22 September 2011

Kathina Day at Santi Forest Monastery

Hi everyone! 
Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Buddhists.
The season during which a monastery may hold a 'Kathina' festival is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the 
Lunar calendar (usually October).

It is a time of giving, for the laity to express gratitude to monks. Lay Buddhists bring donations to temples, especially new robes for the monks.


SPBS will be celebrating Kathina Day this coming 16 October.
Kathina day is a very special event for everyone in SPBS.
So your attendance is important!

Detail of the event:
Date: 15/10/2011(Saturday) – 16/10/2011 (Sunday)
Time: 1100hr. (15/10/2011) – 1400hr (16/10/2011)
 Santi Forest Monastery
Lot 1413, Jalan Ponorogo,
Batu 18 1/2 Kampung Sungai Tiram,
81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia

For our past experience, it is very enriching and good experiencing of forest monastery life.
We hope you can attend with us and had a good experience of monastery life, lastly to bound with us !
Please reply your attendance ASAP by 27th of September as we need to book the transportation to there.

Ahpa Sae Yeoh
46th Council
e-mail: spbs.sss@gmail.com

03 September 2011

Buddhist 8 Precepts Retreat + Rice Pagoda Day‏

Hello everybody!

We have a 6-day retreat coming up from the
 2nd Oct to 7th Oct next coming month @ Santi Forest Monastery, Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia. The purpose of this retreat is to let us understand and observe the Buddhist 8 precepts. Coming to this retreat also provides an opportunity for participants to know more about monastic life in the forest.

The Buddhist 8 precepts:
1.To refrain from taking life
2.To refrain from taking that which is not given (not committing theft)
3.To refrain from sensual (including sexual) misconduct
4.To refrain from lying (speaking truth always)
5.To refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness (specifically, drugs and alcohol)
6. To refrain from eating at the wrong time (only eat from sunrise to noon)
7. To refrain from dancing and playing music, wearing jewelry and cosmetics, attending shows and other performances
8. To refrain from using high or luxurious seats and bedding

Besides that, we also have another event coming up earlier, on 
25th Sept (sunday) @ Wat Palelai Buddhist Temple, Singapore. This event is called Rice Pagoda Day from 8.30am to 3.30pm. The purpose of this event held by Wat Palelai is to donate rice to the needy and to help the temple itself.

Please reply ASAP because we need to arrange for transport to Malaysia.

For more info, please contact us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com

Publications Secretary,
De Xuan.