Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Say I Do? Say 'Marriage Education Program'

The Marriage Education Program conducted by the BGF Counseling Unit (BGFCU) provides a realistic view of matrimony and enable couples to develop strategies to resolve challenging situations they may encounter in their marriage. At the same time, it aims to create an awareness that there are avenues to get assistance in any area of concerns that they may encounter.

The next or the 9th Marriage Education Program is scheduled as follows >
Date: 22 to 23 August 2009
Time: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm daily
Venue: BGF Centre, Petaling Jaya
Fee: Free but RM 50 per couple to purchase a set of course materials
Closing Date: 15 August 2009

The BGFCU has successfully conducted 8 of these courses in the past. The last course was held on 21 to 22 February 2009 with 20 couples attending. This program is tailored for those who are getting married soon or who are recently married or registered (less than 5 years). Course participants will have the opportunity to grapple with topics such as Importance of Family Unit, Discovering Our Expectations, Building Sexual Intimacy Effective Communications, Resolving Conflicts & Challenges, Finance & The Family and Ethical & Spiritual Aspects.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development, registration is opened to all Non-Muslims and is essentially FREE. Meals (lunch and 2 teabreaks per day) will be provided. Each couple will however need to purchase the “Smart Start Program” manual at RM50 per couple. Feel free to contact Sis. Tan Hooi Eng (016-293 0684) or Sis. Iris Goh (016-302 5792) for further info.

So are you taking the plunge to say I do?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Did you miss out on the last 2 Musical Puja at BGF?

Well... try to make it the next round on 7th July, Friday! :)

On a beautiful Sunday evening on 7th June - Full Moon Musical Puja >>
We were privileged to have Tashi & Dechen from Ladakh presenting their sharing entitled "From Ladakh (Himalayas) to Kuala Lumpur" with a slideshow preview of the extreme cold winter in Zanskar. We were proud to have musical performance by a big group of singers from the BISDS choir "OneVoice One Melody", they wowed the crowd with a few renditions of Malay and English songs. It was indeed a full house!

Then on Tuesday, 23rd June - New Moon Musical Puja >>
What a wonderful evening celebrating New Moon with offerings, puja, music and a Dharma talk by Ven. S Pemaratana Thero (entitled "Healing the Body through Meditation"). We started with offerings to the Buddha, followed by an inspiring puja led by Bro Mun Yee & Bro Nee Sern. Next, accompanied by Bro Nee Sern on the guitar, Bro Daniel & Sis Jing Pei of igemz sang a couple of uplifting hymns, after which Ven Pemaratana began his talk to a crowd of 40+ people.


Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje
Principal of the Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies

>>Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje, the Founder of Palyul Nyingmapa Tibetan Buddhist Association in the UK, Greece and Australia, and a Master Teacher of Buddhist Qigong will visit Malaysia in July to give Dharma Teaching and Masterclass Seminars on Classical Qigong & Meditation.

Friday, 3rd July :: 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Buddhist Teaching: Buddhist Medicine & Healing
Venue: Buddhist Gem Fellowship, 60A, Jln 19/3, P. J.

Saturday 4th July 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Masterclass Seminar: Buddhist Tranquil Meditation
Venue: Function room 13.5, 13th floor, Wisma MCA, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Sunday 5th July 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Masterclass Seminar: Classical Medical Qigong
Venue: Function room 13.3, 13th floor, Wisma MCA, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Sunday 5th July 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Public Talk: Buddhist View On Health & Well-Being
Venue: Function room at Xiao En Centre, No 1, Jln Kuali, Cheras, K.L

Monday 6th July 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Buddhist Teaching: Four Noble Truths
Venue: Blk A-206, Phileo Damansara 1, Jln Damansara 16/11, P.J.

Tuesday 7th July 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Buddhist Teaching: How To Be A Buddhist In A Modern World
Venue: Sukhi Hotu, D9-6-1, Blk D9, Dana 1 Commercial Centre, Jln PJU 1A/46, PJ

For further information contact Dawa on 019-3134988 or email: katandental@hotmail.com
For more information on Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje, please visit: http://www.pathgate.org/

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Moon Puja & Dhamma Talk by Ven. S. Pemaratana

Don't miss out on this 2-in-1 new moon puja, which will start early at 8.00pm first with PUJA followed by a couple of hymns before the talk.

Date : 23-June 2009 (Tuesday)
Time : 8.00pm - 10.30pm
Talk : "Healing the Body through Meditation"
Speaker : Ven. S. Pemaratana from USA

Ven. S. Pemaratana is a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka. He was ordained at the age of 10 in 1986 and received higher ordination in 1997. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Buddhist Studies from University of Peradeniya and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore. He has lectured at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Buddhist and Pali College of Singapore. Currently he is the resident teacher at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, USA.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

From Ladakh to Kuala Lumpur :: Full Moon Musical Puja

Don't miss out for this Sunday very interesting new moon musical puja >>

Date : 7-June 2009 (Sunday)
Time : 8.30pm - 10.30pm
Talk : "
From Ladakh (Himalayas) to Kuala Lumpur"
Speaker for Talk by : Tashi & Dechen (students of Taylor's College)
Musical Performance by : B.I.S.D.S Choir

Check out presentation about the land where Tashi and Dechen came from -- the most remote high mountains of Zanskar in Ladakh. They will share their experiences living in the harshes land of the Himalayas.
Zanskar is surrounded by high mountains on all sides, it can only be accessed over high passes. The one and only motor road into the ancient Kingdom is from the north, across Pensi La from Suru valley. In winter, however, the Zanskar Chu is the only access route. The water freezes thick on the river and it becomes a route known as the mythic Chadar Road. Situated at about 3500m, Zanskar is a high altitude semi-desert lying on the Northern flank of the Great Himalayan Range.
Catch the B.I.S.D.S Choir showcase for the first time at BGF!
Buddhist Gem Fellowship
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BGF Centre : 60A Jalan 19/3, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.