

Committee members: Bro Wuan Thong Lok

Committee members: Bro Choo Chow Heng

Committee member: Sis Ann Lim Siew Ee


One Day Retreat at Gotami Vihara led By Ven Sumangala on Sunday 17 Dec 2017

3rd Theravada Samaneri Novitiate Program 2018

📢 *Important Announcement* 📢
Dear sisters & brothers in the dhamma. Sukhihotu.

Please find the attached poster of *3rd TSNP 2018 for launching on 31/8/2017, Thursday* which coincides with late chief’s 11th year of passing and 99th birth year; *at your Buddhist centres*.
Prospective participants may find more information and register at:

Please share & help to disseminate with all your contacts & Facebook. Thank you for your support and help. Sādhu sādhu, sādhu. 🙏🙏🙏


The Gradual Training – One Day Retreat by Ven. Bhikkhuni Adhimutti at Gotami Vihara, on Saturday, 9 Dec 2017

One day retreat by Ven Adhimutti

3rd Theravada Samaneri Novitiate Program 2018

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 😀

Celebration of International Bhikkhuni Day on 16 September 2016

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.

Thank you.

Barbara Yen
Gotami Vihara Society

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Saturday Self Retreat at Gotami Vihara

Dear Friends,

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

  • Your own lunch, forks and spoons. You can keep your food warm in a themos if you wish. We encourage yogis to take home their utensils to wash due to limited time and space
  • drinking water
  • jacket or shawl 
  • meditation cushions (optional) 

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


·         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!

With metta,

barbara yen


Gotami Vihara Society Malaysia