Thursday, September 22, 2005


To promote the coming 24th INCOVAR Dhamma Camp, the Publicity team planned a roadshow for UPM Buddhist Society. The crowd were mostly 1st & 2nd year students. We joined their Dhamma talk, conducted by Rev. Kai Zhao, which was quite inspiring. Although the talk was in Mandarin, it was not too deep to grasp the essence of the sharing.

Other than our camp, there were other camps that were being publicized to the same audience... hmmm competition! Well, I guess we have to keep the faith that INCOVAR will continue to attract participants, from all diverse background to attend.

I'm grateful for bro Kong Joo's support in making this roadshow possible! Hope to see more representatives from UPM for this 24th edition of IDC... (ahem my uni, of course must promote to them to join :P)

Sunday, September 18, 2005

A splendid Mid-Autumn Festival night out

On 18th of September, in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival, BGF organised a potluck Musical Puja with a slight twist! First everyone was ushered to have their dinner, before arranging the cushions for Musical Puja.

Alex was the MC, Swee Feng and Gary were the Puja leader and bell boy. After the Puja is over, we had a short presentation about INCOVAR, followed by a fun game session we all call it "Helium Stick". It's wonderful to see the crowd coming in together, probably not knowing each other, young and old alike having a good time!

What would Musical Puja be without the musical performance! That night, we had the well-known I-Gemz group rendering songs from their upcoming album, soon to be released. Incovarians are already familiar with the songs, so it's wonderful to just to sing along.

And what Mid-Autumn Festival musical performance be, if without singing songs about the moon! After what seems like an unplug concert, there was a little surprised at the end before we call it a night! Alright shall not brag on... think cake!

It was a spended night out, to be with my fellow friends...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

~Invitation to MPO kick start gathering~

Attention to all Buddhist music groups, choir groups, bathroom singers, musicians or any Idol-wannabe!

Have you ever thought if you could sing like Jacky Cheung or play the piano like Richard Clayderman? Or maybe render a song full of emotion like Faizull in Malaysian Idol?

Would you consider improving on your stage presentation in any event? Maybe you are merely hoping not to sing out-of-tune during karaoke sessions with your friends or clients? If you have the passion for music, lend me your ears.

BGF Training and Leadership Development portfolio with the collaboration of INCOVAR and the BGF Welfare team would like to invite all of you for our inaugural kick start of MPO.

MPO stands for Music, Passion, and Originality. It functions as the Central Network of Buddhist Musicians, to leverage from musicians, singers and music lovers who come together as a synergy to share music knowledge, songs, organizational skills and personal strength.

Details of MPO kick start event: -

Date : 1 st October, 2005 (Saturday)
Time : 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue : BGF Centre, 60A, Jalan 19/3, 46300 Petaling Jaya.

Through this MPO effort, we provide the avenue for musical performance enhancement and training opportunities to you or your music group.

Come and join in the fun with "Roslan, Kak Jee and Paul" of BGF on October 1, 2005 at 2.30pm.

Pass on this message to your friends or anyone you know who would be interested.

Like the jellyfish and the snail, participants of this MPO programme and BGF can be seen as in nature, a symbiosis ongoing process. This relationship of mutual dependence and mutual benefit can demostrate the evolution of Dhamma Inspiration Through Music .

For further enquiry & registration, simply email us or drop us a Y! message:

1. Khoo Nee Sern @
2. Mooi Chee Onn @
3. Quek Mei Joon @

Inspiring the Future,

Khoo Nee Sern
Exco - BGF Training and Leadership Development
Contact : 016-2011550

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

24IDC Committees Induction Camp

It was a one-day camp held for all organising committees of this 24th Incovar Dhamma Camp. The focus for this camp will be shifted to "Mental Cultivation". We had bro Lee Lee Kim to share with us his profound knowledge on Bhavana (Mental Cultivation in Pali). On one side there are the 5 hindrances, on the other side there are the 5 faculties. Then there the 4 guardian of meditation and 4 foundations of mindfulness. *phewww... can you remember all that? Well let's see how the camp programmers will extract all that info experiential learning for the camp!

Rounds of group discussion were held to present some ideas. Wonder how a butterfly relates to a lightbulb and then to Taiping hill? Well, anyway we went to Paris for dinner (please allow someone else to order the dishes :P) and later in the night we had rich chocolate cake for supper! (Mama Mia... my mama made the delicious cake :P) What happened in between will be sworn to secrecy. It's for us to know, for you to find out!

All in all, it's a fruitful Induction Camp for everyone, having quite a number of us coming together for the highlight in the evening :) We'll make aspiration for this 24th IDC, may this camp be another successful chapter for Incovar!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Musical Puja :: September :: Mid-Autumn Festival

(ed: Venue for all Musical Puja will always be in BGF, unless stated otherwise. BGF is located at 60A, Jalan 19/3, 46300 Petaling Jaya.)

New Moon Musical Puja
4th September (Sunday)

Mid-Autumn Festival POTLUCK DINNER Musical Puja
18th September (Sunday)
Performance by : I-Gemz

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhong Qiu Jie) originated in China and is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and may have started as a harvest festival. On this day, the moon is round. To the people, this signifies completeness and wholeness. Families therefore took this opportunity to come together to celebrate the abundance of their harvest.

On this special occasion, BGF would like to invite all our friends to join us for a potluck dinner from 6pm onwards. Remember to bring along your family and friends to this meaningful event!

It's a great September indeed :)