Dhamma Talk 22 May 2013 & Pindacara and Sanghika dana on 23 May 2013

Namo Buddhaya Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma


There will be 6 forest monks from Thailand who will be visiting our centre from  22 - 23 May 2013.
(1) Luang Phor Sewang (LP Sewang) - 31 Vassa
(2) Phosawang Phra Seemart (Ajahn Simak) - 21 Vassa
(3) Phramaha Keyrati Srivuthana (Ajahn Dun) - 14 Vassa
(4) Phra Suthanai Patthapeesin (Ajahn Eik) - 10 Vassa
(5) Ajahn Cagino - 9 vassa
(6) Sae Ho Phra Totsaporn (Ajahn Dam) - 8 vassa

During their visit we there will be
Dhamma Talk
Date : 22 May 2013
Time : 8.00pm

Pindacara  (alms round) and Sanghika Dana

Date :23 May 2013

Time : 8.00 am

Pindacara starts from centre, pass old town market to Public Bank Old town and walk back to centre.

 Remarks - Vegetarian 

According to Thai forest tradition, lay people do not touch the food once it is offered. The monks will help them self serving the food. (Once the food is touched, it has to be re-offered)

MEANING OF ALMSGIVING - DOUBLE CLICK BELOW PICTURE TO ENLARGE

IMPORTANT REMINDERS- Practice your Mindfulness

The Monks observe a total of 227 rules. It is therefore of paramount importance that we as, the Lay Devotees, ensure that  we conduct ourselves properly so that the Monks do not breach any rules. Here we wish highlight the few rules which we as Lay Devotees can take note and be mindful of:-
 
Respectful Dress Code -no exposed shoulders and legs       
For male devotees          :
Long pants and shirt or T-shirt with shoulders covered.
For female devotees      :            
Long pants or long skirt and shirt  or T-shirt with shoulders covered.
NO shorts, NO tank tops. NO transparent shirt or T-shirt.Three-quarter pant is not encouraged.

Handling of Money
The Monks cannot handle money. If you wish to make any donation, please place your cash money in a red packet available in our shrine hall. Write down your name and Ajahn’s name. Just place the red packet in front of Ajahn on the seated platform or table. The kapiya (assistant to member of sanghas) will then collect it on your behalf.

NOTES
-All devotees are advised to use the right passage (corridor) after you enter the main gate to go to the kitchen if you bring food for dana and if they are in packets, you may use the food container available at the centre. Those food already in the container, you may place them on the table available, ensure the food has a spoon to enable the monks to pick up the food.
- The left passage (corridor) is STRICTLY for Sanghas (monks).
- Use the right corridor if you need to go to the Gents or Ladies.
- Use the front glass door to enter the shrine hall
- Bring along extra containers or tiffin, we are most happy to share blessed food after everyone has taken their meal.
- Washing area is provided at the back of the centre (wet kitchen), kindly wash your own or cutleries, utensils, food containers after meal . It is meritorious to give your service/help in such a place so offer to help wipe the utensils, wash and clean up.We have limited washing basin,your kind patience is highly appreciated.


It is meritorious to give your service/help in such a place so offer to help wipe the utensils, wash and clean up.



 Below are the visiting monks programme while in Malaysia



SADHU SADHU SADHU


With Metta
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia
Tel : +603-7784 9002
Fax : +603 -7784 8002
E-Mail : trccpenchala@gmail.com
Web : http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/ (TRIPLE GEM)
http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/ (MEALS ON WHEELS)

AJAHN JUMNIEN VISIT TO MALAYSIA (6-17 MAY 2013)

Dear brothers and sisters, 

The great spiritual teacher, Ajahn Jumnien will be in Malaysia from the 6-17 May 2013. He will arrive on the 6th of May and will conduct Dhamma Talks at the centre on the 12th,15th and the 16th of May. He will be at Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre for Dana as well (refer to schedule). For more information please call Ms. June at 03-77849002 or Brother Tommy at 012 227 1515






NOTES
Please note that Ajahn Jumnien refrains from consumable such as
1) MSG in food
2) chicken or duck dishes (Fish is OK)
3) Instant Ikan bilis/chicken stock cube or ganules that contact MSG
4) Oyster Sauce
5) Ginseng Tea

Merits Making opportunity - Dhamma Brothers & Sisters We need YOU!



Dear Brothers & Sisters in the Dhamma,

Sukhihotu.

There will be 6 forest monks from Thailand who will be visiting our centre from  22 - 23 May 2013

Volunteers we need you for the following :-

1) TRANSPORTATION

22 May 2013
Time : 11.00 am
Pick Up from KLIA to Ti-Ratana Penchala 
Requirement : 2 MPV

2) Serving Pana (afternoon tea)

Date : 22 May 2013
Time : 4 pm
Requirement : To prepare for the 6 sanghas

Serving tea, coffee,honey, fruit juices (fresh or packet fruit juices without pulp, fruit juices, tomato juice is allowed), dark chocolate (without milk/fruits/nuts), sorbet with no residue of pulps or particles, sunflower seeds, soft cheese (cheese stick,cheddar,Danish Camembert, brie etc ) and seaweed.
When offering fresh fruit juice it is important that it is well strained so that no pulp or fruit particles remain, for the fruit itself counts as food and so cannot be consumed in the afternoon. Some places in Thailand will strain the juice in a cloth filter seven times to make sure, but the main point is that the filter is fine enough.


"Juice drinks include the freshly squeezed juice of sugar cane, lotus root, all fruits except grain, all leaves except cooked vegetables, and all flowers except the [bassia latifolia] (Mahaavagga.VI.35.6). According to the Commentary, the juice must be strained, and may be warmed by sunlight but not heated over a fire."(BMC p.339)


Some communities will not accept fruit juice made from 'large fruits':


"In discussing the Great Standards, the Commentary says that grain is a "great fruit," and thus the juice of any one of nine large fruits — palmyra fruit, coconut, jack fruit, breadfruit, bottle gourd, white gourd, musk melon, water melon, and squash — would fall under the same class as the juice of grain... From this judgment, many Communities [in Thailand] infer that the juice of any large fruit, such as pineapple or grapefruit, would also be classed as a non-staple food [and therefore could not be consumed in the afternoon.]" (BMC p.339)



* If you wish to offer above items to the sanghas, please inform us by 8th May . All items must be prepared and served individual portion basis.



3)Pindacara and Sanghika Dana

Date :23 May 2013
Time : 8.00 am 

During pindacara & serving dana, we need volunteers for the following :-
a)Follow and assist the monk during alms round - Require 7 brothers




b)You are welcome to the ritual of washing the ajahns' foot after the alms round. Get ready the water, pail, soap and floor mat. Only brothers are allowed. We need at least 5 brothers to assist.


Monks go on alms round bare feet. Upon their return, Monks allow devotees to wash their feet for the purpose of practicing humility, service, reverence, overcoming aversion and ego

C)Assist the sanghas with alms bowl to take the food. (brothers only) - Require 6 brothers. A great opportunity to serve the monk



D)Help to wash sangha's alms bowl - Require 4 brothers





E) Set up tables to place food for dana , cutleries, plates, serving gear . Sort out the food like fruits, drinks, kuih , vegetarian and non vegatarian dishes in sections. (male & female devotees are welcome)






We also need volunteers at the following section


1) Help to mob the shrine hall after the dana
 
2) Wash the floor (back kitchen area where we place the food) after dana 
 
3) Help to clear and wash the food containers used after dana

Brothers & Sisters, if you are able to volunteer in any of the above mentioned areas, kindly provide us your name & contact number by email trccpenchala@gmail.com or contact Sis June 03-7784 9002 . We look forward to hearing from you soon

To view, please click the poster to enlarge


When one perform such wholesome deeds with a wholesome and happy mind, one reap great benefits.

SADHU SADHU SADHU

Ajahn Jumnien Malaysia Dhamma Tour 2012

We are honoured to announce that the registration is now open for Ajahn Jumnien’s Meditation Retreat in Strawberry Park, Cameron Highlands (17-20 June 2012). Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of this  meditation retreat under this great spiritual master. Ajahn Jumnien who has given a meditation retreats in Spirit Rock, USA, Abhayagiri, California, USA and in many other international Buddhist centres. We are fortunate to have such a great spiritual teacher here to conduct this  retreat.
Please click on the link below to find out more details and to register for the retreat :



http://www.dhammatalk.com.my/Ajahn-jumnien/index.html




ABOUT THE RETREAT
A week long retreat taught with a spirit of joy, laughter, and lightness of heart by a Buddhist meditation master. You will learn mindfulness practice and other practical Buddhist teachings
that you can apply in your everyday life.
AJAHN JUMNIEN
Ajahn Jumnien Silsetso is the
abbot and founder of the incredible temple named Wat Tum Sua in Krabi, Thailand just outside
of Krabi town toward the
mountains. Ajahn Jumnie
was born in a rural
village in Nakhon...
ABOUT TOUR SCHEDULE
From his retreat to his Dhamma talks, find out about Ajahn Jumnien's spiritual tour in
Malaysia.

UPDATE 1 - Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day (20th Anniversary)- 17 & 18 Dec 2011

Dear Brothers & Sisters

Sukhihotu.

We would like to invite you to this auspicious event. See below poster for details and some programmes are subject to change. We would like to highlight certain programmes for your attention and we are also looking for kapiyas & volunteers during the event.

There will be approximately 40 sangha members (Thai forest tradition monks)

Dec 17 & 18 , 2011

Pindapatta - 9am
Venue - in the school compound.

Remarks
Only offer cooked rice.
We expected there will be more than hundreds of devotees who will be attending the pindapatta . We are looking for volunteers who can cook a pot of rice from their home and bring over to the school by 7.30am for the 2 days, please let us know. Kindly email us your name & contact number by 30 Nov 2011

WE NEED YOU VOLUNTEERS

- Volunteers needed for 2 days to distribute water  (morning shift & afternoon shift). Comes in water dispenser.Just replenish when is finish. Just make sure people don't throw the cups everywhere.

- Hall set up & decor


WE NEED 5 KAPIYAS (MALE ONLY)


- To assist the monks during pindapata & dana
- must be at the venue by 7am cos there will be briefing and each kapiya will be assigned to a monk.
- all kapiyas must wear white top & black pants. However, 8 preceptors are welcome to wear all white

Please email Bro Tan Buck Soon your name & contact number -  jpteguh@gmail.com


DANA

Devotees are welcome  to bring food (vegetarian or non vegetarian, fruits, desserts, appertiser etc) for dana between 7.30 - 8.30am and pass it to  Food Receiving counter. Please label your container with your name and contact number. And you may collect it after the meal offering from the designated counters. Any uncollected containers can be claimed from Uttama Bodhi Vihara, Bandar Utama within a 7 days.Any unclaimed containers will be donated or send for recycling.

Alternatively, you may use a disposable container like disposable aluminium foil trays (suggestions only)

Please contact Sis Theresa Toh - 013- 3366278 / Sis Lily Bong 012-3399238 to let them know what you are bringing


Note
- Remember 3R - Reuse, Recycle & Reduce
- Devotees are encourage to bring recycle bag (WE SUPPORT NO PLASTIC BAGS) if you wish to collect free dhamma books. Donations are welcome for reprinting of books.
- Plates will be distributed during pindapata to put the rice for you to offer to the sanghas. It must be returned to the volunteers so that you can reuse them later for your meal. You are also encourage/welcome to bring your own containers to put rice
- Devotees are also most welcome to bring your own containers for food or even for your drinks.

 



--
With Metta
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia
Tel : +603-7784 9002
Fax : +603 -7784 8002
E-Mail : trccpenchala@gmail.com
Web : http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my
http://mahasadhu.blogspot.com/
http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/

 

Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day (ACRD) – 17 & 18 December 2011 (FOR NON MUSLIM ONLY)

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Sukhihotu.

 


The Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day (ACRD)  is a special day devoted to one of the great contemporary Buddhist monks in Thailand, Venerable Ajahn Chah also known as Ajahn Chah Subhaddo. He established the first monastery in Thailand to be run by and for English-speaking monks, Wat Pah Nanachat ('International Forest Monastery') which Venerable Sumedho assisted in the setting up as the first abbot.  Venerable Ajahn Chah is especially revered for his contribution and dedication to the establishment of the practice of the Thai Forest Tradition in Buddhism outside of Thailand.

This year’s event, which is the third one to be held in Malaysia, is especially significant as it marks the 20th anniversary of this great monk’s passing The two-day event on the 17th & 18th of December 2011 , will be held at the SJK (C) Yuk Chai (Taman Megah) school hall.  Monks from the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia  will be attending this event.
“ When Ajahn Chah sent me to England to establish the first branch monastery there, I had a lot of anxiety. I told him about my doubts of surviving in England as an alms mendicant.

Ajahn Chah said, “You mean there are no kind people in England?”  I replied, “I am sure there are.” Then he said, “Go! Go there!”

He didn’t say “Buddhist”. He said “kind people”. And that struck me. I have a much more cynical attitude about the nature of humanity. My attitude is that we are basically selfish. Ajahn Chah’s attitude is that we are basically good. That felt to me like a better way of viewing humanity.

Now, when I reflect on my 33 years of living in England-- teaching meditation, establishing monasteries, ordaining and training monks and nuns there--and how much support we have received over the years, out of the good heartedness and generosity of people there, I feel a very deep sense of gratitude.”

~ Venerable Ajahn Sumedho, at the Ajahn Chah Rememberance Day, January 2010, Kuala Lumpur

Born on 17 June 1918 near Ubon Ratchathani, northeast Thailand, Ajahn Chah was instrumental in establishing the Thai Forest tradition in Buddhism in the West and was an influential teacher of the Buddhadharma.

He became a wandering ascetic after the death of his father, walking across Thailand while taking teachings at various monasteries. By also spending time in jungles infested with tigers and cobras, caves and cremation grounds, he developed a unique style of meditation by reflecting on death to comprehend the true meaning of life.

The Thai Forest tradition is one branch of the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Commonly practiced in Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka, one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Theravada Buddhist tradition is its strict adherence to the original teachings and rule of monastic discipline laid down by the Buddha

The Forest tradition emphasizes very strongly on meditative practice and the realization of enlightenment as the focus of monastic life. A day in the life of a Forest monk involves constant practice of the Buddha’s path of contemplative insight, which includes living a life of discipline, renunciation and meditation. It is through this process that the Forest monks can understand the inner truth and peace as taught by the Buddha. The extensive 227 rules of conduct, or precepts, must be strictly adhered to, such as consuming food between dawn and noon; not handling money; practice of celibacy.  The Forest monks commonly engage in the practice of “thudong” which is wandering on foot in search of solitary places, sleeping wherever is available and eating only whatever is offered by laypeople along the way.

Laypeople wonder why Forest monks undergo such a strict and disciplined regime that entails living a life of absolute austerity. The Buddha believed that living in this manner allows Forest monks to simplify and refine the mind. Refinement allows them to explore and understand the fundamental causes of suffering within the human psyche and ultimately cultivate a path that leads toward freedom from suffering and supreme happiness.

The Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day seeks to provide the public with guidance by the visiting Monks on how this can possibly be achieved through the teachings of the Buddha and Ajahn Chah.  It is especially relevant since we live in a day in age where our lives are full of stress, pressure and fear of uncertainties.

Ajahn Chah once said:

“ The purpose of the practice, then, is to seek inwardly, searching and investigating until you reach the original mind. The original mind is also known as the pure mind.”
 ~  “The Path to Peace” by Ajahn Chah

Keep the  above dates free and  watch out for more details in our next email.


We look forward to your support and participation. Please bring your family and friends.

May the Blessings of the Triple Gem be with you and your family always.




--
With Metta
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia
Tel : +603-7784 9002
Fax : +603 -7784 8002
E-Mail : trccpenchala@gmail.com
Web : http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my
http://mahasadhu.blogspot.com/
http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/

PINDAPATTA (8am), SANGHIKA DANA( 10am) DHAMMA TALK( 8pm) on 17 Aug 2011




PINDAPATTA (8am), SANGHIKA DANA( 10am) DHAMMA TALK( 8pm) on 17 Aug 2011

 Namo Buddhaya Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma

We are pleased to announce on the 16-18 Aug 2011,Ti-Ratana Penchala will be expecting 15 Mahasanghas members whom are Abbots of branch Monasteries of Loung Por Gunha's,Thailand. The branch monasteries are all over Thailand and we are fortunate not having to travel the distance to meet with the 15 Abbots Monks.

See details below:

Pana 

16 Aug - 7.00pm
17 Aug - 4.30 pm

Serving tea, coffee,honey, fruit juices (fresh or packet fruit juices without pulp, fruit juices, tomato juice is allowed), dark chocolate (without milk/fruits/nuts), sorbet with no residue of pulps or particles, sunflower seeds, soft cheese (cheese stick,cheddar,Danish Camembert, brie etc ) and seaweed.
When offering fresh fruit juice it is important that it is well strained so that no pulp or fruit particles remain, for the fruit itself counts as food and so cannot be consumed in the afternoon. Some places in Thailand will strain the juice in a cloth filter seven times to make sure, but the main point is that the filter is fine enough.

"Juice drinks include the freshly squeezed juice of sugar cane, lotus root, all fruits except grain, all leaves except cooked vegetables, and all flowers except the [bassia latifolia] (Mahaavagga.VI.35.6). According to the Commentary, the juice must be strained, and may be warmed by sunlight but not heated over a fire."(BMC p.339)

Some communities will not accept fruit juice made from 'large fruits':

"In discussing the Great Standards, the Commentary says that grain is a "great fruit," and thus the juice of any one of nine large fruits — palmyra fruit, coconut, jack fruit, breadfruit, bottle gourd, white gourd, musk melon, water melon, and squash — would fall under the same class as the juice of grain... From this judgment, many Communities [in Thailand] infer that the juice of any large fruit, such as pineapple or grapefruit, would also be classed as a non-staple food [and therefore could not be consumed in the afternoon.]" (BMC p.339)

* If you wish to offer above items to Loung Por and Ajahns, please inform us by 11 Aug. All items must be prepared and served individual portion basis.

Pindapatta and Sanghika Dana
Date :17 Aug 2011
Time : 8.00 am (subject to change)

Dhamma Talk
Date : 17 Aug 2011
Time : 7.30pm
Venue :
Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple
 No 24, Jalan Pantai, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-7957-2255.

* We are looking for volunteers who can send to & fro from our centre and Wat Chetawan on 17 Aug 2011 for Dhamma Talk.Please contact us if you can.


Volunteers

For Brothers & Sisters who are coming to volunteer yourself during dana & pindappata, appreciate if you can be in our centre on 17 Aug 2011 @ 7.30am.

and for Pana
16 Aug - to be in our centre by 7.00pm
18 Aug - to be in our centre by 4.00pm.


 


Accordance to Chinese calender,it is the 7th lunar month therefore it is a good opportunity to perform transference of merits to the departed especially in the presence of the Mahasanghas. 

Remarks - Vegetarian 


According to Thai forest tradition, lay people do not touch the food once it is offered. The monks will help them self serving the food. (Once the food is touched, it has to be re-offered)


IMPORTANT REMINDERS- Practice your Mindfulness


The Monks observe a total of 227 rules. It is therefore of paramount importance that we as, the Lay Devotees, ensure that  we conduct ourselves properly so that the Monks do not breach any rules. Here we wish highlight the few rules which we as Lay Devotees can take note and be mindful of:-
 
Respectful Dress Code -no exposed shoulders and legs       
For male devotees          :
Long pants and shirt or T-shirt with shoulders covered.
For female devotees      :            
Long pants or long skirt and shirt  or T-shirt with shoulders covered.

NO shorts, NO tank tops. NO transparent shirt or T-shirt.Three-quarter pant is not encouraged.

Handling of Money
The Monks cannot handle money. If you wish to make any donation, please place your cash money in a red packet available in our shrine hall. Write down your name and Ajahn’s name. Just place the red packet in front of Ajahn on the seated platform or table. The kapiya (assistant to member of sanghas) will then collect it on your behalf.

Proximity with Female devotees
The Monks cannot be in any physical contact with Female devotees. In this respect, if any Female devotees wish to make any offering, the Monks will place a napkin in front of him to receive the offering. Please place your offering, be it the donation slip or a plate of food or a cup of drink on the napkin. If the Monks has no napkin with him, he may use a piece of tissue or any material he deem suitable at that time to receive your offering.

 

NOTES

-All devotees are advised to use the right passage after you enter the main gate to go to the kitchen if you bring food for dana and if they are in packets, you may use the food container available at the centre. Those food already in the container, you may place them on the table available, ensure the food has a spoon to enable the monks to pick up the food.
- The left passage is STRICTLY for Sanghas (monks).
- Use the right passage side door if you need to go to the Gents or Ladies.
- Use the front glass door to enter the shrine hall
- Bring along extra containers or tiffin, we are most happy to share blessed food after everyone has taken their meal.
- Washing area is provided at the back of the centre (wet kitchen), kindly wash your own or cutleries, utensils, food containers after meal and place them in basket provided. It is meritorious to give your service/help in such a place so offer to help wipe the utensils, wash and clean up.We have limited washing basin,your kind patience is highly appreciated.

It is meritorious to give your service/help in such a place so offer to help wipe the utensils, wash and clean up.
Merits Making Day for volunteers
Meanwhile, we need some volunteers during this event. We need around 20 helpers to help assist us on 17 Aug 2011. Volunteers are requested to register by calling up Sis Honey at 03-77849002 or email us trccpenchala@gmail.com

We are also looking for volunteers who can pick up the Loung por/ajahns from KLIA on 16 Aug 2011 @ 6pm . Please contact us if you can.

1) Photographer - please let us know if you are good in photography . Capture every moment.We would like to archive it

 
2) 2 Ursherettes - Need your help to show the way to devotees the way to kitchen, washing area, toilets.
 
3) Set up tables to place food for dana , cutleries, plates, serving gear and also chairs for devotees to sit during meal. Sort out the food like fruits, drinks, kuih , vegetarian and non vegatarian dishes in sections.And also to keep the tables & chairs away after the meal (male & female devotees are welcome)
 
These are the many volunteers that we need to sort out the food

Chairs set up for devotees to sit during the meal


4) Help to mob the shrine hall after the dana
 
5) Wash the floor (outside where we place the food) after dana
 
6) Help to clear and wash the food containers use after dana

7) Follow and assist the monk during alms round. 


8) You are welcome to the ritual of washing the ajahns' foot after the alms round. Get ready the water, pail, soap and cloth. Only brothers are allowed. We need at least 5 brothers to assist.

Monks go on alms round bare feet. Upon their return, Monks allow devotees to wash their feet for the purpose of practicing humility, service, reverence, overcoming aversion and ego.


9) Assist the sanghas with alms bowl to take the food. (brothers only) - Require 17 brothers. A great opportunity to serve the monk
 
10)Help to wash sangha's alms bowl (brothers only)

When one perform such wholesome deeds with a wholesome and happy mind, one reap great benefits.


MEANING OF ALMSGIVING


DOUBLE CLICK BELOW PICTURE TO ENLARGE


SADHU SADHU SADHU

Birthday Sangha Dana for Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana 23 July 2011

Dear Brothers & Sisters

Ciram Jiva.

We will be organising a birthday Sangha Dana for  Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana at Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre .We would like to invite you to join us on this sangha dana on

Date  : 23 July 2011 (Sat)
Time : 11.00am
Venue : Shrine Hall
Total monks :  Approximately 5 monks (subject to change)
Remarks : Vegetarian
 

NOTES
Please follow these simple procedures when visiting monks at our centre

1.Use the entrance on the right to the kitchen
2. If the food is still in packets, transfer it to the containers provided
3. Always make sure there are spoons for the monks to use to dish out the food
4.Use the entrance on the right to access toilets
5.Use the front entrance (glass door) to enter the Shrine Hall
6.Use the wet Kitchen at the back to wash utensils/containers and place them in the baskets provided.  We have limited washing basin, therefore your patience is very much appreciated.

Please Note:
·         The left entrance is strictly for Sanghas (monks)
·         Bring extra containers/tiffins as remaining blessed food will be shared
 
Meanwhile, we need some volunteers during this event. We need around 15 helpers to help assist us  Volunteers are requested to register by calling up Sis Honey  at 03-77849002 or email us.
Merits Making Day for volunteers
1) Photographer - please let us know if you are good in photography . Capture every moment.We would like to archive it
2)Ursherettes - Need your help to show the way to devotees the way to kitchen, washing area, toilets
3) Set up 6 tables to place food for dana in shrine hall and also chairs for devotees to sit during meal. And also to keep the tables & chairs away after the meal. The monks will dine in the shrine hall. Therefore, a  portion of food has to be set aside for monks and the remainder will be place on the table outside for devotees

4) Help to clean up the shrine hall after the dana
5) Wash the floor (outside where we place the food) after dana

6) Help to clear & wash the food containers used after dana



--
With Metta
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia
Tel : +603-7784 9002
Fax : +603 -7784 8002
E-Mail : trccpenchala@gmail.com
Web : http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my
http://mahasadhu.blogspot.com/
http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/

LOUNG POR DENG of GREAT MASTER, AJAHN MUN'S LINEAGE




LOUNG POR DENG of GREAT MASTER, AJAHN MUN'S LINEAGE
Ajahn Keng, the abbot of Santi Forest Monastery, Ulu Tiram, Johor invited Loung Por Deng from Chiangmai to Johor, Singapore and will stopover in Kuala Lumpur. 
 Ti-Ratana Penchala have the honor to host Loung Por Deng's stay in Kuala Lumpur and we are happy to share this good opportunity with all.
Loung Por Deng of age 64 yr. old with 42 Vassa is senior disciple of Late Loung Por Chiah who is disciple and Upatak (attendant) of the Great Master Ajahn Mun.
Here in the concrete jungle, we have Loung Por Deng in person sharing with us city folks his 30 years austere practices in the wilderness of the deep forest jungle and his profound teaching which points directly to the dhamma.


Date:                Dhamma Q & A-6 July 2011 Wednesday
Time:                8pm
Venue:              Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, Shrine Hall
                                  

Date:                Sangha Dana 7 July 2011 Thursday
Time:                10am
Venue:              Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, Shrine Hall
                                  

Date:                Dhamma Q & A-7 July 2011 Thursday
Time:                8pm
Venue:              Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, Shrine Hall
                                  


                                  
  # Meal Dana should starts at 10AM unless otherwise agreed by the Ajahns. 
                                                 
-All devotees are advised to use the right passage after you enter the main gate to go to the kitchen if you bring food for dana and if they are in packets, you may use the food container available at the centre. Those food already in the container, you may place them on the table available in shrine hall, ensure the food has a spoon to enable the monks to pick up the food.
- The left passage is STRICTLY for Sanghas (monks).
- Use the right passage side door if you need to go to the Gents or Ladies.
- Use the front glass door to enter the shrine hall
- Bring along extra containers or tiffin, we are most happy to share blessed food after everyone has taken their meal.
- Washing area is provided at the back of the centre (wet kitchen), kindly wash your own cutleries & utensils after use and place them in the basket provided. Kindly be patience as we have limited washing basins.
- Set up tables to place food for dana and also chairs for devotees to sit during meal. And also to keep the tables &chairs away after the meal.
- Help to mob the shrine hall after the dana
-Wash the floor after dana
-Help to clear & wash the food containers use after dana

Remarks - Strictly NO PORK to be served at Ti-Ratana Penchala 

According to Thai forest tradition, lay people do not touch the food once it is offered. The monks will help them self serving the food. (Once the food is touched, it has to be re-offered...)


IMPORTANT REMINDERS

The Venerables observe a total of 227 rules. It is therefore of paramount importance that we as, the Lay Devotees, ensure that  we conduct ourselves properly so that the Venerables do not breach any rules.  Here we wish highlight the few rules which we as Lay Devotees can take note of:-

Dress Code        
For male devotees          :              Long pants and shirt or T-shirt with shoulders covered.
For female devotees      :               Long pants or long skirt and shirt or T-shirt with shoulders covered
NO shorts, NO tank tops. NO transparent shirt or T-shirt. Three-quarter pant is not encouraged.

Handling of Money
The Venerables cannot handle money. If you wish to make any donation, please place your cash money in a red packet available in our shrine hall. Write down your name and ajahn’s name. Just place the red packet in front of Ajahn on the stage or table. The kapiya will then collect it on behalf.

Proximity with Female devotees
The Venerable Ajahns cannot be in any physical contact with Female devotees. In this respect, if any Female devotees wish to make any offering, the Venerable Ajahns will place a napkin in front of him to receive the offering. Please place your offering, be it the donation slip or a plate of food or a cup of drink on the napkin. If the Venerable Ajahn has no napkin with him, he may use a piece of tissue or any material he deem suitable at that time to receive your offering.

With Metta
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia

(UPDATE 2) GENTLE REMINDER - MEDITATION RETREAT,SANGHA DANA, DHAMMA TALK JUNE 2011



Ajahn Jumnien Silsetso is the abbot and founder of the incredible temple named Wat Tum Sua in Krabi, Thailand just outside of Krabi town toward the mountains. Ajahn Jumnien was born in a rural village in Nakhon Si Thammarat province in Southern Thailand.

Date  : Jun 3
Venue: Wat Chetawan
Time :  8.00 pm (Dhamma Talk)
* Dhamma Talk is open to public

Date  : Jun 4 & 5 (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Shrine Hall, Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, Petaling Jaya.
Time : 10.00 am (Dana)
           8.00 pm (Dhamma Talk)

Date  : Jun 6
Venue: Malaysia Buddhist Cooperative Society
No 15, SS3/6,PJ
Contact person : Sis Linda

Time :  8.00 pm (Dhamma Talk)
Remarks : If anyone of you wish to do Breakfast dana @ 8.00am, please email us.

Date  : Jun 7
Venue: Triple Gem Centre

Contact person : Bro Tan Eng Chye - 0172513118
Time :  8.00 pm (Dhamma Talk)
Remarks : If anyone of you wish to do Breakfast dana @ 8.00am, please email us.

Date  : Jun 11
Venue: Shrine Hall, Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, Petaling Jaya.
Time :  8.00 pm (Dhamma Talk)

Date  : Jun 12
Venue : Cittarama
No 3, Jalan Gemilang
Off Jalan Tengku Ampuan
Taman Duta, Jalan Duta (near Indian High Commision)
KL

Time   : 10.00am
sangha dana  follow by Dhamma Talk

Venue: Shrine Hall, Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, Petaling Jaya.
Time :  8.00 pm (Dhamma Talk  & Forgiveness Ceremony)
Remarks : If anyone of you wish to do Breakfast dana @ 8.00am, please email us.

Date  : Jun 13
Venue: Shrine Hall, Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, Petaling Jaya.
Time :  10.00am (Sangha Dana)


* All programmes are correct at time of posting. Subject to change.

MEDITATION RETREAT WITH AJAHN JUMNIEN
(still open for registration)
3rd June 2011

1 day Meditation Retreat
Venue : Wat Chetawan, Jalan Pantai, off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.

8th – 11th June 2011
4days/3nights Meditation Retreat
Venue : Chin Swee Cave Temple, Genting
http:// www.csc.org.my/en/location.html

We invite you and your family members and friends to come and listen to the talk.Do share this information on your facebook or even blog.

NOTES

Please note that Ajahn Jumnien refrains from consumable such as

1) MSG in food
2) chicken or duck dishes (Fish is OK)
3) Instant Ikan bilis/chicken stock cube or ganules that contact MSG
4) Oyster Sauce
5) Ginseng Tea

-All devotees are advised to use the right passage after you enter the main gate to go to the kitchen if you bring food for dana and if they are in packets, you may use the food container available at the centre. Those food already in the container, you may place them on the table available in shrine hall, ensure the food has a spoon to enable the monks to pick up the food.
- The left passage is STRICTLY for Sanghas (monks).
- Use the right passage side door if you need to go to the Gents or Ladies.
- Use the front glass door to enter the shrine hall
- Bring along extra containers or tiffin, we are most happy to share blessed food after everyone has taken their meal.
- Washing area is provided at the back of the centre (wet kitchen), kindly wash your own cutleries & utensils after use and place them in the basket provided. Kindly be patience as we have limited washing basins.

Meanwhile, we need some volunteers during this event. We need around 20 helpers to help assist us during Sangha dana days. Volunteers are requested to register by calling up Sis Honey / Sis Irene at 03-77849002 or email us.

Merits Making Day for volunteers

1) Photographer - please let us know if you are good in photography . Capture every moment.We would like to archive it.
2)Ursherettes - Need your help to show the way to devotees the way to kitchen, washing area, toilets
3) Set up tables to place food for dana and also chairs for devotees to sit during meal. And also to keep the tables & chairs away after the meal.
4) Help to mob the shrine hall after the dana
5) Wash the floor (outside where we place the food) after dana
6) Help to clear & wash the food containers use after dana

Mahasadhu !

More About Ajahn Jumnien.Click below link

ENLIGHTENMENTS by Jack Kornfield  www.inquiringmind.com/Articles/Enlightenments
MODERN BUDDHIST MASTERS by Jack Kornfield  www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=17983
SONS OF THE BUDDHA by Kamala Tiyavanich  www.wildmind.org/blogs/book-reviews/sons-of-the-buddha-tiyavanich
NO BURDEN FOR THAI ABBOT  www.thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/6/17/north/6475290&sec=north

Ajahn Dtun - Choosing the path of Realisation



Venerable Ajahn Dtun (Tirachitto) was born in the province of Ayutthaya, Thailand in 1955.  At the age of six his family moved to Bangkok and he remained living there until June 1978.

From a young age he was a boy whose heart naturally inclined towards having a foundation in moral discipline.  By the time he was a teenager and on into his university years there would be many small incidents that would fashion his life and gradually steer him away from the ways of the world towards wishing to live the Holy Life.

After graduating in March 1978 with a Bachelors degree in Economics, he was accepted into a Masters Degree course in Town Planning at the University of Colorado, U.S.A.  However, in the period that he was preparing himself to travel abroad many small insights would amalgamate in force and change his way of thinking from wishing to take his studies as far as he could and then lead a family life, to thinking that after graduating he would remain single and work with the aim of financially assisting his father until the time was right for him to ordain as a monk.  One evening he happened to pick up a Dhamma book belonging to his father which opened, by chance, at the last words of the Buddha: “Now take heed, monks, I caution you thus:  Decline and disappearance is the nature of all  conditions.  Therefore strive on ceaselessly, discerning and alert!”   Reading over this a second and then a third time the words resonated deeply within his heart causing him to feel that the time has now come to ordain knowing this was the only thing that would bring any true benefit to him.  He resolutely decided that within tow months he would ordain as a monk and that his ordaining would be for life.

In June 1978, he travelled to the north eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani to ordain with the Venerable Ajahn Chan at Wat Nong Pah Pong.  Resolute by nature and determined in his practice he was to meet with steady progress regardless of whether he was living with Ajahn Chah or away at any of Wat Nong Pah Pong’s branch monasteries.  In 1981, he returned to central Thailand to spend the Rains Retreat at Wat Fah Krahm (near Bangkok) together with Venerable Ajahn Piak and Venerable Ajahn Anan.  The three remained living and practicing together at Wat Fah Krahm until late 1984.  At this time Venerable Ajahn Anan and Venerable Ajahn Dtun were invited to take up residence on a small piece of forest in the province of Rayong in Eastern Thailand.  Seeing the land was unsuitable for long term residence, Ajahn Dtun chose another piece of land that was made available to them-a forested mountain that would later become the present day Wat Marp Jan.

After spending five years assisting Venerable Ajahn Anan in the establishing of Wat Marp Jan, he decided it was time to seek out a period of solitude so as to intensify his practice, knowing this to be necessary if he were to finally bring the practice of Dhamma to its completion.  He was invited to practice on an 80-acre piece of dense forest in the province of Chonburi and remained in comparative isolation for two years until 1992 when he eventually decided to accept the offering of land for the establishing of a monastery-Wat Boonyawad.  Presently, the monastery spreads over 160 acres of land, all kindly given by the faith and generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Boon and Seeam Jenjirawatana and family.

Since allowing monks to come and live with him in 1993, the Venerable Ajahn has developed a growing reputation as a prominent teacher within the Thai Forest Tradition, attracting between 40-50 monks to come and live, and practice, under his guidance.


For more information about Tahn Ajahn Dtun please visit Wat Boonyawad site at http://www.watboonyawad.com/new/

Ajahn Dtun will be in Malaysia as well as at our centre for  Sangha Dana & Dhamma Talk. See Below Schedule (all programmes are correct at time of posting and subject to change)


Nalanda - Nalanda Buddhist Society
Sukhavana Ipoh - Sukhavana Meditation Monastery
3356, 1st Floor, Jalan 18/31, Taman Sri Serdang,
http://www.sukhavana.org

43300 Seri Kembangan.





Tel: 603- 8938 1500, 603-89381501, 603-8948 8055 Cittarama


http://www.nalanda.org.my/
No 3. Jalan Gemilang,





Off Jalan Tengku Ampuan,

Ti- Ratana Community Centre Penchala
Taman Duta,


21, Jalan Penchala,
Jalan Duta ( near Indian High Commisssion )
46000 Petaling Jaya,

Kuala Lumpur
Contact person : Bro Meng Khing



Selangor Darul Ehsan

012-3160876
mengkhin.ooi@gmail.com




Tel : 03-77849002 (Honey Khoo)
BUBS -Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (Uttama Bodhi Vihara)
Fax : 03-77848002

No. 3, Jalan BU 3/1, Bandar Utama,

http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my/
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.





Tel: +603-77106010/ 77106013

WAVE - Wisdom Audio Visual Exchange
http://www.bubsoc.org/

http://reocities.com/wave_books/












Genting - Genting Buddhist Group




http://www.rwgenting.com/



























Cameron Highlands - Hilltop Bungalow




http://www.euco.com.my/hilltop/index.html







Regarding the Ajahns diet preference, two Ajahns are vegetarian and the rest are non-vegetarian.

Ajahn Dtun has just recovered from third stage of cancer 2 years ago and is still on controlled diet. 

As prescribed by his doctor, the food listed below are not suitable for his health:

1. Poultry, meat, seafood (fish is OK)
2. Animal by-product i.e. milk, yogurt, birdnest, chicken essence etc.
3. Beans (red / green bean, soya bean and any product made of bean)
4. Ginseng
5. Food that is too oily, sweet or salty
Remarks - Strictly NO PORK to be served at Ti-Ratana Penchala

Devotees CAN still offer the above mentioned food to the rest of the Ajahns but they are encouraged to bring along some vegetarian food that is suitable for Ajahn Dtun's diet requirement.

According to Thai forest tradition, lay people do not touch the food once it is offered. The monks will help them self serving the food. (Once the food is touched, it has to be re-offered...)

Meal Dana should starts at 9AM unless otherwise agreed by the Ajahns.


IMPORTANT REMINDERS



The Venerables observe a total of 227 rules. It is therefore of paramount importance that we as, the Lay Devotees, ensure that  we conduct ourselves properly so that the Venerables do not breach any rules.  Here we wish highlight the few rules which we as Lay Devotees can take note of:-
 
Dress Code        
For male devotees          :              Long pants and shirt or T-shirt with shoulders covered.
For female devotees      :               Long pants or long skirt and shirt or T-shirt withshoulders
                                                          Covered

NO shorts, NO tank tops. NO transparent shirt or T-shirt. Three-quarter pant is not encouraged.

Handling of Money
The Venerables cannot handle money. If you wish to make any donation, please place your cash money in a red packet available in our shrine hall. Write down your name and ajahn’s name. Just place the red packet in front of Ajahn on the stage or table. The kapiya will then collect it on behalf.

Proximity with Female devotees
The Venerable Ajahns cannot be in any physical contact with Female devotees. In this respect, if any Female devotees wish to make any offering, the Venerable Ajahns will place a napkin in front of him to receive the offering. Please place your offering, be it the donation slip or a plate of food or a cup of drink on the napkin. If the Venerable Ajahn has no napkin with him, he may use a piece of tissue or any material he deem suitable at that time to receive your offering.

Sanghika Dana on 17 Sep 2010 @ Ti-Ratana Penchala

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

There will be a sangha dana on 17 sep 2010 (Fri) @ Ti-Ratana Penchala together with Mae Chee Sansanee. Our Chief Ven Dhammaratana including 6 Sangha members will be attending the dana.

Time : 10.30am

Dhamma Talk 
Date : 17 Sep 2010 (Fri)
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre

Everyone is welcome.

Map to our centre - http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my/index.php?p=con

With Metta
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre