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Cook with Margaret Cheng on 16 Aug 2014 Saturday 10am-2pm
posted on 10/08/2014 at 21:52
 

 

 

 

Cook with Margaret Cheng on 16 Aug 2014 Saturday 10am-2pm

 

Start With Some Rice…

 

 

 

16 Aug, sat 2014

 

RM40 per person      (Limited to 30 only)

 

 

 

Chef: Margaret Cheng

Menu: Aromatic Sweet Corn Rice

Appetizing Colourful Acar

Mixed Vegetable (Vegetarian Style)

Mini Ma Lai Gou

 

Chef: Margaret Cheng

 

Chef’s profile

Margaret Cheng is a chef with over 20 years of experience in the culinary field.  Throughout the years, she shares her talents through cookbooks and also demonstrator for few kitchen wares companies.  She is recipe contributor for food magazines, newspaper and also conducting cooking class and demonstrations for fundraising efforts to support Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan.

 

 

 Contact  : 016-251 528 or email to:

 trccpenchala@gmail.com for any enquiries.

 

Method of Payment: Kindly e-bank in our CIMB account

and the info as follows:

 

Name of Account: Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala

CIMB Account No: 1455 0000 259 057

 

 

Any direct e-banking, please fax or e-mail the bank-in-slip to

 

trccpenchala@gmail.com

 

 

           

Ti Ratana Penchala Community Centre, No 21 Jalan Penchala,PJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All collection will be donated to the centre for upkeep & maintenance of the centre

 

 


Meals on Wheels (MOW) Celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (17th Aug 2014)
posted on 31/07/2014 at 21:01
 

In keeping up with our tradition of celebrating festive seasons with the less fortunate, Meals on Wheels will be bringing cheer to the children in Persatuan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Dan Tahfiz Al-Habbah in Batu Caves, in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

 

 

 

The dirt road leading to the Home.

 

Front entrance of the Home

The Home is both a religious school and a hostel, established in 2011. Thirty six boys, aged from 8 years to 22 years, live and study in this Home, under the care and tutelage of four Ustaz. Of the 36 residents, 18 are from poor families, 9 are orphans and 9 are Mualaf (muslim converts).

This is where classes are conducted where the children sit on mats on the floor.

They hope to convert this into a library when they have funds.

One of two book shelves in the library

This is where they sleep

One of the residents in the Home is Fikri (not his real name). He is a muslim convert. His mother lives and works in Chow Kit and his father allegedly lives in Sarawak. He was found roaming around the streets of Chow Kit by one of the Ustaz, and was brought to the Home to live and study, with the permission from his mother. Since then, he has never seen the mother and neither has she tried to contact him.


Some of the kids at the Home

Fikri is just one of the many less fortunate children at the Home who are deprived of parental and family love and care. Fortunately, he now has a place to call Home. Nevertheless, during festive seasons such as this, is when they feel the most lonely.


So, do come and join us at this event to show your care and support for these children, and celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri with them.


Event details as follows:


Date of event: Sunday, 17th August 2014

Time: 11am - 1:30pm

Venue: Persatuan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Dan Tahfiz Al-Habbah

Address: Lot 2214, Jalan JU 14, Taman Jasa Utama, Off Jalan Sungai Tua, Batu Caves, Selangor

Contact: Ustaz Ghani (019-3609244) and Ustaz Rasheed (011-13187227)


The children currently sit on the floor in the "classroom" and the Ustaz has requested for some study tables and chairs. Other items requested are in the Wish List below.


WISH LIST


As usual, the there will be food and games at the event, thus we need your support as follows:


 

Budget

Quantity

Unit cost

Sub-Total

Donors

Lunch (chicken rice, drinks, fruits and kuih raya to be supplied by a Halal caterer who sponsors the Home's daily meal) for 60 pax (36 children, 4 staff, 20 MOW volunteers)

60

RM10

RM600

 

Prizes for games (the Ustaz will purchase sports tee-shirt)

20

RM25

RM500

 

Large rice cooker

 

1

 

 

 

Study tables (long tables for 3-4 students, the Home will get a quotation for this)

10

 

 

 

Plastic Chairs with back rest (the Home will get a quotation for this)

40

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

RM1,100

 


For the rice cooker, you may sponsor the actual item. For all other items, you may donate cash (any amount) by banking into our account as below:


Account Name: Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala

CIMB Account No: 14660000259057


Please email a copy of the deposit slip to trccpenchala@gmail.com and specify if the donation is for a specific wish list item or general expenses for this event.



VOLUNTEERS


For logistic and security reasons, all volunteers who wish to participate in this event are requested to PRE-REGISTER your name and contact number with us by emailing trccpenchala@gmail.com.


Please arrive at the Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre by 9:30am for a briefing. We will depart the Centre for the Home in Batu Caves at 10:00am sharp. No transportation will be provided 
to get to the event venue and back to the Centre, so kindly ensure you make your own arrangements through car pooling.

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT?


Please email trccpenchala@gmail.com.

 

 

Come join us in this festive celebration and show the CHILDREN we CARE!

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Kim

Pictures courtesy of: Kim

 

 

 

 


VEN. DATUK KIRINDE DHAMMARATANA NAYAKA MAHA THERO will be leading a pilgrimage tour to Sri Lanka on 22 Aug – 28 Aug 2014.
posted on 23/07/2014 at 11:17
 

VEN. DATUK KIRINDE DHAMMARATANA NAYAKA MAHA THERO will be leading a pilgrimage tour to Sri Lanka on 22 Aug – 28 Aug 2014.

 

VEN. DATUK KIRINDE DHAMMARATANA NAYAKA MAHA THERO will be leading a pilgrimage tour to Sri Lanka on 22 Aug – 28 Aug 2014.






Click link below to download the form 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r98M-xnjbXXx4H2x_bS-yP_xr5YmXrAcqTIoNZFQCs8/edit?usp=sharing


For more information, please contact Ming Er at minger.tiratana@gmail.com



Meals on Wheels ( MOW ) Food Bank's June Delivery
posted on 16/07/2014 at 22:45
 

Meals on Wheels ( MOW ) Food Bank's June Delivery

 

Meals on Wheels continues to deliver monthly groceries to our Food Bank recipients. With the funds collected from the generous public we are currently able to support 20 families.


We alternate the delivery between the 20 families and this Month of June's destinations are 

Jinjang, Kepong, Sentul, Sungei Besi .

 

 


Milk powder, Diapers, Cooking Oil, Milk, Rice, Egg, Biscuit, Sugar, Potatoes

 

 

We are delighted to have four young teenagers joined us for a good cause and they cherished the experience. 


 

 

 

We all realize that giving on any level feels really good, but internally all forms of giving are not created equal.  This is where motives come in. When we give with the expectation of receiving something in return, we are not really giving from a pure motive. But when we give from a generous heart, the joy of giving becomes its own reward. 

 

 

Thank you to our well wishers, benefactors, supporters, donors and volunteers.

 

 

 

Loading by recipients and volunteers

 

Loading by recipients and volunteers

 

 

Loading by recipients and volunteers

 

 

 Recipients and volunteers

 

Young adults volunteering their sunday morning to a meaningful outreach with MOW FOOD BANK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young adults volunteers and the recipients group photo

 


The Asalha Full - Moon day that commemorates the Buddha’s first discourse following his enlightenment — the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta or the Setting of the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion.
posted on 10/07/2014 at 23:51
 

 

 

 

Today is the Asalha full-moon day that commemorates the Buddha’s first discourse following his enlightenment — the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta or the Setting of the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion.

 

Take this opportunity to practice the Dhamma.

 

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion 

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

 

 

SN 56.11 
PTS: S v 420 
CDB ii 1843
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion
 
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Alternate translations: Ñanamoli | Harvey | Piyadassi
Alternate format: [SuttaReadings.net icon]

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Varanasi in the Game Refuge at Isipatana. There he addressed the group of five monks:

"There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects: base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable; and that which is devoted to self-affliction: painful, ignoble, unprofitable. Avoiding both of these extremes, the middle way realized by the Tathagata — producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

"And what is the middle way realized by the Tathagata that — producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding? Precisely this Noble Eightfold Path: right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. This is the middle way realized by the Tathagata that — producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

"Now this, monks, is the noble truth of stress:[1] Birth is stressful, aging is stressful, death is stressful; sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair are stressful; association with the unbeloved is stressful, separation from the loved is stressful, not getting what is wanted is stressful. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are stressful.

"And this, monks, is the noble truth of the origination of stress: the craving that makes for further becoming — accompanied by passion & delight, relishing now here & now there — i.e., craving for sensual pleasure, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming.

"And this, monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of stress: the remainderless fading & cessation, renunciation, relinquishment, release, & letting go of that very craving.

"And this, monks, is the noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of stress: precisely this Noble Eightfold Path — right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.

"Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard before: 'This is the noble truth of stress.' Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard before: 'This noble truth of stress is to be comprehended.' Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard before:' This noble truth of stress has been comprehended.'

"Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard before: 'This is the noble truth of the origination of stress'... 'This noble truth of the origination of stress is to be abandoned' [2] ... 'This noble truth of the origination of stress has been abandoned.'

"Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard before: 'This is the noble truth of the cessation of stress'... 'This noble truth of the cessation of stress is to be directly experienced'... 'This noble truth of the cessation of stress has been directly experienced.'

"Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard before: 'This is the noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of stress'... 'This noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of stress is to be developed'... 'This noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of stress has been developed.' [3]

"And, monks, as long as this — my three-round, twelve-permutation knowledge & vision concerning these four noble truths as they have come to be — was not pure, I did not claim to have directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled in the cosmos with its deities, Maras, & Brahmas, with its contemplatives & brahmans, its royalty & commonfolk. But as soon as this — my three-round, twelve-permutation knowledge & vision concerning these four noble truths as they have come to be — was truly pure, then I did claim to have directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled in the cosmos with its deities, Maras & Brahmas, with its contemplatives & brahmans, its royalty & commonfolk. Knowledge & vision arose in me: 'Unprovoked is my release. This is the last birth. There is now no further becoming.'"

That is what the Blessed One said. Gratified, the group of five monks delighted at his words. And while this explanation was being given, there arose to Ven. Kondañña the dustless, stainless Dhamma eye: Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.

And when the Blessed One had set the Wheel of Dhamma in motion, the earth devas cried out: "At Varanasi, in the Game Refuge at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by brahman or contemplative, deva,Mara or God or anyone in the cosmos." On hearing the earth devas' cry, the devas of the Four Kings' Heaven took up the cry... the devas of the Thirty-three... the Yama devas... theTusita devas... the Nimmanarati devas... the Paranimmita-vasavatti devas... the devas ofBrahma's retinue took up the cry: "At Varanasi, in the Game Refuge at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by brahman or contemplative, deva, Mara, or God or anyone at all in the cosmos."

So in that moment, that instant, the cry shot right up to the Brahma worlds. And this ten-thousand fold cosmos shivered & quivered & quaked, while a great, measureless radiance appeared in the cosmos, surpassing the effulgence of the devas.

Then the Blessed One exclaimed: "So you really know, Kondañña? So you really know?" And that is how Ven. Kondañña acquired the name Añña-Kondañña — Kondañña who knows.

Notes

1.
The Pali phrases for the four noble truths are grammatical anomalies. From these anomalies, some scholars have argued that the expression "noble truth" is a later addition to the texts. Others have argued even further that the content of the four truths is also a later addition. Both of these arguments are based on the unproven assumption that the language the Buddha spoke was grammatically regular, and that any irregularities were later corruptions of the language. This assumption forgets that the languages of the Buddha's time were oral dialects, and that the nature of such dialects is to contain many grammatical irregularities. Languages tend to become regular only when being used to govern a large nation state or to produce a large body of literature: events that happened in India only after the Buddha's time. (A European example: Italian was a group of irregular oral dialects until Dante fashioned it into a regular language for the sake of his poetry.) Thus the irregularity of the Pali here is no proof either for the earliness or lateness of this particular teaching.
2.
Another argument for the lateness of the expression "noble truth" is that a truth — meaning an accurate statement about a body of facts — is not something that should be abandoned. In this case, only the craving is to be abandoned, not the truth about craving. However, in Vedic Sanskrit — as in modern English — a "truth" can mean both a fact and an accurate statement about a fact. Thus in this case, the "truth" is the fact, not the statement about the fact, and the argument for the lateness of the expression does not hold.
3.
The discussion in the four paragraphs beginning with the phrase, "Vision arose...," takes two sets of variables — the four noble truths and the three levels of knowledge appropriate to each — and lists their twelve permutations. In ancient Indian philosophical and legal traditions, this sort of discussion is called a wheel. Thus, this passage is the Wheel of Dhamma from which the discourse takes its name.

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta - Pali Chanting - (+ english translation)

courtesy of Abhayagiri Monastics.

Click link below to listen to the sutta chanting

http://youtu.be/W_FNHIPiTns

4 JULY 8PM , ANYBODY CAN GO TO HEAVEN, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO? by BHANTE NANADHAJA BHIKKHU
posted on 01/07/2014 at 23:57
 


ANYBODY CAN GO TO HEAVEN, WHY WOULD YOU 

WANT TO?

by BHANTE NANADHAJA BHIKKHU

 

 
 

Born in New Zealand in 1960, Bhante Nanadhaja Bhikkhu grew up in Auckland and spent his teenage years under the influence of sex, drugs,

Rock 'n' roll, and motorbike gangs and found pleasure in violence. At 19, living a hippie lifestyle, he left New Zealand, wandering to places like India where he experimented with spirituality.

 

While in India, he met the Dalai Lama and listened to the Dhamma from His Holiness, and eventually found his way to Thailand, where he studied

Meditation under Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo of the Chom Tong Insight Meditation Center in Chiang Mai. He soon found his calling to become a monk, and at age 50,Bhante Nanadhaja was ordained as a Theravadan monk under Dr.Sayadaw Sunanda. Bhante Nanadhaja aspires to open a Meditation and Dhamma center in New Zealand one day.

 

email enquiries to escaster@gmail.com or Bro Billy 012 393 1823 OR Bro Tommy +60 12 240 9020




We express out gratitude to Brother Billy for sharing this opportunity with Ti-Ratana Penchala






21/22/23 June Ti-Ratana Penchala is happy to host the visit of VENERABLE CHAO KHUN PHRATHAMVARAPON * TI-RATANA PENCHALA 非常荣幸的迎接CHAO KHUN PHRATHAMVARAPON长老的到访
posted on 17/06/2014 at 08:43
 



 

 

 

Ti-Ratana Penchala is happy to host the visit of VENERABLE CHAO KHUN PHRATHAMVARAPON or also warmly addressed as known as CHAO KHUN PETCH.

Our gratitude to Ghandharama for inviting Chao Khun to Malaysia and giving fellow city folks in Kuala Lumpur the golden opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 VENERABLE CHAO KHUN PHRATHAMVARAPON

 




ITINERARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dhamma Talk translated by Phra Khoon in Mandarin: 

 

Dhamma Talk will be at the Shrine Hall

 

Ti-Ratana Penchala, 21, Jalan Penchala,46000 Petaling JayaSelangor.


Person to contact : Brother Tommy +60 12 227 1515/ Brother Moon-+60 16 562 9979/ Brother Chris Low 012 326 3026

Or  email to trccpenchala@gmail.com



 


TI-RATANA PENCHALA 非常荣幸的迎接CHAO KHUN PHRATHAMVARAPON长老的到访。


非常感谢香云居 (Gandharama) 邀请招坤来马来西亚以及协助成就雪隆区佛友拜见顶礼长老。


六月二十一号


~9am - 抵达KLIA 2 机场

~10am - 供僧 @ TI-RATANA

~8pm -  佛法讲座 @ TI-RATANA (永隽比丘华语翻译)


六月二十二号


~8am - 简餐水果

~10am - 供僧 @ TI-RATANA

~8pm -  佛法讲座 @ 正信佛友会 BANDAR PUTERI PUCHONG (永隽比丘华语翻译) ~Brother Heng +60 12 200 7555


六月二十三号


~7am - 简餐水果

~9am - 供僧 @ TI-RATANA

~10.30am - 出发去KLIA 2 机场


备注:

供僧食物: 医生建议招坤Petch 的膳食以蔬菜和鱼为主

非时浆: 茶,苹果汁,乳酪及黑巧克力。


Ti-Ratana Penchala, 21, Jalan Penchala,46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.


联络人 : Brother Tommy +60 12 227 1515/ Brother Moon-+60 16 562 9979/ Brother Chris Low 012 326 3026

Or email to trccpenchala@gmail.com


Our Condolences to Atuk & Family for the passing away of Umira
posted on 15/06/2014 at 15:37
 

Friday, June 13, 2014

We lost our MOW HAPPY CHILD Umira

 
Remember Umira, one of our MOW Happy Child candidate? Umira was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was 1 yr old. After undergoing chemo in UMMC, the cancer went into remission for 2 yrs. In Oct last year, she had a relapsed and was admitted to UMMC again for treatment. After slightly more than 6 months in the hospital, she succumbed to her illness and passed away on Tues, 10th June 2014.
Our sincere condolences to her family, especially her "Atuk" (her grandma) who cared for her throughout her stay in the hospital.
She is now free from sufferings and may she rest in peace.

We would like to thank our donors who supported our cause in helping Umira and her Atuk.
Umira with her Atuk when she was first admitted to UMMC in Oct 2014
In the 6 months since the relapsed, she was either in the hospital ward and sometimes wheeled to the hospital lobby when her Atuk receives groceries from MOW

Umira's story ...


Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Kim

FROM DADAH (DRUGS) TO DHAMMA by BHANTE NANADHAJA BHIKKHU
posted on 11/06/2014 at 09:46
 

FROM DADAH TO DHAMMA

by BHANTE NANADHAJA BHIKKHU

 

 

Born in New Zealand in 1960, Bhante Nanadhaja Bhikkhu grew up in Auckland and spent his teenage years under the influence of sex, drugs,Rock 'n' roll, and motorbike gangs and found pleasure in violence. At 19, living a hippie lifestyle, he left New Zealand, wandering to places like India where he experimented with spirituality.

 

While in India, he met the Dalai Lama and listened to the Dhamma from His Holiness, and eventually found his way to Thailand, where he studied Meditation under Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo of the Chom Tong Insight Meditation Center in Chiang Mai. He soon found his calling to become a monk, and at age 50,Bhante Nanadhaja was ordained as a Theravadan monk under Dr.Sayadaw Sunanda. Bhante Nanadhaja aspires to open a Meditation and Dhamma center in New Zealand one day.

 

email enquiries to escaster@gmail.com or Bro Billy 012 393 1823.

We express out gratitude to Brother Billy for sharing this opportunity with Ti-Ratana Penchala

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tomrrow June 9 2014, Monday 8pm, Dhamma Talk with Ajahn Brahm at Tropicana Golf and Country Club
posted on 08/06/2014 at 19:06
 

 

 

A reminder for all registered guest for the Dhamma Talk to:


1) To bring a printed co
py of your number emailed to you or show the email you received using your mobile tomorrow.

2) Door opens at 6 pm and all to be seated by 7.30pm.

For inquiries, call Megan 0122892631

Event' s Main sponsor Tropicana Corporation Berhad, coordinated by Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society & assisted by Innovate Solution.


Month of June 2014's events in Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
posted on 01/06/2014 at 05:51
 

 

9 JUNE 2014

Ajahn Brahm's Dhamma Talk 9 June 2014 ' Good? Bad? Who Knows?


Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Brahm on 9 June 2014. Venue: Tropicana Golf & Country Resort (Ballroom). Time: 8pm-10pm.


CONTACT: Megan 0122892631

 


 

14 JUNE 2014

DHAMMA by BHANTE NANADHAJA BHIKKHU


14 June Sat, 8pm. FROM DADAH TO DHAMMA by BHANTE NANADHAJA BHIKKHU


CONTACT: BRO BILLY 012 393 1823

 

 



21 JUNE 2014

DANA and DHAMMA TALK VENERABLE LUANG POR CHAO KHUN PHRATHAMVARAPON aka VENERABLE CHAO KHUN PETCH


Date: 21 June

Dana: 9.00 am

Dhamma Talk: 8.00 pm Dhamma Talk translated by Phra Khoon from Thai to Mandarin


Person to contact: Brother Kam Seng-017 368 6638/016 208 9272

or Brother Moon-+60 16 562 9979 or email to trccpenchala@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 Triple Gem Blogspot : http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/ 


4 and 5 JUNE 2014 LUANG POR BUNMEE at TI-RATANA PENCHALA
posted on 30/05/2014 at 01:20
 

4 and 5 JUNE 2014 LUANG POR BUNMEE

at

TI-RATANA PENCHALA

 

- 4 June 2014 Dhamma Talk translated to English - 8PM

- 5 June Pindacara - 7.30am.

 

- Dana - 8.30am.


Luang Por Bunmee is the abbot of Wat Tham Tao (turtle cave temple), northeast Thailand, is a meditation master of the Thai forest tradition founded by Luang Por Mun (1870 – 1949). The forest tradition emphasizes strict observance of the monks' discipline, ascetic practices and intensive meditation with the objective of liberation from suffering.   

 

Ordained at the age of 20, he has been a monk for the past 46 years.  As a young monk, he was personally trained under Luang Por Kien and Luangta Maha Bua, both eminent disciples of Luang Por Mun. In particular Luangta Maha Bua(1913 - 2011) one of the most popular and well respected Monk in contemporary Thailand, widely known for his meditation skills, Dhamma teachings and community service.    

 

Luang Por Bunmee teaches meditation and Dhamma to the monastic community.  His monastery covers 1,208 acres of serene forest sanctuary and it has basic structures that can accommodate up to 40 monks.  Luang Por also receives frequent invitations to teach lay-people in both private and public institutions.  In addition, he involved in community service, most notably the 2011 Thailand flood relief, which was the worst flood the country has seen in the last 50 years.

 

Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre21, Jalan Penchala,46000 Petaling JayaSelangor

 

 

Contact: +60 12 227 1515




 



Ajahn Brahm's Dhamma Talk 9 June 2014 ' Good? Bad? Who Knows? at Tropicana Golf & Country Club Resort
posted on 19/05/2014 at 22:37
 


We are happy to announce to you to our much anticipated Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Brahm on :

 Date: 9 June 2014


Time: 8pm-10pm


Venue: Tropicana Golf & Country Resort (Ballroom), Jln

Kelab Tropicana, 47410 PJ. Selangor Darul Ehsan

 


 

Register online open as of 14 MAY 2014, click link @ www.dhammatalk.com.my. To Register now!

 

For inquiries, call Megan 0122892631/ Uncle Tommy +60122271515

Event's Main sponsor Tropicana Corporation Berhad.

Coordinated by Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society and assisted by Innovate Solution.


Sanghika Dana in conjuction with Wesak month lead by Ven Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera Nayaka
posted on 16/05/2014 at 18:41
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters 

Sukhihotu.

We will be organising lunch sangha dana and robe offering this weekend and it will be attended by  Ven. Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera together with 5 monks from Maha Vihara. The programme is as folllows:-




 
The programme :
 
9.30:00 – 10.00 am             
 ~ Arrival of Devotees
 
10.00am -11.00 am       
       ~ Puja and Offering of  Robes & Requisites to members of the Sangha.
       ~  Chanting & Blessing  ceremony      
                                     
11:30am            
    ~ Lunch Dana offering to members of the  Sangha   
 
 
Date : 18th May  2014 (sunday)
Venue : Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala
No. 21, Jalan Penchala, 47000, Petaling Jaya
Contact :  012 2409020  
Email : trccpenchaala@gmail.com                     
 
***Devotees can choose to either sponsor Dana or offer to bring their own vegetarian food.
** Robes are available in the centre.

Remarks : Programme are correct at time of posting however it is subject to change.

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

Ajahn Jumnien's Kuala Lumpur Dhamma visit 2014, 6 May to 17 May
posted on 24/04/2014 at 16:02
 

AJAHN JUMNIEN'S VISIT TO KUALA LUMPUR- PROGRAME FROM 06 May to 17 May

 
 
Ajahn Jumnien teaches in a unique style filled with joy, humor, and lightness of heart. Ajahn Jumnien encourages us to continuously explore the presence of desire and aversion in the mind. He tells us every situation is an opportunity to practice “steering ourselves back to the Middle Path.”Description: http://shambhalasun.com/news/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif
Meditation and mindfulness are often thought of as something we set aside time to do outside of our normal busy routines. However, the peace and calmness experienced during and soon after meditation practice often is overcome by life’s experiences: an angry boss, a traffic jam, or a disagreement.
 
A living meditation practice, in which the development of insight pervades every aspect of our life and not just the hours devoted to meditation, is a “life long process of constant observation and continuous investigation.”
Here is the schedule to Ajahn Jumnien's visit to Kuala Lumpur this year and do take this opportunity to attend the Dhamma talks and offering of Dana. Please contact. 012-2409020 / 012-2271515 or email to trccpenchala@gmail.com for any enquiries
 

THIS WEEK'S APRIL 21-27 EVENT IN TI-RATANA PENCHALA
posted on 20/04/2014 at 21:44
 

APRIL 21-27 EVENT IN TI-RATANA PENCHALA

 

 

TRIPLE GEM

DATE

EVENT

PERSON TO CONTACT

 

24 APRIL

THURSDAY

DHAMMAPADA VERSES by VEN Dr K. DHAMMADINNA THERO

TIME-8PM

Mrs Lee 0122318910

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

MEALS ON WHEELS TI-RATANA

DATE

EVENT

PERSON TO CONTACT

 

23 APRIL WED

FOOD BANK DELIVERY

IVAN YAP

+60 12 291 7382

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

TRAUMA & ANXIETY COUNSELING

DATE

 

PERSON TO CONTACT

 

EVERY TUESDAY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

0122318910

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://workshopandtalktrccp.blogspot.com/2014/04/trauma-anxiety-counseling.html

 

 

 


*Weekly Mandarin class and Tai Chi Class.

*Love n Care Choir Group organized group singing practice.

 

 

 

Pls email to trccpenchala@gmail.com for any queries.

 

 

 

 

 


LEVI'S giving away jeans! 15 April 2014
posted on 17/04/2014 at 15:04
 


Do you remember the joy derived from your first pair of jeans? Thrill! Joy! Delight, happy and feeling cool, of course!
This is what LEVI'S did with their  CSR Program bringing such joy with their 500 pair of jeans to Meals on Wheels, Ti-Ratana (MOW) for distribution. MOW headed by Kim portion it out to:


 1) Little NGO, Kapar rural poor -200 pieces
 2) Ti-Ratana Welfare Society- 120 pieces
 3) For our next Hari Raya, Deepavali & Christmas 2014, MOW CELEBRATE distribution.


Tommy Teh and Kim collected the Jeans from Levi's. Alex Liew and another Rpresentaive  from Levi's jeans joined Tommy & Kim to meet and delight the kids of Ti-Ratana Welfare Society.
Our big thank you to Levi's for their jeans!




 Cool!




Posing with their new pair of LEVI'S


Kim sorting out the jeans


Kim sorting out the jeans


Alex Liew from LEVI's happy to give the jean's away.


14th-20th APRIL EVENT @ TI-RATANA PENCHALA
posted on 13/04/2014 at 17:58
 

14th-20th APRIL EVENT @ TI-RATANA PENCHALA

 

TRIPLE GEM

DATE

EVENT

PERSON TO CONTACT

 

14 APRIL

MONDAY

FULLMOON

UPOSATHA OBSERVANCE

-Observe the 8 percept and self practice in our quite and conducive center.-

- lunch will be provide

 

CENTRE OPEN: 9AM

CLOSED AT: 4PM

LUNCH TIME : 11.00AM

Mrs Lee 0122318910

 

20 APRIL

SUNDAY

DHAMMA TALK BY BROTHER LEE YU BAN

TIME: 8PM

 

Click link below to see poster

http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/2014/03/20-april-sunday-seeing-way-buddhas-path.html

 

Mrs Lee 0122318910

 

24 APRIL

THURSDAY

DHAMMAPADA VERSES by VEN Dr K. DHAMMADINNA THERO

TIME-8PM

 

Click link below to see poster

http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/2014/03/24-april-thursday2014-dhammapada-verses.html

 

Mrs Lee 0122318910

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

MEALS ON WHEELS TI-RATANA

DATE

EVENT

PERSON TO CONTACT

 

27 April

SUNDAY

FOOD BANK DELIVERY-

 

 

 

IVAN YAP

+60 12 291 7382

 

 

http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNSELING on ANXIETY & TRAUMA

DATE

 

PERSON TO CONTACT

 

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

 

0122318910

 

 

 

*Weekly Mandarin class &Tai Chi Class. Enquiries to Contact: +60 10 231 9410

 

*Love &Care Choir Group organized group singing practice. Enquiries to contact Yin Mei: +60 17 880 8505 trccpenchala.yinmei@gmail.com

 

*F & B Cooking Club. Enquiries to contact: +60 16 251 8528

 

 

You can also email to trccpenchala@gmail.com 

Visit us at :


Web : http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my

 http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/ (TRIPLE GEM)

http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/ (MEALS ON WHEELS)
https://www.facebook.com/trccp

 

 


Meditation Retreat With Ajahn Jumnien Date : 14 - 17 May 2014 Venue : Chin Swee Temple, Genting Highlands
posted on 28/03/2014 at 15:39
 
A Retreat With Ajahn Jumnien

Date : 14 - 17 May 2014

Venue : Chin Swee Temple, Genting Highlands

Fee: RM 200 Excluding transport (Food and Lodging only)

Closing date for registration: 30th April 2014


Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact

Bro Tommy Teh   012 - 227 1515
Sis June                012 - 240 9020

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/


24 April Thursday,2014-Dhammapada Verses by Venerable Dr K. Dhammadinna Thero
posted on 24/03/2014 at 14:20
 

DHAMMAPADA VERSES


By Venerable Dr K. Dhammadinna Thero, Doctorate of Philosophy (Pd.D.) from the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.


The Living Message of the Dhammapada

The Dhammapada is a work familiar to every devout Buddhist and to  every serious student of Buddhism. This small collection of 423  verses on the Buddha's doctrine is so rich in insights that it  might be considered the perfect compendium of the Dhamma in its  practical dimensions. In the countries of Theravada Buddhism the  Dhammapada is regarded as an inexhaustible source of guidance and  spiritual inspiration, as the wise counselor to which to turn for  help in resolving the difficult moral and personal problems  inescapable in daily life. Just as the Buddha is looked upon as  the human kalyanamitta or spiritual friend par excellence, so the  Dhammapada is looked upon as the scriptural kalyanamitta par  excellence, a small embodiment in verse of the boundless wisdom  and great compassion of the Master.-Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

 

Venue    :    Ti-Ratana Penchala, 21, Jalan Penchala, 46000 Petaling Jaya,Selangor Darul                        Ehsan.


Contact :     June @ 012 2409020  / Tommy +60 12 227 1515 

 

email      :      trccpenchala@gmail.com 



 


TI-RATANA PENCHALA'S TRIPLE GEM activities in month FEB AND MARCH 2014
posted on 21/03/2014 at 15:26
 

TI-RATANA PENCHALA TRIPLE GEM activities in month FEB AND MARCH 2014, here are the past event to share with you.


12 FEB 2014-CHINESE NEW YEAR BLESSING.

 

Venerable Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Theramorning lunch dana n CNY blessing by Venerable Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera.

Prior to the lunch Dana, Venerable Bhante Punnaji gave a short Dhamma talk to devotees.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venerable Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera perform the string tying to devotees. The string is symbolic and whenever they see the string they reflect on the blessings of the Triple Gem. 

 

 

 

 

Venerable Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera perform the string tying to devotees. The string is symbolic and whenever they see the string they reflect on the blessings of the Triple Gem. 

 

 

Ajahn Anan and entourage of venerable monk's arrival at KLIA

Venerables Paying their respect to the Triple Gem

 

Venerables Paying their respect to the Triple Gem

Pindacara 

 

Pindacara at Old Town market

Alms Giving by devotees

 

Alms Giving by devotees

 

Alms Giving by devotees

 

Pindacara gives opportunity to those busy working people in performing Dana. 

 

Devotees giving alms at the centre.

Venerables partaking their Dana.

 

Meditation and listening to the Dhamma.

 

Meditation and listening to the Dhamma.

Meditation and listening to the Dhamma.

 

 

 

 

All pictures courtesy of Brother Tee Yoon Poh and Brother Tommy Teh.

 

To view more pictures click onto the link below:

 

 

 

 

 


5TH-7TH MARCH 2014- AJAHN JUMNIEN DANA AND DHAMMA TALK

Ajahn Jumnien Dana & Dhamma Talk

5th – 7th March, 2014

Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre








 

 

DHAMMA Talk by Ajahn Jumnien

 

Dhamma talk in progress

Chanting in progress

 

Posted by CLee

 

 

 

MOW CELEBRATE - Tong Sim Senior Citizen's Care Centre Visit
posted on 28/02/2014 at 06:38
 
Tong Sim Senior Citizen’s Care Centre Visit
On the 16th of February 2014, the Meals on Wheels family of Ti-Ratana Penchala Community center visited the Tong Sim Senior Citizen’s Care Centre at Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur.
The Meals on Wheels family arriving as a convoy with the Meals on Wheels Van taking lead.
Our arrival

 

 Greeted by Mr Cheong Loy
A photo op before entering the home

 

Briefing by Brother Tommy and group photo

 

As the other members prepared lunch, the rest began to mingle and speak to the residents of the home.

 

 

 

As stories were shared, emotions surfaced.

 

 

As emotions ran high, some members took a moment for themselves.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

They care for one another as all they have is each other.

 

 

Love not just given to fellow human beings but animals as well.

 

 

 

Tong Sim Senior Citizen’s Care Centre sits atop a funeral parlour on the grounds of the Kwong Tong Cemetery. A unfortunate and grim reminder of whats at the end.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We wish to THANK all our Donors who have contributed cash and in kind.
1. Tracy Wong - RM600
2. Anonymous - RM400
3. Charles Tan - RM500
4. Gan Kim Tai - RM100
5. Anonymous - RM60
6. Chung SH -  RM200
7. Mdm Chan Kwai Ying - RM50
8. Ajahn Withoon - RM108
9. Koh Kin Wai - RM100
10. Mun Yin Keok - RM100
11. Soh Lay Suan - RM100
12. Xinru    - RM50
13. Yu Chee Koon - RM500
14. Soo Mei Cheen - RM100
15. Tommy Teh, family and friends - RM500
16. Teh Guan Sim  - RM100
17. Wendy, CC, Chung CS, Fernie Lee, Theresa Kwok - Lunch
 18. Stone Empire Marketing Sdn Bhd - RM500

A very big thank you to all who came out that day and helped us. 






Posted By 
Melvin

Pindacara @ Ti-Ratana Penchala
posted on 26/02/2014 at 10:16
 
PINDACARA 7.30amDANA @ 9.00am & DHAMMA TALK on 28 Febfriday2014 @ Ti-ratana penchala, 21, Jalan Penchala, 46000 Petaling Jaya,Selangor Darul Ehsan.

PROGRAM:
07.30AM     - PINDACARA @ OLD TOWN
09.00AM     - DANA TO COMMENCE
11.00AM     - DHAMMA TALK

NOTE: ALL FOOD DANA CONTRIBUTION TO ARRIVE BY 8.30AM

Ajahn Anan (39 vassa) is a distinguished first generation disciple of Venerable Ajahn Chah Bodhiyana Thera. After the passing away of Ajahn Chah, who was affectionately called Luang Pu or Venerable Grandfather, it seemed natural that Ajahn Anan, as an accomplished student of this celebrated Master, should begin to exert a similar influence over a new generation of Buddhists, who look towards him for guidance and inspiration.
Entourage of Venerables with Ajahn Anan:
Ajahn Cagino (10 vassa)
Phra Larry Varadhammo (8 vassa)
Phra Khamron Sutthimano (6 vassa)
Contact : June @ 012 2409020  / Tommy +60 12 227 1515

 


MOW Mobile Library - Workbooks for underprivileged children
posted on 25/02/2014 at 09:42
 

Children from poor families are always at a disadvantaged as the families are not able to afford to buy workbooks to supplement the school text books.

On Monday, 24th February, Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels handed over 5 boxes of workbooks for primary school children to the Headmistress and Senior Assistant of SJKC Jinjang Tengah 1.

These books will come in handy for children from Standard 1 to Standard 6, when they are doing their revisions, and to have a better grasp of the lessons taught in the classrooms.

 

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cu7QisCRnL0/Uws4awz1RTI/AAAAAAAAJYA/dsWaboy6-HY/s1600/IMG_0547.JPG

 



Counselling Session at Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala by Ms. Ria Thomas
posted on 24/02/2014 at 09:18
 
We are always happy to listen, never judge  & offer our time …..
Service in Counselling session at Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala by Ms Ria Thomas, a Master Hypnotherapist and Neurolinguistics Practitioner, trained in Australia and the US. Ms Ria specializes in trauma and anxiety.
Counselling session in March will be on every Tuesdays at 11am
Venue will be at Ti-Ratana Community Centre 21, Jalan Penchala, PJ or @ Ti-ratana Bangsar Community Centre, 17 Lorong Maarof, Bangsar.
Note: Appointment is on first come first serve basis. Fees by donation only. Counselling will not include; smoking cessation, weight loss or any habit breaking problems.
We are grateful to Ms Ria Thomas for volunteering her professional time to our outreach program for the community regardless of race, creed or religion.
 
Please contact Miss June +60 12 240 9020 for appointment or email to trccpenchala@gmail.com
http://workshopandtalktrccp.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/counselling-session-at-ti-ratana.html



Ajahn Jummien Dharma Talk
posted on 19/02/2014 at 09:46
 
Ajahn Jummien Dharma Talk
5th – 7th March, 2014
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
WED
5th Mar
11.30 am
Lunch Dana
Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
 
   
8.30 pm
Chanting & Dhamma talk
Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
 
           
THUR
6th Mar
8.30 am
Breakfast Dana
Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
 
   
11.30 am
Lunch Dana
Going Out 
 
   
8.30 pm
Chanting & Dhamma talk
Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
 
           
FRI
7th Mar
7.00 am
Breakfast Dana
Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
 
   
8.00 am
Leaving to Ipoh
   
 
 
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 granules that contact MSG
4) Oyster Sauce
5) Ginseng Tea
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact
Bro Ivan Yap       012 - 291 7382
Bro Tommy Teh   012 - 227 1515
Sis June                012 - 240 9020
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia
Tel : +603 - 7784 9002 
Fax : +603 - 7784 8002

Meals On Wheels visit Tong Sim Senior Citizen's Care Centre
posted on 17/02/2014 at 09:19
 

Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels volunteers bring a little festive cheer to the Tong Sim senior citizen's care center.

Mr Cheong Loy , an undertaker running a funeral parlour on the grounds of the Kwong Tong Cemetery in Sungei Besi, has graciously opened up the first floor of his facility to care for senior citizens abandoned by their families at hospitals across the Klang Valley for more than ten years. 

The hospitals provide them with free medical care but the expenses for the centre comes from Mr Cheong Loy himself and from public contributions.



Venerable Monks visits Cittarama
posted on 17/02/2014 at 09:13
 

Greetings,


May you all be well & happy.

I am pleased to inform you of our good fortune to be able to receive the visits from the  great teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition:-

1)  Luang Por Tui ( 60 vassa ), Tan Pu Tong ( 39 vassa ), Tan Ajahn Nyanadhammo  (34 vassa ) & 3 monks : 21 - 23 Feb

2) Tan Ajahn Anan ( 36 vassa ) & 3 monks :  28th Feb - 1 Mar

You are strongly encouraged to attend the programs for the above teachers. This will be the 1st visit for Luang Por Tui and Tan Ajahn Anan.

The program for Luang Por Tui and Tan Ajahn Anan are as follows

 

Luang Por Tui & 5 Venerables

21st -23rd February 2014 

 

Sat

22 Feb

8.00am

Meal Dana

Cittarama

Non-vegetarian

 

 

7.00pm

Chanting, Meditation & Dhamma talk

Cittarama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

23 Feb

8.00am

Meal Dana

Cittarama

Non-vegetarian

 

 

1.00pm

Dhamma talk

UBV

 

1              Luang Por Tui                                     59 vassas

2              Tan Pu Tong                                       37 vassas

3              Tan Ajahn Nyanadhammo           34 vassas

4              Tan Ajahn                                            18 vassas

5              Tan Ajahn Moshe                            14 vassas

6              Tan Ajahn                                            12 vassas

 

Dana will commence at 8am sharp. Please arrive by       7.30am.

  

Luang Por Tui  (Phra Preeda Chandakaro) 

Abbot of Wat Pa Darn Viwek, Nongkhai, Thailand. 

80 years old (59th vassa).

Luang Por ordained as a Novice at the age of 18. Luang Por’s higher ordination was at the age of 21 by Luang Por Boowa. Luang Por stayed with Luang Por Shun for a few years.  Luang Por Tui stayed with Luang Por Khao (his teacher) from the 6th to the 19th vassa after which he stayed

with Luang Ta Mahaboowa for many years.

 

Tan Ajahn Tong

Deputy Abbot of Wat Pa Darn Viwek, Nongkhai, Thailand. 

62 years old (37th vassa).

Became a Novice at the age of 23. Tan Ajahn’s higher ordination was at the age of 25 by Luang Por Somchit and stayed with him for a few years. Later, Tan Ajahn Tong stayed with Luang Ta Mahaboowa for 3 vassas at Wat Pah Baantat. Tan Ajahn has been staying with Luang Por Tui at Wah Pa Darn Viwek for over 20 years.

 

Tan Ajahn Nyanadhammo

Abbot of Wat Pa Ratanawan

Ordained at 24 years old, now 58 years old, 34th vassa.

 

 

Tan Ajahn Anan

28th Feb – 1st March 2014

 

Fri

28 Feb

8.00pm

Chanting, Meditation & Dhamma talk

Cittarama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

1 Mar

9.00am

Meal Dana

Cittarama

Non-vegetarian

 

 

8.00pm

Chanting, Meditation & Dhamma talk

Cittarama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Brief biography of Tan Ajahn Anan

 Tan Ajahn Anan Akincano was born on 31 March 1954.  From an early age, he would regularly accompany his parents to the local temple to chant and pay respects to the monks and he recalls experiencing feelings of great ease and joy whenever looking at the images of the Buddha.

 After graduation he worked as an accountant at siam Cement Company. He found himself increasingly drawn to Buddhist practise and began living at a nearby monastery during his hours away from work. He strictly observed the Eight Preceptsof a lay practitioner and he was able to increase his meditation efforts and his confidence in the Buddha’s teachings. After offering food to the monks each morning, he would travel to work and then return to the monastery in the evening to practise meditation.

 One day he an experience of profound insight into the nature of all phenomena followed by three days and three nights of happiness unlike anything he had felt before. Soon afterwards, he decided to enter the monastic order.

On 3rd July 1975, he took higher ordination under Venerable Ajahn Chah. He was given the name Akincano which means “ one who is free from everything”and spent the four years diligently practising meditation and developing care and attentativeness around the more routine aspects of monastic life. During this period, he acted as Ajahn Chah’s personal attendant which provided him with the opportunity to develop a close connection with his teacher.Though his meditation was up and down during these early years, in his fourth year it reached a point where it did not decline again.

 In 1984, he was offered a section of uninhabited land on which to build a forest monastery. Accompanied by other monks and a novice, the group settled in the dense forest of Rayong provinceand what is now known as Wat Marp Jan “Monastery of the Moonlit Mountain”.

  

Any queries please email to: sianmah@gmail.com

Cittarama

No 3, Jalan Gemilang

Taman Duta, 50480

Kuala Lumpur

( near Indian High Commission )



Ajahn Anan visit to Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
posted on 14/02/2014 at 10:04
 

Ajahn Anan (39 vassa) is a distinguished first generation disciple of Venerable Ajahn Chah Bodhiyana Thera. After the passing away of Ajahn Chah, who was affectionately called Luang Pu or Venerable Grandfather, it seemed natural that Ajahn Anan, as an accomplished student of this celebrated Master, should begin to exert a similar influence over a new generation of Buddhists, who look towards him for guidance and inspiration.

Date   : 28th Feb, Friday 2014

Time  : 9am

Venue : Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala

            No.21, Jalan Penchala, 46000, Petaling Jaya. 

 

Entourage of Venerables with Ajahn Anan:
Ajahn Cagino (10 vassa)
Phra Larry Varadhammo (8 vassa)
Phra Khamron Sutthimano (6 vassa)

Contact : June @ 012 2409020 / Tommy +60 12 227 1515
trccpenchala@gmail.com 

 

 

Aj Anan March2014 Itinerary.

           
                 
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
          27-Feb 28-Feb 1-Mar 2-Mar
  Location       AM-Singapore    PM-KL KL KL AM-KL                  PM-Singapore
  AM, Dana         Ti-Ratana Dana 9am & Dhamma talk Cittarama Dana 9am BUBS -Dhamma Talk 9:00am & Dana 11am
  Afternoon       Ti-Ratana Cittarama Cittarama Leaving to Singapore
  Evening       Ti-Ratana rest Cittarama rest or Dhamma talk Cittarama rest or Dhamma talk  
  Overnight       Ti-Ratana Cittarama Cittarama  
                 
  BUBS -Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (Uttama Bodhi Vihara) Cittarama      
  No. 3, Jalan BU 3/1, Bandar Utama,   No 3. Jalan Gemilang,    
  47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.   Off Jalan Tengku Ampuan,    
  Tel: +603-77106010/ 77106013   Taman Duta,      
  http://www.bubsoc.org/   Jalan Duta ( near Indian High Commisssion )  
          Kuala Lumpur      
  Ti- Ratana Community Centre Penchala        
  21, Jalan Penchala,            
  46000 Petaling Jaya,            
  Selangor Darul Ehsan            
  Tel : 03-77849002 (Sis June)          
  Fax : 03-77848002            
  http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my/        
                 

 

 

 

 


Thank you from the Lee family
posted on 10/02/2014 at 15:13
 

Dear Friends,

 

On behalf of Lee’s family, we would like to express our greatest gratitude for the moral support, prayers and well wishes received for Lilian Lee Agama (Lee Lai Lin)

Also, a special thanks to those who responded to our request for blood donations.

Please be informed that she passed away peacefully on 6 Feb, 2014.

 

Thank you,

Lee and Agama family


MOW CELEBRATE - 16 February, Sunday, 2014
posted on 03/02/2014 at 09:16
 

Ti-Ratana Penchala’s Meals on Wheels will be wheeling to Tong Sim Senior Citizen’s Care Centre in Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur


16 February, Sunday, 2014

Ti-Ratana Penchala’s Meals on Wheels will be wheeling to Tong Sim Senior Citizen’s Care Centre in Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur bringing Chinese New Year Cheers


 
 
Date:       16 February, Sunday, 2014
Venue:     Tong Sim Senior Citizen's Care Centre. 
Address:  19 E, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama, 50460, 
                Kuala Lumpur,
                  
Person of contact
(Tong Sim Senior Citizen's Care Center): Mr Cheong Loy (012 - 208 1530)


Gathering Time: 
10.00 am, 16 February, Sunday, 2014
AT
 
Ti- Ratana Community Centre Penchala 
21, Jalan Penchala, 46000, Petaling Jaya 
(Near Old Town)
Briefing before departing to Tong Sim Senior Citizens Care Centre.
Depart at 10.30 am
Backgound Info
This is a care centre for the aged whom had been abandoned by their families, 
totaling 55 dependants of which 15 are women and the rest men. Many of this elderly was admitted to
hospitals by their own children, family, or relatives
 
When they are well enough to be discharged, their next of kin could not be contacted because 
all information given — names, addresses and contact numbers — were false. 
They are abandoned with nowhere to go.
Hospitals in the Klang Valley and even beyond have been sending them to this particular home for the aged 
because they too are at a loss of what to do. Some folks are immobile and in need of nursing care but 
unfortunately, volunteers who can spare the time, come visit only once or twice a week to help bathe them, 
give them a hair cut and try to cheer them with their visits.
Mr Cheong Loy who is an undertaker who runs the funeral parlour on the grounds of the Kwong Tong 
Cemetery in Sungei Besi, has opened the first floor of his shop to house these “guests”, he keeps accepting 
more people on the kindness and generosity of his heart. The centre has been around for more than 10+ years. 
The hospitals provide them with free medical care but the expenses for the centre comes from Mr Cheong 
Loy himself and from public’s contribution.
To further improve the well being of the tong sim we are currently actively collecting donations ans support.
Below is the list of items we are currently seeking for the home.

WISH LIST

* All the donated items from the wish list to be delivered by donors themselves directly to the Tong Sim Senior Home 
with address below. 

  1. Adult Diapers (Preferably size L) 
  2. Can Food (Lucheon Meat, Canned Pork)
  3. Dettol (Floor wash, Hand Wash)
  4. Hand-gloves (Kitchen Cleaning type, Thick type)
  5. Face Mask (Surgical type)
  6. Milo (Powder)
  7. 3 in 1 Instant Coffee
  8. Washing Powder for Clothing
  9. PVC Mattress Cover
Cash donations for the purchase of items for this specific home can also be channeled through our center.
Email trccpenchala@gmail.com for all relevant details

ITEMS THAT ARE NON-NEEDED AT THE HOME ARE:
  1. Ribena, Sweet Drinks
  2. Rice
  3. Mee Hoon
  4. Oats
  5. Toohpaste and Toothbrush


All of these items donors are welcome to deliver directly before or on the 16 February, Sunday, 2014
Address:  
19 E, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama, 50460, Kuala Lumpur,
                  
Person of contact
(Tong Sim Senior Citizen's Care Center): Mr Cheong Loy (012 - 208 1530)
* We encourage you to deliver personally to the venue giving 
you the opportunity to visit the dependants.


VOLUNTER’s important information!
For logistic and security reasons,  all volunteers who wish to participate are requested to 
PLEASE PRE REGISTER YOUR NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER WITH US BY EMAIL  
We do not provide transport but if you wish to car pool with other volunteers, 
do ensure they bring you back to centre.
Volunteers Needed
Photographer
Blogger
Entertainement
-We are looking for volunteers who is willing to act, dance or sing to bring laughter to the dependent. 
It can be a stand up comedy, breakdance, dance to the oldies, Chinese New Year lion dance or 
simply be a clown to bring a smile to their faces.

-We encourage all to be creative and give us suggestions
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to 

Bro Ivan Yap      012 - 291 7382
Bro Tommy Teh 012 - 227 1515
Sis June               012 - 240 9020



Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala
46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia
Posted By
Melvin

 


CNY Blessings
posted on 27/01/2014 at 15:15
 

2014 Chinese New Year Blessing

   by

Venerable Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera

 

The programme :

 

9.30:00 – 10.00 am             

 ~ Arrival of Devotees

 

10.00am -11.00 am       

       ~ Puja and Offering of   Requisites to members of the Sangha.

       ~ Dhamma Talk, Chanting & Blessing  ceremony      

                                     

11:30am            

    ~ Lunch Dana offering to members of the  Sangha   

 

 

Date : 12th February 2014

Venue : Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala

No. 21, Jalan Penchala, 47000, Petaling Jaya

Contact : June @ 012 2409020  

Email : trccpenchaala@gmail.com                     

 

***Devotees can choose to either sponsor Dana or offer to bring their own vegetarian food.

Any name you wish for us to perform Transference of merits can be emailed or pass to us on that day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Phra Ujuku Pindacara 21st Jan 2014
posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:24
 

Phra Ujuku and Phra Jimmy stopover in Kuala Lumpur and stayed at Ti-Ratana Penchala for one night. We had the opportunity to go for almsround at Old Town, PJ. Even though it wasn't organised the Venerables came back with abundance from the generous Dana

 

Even though it wasn't an organised Pindacara the Venerables came back with abundance from the generous Dana

                              Each an every food item was offered individually to the venerables.

After the Dana offering, devotees are not to touched the offered Dana. The venerables twill proceed to fill their alms bowl.

 

The Venerables reciting chant verses of Blessings for all devotees before the commencement of their meal

 

 

 

 

 


Please help us spread this appeal for help.
posted on 20/01/2014 at 12:06
 

This is an urgent call from the Lee family.

We are in need of blood and platelet donors URGENTLY. They must be Males ONLY who are age between 18 to 55. Non diabetic and not on any medication and you have to be over 45kgs. Donors need to be off alcohol for 24hrs on the day before you donate.
Donors can start donating between 8.30-3.00pm at SJMC under the patient room number 453 - Lilian Lee Lai Lin who is suffering from Aplastic Anemia. 
However, we need this urgently and if you have a group of friends, we can organize with the hospital to do it at 8pm to 9pm after work.

Please take note that the hospital is unable to organise a blood donation from 8pm-9pm tonight, Monday. We are resheduling it to Wednesday night. Sorry for any inconvenienced caused. 

Please call Julius at 012 2070612 or John Agama at 019 3124863 for details

Thank You for all you help and prayers
From the Lee family


Nawam Maha Perahera 07 DAYS / 06 NIGHTS February 2014
posted on 16/01/2014 at 06:19
 

 


   

 

7D 6N Sri Lanka Pilgrimage Tour with Chief Ven

 

Day 01                           Malaysia –Colombo                                                                                                       (-/L/D)

Arrive in Sri Lanka on UL 319 @ 1005hrs. Clients will be met by a representative of Jetwing Travels & transferred to Colombo.

 

Lunch at The Gateway Hotel

 

Proceed to Colombo, En route visit *Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple – One of the earliest Buddhist Dagobas traditionally believed to be the site visited by the Buddha 2500 years ago. According to the Mahavamsa, the “paddy-heap” shaped dagoba at Kelaniya marks the spot where the Buddha, on the request of a Naga king, sat on a ”gem-studded throne” to preach the Dharma to his subjects and convert them. It is ascribed to King Yatala Tissa of the 3rd Century B.C. An annual Perahera called “Duruthu Perahera” will be held each year during the month of January for 3 days.

 

Short City Tour of Colombo & check-in Hotel.

 

WITNESS THE NAWAM PERAHERA

 

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at THE KINGSBURY, Colombo

 

Day 02                           Colombo – Polonnaruwa                                                                                             (B/L/D)

After breakfast proceed to Polonnaruwa.

 

Lunch at a Restaurant

Sightseeing of *Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site.  Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya –where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary`’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, king Parakramabahu’s statue, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake built by King Parakramabahu the great.  There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.

 

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at THE DEER PARK, Polonnaruwa

 

Day 03                           Polonnaruwa - Pasikuda                                                                                               (B/L/D)

After breakfast proceed to beautiful beaches of Pasikuda.

 

Check-in Hotel for lunch

 

Relax on the beach

Lunch, Dinner & Overnight stay at CENTARA RESORT, Pasinkuda

 

 

Day 04                           Pasikuda – Kandy                                                                                                            (B/L/D)

After breakfast proceed to Kandy.

 

En route visit En route visit the *Noritake Factory & *Spice Garden in Matale

 

City tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square. *KANDY - the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.

 

Witness a Cultural Show featuring various dance groups of Sri Lanka

 

Visit * Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.

 

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at MAHAWELI REACH HOTEL, Kandy

 

Day 05                           Kandy - Colombo                                                                                                             (B/L/D)

After breakfast proceed to Colombo.

 

En route visit *Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants. brought from various parts, as well as the 23  babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

 

Lunch at Raja Bojun Restaurant

City tour of *Colombo – Is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away from Colombo. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. Visit *Gangarama Temple.

 

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at THE KINGSBURY, Colombo

 

Day 06                           Colombo                                                                                                                             (B/L/D)

After breakfast Free & Easy

 

Lunch at Xilaton Chinese Restaurant with Sri Lanka Crab

Visit to ODEL Unlimited provides ample opportunity to indulge, not only in shopping for designer wear but for apparel for the whole family, also takes taste buds on a voyage of discovery.

 

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at THE KINGSBURY, Colombo

 

Day 07                           Colombo - Airport                                                                                                           (B/X/X)

Packed breakfast transfer to the Airport for the flight UL314 at 0745hrs.

 

 

<< END OF HOLIDAY IN SRI LANKA >>

 

 

TOTAL: RM 3880.00

 

Price Includes:

*      6 Nights accommodation in DLX Hotels specified or similar

*      Sri Lanka Airlines Ticket

*      Sri Lanka Visa

*      Nawam Perahera Ticket

*      Meals on Full Board Basis, commencing with Lunch on Day 1

*      Transportation in A/C Coach throughout the tour

*      Entrance fees to sites specified in the itinerary

*      English Speaking Guide throughout

*      2 Bottles of Water daily

 

 

Price Excludes:

*      Camera/Video permits in Kandy

*      Personal Expense/Tips

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MING ER @ 018-3669900.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FREE MEDICAL SERVICES
posted on 14/01/2014 at 09:22
 
International Volunteer Chinese Medical Service Corps from
Taiwan China Medical University, Remedic Healthcare Foundation and Academic Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine KL and Selangor Joint Volunteer Chinese Medical Service and
Ti-Ratana Welfare Society 
22. Jan 2014
台灣中國醫藥大學,仁義醫療保健基金會,雪隆中醫學會和慈愛福利中心聯合中醫義診新聞稿

  • Host Organizers:   
  • Taiwan China Medical University,  Remedic Healthcare
  • Foundation, Academic Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine KL & Selangor                

  • Co-organizers:    
  • Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society

  • Venue:                  
  • Lot 16106, jalan 13B, Salak South Baru ( Desa Petaling) 57100 KL

  • Time:       
  • 9AM-1PM
  • 1PM-5PM
台灣中國醫藥大學,仁義醫療保健基金會,雪隆中醫學會和慈愛福利中心聯合中醫義診新聞稿
應慈愛佛教中心 (Ti-Ratana)的熱烈邀請,來自台灣中國醫藥大學學士後中醫學系國際志工服務隊,將在2014117日,與仁義醫療保健基金會以及馬來西亞雪隆中醫學會聯合在吉隆坡慈愛福利中心, Lot 16106,  Jalan 13 B,  Salak South Bahru (Desa Petaling), 57100 Kuala Lumpur 進行中醫義診服務。中醫醫療服務時間從早上9時到下午5時,提供免費基本健康檢查、中醫內科領藥、針灸傷科推拿治療、及個人化衛教的服務,看診完後還附贈小贈品!一系列完整的中醫義診服務是為了提供馬來西亞民眾專業的中醫藥個人化醫療服務,並提升民眾之健康意識,同時也推廣中醫藥相關的保健知識。
TI-RATANA BUDDHIST SOCIETY co-jointly with Taiwan Volunteer Medical    Service Corp from School of Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, China   Medical University, together with Remedic Healthcare Foundation and Academic Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine KL and Selangor, will give medical service, venue at Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, Lot 16106, Jalan 13 B, Salak South Bahru (Desa Petaling), 57100 Kuala Lumpur on January 22th, 2014. The      Chinese Medical Service will proceed from 9AM to 5PM, and the volunteer  medical corps offer free basic health check, internal medicine and prescriptions,   acupuncture and massage therapy, as well as personalized health education service. After all the visits, the volunteer medical corps will provide give-away presents for the   attendants.   This complete series of volunteer medical service is aimed at offering people in Malaysia personalized medical service, enhancing public awareness of their own health, and promote Chinese Medicine-related knowledge.
Please contact:
Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden Buddhist Society
No. 36 & 38, Jalan Puteri 4/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong,  Selangor.
Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society
No.99, 1st Floor, Pusat Perniagaan NBC, Off Jalan Meru,
41050 Klang, Selangor.
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
 Hp: +6012 2409020 (June) +6012-227 1515 (Tommy)

 



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Posted By Ti-Ratana Penchala-Sharing, Caring and Giving to TRIPLE GEM at 1/13/2014 03:06:00 PM


MOW FOOD BANK - DEC 2013
posted on 10/01/2014 at 14:44
 

The last month of 2013's Meals On Wheels Food Bank Program saw delivery to 8 separate families.       

                                                 

These are just some of the items that were prepared for the days delivery which was made possible by all our donors and supporters. 

Young and strong volunteers are very much welcomed to assist us in our deliveries. (Info below)
                                             
Once again, we have the Chin family here, always ever ready for a group photo.
                                        
The adorable children of the Chin family posing for a picture.  
                                                   
                                          
Here are some photos of the other families that received goodies from this run of Meals On Wheels Food Bank Program.
                                                  
                                         
                                        
Families with their goodies posing for a picture with our Meals On Wheels van.
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
The donation of diapers provides a much needed relief to this family who has a paraplegic child.
                                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

How you can help:

1. If you wish to sponsor any family for the MOW FOOD BANK program, you can deposit your donation into our account:

Account Name: Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
CIMB Account No: 14660000259057

Please email a copy of the deposit slip to June at trccpenchala@gmail.com, and let her know how many months of groceries you would like to sponsor.

2. If you would like to help in other ways (i.e. other than the monthly groceries for the MOW FOOD BANK program), please contact June at trccpenchala@gmail.com or call +603-7784 9002 / +6012-2409020. 


Posted by : Melvin Teh.

 

 

 

 

 

 


HAPPY NEW YEAR
posted on 31/12/2013 at 10:28
 

Happy Holiday & Prosperous New 2014!

Year 2013 was a very productive and wholesome year for Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala. We appreciate the continuous support of our benefactors, donors, advisors, volunteers, members and the well-wishers that enabled us to progress from strength to strength with our noble services in propagating the Dhamma and Outreach Programs for the community.

Let us be resolute in our hearts & minds with determination in our Dhamma practice. 

Every moment let the mind be wholesome, cultivating noble respect and boundless loving kindness to all sentient beings and nature.

May every one enjoy good health, prosperity and success in all your endeavors throughout the New Year in 2014.

With good wishes and good will
Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala


Uposatha (Observance Day) & Free Vegetarian Lunch
posted on 30/12/2013 at 13:46
 

Uposatha (Observance Day)
& Free Vegetarian Lunch

Date:
WEDNESDAY , 15 JAN 2014

Itinerary for the day from 8.30am-5.00pm 

-Door Open 8.30am

-Group Chanting and Group Meditation 10.00am-11.00am 

-Lunch 11.00am-12.00noon 

-Self Practice 1.00pm-5pm


Breakfast and Lunch will be served to all participants.

Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by lay followers and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism.
For monastics, these are often days of more reflection and meditation. In many monasteries physical labour (construction projects, repairs, etc.) is curtailed. On New Moon and Full Moon days the fortnightly confession and recitation of the intensive Bhikkhu Patimokkha (monastic rules of conduct) takes place.
Lay people observe the Eight Precepts on Uposatha days, as a support for meditation practice and as a way to re-energize commitment to the Dhamma. Whenever possible, lay people use these days as an opportunity to visit the local temples or Buddhist centres, in order to make special offerings to the Sangha, to listen to Dhamma, and to practise meditation with Dhamma companions.

Explanation taken from Access to Insight

Enquiries & Confirmation : email to trccpenchala@gmail.com or call Bro Tommy 012 227 1515/ Sis June 012 240 9020



MOW Happy Child - New Addition to our Programme
posted on 18/12/2013 at 14:22
 

MOW Happy Child 

We just included Janice to our MOW Happy Child programme. She is a 1 and a half year old girl stricken with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Please help us to provide Janice a better chance to live.  

Janice’s condition

Janice was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia 2 months after birth, complicated by chronic lung disease. After undergoing chemo for almost a year in UMMC, she is now at home. Janice is still on medication for her lung disease and goes to UMMC once every 2 weeks for follow-up treatment. Doctor recommends that she undergoes a bone marrow treatment when she is stronger, especially her lungs. She requires special milk to grow and build her immunity. The bone marrow transplant will cost about RM45K, which the family hopes to raise when the time comes. The family still owes UMMC about RM8K+ for Janice’s hospital stay and treatment for the past 1 year or so.

 

 

Janice’s needs (RM434 per month)

Baby wipes - 480 pcs = RM25/month

Diapers - Children M: RM0.45 x 150pcs = RM67.50/month

Nutren Junior (800gm): 4 x RM66 = RM264

Peptamen Junior (400gm): 1 x RM78 = RM78 (whenever she has diarrhoea


 

Janice’s family

Janice’s father is a mechanic and takes home RM2000 a month. Her mum is a housewife, and she has two older siblings, an 8 yr old sister and 5 yr old brother, both of whom adores her. The family lives in their granny’s house together with their cousins.

 

The father’s income is definitely not enough to support the family, let alone with a very sick child.

 

Mother, Wong Yee Mooi, 012-5208095.

 

 

If you wish to contribute to our MOW HAPPY CHILD program for the purchase of milk, diapers and wet wipes for Janice, you can deposit your donation (cash or cheque) into our account:

Account Name: Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
CIMB Account No: 14660000259057

Please email your deposit slip to trccpenchala@gmail.com.

 

For any questions with regards to the CHILDREN of the MOW HAPPY CHILD program, you can contact Kim at 012-303 6019 (Saturday through Monday only) or email to yeapkimsee@hotmail.com.


TI-RATANA MEALS ON WHEELS (MOW) FELLOWSHIP GATHERING-12 JAN, SUNDAY 2014
posted on 13/12/2013 at 09:25
 


TI-RATANA MEALS ON WHEELS (MOW) FELLOWSHIP GATHERING-12 JAN, SUNDAY 2014

Greetings from us at Ti-Ratana Meals On Wheels, we warmly extend an invite to you and family to our Fellowship Gathering. 
Five years ago our initial intention was for Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels in distributing food to homes and the needy only. We we have grown from strength to strength encouraging us to extend our outreach. We are now proud to announce  we have included another 5 projects under Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels and they are:
1.      MOW CELEBRATE- festive, birthday celebrations with other NGO homes and the needy.
2.      MOW FOOD BANK- provide monthly grocery delivery and currently we are supporting 20 families  
3.      MOW GRANTS- provide monetary support to Animal Shelter and Animal Care
4.      MOW MOBILE CLINIC- LIBRARY- build library for Indigenous Community and Mobile Medical Care 
5.      MOW HAPPY CHILD- provide nutrients & diapers to terminally ill children which we have now 9 children under this project
During this event a slide show will be presented and some of our volunteers will be there
to share with you their enriching experience while volunteering.
This is an opportunity for all to reach out and give your wholesome giving to make a difference in someone’s life
The Fellowship Gathering invitation:
Date    :            12th Jan 2014, Sunday
Time   :            3pm-5pm
Venue :            Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala, 21 Jalan Penchala, 46000 PJ
 
Programme
3.00pm                                    Arrival of Guest
3.15pm                                    Slide presentation
3.45pm                                    Volunteers sharing
4.00pm                                    Q & A
4.30pm                                    Refreshment
5.00pm                                    End of gathering
Please RSVP for us to organise the refreshment.
Please contact 0122271515/ June 0122409020/ Ivan 0122917382. Email to trccpenchala@gmail.com. Please come on the 12 Jan Sunday to see what we do and there are many areas that one can contribute.

                                               

 


Mandarin Class for Beginners
posted on 10/12/2013 at 15:04
 

Mandarin Class for Beginners (Phonetic) 

 

We are starting a New class for Beginners in January 2014. Details as below : 

Day   : Every Thursday Starting on 2nd January 2014.

Time : 1.00pm - 2.30pm 

Syllabus  - Sentence Structure

             - Grammar

             - Simple Conversation 

             - Chinese Characters (Writing) 

Fees      - RM60/mth

Venue    - Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala

               No. 21, Jalan Penchala, PJ. 

 

To register or more info, please call June @ 012 2409020 / 03 77849002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Uposatha (Observance Day) in TRCCP
posted on 05/12/2013 at 11:34
 

Event at Ti-Ratana Penchala:

Uposatha (Observance Day)

Date:

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013

 

Time :

7am-9.30pm

Schedule:

The centre will open at 7am-9.30pm.

Morning event will be group chanting and self practice.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served to all participants.

Evening Event will commence at 7.30pm for group chanting, group meditation followed by video presentation and group dhamma sharing.

Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by lay followers and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism.

For monastics, these are often days of more reflection and meditation. In many monasteries physical labour (construction projects, repairs, etc.) is curtailed. On New Moon and Full Moon days the fortnightly confession and recitation of the intensive Bhikkhu Patimokkha (monastic rules of conduct) takes place.

Lay people observe the Eight Precepts on Uposatha days, as a support for meditation practice and as a way to re-energize commitment to the Dhamma. Whenever possible, lay people use these days as an opportunity to visit the local temples or Buddhist centres, in order to make special offerings to the Sangha, to listen to Dhamma, and to practise meditation with Dhamma companions.

 

Explanation taken from Access to Insight


Enquiries : email to trccpenchala@gmail.com or call Bro Tommy 012 227 1515/ Sis June 012 240 9020



MOW FOOD BANK - Groceries for 20 families
posted on 02/12/2013 at 13:53
 

MOW FOOD BANK - Another Sunday spent delivering groceries to poor families

Despite the school holiday season whereby most fathers would be busy spending quality time with their children, Bro Ivan and Bro Swee Keong were delivering groceries to MOW FOOD BANK families, and this took up almost the whole of their Sunday. Bro Andrew also helped in the delivery and at the same time visited his numerous "adopted" children during the delivery. 

Their dedication in ensuring the families receive their monthly supply of groceries is indeed something to shout about, and the families are truly grateful for these volunteers' compassion.

Strong muscles were needed for the heavy load but it was no problem for our volunteers! The task began from our centre in Penchala with the loading of the items into the MOW van.

 

And of course, the families helped out in the carrying of the load too.

 

 

 

The families receiving the groceries were all smiles, happy to have the assurance of food on the table for at least the next 2-3 weeks.

 

And last but not least, A BIG THANK YOU to our generous donors:

Yu Chee Koon
Tan Kai Ming
R.G.
Stone Empire
Joyce Ong
Celine Yong Chooi Ping
C.S.H.
Angie
In memory of Mdm Lam Sum Ying
Peter Liew
Felicia Ong
LGB group
Chew Yoo Wee

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!


Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Bro Ivan

 

 

 

 

 


Phra Kongkiat's Dhamma Talk
posted on 25/11/2013 at 09:37
 

Dhamma Talk by Phra Kongkiat Kuendee

PHRA KONGKIAT KUENDEE(aka Ajahn Gong)
Abbot of Wat Pa Hua Don, Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand
will be giving a Dhamma talk at Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre. The Dhamma talk will be in Thai and translated to Mandarin by Phra Khoon.

DATE : 2 DEC 2013
TIME : 8PM
VENUE : TI-RATANA PENCHALA’S SHRINE HALL


Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala,46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. E-Mail : trccpenchala@gmail.com.Web : http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my/ http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/


Person to contact : 0174797687 Bro Chung Lu



New intake for Tai Chi class
posted on 14/11/2013 at 12:34
 

Dear All, 

We are pleased to announce that we are conducting a new Tai Chi class in December. Come and join in this well tested form of exersice.

Details of the class as follows : 

Date         : Commencing 6th December 2013

Day          : Every Friday

Time        : 10am - 11am

Instructor  : Mr. Gee

Fees         : RM10.00 per month as a donation to the Centre for utilities expenses

For more info, call 03 7784 9002 Mon - Fri, 10am-5pm.


MOW FOOD BANK - Groceries for 20 families
posted on 11/11/2013 at 10:28
 

We hit another milestone in our effort to reach out and help the urban poor - we now have 20 families in our MOW FOOD BANK program.

Last Tues, 5th Nov 2013, Bro Ivan, Bro Andrew and Bro CF spent a good part of their Awal Muharram holiday delivering groceries to these 20 families in Sentul, Setapak, Gombak, Sg Besi, Jinjang and Kepong.

The families were eagerly waiting for the supplies as we were a little late with the October deliveries due to the long weekend of Deepavali.

 

This would not have been possible without the generous contributions from our generous donors:

Yu Chee Koon
Tan Kai Ming
R.G.
Stone Empire
Joyce Ong
Celine Yong Chooi Ping
C.S.H.
Angie
In memory of Mdm Lam Sum Ying
Peter Liew
Felicia Ong
LGB group
Chew Yoo Wee

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!


Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Bro Ivan 

 


MOW CELEBRATE - Celebrating Deepavali with Children from Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda (PJKKIL)
posted on 30/10/2013 at 10:06
 

PJKKIL is a home for orphans and underprivileged children who come from abused, neglected, broken families or poverty background. It has been in operations for the past 4 years. The Home provides the basic necessities of food, shelter, education, transportation and medical needs to children whose age ranges from toddlers to teenagers and also single mothers.

On Sunday, 27th October 2013, more than 20 volunteers from Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels participated in the celebration of the Festival of Lights at PJKKIL.

The first agenda of the day was to get the children fitted with new clothes, including MOW tees.

The arrival of Joseph and friends on their super bikes caused a frenzy amongst the children who were really in awe with the bikers, their biker and their outfits! The bikers wanted to give the children a ride on their bikes after the event but alas, the wet weather spoiled the plans.

Then the entertainment ... the children and volunteers were treated to dance performances by Kristle and friends, and of course the children happily joined in.

One boy even did a head stand!

After the dance, a cake was brought out, much to the surprise and delight of Kristle whose birthday was in the same week

At the request of the Home, 3 units of water heater were purchased and installed before the event day, and we also presented a commercial rice cooker. The balance of the collection received for this event will be used to purchase school items for the children in Dec for the new school year in 2014

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Lunch was chicken briyani, and of course Deepavali will not be complete without the traditional Indian sweets as ladhu and candies.

It was truly heartwarming to see the "machas with big bikes and even bigger hearts" (phrase borrowed from Amar ... thanks!) sorting out the trays of rice, chicken and curry.

It was indeed a fun and joyous day for the children. You could see the delight on their faces with all that took place that morning.

We would like to thank all donors and volunteers who helped make this event a success.

Donors
Yong Yin Choong
Jasmine Tan
Eric Li
Loo Kok Chee
Loo Kok Keong & Family
Nathan Mahalingam, Mala & Family
Chew Yoo Wee
Kumaran Tan
Kang Get Nee
Chris Chin
Devotees of Wat Chetawan
Jenny Ngam
Joseph Xavier
Ganesh Kumar
Andy Darren Hislop
Yong Nyok Kiong
Kugendran
Arvind Kumar
Ravi Vengadason
Raja Mohd Zaarif
Shirley Yum
Puvendran
Uttaman
Punithalingam
Karen Lim & Friend
Liew Kam Fong
Honey Khoo
Pamela
Kasthuri
Priveena

Performers
Kristle and friends

Photography
Zainal Amar
Bro Lim

And of course to all MOW volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible.

NANDIRI, TERIMA KASIH, SIE SIE, THANK YOU to all and we wish you a ...

Wonderful Festival of Lights!
 
 
Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Amar, Kim

 

PJKKIL is a home for orphans and underprivileged children who come from abused, neglected, broken families or poverty background. Click on the link to view

  http://youtu.be/Vb2IJLZKY2I

 Video by Brother TLLIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to be Rich and Happy ~ Spiritually
posted on 23/10/2013 at 12:35
 

Dhamma Sharing:
How to be Rich and Happy ~ Spiritually

 

 Bro. Jeff Oliver

 

Jeff Oliver has been sharing the Dhamma in Malaysia since his first visit in 1995 as a Buddhist monk known as Dhammarakkhita, "Protector of the Dhamma". He still believes in his name and devotes his life to not only protecting the pure Dhamma but continuously exploring it and sharing it for the benefit of anyone who seeks wisdom, peace and freedom.


Jeff's approach to the teaching is relaxed and practical yet deeply profound and life transforming. He shares useful ways of formal meditation and gives necessary advice for living the practice in daily life. Jeff gives talks, workshops and short and long term retreats. He believes in the power of communication, understanding the
Dhamma intellectually through discussion and questions and answers as well as experience through silent and deep introspection into the true nature of existence in this moment, here and now.


Jeff invites you to talk and share with him as spiritual friends along this path to liberation and peace.

 

Date: 13th Nov 2013, Wednesday

Time: 8.00pm-9.30pm

Venue : Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala

 

 

 

TI-RATANA COMMUNITY CENTRE PENCHALA

No. 21, Jalan Penchala, 46000 Petaling Jaya

T: +603-7784 9002 F: +603-7784 8002

Web: www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my E-mail: trccpenchala@gmail.com


Meals On Wheels new addition to our Food Bank Family
posted on 23/10/2013 at 09:13
 
MOW FOOD BANK - New family from Kepong

Mdm Ngai lives in Kepong with her husband and 3 sons. Her husband, Mr Lim has kidney failure and goes for dialysis 3x/week at NKF. He used to work as an excavator operator but stopped work 7 years ago because of his illness. Their 3 sons, aged 14, 13 and 8 years are all very good students. The eldest boy scored 6As and the second boy scored 3As and 3Bs in their UPSR.
To read more, please click on link below:
http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/2013/10/mow-food-bank-new-family-from-kepong.html — with Yap Ivan.

MOW GRANTS - Medical aid for a sporo cat
posted on 22/10/2013 at 09:12
 

MOW Grants' contribution to AnimalCare.Org for the month of Sep 2013 was used to subsidize treatment for a sporo-cat. To read more, please click on link below:

http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/2013/10/mow-grants-medical-aid-for-sporo-cat.html


Valentino is going home.
posted on 21/10/2013 at 12:14
 

MOW HAPPY CHILD – Home Sweet Home for Valentino

 
Latest update (18 Oct 2013) : GOOD NEWS!!! Valentino responded well to the treatment for his infection and was discharged on 5 Oct 2013. He left for home in Sarawak on the same day. He will be returning to UMMC for his quarterly check-up, and MOW will continue to support him.


Thank you Datin Shiou Bin for your contribution towards Valentino's well-being while he was in UMMC.

THE FIRST UPOSATHA DAY IN TRCCP
posted on 20/10/2013 at 17:22
 

On 21 August 2013, after much intending and waiting, TRCCP organized its first observance of the eight precepts on a full moon day known as Uposatha and a one-day retreat.

Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by lay followers and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism.

For monastics, these are often days of more intensive reflection and meditation. In many monasteries physical labor (construction projects, repairs, etc.) is curtailed. On New Moon and Full Moon days the fortnightly confession and recitation of the Bhikkhu Patimokkha (monastic rules of conduct) takes place.

Lay people observe the Eight Precepts on Uposatha days, as a support for meditation practice and as a way to re-energize commitment to the Dhamma. Whenever possible, lay people use these days as an opportunity to visit the local monastery, in order to make special offerings to the Sangha, to listen to Dhamma, and to practice meditation with Dhamma companions late into the night. For those not closely affiliated with a local monastery, it can simply be an opportunity to step up one's efforts in meditation, while drawing on the invisible support of millions of other practicing Buddhists around the world.[uposatha]

TRCCP was transformed into a quiet and peaceful environment with retreatants being intent on being quiet, with themselves and their minds.  All areas on the ground floor were utilized.

 

Self-practice meditation in progress in the Shrine Hall. 

 

 

Opening our eyes after a session of meditation and seeing the Lord Buddha's image is inspiring. 

 

 "…Thus indeed, Visakha, is the Uposatha entered on and undertaken with its eight component practices, of great fruit, of great advantage, of great splendor, of great range. "How great a fruit? How great an advantage? How great a splendor? How great a range?

"Just as though, Visakha, one might have power, dominion and kingship over sixteen great countries abounding in the seven treasures— that is to say, Anga, Magadha, Kasi, Kosala, Vajji, Malla, Ceti, Vansa, Kure, Pancala, Maccha, Surasena, Assaka, Avanti, Gandhara and Kamboja, yet it is not worth a sixteenth part of the Uposatha undertaken with its eight practices. For what reason? Miserable is kingship over men compared with heavenly bliss.

"That which among men is fifty years, Visakha, is one night and day of the devas of the Four Great Kings, their month has thirty of those days, their year twelve of those months; the lifespan of the devas of the Four Great Kings is five hundred of those heavenly years. Now here a certain woman or man, having entered on the Uposatha undertaken with its eight practices, at the breakup of the body, after death, may arise to fellowship with the devas of the Four Great Kings — such a thing indeed is known, Visakha. It was in connection with this that I have said: Miserable is kingship over men compared with heavenly bliss.

"That which among men is a hundred years, Visakha, is one night and day of the devas of the Thirty-three [Tavatimsa],… the lifespan of the devas of the Thirty-three is one thousand of those heavenly years. Now here a certain woman or man … Miserable is kingship over men compared with heavenly bliss.

"That which among men is two hundred years, Visakha, is one night and day of the Yama devas… the lifespan of the Yama devas is two thousand of those heavenly years. Now here a certain woman or man … Miserable is kingship over men compared with heavenly bliss.

"That which among men is four hundred years, Visakha, is one night and day of the Tusita devas…the lifespan of the Tusita devas is four thousand of those heavenly years. Now here a certain woman or man ... Miserable is kingship over men compared with heavenly bliss.

"That which among men is eight hundred years, Visakha, is one night and day of the Nimmanarati devas...the lifespan of the Nimmanarati devas is eight thousand of those heavenly years. Now here a certain or man … Miserable is kingship over men compared with heavenly bliss.

"That which among men is sixteen hundred years, Visakha, is one night and day of the Paranimmitavasavatti devas…the lifespan of the Paranimmitavasavatti devas is sixteen thousand of those heavenly years. Now here a certain woman or man … Miserable is kingship over men compared with heavenly bliss.

"Kill no life, nor take what is not given, speak no lie, nor be an alcoholic, refrain from sex and unchaste conduct, at night do not eat out-of-time food, neither bear garlands nor indulge with perfume, and make your bed a mat upon the ground: this indeed is called the eight-part uposatha taught by the Buddha gone to dukkha's end. The radiance of the sun and moon, both beautiful to see, follow on from each other, dispelling the darkness as they go through the heavens, illumining the sky and brightening the quarters and the treasure found between them: pearls and crystals and auspicious turquoises, gold nuggets and the gold called "ore," monetary gold with gold dust carried down — compared with the eight-part uposatha, though they are enjoyed, are not a sixteenth part — as the shining of the moon in all the groups of stars. Hence indeed the woman and the man who are virtuous enter on uposatha having eight parts and having made merits bringing forth happiness blameless they obtain heavenly abodes."[AN 8.43 Visakhuposatha Sutta]

 

Walking meditation on the newly extended left side.

 

 

A sharing session where retreatants (experienced and new) shared their thoughts and experience.

 

Bhante Visuddhi of Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden in Puchong gave a dhamma talk titled “Come and discover the spiritual tree” on the night before and presided over this Uposatha Day.

The organisers would like to thank Bhante Visuddhi and everyone involved from the preparation of the food, upkeep of the premise to the retreatants for making this first Uposatha Day and One-day Retreat a reality. 

Please keep an eye out for the next Uposatha Day. Join us for a day of reflection and embark on a journey to the heavens. There will be changes to the programme as we evolve together as a community bound by the mutual interest in and love for the Lord Buddha’s Dhamma.


Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu. 

  

written and posted by Laiyi 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


F&B CLUB : AUTHENTIC HAKKA DISHES
posted on 14/10/2013 at 14:02
 

 

FnB Club is dishing up Authentic Hakka Dishes with Mr. Ngow Kuan Wei. Details as follows : 

Date :9th Nov 2013, Saturday.
Time : 10am-2.00pm
Venue : Ti-Ratana Community Centre, 
No. 21, Jln Penchala, PJ.
Contact : Irene @ 0162518528
June @ 03 77849002 for registration.

Fees: RM40 per pax.

 


JOB VACANCY
posted on 25/09/2013 at 14:01
 

 

We are looking for an honest and dedicated individual to handle the Accounts and Admin in Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala, in Petaling Jaya. It is a 5 day week job, working from Wednesday to Sunday (off on Monday and Tuesday). As an NGO, we will not be able to pay a high salary however, the gratification and rewards are in abundance. Those interested, please drop us an email,  trccpenchala@gmail.com or call 03-77849002 for an interview.


Latest Update (1st Oct 2013): MOW CELEBRATE - Deepavali with children from Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda, 27 Oct 2013
posted on 23/09/2013 at 08:55
 

Latest update on donors (1st Oct 2013) - please see table below.

Items
Quantity
Unit cost
Sub-Total
Donors
Water heater for 3 bathrooms
3

Mr. Nathan Mahalingam, Mala & Family - RM1,000
Chew Yoo Wee - RM300
Kumaran Tan - RM100
Kang Get Nee - RM100
Chris Chin - RM100
Devotees of Wat Chetawan - RM260
Karen Lim & Friend - RM100
Rice cooker (for 10 kg rice)
1
Devotees of Wat Chetawan
New clothes for children
26
Ti-Ratana MOW
Lunch (33 pax at Home & 17 volunteers)
50
RM6.50
RM325
Pamela, Kasthuri, Priveena - RM325
Indian sweets
100
RM0.80
RM80
Honey Khoo - RM100
TOTAL

















We are delighted to announce that we have received overwhelming contributions for our forthcoming Deepavali event. A big thank you to all donors for helping us make this Deepavali a "warmer" and happier one for the Children.

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Deepavali, also known as the "Festival of Lights," symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration of hope, happiness and peace for humankind.


Come join Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels as we celebrate Deepavali with children from Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda. Lets do our bit to show the children we care enough to light up their lives, even if it is just for a day.
 
A little about the Children in this Home...
These “Istimewa” children are special, not because they are physically or mentally challenged. They are special because they belonged to this BIG HAPPY FAMILY of this truly kind hearted couple, Sara and Selvam. Sara and Selvam have 5 children of their own. However, their big heart and love for children have motivated them establish this home 4 years ago.

 


This double-storey corner house is rented at RM700 per month, and houses 22 children and 4 adults, excluding Sara and her family who live in another house. All the 4 adults help out in the running of the Home. The Home is clean and well-maintained which is important for the well-being of the children.

 

 


The children, aged from 4 years to 18 years, are mostly from abusive environments or have been abandoned by their parents. Living in this Home, the children are provided with shelter, love and care, and most importantly are able to go to school. As the Home does not have its own vehicle, Sara pays RM50 per month per child for transport to and from school. This comes to RM1,000 per month. The children also get RM1 per day as pocket money to school, or total of RM500 per month. Utilities comes to about RM300 per month while the monthly food bill is about RM3,000. With other miscellaneous expense, Sara needs about RM6000 per month to run the Home. Funding comes from donations from companies and private individuals, whilst the 8 committee members of this Home chip in whenever they are short. Fortunately, all donations to the Home are tax-exempted.

Selvam is a sales person with Electrolux, while Sara takes care of the Home full time, together with her step-sister Vanaja and Jayanthi a single mother. Vanaja is divorced from her drunkard husband and has 4 children staying in the Home. Jayanthi has one child in the Home.

On my first visit to the Home on 20th Sep 2013, the children were having lunch as most are in the afternoon session school. They eat in the porch, some sitting on the bench and some on the floor.


The living room is where the boys sleep while the girls sleep in the rooms upstairs. The children appears healthy and clean, and most importantly Happy. How different their lives would have been if they have not been “adopted” and taken into this Home by Sara and Selvam.


This kind-hearted couple worked hard to give these children a place they can call home. Let us give them a helping hand to make this year’s Deepavali a very “Istimewa” one for the “Istimewa” children.


Details of event

Day/Date: Sunday, 27 October 2013
Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm
Venue: Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda, No. 28 Lorong Mohd Tahir 6C, Sungai Jati, 41000 Klang, Selangor

Program

10:30amGather at Ti-Ratana Penchala
10:30amMeet & greet session with volunteers
10:45amDepart to Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda
11:30amArrive and get organized
11:40amEntertainment/Games for the children
12:10pmLunch
12:40pmPresentation of wish list items
12:50pmGroup photograph
1:00pmEvent ends

Wish List

The Home requested for water heaters so that the children can have hot showers in the chilly mornings and a rice cooker. We are also looking for contributions for the event such as food, entertainment and new clothes for the children.

Items
Quantity
Unit cost
Sub-Total
Donors
Water heater for 3 bathrooms
3
Rice cooker (for 10 kg rice)
1
Devotees of Wat Chetawan
New clothes for children
26
Ti-Ratana MOW
Lunch (33 pax at Home & 17 volunteers)
50
RM6.50
RM325
Pamela, Kasthuri,
Priveena
Indian sweets
100
RM0.80
RM80
Honey Khoo
TOTAL











For all items, you may sponsor the actual items in whatever quantities or donate cash (any amount) by banking into our account:

Account Name: Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala
CIMB Account No: 14660000259057

All items must be delivered to Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala by 3pm, Wednesday, 23rd Oct 2013, to give the committee sufficient time to buy and pack any outstanding items.

Apart from these, we are also seeking individuals or group of individuals who have experience in organizing entertainment for the children, including dancing, singing, games, etc.

If you would like to contribute to this event or need more details, please call June at 03-77849002 or email trccpenchala@gmail.com.

Volunteers/Participants

For logistic and security reasons, all volunteers who wish to participate in this event are requested to pre-register your name and contact number with us by emailing trccpenchala@gmail.com.

Please arrive at the Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre by 10:30am. We shall convoy together to Klang thereafter. No transportation will be provided, so kindly ensure you make your own arrangements if you wish to carpool with other volunteers to get to the event venue and back to the Centre.

We look forward to another fun-filled and memorable celebration with our volunteers and the children.




Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Kim


MOW CELEBRATE - Hari Raya Aidil Fitri with Children at HKL, September 22, 2013
posted on 23/09/2013 at 08:54
 

Ever since we started our MOW HAPPY CHILD program, it has always been our wish to visit sick children in the hospital, and organize activities to bring some cheer to them. We finally got our wish when we celebrated Hari Raya Aidil Fitri with children in the Institute of Pediatric in Hospital Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 8th Sept 2013.


As usual, our journey started off from our centre in Penchala, where the MOW van is ready to be loaded with goodies for the children and hospital staff.


After a short briefing, MOW volunteers set off for the hospital. Upon arrival, we quickly offloaded the goodies onto a trolley and headed into the ward. We were quite amused as it was our first time loading  stuff onto a gurney instead of the usual supermarket trolley:)


We were greeted by the sister-on-call who informed us that the chosen ward, KK5, had less than 10 children, and that she would have to go to four to five wards to get 40 children. Furthermore, most of the children are quite ill and not particularly mobile. Our program for that morning was to gather all the 40 children in a ward and have fun with games and other activities. We had to quickly review and rework our program to accommodate the situation.

 

 


Fortunately, everything worked out. Instead of having all the children in a single ward, the MOW volunteers made their "rounds" to several wards, including the ICU, the High Dependency Ward and Burnt Unit. With armful of goodies including Minions soft toys, tee-shirts, chocolates, jigsaw puzzles, and coloring books, MOW volunteers happily visited and chatted with the children and their mothers.

 


However, the biggest excitement for the children (and the nurses too), was the appearance of three superheroes ... namely Spiderman, Incredible Hulk and Captain America, thanks to Bro Steven, Bro Andrew and Bro Ivan. The superheroes had as much fun as the children, if not more! I think the three "superheroes" were reliving their childhood dreams!

 

 


KFC's Chicky Mascot was also a big hit, entertaining the children, together with KFC staff who brought party packs for the children.


Lunch was of course KFC lunch box and yummy cup cakes.

 

 


The dedicated hospital staff were also not forgotten, and were presented with goodie bags by our MOW volunteers.

 

 

 

 


After completing our ward rounds and making sure we visited all the 40 children, MOW volunteers gathered for a group picture in the lobby of the Institute of Pediatric, with the colorful wall as the backdrop.

 


Everyone was all smiles and warm-hearted, after a very MEANINGFUL and BEAUTIFUL morning with the CHILDREN who were indeed the VVIPs and STAR of the day. Ti-Ratana Community Centre Penchala, Datin Catherine Lai, thanked everyone who made the visit a success, and hoped that our new volunteers will continue to support our MOW programs.

We would also like to thank the following donors whose generous donations helped pay for the expenses for this event:

  • Selina & Donny Loo
  • Cindy Lim-Tan
  • Mary Chia
  • Felicia
  • Empire Stone

And also to ...

  • Julian for the beautiful and yummy cup cakes
  • Ivan, Andrew, Sharon, Steven for the cute and adorable Minion soft toys
  • Ivan, Andrew, Steven for making the effort to dress up as Superheroes
  • Bro Lim and Calvin for being our photographer and videographer for the day
  • Catherine Lai for the AnimalCare tee-shirts
  • Mr & Mrs Tai for the chocolates
  • Fieda, Nini and Iffa from KFC for your enthusiastic participation in this event
  • All volunteers who contributed to this event, in one way or another.
KUDOS TO ALL!!!
Click below to view a video of the celebration.

http://youtu.be/Sg-rjji69p0
Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Calvin Teh
Video courtesy of: Bro Lim

MOW FOOD BANK - Donations for Uncle Chin and Mdm Chin - September 21, 2013
posted on 23/09/2013 at 08:53
 

Since we posted the plight of these two families in early Aug 2013, many generous individuals have come forward with generous contributions in cash and kind. The amount we have collected so far is adequate to support Mdm Chin for the extras she has to spend for her mother's nutrients and treatment, and Uncle Chin for his son's education expenses, for the next one year or so.

Mdm Yap (Chin's mother) is now undergoing weekly accupuncture treatment from a Sinseh from Rawang who makes house calls. After two sessions, her daughter informed us that she appears to be getting better, i.e. able to talk a little. We hope she will continue to show good progress with all the from our donors.


With this blog posting, we would like to announce that we are no longer accepting cash contributions to the Chins. If you wish to donate to the Chins, you can give directly to the families. If you wish to do so, kindly contact June at 03-77849002 or trccpenchala@gmail.com, for the families contact details.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the donors for your kind and generous contributions ...


Teoh Seok Thien
Chin Chee Kin
Yap Siew Bee
Datin Amy Ter
Datin Chew Siew Chea
LGB Group
Wu Yoo Wee
Lee Chew Poh & Pun Chee Kent
Dato Tony Lee & family
Chin Chee Keong
Tracy Wong
Chng Poh Chye
Yip Lai Sean
Tommy Teh
Puan Sri Cecilia Lim
Loh Hin Leong
PNSB Nam Bee Rubber Industrial Sdn Bhd
Loong Hian Lok
Cheah Chor Eng
Raymond Dillon Dimon
Yu Chee Koon
IMO Quah Chin Teik
Florence Lee
Loh Hin Leong
Tan Saw Cheng
Wan Hing Autobiles
Dickie Lee



The families are truly grateful to the care and support shown to them.



Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Kim


MOW FOOD BANK - Groceries delivered over Merdeka weekend
posted on 03/09/2013 at 09:01
 

This month, we welcome Uncle Chin and his niece, Soo Yuen to our MOW FOOD BANK program. Soo Leng (Soo Yuen's sister) and her husband were quite shock when they saw the pile of goodies we brought, this being their first month as recipient of our MOW FOOD BANK program. In addition to the usual groceries, we also brought 1 month supply of diapers and disposable underpad for her mother who is bedridden with stroke. We even brought moon cakes for the families, courtesy of one of our donors.


Uncle Chin's only child, Chuan Yoong happily posed for a picture...aren't his dimples just adorable!!!


In the home of Mr Chok ... Bro Ivan always have a ready smile for the two orphans, Chloe and Lucas.


And groceries for Mdm Ng and her husband...


On Sat, Kim and Lew delivered groceries to families in Desa Rejang, and were invited to a Raya Open House organized by several of the families along the corridor of their flat.


We sampled the home-cooked Kelantan laksa and laksam ... both were yummy!

Despite the space constraint, the families make do with what they have and are obviously enjoying the festivities.

As some of the families were not at home when we delivered the groceries, the items were all temporarily stored in Aida's house.

Over at Taman Melati, Zabiyah and her elderly mum came down to collect the groceries, while Fazilah's kind neighbor helped her carry the groceries up to her flat. As usual, we also brought Peptamen Junior milk and diapers for Fazilah's daughter, Siti Nurmaisara.

 


In Sentul, Vijaya and her sons received the groceries from us, including diapers and Everyday milk for Sasi.


Another month of groceries delivered, means food on the table for the PPR families for at least the next couple of weeks or even a month for smaller families.

On behalf of the families, Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels would like to acknowledge the generous contribution of the following donors who made August 2013 MOW FOOD BANK possible:


Yu Chee Koon
Tan Kai Ming
R.G.
Stone Empire
Joyce Ong
Celine Yong Chooi Ping
C.S.H.
Angie
In memory of Mdm Lam Sum Ying
Peter Liew
Felicia Ong
LGB group

Also a big thank you to Fung Wong Biscuits for the halal mooncakes which were distributed to all the 19 families.



Posted by Kim
Pictures courtesy of Kim


MOW HAPPY CHILD – 8 year old boy battling with infection after bone marrow transplant
posted on 02/09/2013 at 08:08
 

Valentino, an 8 year-old Iban boy from Sarawak was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare and serious blood disorder, in Jan 2013 by doctors in Hospital Kuching. In Mar 2013, he was transferred to UMMC (PJ) for a bone marrow transplant (BMT). He underwent the BMT procedure and after 3 months plus in UMMC, he returned to Hospital Kuching in July 2013.


His 4 year-old sister was the donor.


Two weeks after returning to Kuching, he had a serious infection on the right side of his brain that caused paralysis on the left side of his body – he could not talk, eat or move. He was transferred back to UMMC in July 2013, and after more than a month of treatment, he is able to talk, eat and move but is still unable to walk. However, the infection has moved down to his lungs and he is now battling with lung infection and tuberculosis. He eats porridge and Peptamen Junior milk provided by the hospital. The mother, Lily, does not know how much longer he needs to be treated in UMMC.


Lily practically lives in the hospital. Her husband sends her RM250 per month, which is barely enough to cover her own meals and her son’s needs. She sometimes skipped meals when she runs out of funds. The good doctors in UMMC personally help with the son’s diapers and sometimes buy food for her.


Valentino’s needs (RM468 per month)
Tena adult diapers (M) – 1 pack of 10 pcs per day @ RM14 x 30 packs = RM420 per month
Wet wipes – 3 days per box of 80 pcs @ RM4.80 x 10 boxes = RM48 per month

Valentino’s family
His father, Edward Sadai works as a labourer in a timber camp with a monthly salary of RM700. Lily, the mother is a housewife. His two younger siblings, Clerrintia Mas aged 4 yrs and Riskey Garie 3 yrs live with the grandmother, as Lily is taking care of Valentino at UMMC. She is not able to get help from her or her husband’s siblings.


Valentino is MOW HAPPY CHILD’s third candidate. His needs of diapers and wet wipes will be funded from Datin Shiou Bin’s donation, for as long as he is undergoing treatment in UMMC. Thank you so much Datin - Lily and Valentino are truly grateful for your kind and generous contribution.



Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Lily


MOW GRANTS - Medical subsidy for severely injured cat
posted on 02/09/2013 at 08:07
 

This cat was brought to the clinic in a very critical condition by Ms Chia. Ti-Ratana MOW GRANTS contributed a small sum via AnimalCare, to the hefty bill of RM2550.00. The cat is now recovering in Ms Chia's home. She is trying to find a permanent for the cat, failing which she is likely to adopt the cat herself.



To read more, please click on link below:

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/08/27/medical-subsidy-for-severely-injured-cat-chia-lee-huas-2/


Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: myanimalcare.org


Kathina Festival - 19th-20th October 2013
posted on 28/08/2013 at 13:59
 

Ti-Ratana Penchala will be organising a trip to Santi Forest in conjuction with the Kathina Festival

Date : 19th-20th October 2013
Location : Santi Forest, Ulu Tiram, Johor
Transportation Fee (By Bus) : RM110

Note : Meals are not included
For more information, please call Tommy +6012.227.1515 or June at +603.7784.9002
Itinerary to be confirm later

Click here to register

 


BLOOD NEEDED : Blood Group A+
posted on 23/08/2013 at 11:40
 

 

Dear Friends of the Vihara,

 

BLOOD NEEDED

 

Kindly respond to this appeal if it is your capacity.  Sadhu .  

Patient name : LIM KIM MING 

Blood Group: A+
 
Blood test (screening) : anytime now till 25 August 2013
Blood donation date: 26 August 2013 onwards
 
Sime Darby Medical Center

Ara Damansara
Tel: 03 5639 1212

 

Family Contact No:

LIM LAY CHING

Tel No: 012 230 1880


Phra Kru Atthammethi, 27 Vassa disciple of Luangta Maha Boowa Yanasampanno at Ti-Ratana Penchala on 26 & 27 August 2013
posted on 22/08/2013 at 11:33
 

Phra Kru Atthammethi Abbot of Kalai Temple, Thakuathung Phang-nga and Vicar of Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi Ranong Province, Thailand.

   Dhamma talk 26 Aug 8pm

  • Dhamma Talk title: ‘Revered Teacher, Luangta Maha Boowa Yanasampanno’
  • Date:  26 Aug 2013
  • Time: 8pm
  • Venue: Shrine Hall, Ti- Ratana Community Centre Penchala,21, Jalan Penchala, 46000 Petaling Jaya,

 

Pindacara 27 Aug 8.30am
 
  • Date: 27 Aug 2013
  • Time: 8.30 am Pindacara
  • 10.00 am Dana
  • Venue: Pindacara will start from Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre towards old town market and old town Public Bank.
 
 
 
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, 21, Jalan Penchala,46000 Petaling Jaya,Selangor
Tel : +603-7784 9002, Fax : +603 -7784 8002, E-Mail : trccpenchala@gmail.com. Web : http://www.ti-ratana-penchala.com.my Blogspot: http://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/ (TRIPLE GEM)
 
Enquiries to call: 0122271515 Brother Tommy/ 01112297833 Brother Tai
 
To view, please click the poster to enlarge
 
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
4) Pindacara male helpers
 
 
Brothers and Sisters, if you are able to volunteer in any of the above mentioned areas, kindly provide us your name and contact number by email trccpenchala@gmail.com or call: 0122271515 Brother Tommy/ 01112297833 Brother Tai

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

SADHU SADHU SADHU

MOW CELEBRATE - Hari Raya Aidil Fitri with children in Institute of Pediatrics HKL
posted on 22/08/2013 at 08:12
 

Come join us celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri with children in the pediatric ward in Hospital Kuala Lumpur.




Date:  Sunday, 8 Sept 2013

Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: Ward KK5, Institute of Pediatrics, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur







Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels will be bringing festive cheer to 40 children who are in the pediatric ward for chronic respiratory illness, including complicated lung diseases. Many of these children are not able to run around, play with their friends, go to school and do all the normal things other children do. We hope our visit will turn an ordinary day in the hospital into a special and memorable one.


WISH LIST

To make this happen, we need your support as follows:


 
Quantity
Unit cost
Sub-Total
Donors
Lunch for 80 pax (40 children, 20 staff, 20 MOW volunteers)
80
RM15
RM1,200
 
Goodie bags for 40 children (soft toys, etc)
40
RM10
RM400
 
Appreciation gifts for 25 ward staff
(Raya cookies, etc)
25
RM10
RM250
 

For all items, you may sponsor the actual items in whatever quantities or donate cash (any amount) by banking into our account as below:

Account Name: Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala
CIMB Account No: 14660000259057


Please email a copy of the deposit slip to trccpenchala@gmail.com and specify if the donation is for a specific wish list item or general expenses for this event.


If you are contributing items, please inform Kim at yeapkimsee@hotmail.com or  012-3036019. All items must be delivered to Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre by 5pm, Wednesday, 4th September 2013, to give the committee sufficient time to buy and pack any outstanding items.


VOLUNTEERS

For logistic and security reasons, all volunteers who wish to participate in this event are requested to PRE-REGISTER your name and contact number with us by emailing trccpenchala@gmail.com.


Please arrive at the Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre by 9:15am for a briefing. We will depart the Centre for HKL at 9:30am sharp. No transportation will be provided 
to get to the event venue and back to the Centre, so kindly ensure you make your own arrangements. Please note that parking in the HKL compound is VERY LIMITED, so try to carpool as much as possible.


ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT?

Please email yeapkimsee@hotmail.com or call Kim at 012-3036019.


In the spirit of love and sharing, lets make 8th September special for these children who were not able to "balik kampung" to enjoy their Raya. Lets do whatever we can to give them a reason to smile.


MOW FOOD BANK - Sponsorship of Nutren for Mdm Chin Soo Yuen's mother
posted on 19/08/2013 at 08:44
 


Thank you all for coming forward with your support for Soo Yuen's family. To-date, we have received commitments for the following:

LGB Group - RM100 worth of monthly groceries for 1 year (Aug 2013 to July 2014)
Teoh Seok Thuen - RM200
Chin Chee Kin - RM100
Cindy Lim - 30 pieces of disposable underpad
Chin Chee Keong - RM100 per month for 6 months (Aug 2013 to Jan 2014)
Tommy - 100 pieces of diapers and 100 pieces of disposable underpaid for 6 months (Aug 2013 to Jan 2014)
JN - RM700

With the cash contributions, we will be able to purchase and sustain Soo Yuen's mother's only source of nutrient, i.e. Nutren milk powder for 2 months plus. She consumes 10 tins (900 gm tin) per month, and each tin cost almost RM70. She has been in this condition for a year without much improvement. We are uncertain how long she will remain like this, and continuing to add stress to their only source of income, i.e. Soo Yuen's salary.

Therefore, we would like to appeal again to kind donors to help Soo Yuen's family, especially for the costly milk powder, Nutren.

Click on the link below to read more about Soo Yuen's family:

http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/2013/08/mow-food-bank-seeking-sponsorship-for.html

If you wish to help Soo Yuen's family, you can deposit your donation into our account:

Account Name: Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala
CIMB Account No: 14660000259057

Please email a copy of the deposit slip to June at trccpenchala@gmail.com, and let her know how you wish us to use your donation.

If you have any questions, please contact June at trccpenchala@gmail.com or call +603-7784 9002 / +6012-2409020.

On behalf of Soo Yuen and her family, we thank you for your kind thoughts and contributions to the family.

Soo Yuen with her two girls and cousin (Uncle Chin's son)



Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Kim


MOW FOOD BANK - Seeking sponsorship for two new families
posted on 19/08/2013 at 08:32
 

Over the Raya weekend, Bro Ivan and I visited Uncle Chin who was referred to Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels as a potential candidate to be included in our MOW FOOD BANK program. He then requested that we visit his bedridden sister-in-law who happens to live in the same block of flats. Below is a summary of the pieces of information we were able to gather during the visit. We hope their predicament will touch you in some ways and you will find the compassion to render some help to these two families.


Uncle Chin Hin Loong
Uncle Chin lives in a flat in Sg Besi with his 10 year old son, Chuan Yoong. His wife died at the age of 44 years in July 2013, after battling with kidney disease for the past 4 years. She was on dialysis for the past 2 years which exhausted the family’s savings. We could sense that he greatly misses his wife and is still adjusting to his new life without the wife.


Uncle Chin works in a factory producing snack foods, although his left arm is scarred and weak after a nerve surgery 6 years ago.

He takes home about RM1,500 per month after the mandatory deductions. He owns the flat he is staying but is paying a monthly installment of RM250 for the housing loan (20 year loan of which he has another 15 years to pay). Maintenance of the flat is RM70 (inclusive of water) and electricity is RM70 per month.

His other big expenses are for his son's education:
RM350 – goes to a relative who lives a few doors away to care for his son after school and providing him with lunch on Mondays to Fridays.
RM95 – son’s tuition
RM60 – son’s computer lessons in school
RM65 – son’s transport to school (private van)
RM80 – son’s pocket money to school (RM4/day)

All these expenses totaled RM1,040, and the balance of RM460 is for household expenses like groceries (he cooks dinner for himself and his son), breads/buns for his son’s breakfast on school days, petrol for his motorbike, his own lunch while at work and other incidentals, which is barely enough with the high cost of living in Klang Valley.


Both Uncle Chin and Chuan Yoong are trying to move on with their lives after losing their beloved wife and mother respectively. Chuan Yoong attends school at SJKC Kwong Hon, Sg Besi and according to the father is quite a good student but a little mischievous.

Mdm Chin Soo Yuen

Soo Yuen is the niece of Uncle Chin. She lives two floors above Uncle Chin, with her two children (Jia Fui, 5 yrs and Jia Chian, 11 yrs) and her mother who is bedridden. The mother suffered a serious stroke in April 2012 and was paralyzed. After 3 weeks in HUKM, she was sent home. Since then, the family has been caring for her at home. Soo Yuen’s elder sister, Soo Leng who lives in Serdang comes daily to care for her mother while Soo Yuen goes to work. Wth the help of her younger brother who has a car, she takes her mother to HUKM once a week for physiotherapy, and accupuncture in Old Klang Rd 3 times a week. The mother sees the doctor in HUKM once every 3 months. With a year of treatment, the mother has improved a little (she can slightly move one side of her body) but by and large, she is still immobile and bedridden.


Soo Yuen’s father has a second family and no longer comes home. The father of Soo Yuen’s two children are also nowhere to be seen and not mentioned at all when we visited the family.

Soo Yuen works in a garment factory in Kota Damansara and makes about RM2000 a month, including OT. The bulk of her income goes to her mother’s monthly expenses (total RM1,438):

RM680 – Nutren milk powder (this is her only nutrient and fed through a tube). She consumes one 900gm tin in 3 days, which works out to 10 tins a month x RM68/tin.
RM344 – diapers (Adult M). She uses 7-8 pcs/day or 240 pcs/month or 16 packs x RM21.50/pack of 15 pcs
RM60 – disposable underpad – 2 pcs/day @ RM1/pc
RM264 – accupuncture – RM22 x 3 times a week x 4 weeks


Other big monthly expenses are for the house and her two school-going children (total RM888):
RM250 – monthly installment for flat mortgage
RM70 – maintenance and water
RM70 - electricity
RM100 – to Soo Leng to care for her two children after school and providing them with lunch.
RM160 – Jia Fui’s kindergarten fees
RM33 – Jia Chian’s tuition in school
RM60 – son’s computer lessons in school
RM65 – Jia Chian’s transport to school
RM80 – Jia Chian’s pocket money to school (RM4/day)

Their total monthly expenses exceeds Soo Yuen’s salary and the family is struggling to make ends meet. Soo Leng’s husband works in printing and they have 3 children of their own, thus cannot help much.

How you can help

You can support the families as follows:

1. Monthly groceries for the MOW FOOD BANK program - this will be RM100 per family per month. 

2. Other expenses - this will include Soo Yuen's mother's medical expenses (milk, diapers, etc), the children's education expenses, or just a general donation towards the family. Donation towards milk, diapers, etc, does not necessarily be for the full month ... whatever amount will be welcomed.

For both the above programs, you can deposit your donation into our account:

Account Name: Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala
CIMB Account No: 14660000259057

Please email a copy of the deposit slip to June at trccpenchala@gmail.com, and let her know how you wish us to use your donation.

If its for MOW FOOD BANK, please let June know the family(s) you would like to sponsor and for how many months.

If you have any questions, please contact June at trccpenchala@gmail.com or call +603-7784 9002 / +6012-2409020.



We pray for Soo Yuen's mother to recover and gain her mobility soon. In the meantime, these two families desperately need your help, in whatever way you can ... every little bit helps. THANK YOU!




Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Kim


Mind Mapping workshop - 25 August 2013
posted on 05/08/2013 at 13:09
 

Come and enhance your cognitive  skills by participating in this Mind Mapping workshop. Seats are limited so, register now!

Date: 25th August 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
No of participants: 20pax
Age of participants: 15yrs - 21yrs.
*Must be proficient in English to attend this workshop.

 

Unleash the potential of your mind!

Mind mapping is a uniquely potent technique which unlocks the potential of the brain and harness a full spectrum of cortical skills. Many have used mind maps to boost learning and enhance performance in school or at work.

 

Speaker’s Profile

Chen Harn Shean is a practicing Civil Engineer and Partner at AC Haimi Jurutera Perunding, a Civil Engineering consultancy firm. He obtained his masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Chen Harn Shean is passionate about thinking and education, and hopes to make positive changes in the way we learn and think. He became a Buzan Licensed Instructor in 2010 and has since conducted numerous workshops for students to improve the way they learn. He considers it an honour to be able to contribute to society. 


Uposatha Observance Day - 20 & 21 august 2013
posted on 05/08/2013 at 07:32
 

Come and join us for a day of reflection and wholesome activities. All are welcome but please RSVP us before 21 August to ensure we cater enough food for all retreatants. Further details will be sent to you via email upon registration.

20 August 
8pm -9:30pm Dhamma talk by Bhante Visuddhi
  topic: Come & Discover the Spiritual Tree
  * Potential retreatants are strongly encouraged to attend this talk

21 August 
7:30am Centre is open.

7:35-7:45am Short briefing on the rules & regulations and short tour  of facilities.

7:45am Breakfast for the hungry
            - Meditation crash course for beginners.
            - Retreat starts for experienced retreatants.

11:30am         Lunch is served

1:00pm           Finish eating and wash up

1:30pm           Self-practice continues

5:30pm           Retreat ends. Clean up

One should not kill a being or take what is not given;
should not tell a lie
or be a drinker of strong drink;
should abstain from uncelibacy, the sexual act;
should not eat at night, the wrong time of day;
should not wear a garland or use a scent;
should sleep on a pallet, a mat spread on the ground —
for this eight-factored Uposatha
has been proclaimed by the Awakened One
to lead to the end
of suffering & stress.
 
The moon & sun, both fair to see,
shedding radiance wherever they go,
& scattering darkness as they move through space,
brighten the sky, illumining the quarters.
Within their range is found wealth:
pearl, crystal, beryl,
lucky-gem, platinum, nugget-gold,
& the refined gold called 'Hataka.'
Yet they —
like the light of all stars
when compared with the moon —
aren't worth one sixteenth
of the eight-factored Uposatha.
 
So whoever — man or woman —
is endowed with the virtues
of the eight-factored Uposatha,
having done meritorious deeds,
productive of bliss,
beyond reproach, goes
to the heavenly state.
 
(Poem extracted from Muluposatha Sutta: The Roots of the Uposatha-AN3.70)

 •      Uposatha Sutta (AN 8.41) — Discourse on the Uposatha Observance
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.041.vaka.html
 
 •      Visakhuposatha Sutta (AN 8.43) — Discourse to Visakha on the Uposatha
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.043.khan.html

 •     Sakka Sutta: To the Sakyans (on the Uposatha) (AN 10.46),
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.046.than.html


Uposatha Observance Day - 20 & 21 august 2013
posted on 01/08/2013 at 16:02
 

 

Here are some links to more great suttas concerned with the Uposatha:

·      Uposatha Sutta (AN 8.41) — Discourse on the Uposatha Observance

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.041.vaka.html

 

·      Visakhuposatha Sutta (AN 8.43) — Discourse to Visakha on the Uposatha

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.043.khan.html

 

·      Sakka Sutta: To the Sakyans (on the Uposatha) (AN 10.46),

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.046.than.html

 


MOW FOOD BANK - July groceries for buka Puasa
posted on 29/07/2013 at 08:40
 

Groceries for July were delivered early, i.e. on 21st July, so that our Muslim families can use them for the fasting month.

After a hearty breakfast, our MOW FOOD BANK volunteers were all ready to load the bags of rice and boxes of groceries onto the MOW baby van.


And off they went to the first stop, PPR Desa Rejang, where the families were eagerly waiting for the monthly supplies.

 

 


The families with school-going children also received reimbursement for their children's school bus fares for May/June, ranging from RM80 to RM210 per family. Thanks to a generous donor, the money came in useful for additional expenses during the fasting month and Raya.


Next stop was PPR Taman Melati ...

Pn Wena and her son in Jinjang receiving their goodies ...


Kim delivered groceries to the Maran family on 28 July. Sasi was just fed his milk by the mother Vijaya and is sleeping on the floor, his usual spot near the house TV/radio.

 

Since its a Sat, the other children were at home too. They were just about to go to their sister's school. She will be sitting for her UPSR this year and the parents are required to meet the teacher after the results of every school exam to review her performance. She promised the mother she can score 6As and 1B ... which in my view is pretty outstanding considering the family's socio-economic situation.


A BIG THANK YOU to the following kind donors for their contribution to July 2013 groceries:

Yu Chee Koon
Tan Kai Ming
R.G.
Stone Empire
Joyce Ong
Celine Yong Chooi Ping
C.S.H.
Angie
Tracy
Peter Liew
Felicia Ong

And also a BIG THANK YOU to Yen Ling and her friend who visited the 8 Muslim families in PPR Desa Rejang and Taman Melati on 20th July and presented each family with flour, sugar, margerine, grape cordial, cooking oil, tray of eggs, potatoes and dates (kurma). They also gave each family a raya packet of RM50, and each child a raya packet of RM20 plus a pack of goodies  containing chips, chocolate and jelly.


Posted by Kim
Pictures courtesy of Sharon and Kim


MOW CELEBRATE - Puan Sri Mae Cheng celebrates her birthday with Ti-Ratana children
posted on 29/07/2013 at 08:39
 

The haze did not dampen the jovial atmosphere of Puan Sri Mae Cheng's birthday celebration at Ti-Ratana Welfare Society (TRWS) on Sunday, 23rd June 2013. Upon arrival, Puan Sri and her family members were met by Ven. Datuk K. Dhammaratana.


Puan Sri was then given a rousing welcome to the beat of the the 24-drums performance by the children of Ti-Ratana.

 

 

 

The guests of honor were further entertained by the children with more performances.

 

 

 


Datin Catherine Lai briefed the special guests about Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels and Welfare Society.

 


A tour of the TRWS facility gave Puan Sri and her entourage the opportunity to visit the residents of TRWS, including the sickly, the old folks and babies.

 


This was followed by lunch dana for Ven. Datuk K. Dhammaratana and his monks, and presentation of gifts.

 

 


Apart from sponsoring the lunch dana as well as lunch for the 200+ residents of TRWS, Puan Sri also presented all the children with angpows.

 


To express their thanks, the children made a special birthday card for Puan Sri. It was indeed a very special and memorable day for the TRWS residents.


Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels and Ti-Ratana Welfare Society extend our gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to Puan Sri Mae Cheng for sharing this special day with the less fortunate. May all the goodness from your meritorious deeds brings abundance of peace, happiness and joy to you and your family.




Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of Brother Tommy and Sister Casey


Contemplative Art Class - 3rd August 2013 Registration Closed
posted on 22/07/2013 at 16:52
 

We would like to inform you that the Contemplative Art class for  AUG 3 2013 is  FULL due to the overwhelming response. However, you are more than welcome to attend and observe the class. The classes are intentionally kept small to enable a wholesome experience. Those who are interested to participate, please  register early for the next session.

We sincerely apologise for  any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your support and understanding

 


MOW FOOD BANK - Two new families added to our June 2013 delivery
posted on 16/07/2013 at 07:57
 

MOW FOOD BANK families expanded to 17, with the addition of 2 families, one from PPR Taman Beringin (Mdm Ng) and the other from PPR Sg Bonus (Pn Noraziah).

 

 

Groceries were delivered by MOW volunteers on 30 June 2013. At PPR Desa Rejang, families helped to unload the groceries from the vehicle.

 

Andrew presenting groceries to Pn Bashirah.

 

Swee Keong presenting powdered milk to Pn Letchumi who has three young children.

 

 

New family, Pn Noraziah, aka Kak Ummi receiving groceries from Andrew.

 

MOW volunteers with families at PPR Gombak Setia.

 

Ivan with the three cute and adorable children from Mr Chok's family in Jinjang.

 

 

 

And Mdm Ng receiving her groceries for the first month, from Ivan.

 

 

Pn Vijaya from Sentul with her crippled son, Sasi, who is also in our MOW HAPPY CHILD program. With this program, Sasi gets Nestum, diapers and gripe water on a monthly basis.

 

Douglas Hyams with the milo and condensed milk for his down-syndrome sister, Sharlene.
Sharlene was delighted with several pieces of new clothings donated by Millie who accompanied Kim in delivering the June groceries to the Hyams.

Meals on Wheels Ti-Ratana would like to thank the following donors for their contribution to June 2013 groceries:


Yu Chee Koon
Tan Kai Ming
R.G.
Stone Empire
Joyce Ong
Celine Yong Chooi Ping
C.S.H.
Angie
Tracy
Kim


Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of MOW volunteers


CONTEMPLATIVE ART SESSION - 3RD AUGUST 2013
posted on 15/07/2013 at 15:21
 

Contemplative Art

Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre invites you to a contemplative,reflective and creative

session of Contemplative Art. When art resonates within, we become inspired to create and develop. It does not only immensely uplift and calm our senses but, it also heals.

 

Date: 3 August 2013

Time: 3pm - 6pm

Participants: Limited to 10 pax only

Art Teacher: Catherine Lai

 

Free of Charge

Materials to bring for the class:

1)            Apron

2)            Rag cloth for painting

3)            Rag cloth for cleaning up.

4)            Little Hair shampoo to wash the paint brushes

5)            Calligraphy pen

6)            Canvas size - 6 inches x6 inches

7)            Brushes - A set of brushes

8)            Paint palette - Any paint palette or recycle plastic surface can  be used

* Paint will be provided

 

 

 

What is Comtemplative Art?

Contemplative Art practice can affect us internally, through our thoughts and emotions, as well as externally, through the creation of object and images that can serve as sources of inspiration and healing Contemplative Art is loosely divided into two (non-exclusive) categories:

1) Process Emphasis: the process of making artwork is what is paramount; the work that results from the practice is not important. 

One might consider these contemplative practices to  be simply “exercises;” they can be especially freeing for those  who feel they lack adequate artistic talent or skill, since the point of the practice is not to make “good” art, but simply to observe the mind while engaging in the creative process.

2) Product Emphasis: the practitioner intends to create a specific  type of object–which may be directly related to other contemplative practices.

 

The title for the art piece will be selected from the Dhammapada.

(The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of The Buddha in verse form.) The art piece is like a symbolic representation the selected verse. 

The practice’s aim is to engage in the creative process with contemplative awareness. In the act of sitting, looking, and being with our artwork we are slowing down, becoming more present, and opening our minds and hearts to truly feel. We feel what is in the present.

Programme

•          Introduction to "Contemplative Art’


by Catherine Lai

•          Demo & Guided session

•          Clean up

•          After class sharing of art pieces

 

 


MOW GRANTS - Caring for community cats and dogs
posted on 10/07/2013 at 08:15
 

Meals on Wheels Ti-Ratana continues to support Dr Chan Kah Yein and her team in Animalcare in their effort to care for community cats and dogs. For the month of June 2013, our subsidy was spent on these lovable cats and dogs.

 

 

 

 



For more details on how the grant is utilized, please click on the links below.


http://myanimalcare.org/2013/07/04/spaying-sponsorship-for-1-female-cat-from-skudai-norshahadah-bt-ruslis/  (RM50)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/07/06/medical-subsidy-for-dahlia-injured-cat-trish-neoh-ai-lis/ (RM125)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/07/08/medical-subsidy-for-lucky-community-dog-with-ear-wound-lester-hiew-thiam-hock-jenny-khong-chin-chins/  (RM150)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/07/08/medical-subsidy-for-mini-jungle-puppies-lester-hiew-thiam-hock-and-jenny-khong-chin-chins/ (RM75)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/07/08/follow-up-medical-subsidy-for-the-mange-puppies-lester-hiew-thiam-hock-jenny-khong-chin-chins/  (RM100)



Posted by Kim
Pictures courtesy of myanimalcare.org


Cooking Demo - Small Bites of Summer - 20 July 2013
posted on 05/07/2013 at 13:22
 

Summer time is here and we have some lovely treats for you. please click on the poster and register as seats are limited!!!


sutta talk
posted on 04/07/2013 at 12:22
 

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

 

read more...


Thank you letter
posted on 01/07/2013 at 16:25
 


Ti-Ratana Appreciation Dinner 29 June 2013
posted on 01/07/2013 at 16:23
 


Reorganising website database
posted on 27/06/2013 at 11:22
 

Dear Friends and members of Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre,

We are proud to share with you that after five successive years, we have grown and now our activities have increased to reach out and serve a wider section of the community. Realising this, we have decided to reorganise our TRPCC and MOW website databases to ensure all of you receive the newsletters of your interest. We  would like your kind cooperation in this matter.

It will be greatly appreciated if you could share our newsletters/websites to your friends and family as we welcome people of all religions, race and creed to be a part of us.

All you need to do is click here and choose which newsletters you would like to receive. This exercise is being done because we have received feedback that there are people who are either receiving the wrong newsletters or not receiving any at all.

Your understanding in this matter is much appreciated

Once you sign-up, you will receive our newsletters automatically through our e-mail  blasts.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation

 

 

 


MOW HAPPY CHILD - Health checks for Myanmar refugees
posted on 14/06/2013 at 13:56
 

According to the UNHCR Malaysia website, as of end April 2013, there are some 94,760 Myanmar refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia, of which, some 20,000 are children below the age of 18. These babies and children are the unfortunate victims of war ... responsible for none of the cause, but bearing the worst of the pain. Although they have access to public and private healthcare facilities, cost and language are the main obstacles to them getting the necessary health care.

 

 

 


Together with the Lions Club of Serdang and Full Gospel Assembly Church (FGA), Meals on Wheels Ti-Ratana organized a mobile medical clinic in Rawang on Sunday 9th June 2013. A total of 145 refugees, mostly Myanmarese and a small number of Nepalese and locals from Rawang, came to FGA church for free medical tests comprising BMI, BP, glucose, hearing, vision, dental, examination by doctors, deworming (for children only) and pap smear (for women only). Medicine was also dispensed as prescribed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was truly amazed with the Lions Club operations of the mobile clinic. Their volunteers' experiences, expertise, and passion in conducting such clinics was obvious in the smooth and professional way they handled the patients. They even have an electronic queue system, with separate sets of numbers for children, adult female and adult male!


After breakfast of nasi lemak, mihoon, buns and coffee/tea/milo, the 30+ volunteers from Lions Club opened the "clinic" at 9am. MOW volunteers supported by ushering the patients to the appropriate counters and rooms. The plan was to close the clinic by 1pm but due to the overwhelming response from the refugees, the clinic remained opened until almost 3pm.



Both volunteers and patients had a simple chicken rice meal for lunch. Children were also treated to goodie bags of biscuits, chips and candy.






In the usual MOW tradition, we presented Rawang Learning Centre, a refugee orphanage run by the Pastor of FGA church, with loads of groceries for the 20+ children living there.


It was a super hot and humid day but all the volunteers worked tirelessly to complete the task on hand, taking breaks in between.




Three NGOs working together to provide basic health care and medicine to the refugees shows them that we do care for their well-being, no matter how small a number we were able to reach. More partnerships between NGOs, private sector, civil society groups and concerned individuals are needed to broaden the reach to more of these stateless people to reduce mortality and morbidity rates.

We would like to express our HEARTFELT APPRECIATION to the following donors who contributed both cash and kind to this event.


Nam Bee Rubber Industries
Low Kar Keong
Poon Chee Huang
Loong Hian Lok
Low Siew Leng
Jaime Koy
Liew Kiew Ping
Lee Bee Hong
Lim Ai Lan
Yoong Tang Yuan
Chia Peng Hwee
Pn Sri Lay Hwa
Wendy
House of Love
Mr & Mrs Yeap
Lew Siew Bee
Siow
Lisa Khoo
Anonymous donor

And of course a BIG THANK YOU to the volunteers from Lions Club of Serdang and Full Gospel Assembly Church, whose participation made this a successful event.


Last but not least to our ever-supportive, dedicated and hard-working MOW volunteers, SADHUx3!




Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of Bro Tee & Kim

MOW GRANTS - myanimalcare continues to help community cats and dogs
posted on 10/06/2013 at 11:03
 

 

These cats and dogs are much better off with the care and support they received from AnimalCare and its partners. Subsidy received from Meals on Wheels Ti-Ratana for the month of May 2013 made it possible for these cats and dogs to get medical treatment, food, neutered and/or spayed.

 

 

For more details on how the grant is utilized, please click on the links below.


http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/29/dogfood-for-mr-low-hong-hangs-north-port-dogs/ (RMxxx)
[The amount is not stated in the blogpost because the supplier has asked for it to be confidential to prevent unhappy retailers from complaining. AnimalCare gets a heavily discounted price for their charity cases.]

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/30/neutering-sponsorship-for-1-male-cat-yap-siew-hwamrs-lims-3/ (RM50)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/30/spaying-sponsorship-for-1-female-street-dog-yap-siew-hwamrs-lims/ (RM75)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/30/vaccination-subsidy-for-3-street-cats-yap-siew-hwamrs-lims/ (RM30)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/30/spaying-sponsorship-for-cookie-and-daisy-2-community-dogs-celia-chin-siew-kims/ (RM45)
Posted by Kim
Pictures courtesy of myanimalcare.org

 


MOW GRANTS - Helping community cats and dogs
posted on 04/06/2013 at 15:28
 

AnimalCare continues to help individuals who are looking out for the welfare of community cats and dogs from the monthly grant received from Meals on Wheels Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre. The April 2013 grant was used to subsidize food, spaying, vaccination and other medical treatments for these cats and dogs.

 

Please click on the links below to get more details.


http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/22/medical-subsidy-for-1-parvo-puppy-lester-hiew-thiam-hocks/ (RM100)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/22/medical-subsidy-for-1-cat-aznah-bt-gulam-mydinamy-kwek-loo-lans/ (RM60)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/25/catfood-for-maslinda-abd-talibs-community-cats-12/ (RM140)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/28/spaying-subsidy-for-1-female-cat-susan-bells/ (RM50)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/28/spaying-subsidy-for-foxy-a-female-community-dog-susan-belllily-lee-chooi-leans/ (RM100)

http://myanimalcare.org/2013/05/28/spaying-and-vaccination-subsidy-for-1-female-cat-norlihasyikin-bt-ramlis/ (RM50)


Pictures courtesy of myanimalcare.org
Posted by Kim

 

 

 


Sum collected for Wat Sri Apaiyawan
posted on 03/06/2013 at 09:46
 

Dear brothers and sisters,

The management of Sri Apaiyawan, Thailand has forwarded a receipt acknowledging the generosity of Malaysian buddhists during Luang Pu Tohn's visit to Malaysia. A total of RM157,000 was collected during this time.  A big thank you for your kindness and support from Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre.

 


MOW FOOD BANK - May groceries delivered in time for school holidays
posted on 31/05/2013 at 10:24
 

We made sure the groceries for our 15 families were delivered at the start of the school holidays to ensure the children have food at home while their mothers are at work.

The usual group of MOW FOOD BANK volunteers (Bro Ivan, Andrew, Chee Meng, Swee Keong, Steven, Kim and her husband) handed over groceries to the families last Sunday, 26th May, 2013, as always, clad in Meals on Wheels tees and wearing a BIG SMILE:)

 

The children were delighted with the goodies, as they get to have their favorite easy-to-cook instant noodles for their meals at home, as well as biscuits for snacks. Simple foods these may be, but at least they will not go hungry at home. Even a simple meal of steam rice and eggs is healthy and yummy.

 

 

On behalf of these children, we would like to thank our donors for MOW FOOD BANK May 2013:


Yu Chee Koon
Tan Kai Ming
R.G.
Stone Empire
Joyce Ong
Celine Yong Chooi Ping
Khor Hung Jooi
Ow Yong Hoong Peen
C.S.H.



Posting and pictures by Kim

 


Indian Flavour Demo Cooking as on 15th June 2013 at TRCCP @ 10am
posted on 30/05/2013 at 11:10
 

Enrich your culinary skills with some flavour rich, mouth-watering, spicy delights as our cooking demo this time will feature some tantalizing Indian dishes! Please call June at 03-77849002 to register and for more information.

 


MOW HAPPY CHILD - Introducing our second HAPPY CHILD, Sasitharan
posted on 27/05/2013 at 13:50
 

Mr Maran and his wife, Vijaya, have six children. Their middle son, Sasitharan is a 12-year-old disabled boy.

Sasi was born normal, but at 2 months old he had liquid in his brain. After a series of 5 operations, 3 on the head/brain and 2 on his stomach (at the age of 2 months, 5 months, 1 yr+, 2.5 yrs, and 4 yrs), he became blind and crippled. Sasitharan's head is still swollen due to excessive water in his brain. Sasi can only eat liquids and soft foods and is dependent on his mother's 24-hour care. Doctor recommended Sasi drinks Simlac but the family could not afford this expensive milk. Vijaya finally settled on Everyday which is more affordable and tolerated by Sasi.

His father, Maran, 38 years, works as a gardener at a Sentul school. He is the only breadwinner and has to support his wife and six children with his salary of about RM900 per month. The family lives in the City Hall flats in Sentul paying a rent of RM130 per month. Sasi’s other 5 siblings are normal school-going children.


Apart from having to pay rent and other living expenses such as utilities, food and supplies for the family, school expenses, the family also needs to fork out expensive taxi fares whenever Sasitharan needs to go to the hospital. With an OKU son, the couple is given RM80 per month by the Social Welfare Dept. Sasi's needs comes up to almost RM100 per month which comprise the items below:


Everyday powdered milk – 1.1 kg pack per month (RM27.15)
Nestum cereal - 250gm pack x 3 packs per month (RM3.50 x 3 = RM10.50)
Gripe water (for bloating) – 148ml bottle x 2 bottles per month (RM10 per bottle x 2 = RM20)
L-size diapers – 72 pcs pack per month (RM23)
Hospital visits – 1 visit per month @ RM15 return taxi fare

 

In his blind and crippled state, Sasi does not have much of a life but he is happy. He has a very good sense of hearing and enjoys listening to music, so he is usually in the part of the house nearest to the radio:)

 

Sasi's family is currently in MOW FOOD BANK program whereby we provide groceries up to RM100 per month.

If you would like to specifically help with Sasi's expenses, please contact June (03-77849002 or email trccpenchala@gmail.com) or Kim (012-3036019 or email yeapkimsee@hotmail.com).

Donations in terms of cash/cheque can be deposited into our account (Acc Name: Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala, CIMB, Acc No: 14660000259057).

Please email the bank-in slip to trccpenchala@gmail.com and specify in the email the funds is for MOW HAPPY CHILD - SASI. We do not encourage cash/cheque to be given directly to the recipients, so that we can better monitor how your contribution is spent.

On behalf Maran, Vijaya, Sasi and his siblings, we are grateful for whatever support you can extend to the family.



Post and pictures by Kim




[Art of Giving] MOW MOBILE LIBRARY - "Feeding" the minds of children in Pulau Indah
posted on 21/05/2013 at 10:34
 

 

What a heart-warming sight to behold ... children pouring over books in the community hall of the Orang Asli in Pulau Indah.

 

books in the community hall of the Orang Asli in Pulau Indah.

 

 


On the morning of 18th May 2013, Meals on Wheels Ti-Ratana fulfilled the wishes of the Orang Asli in Pulau Indah to have a library for their children. With volunteers from Poiema Church and university students from Canada, we brought the sleepy and quiet community hall to life ... piles of books placed on floor mats for the children to choose and browse, with guidance from our helpful and enthusiastic volunteers.

 

 


The various expressions on the children's faces depict their joy, curiosity, interest and delight in spending their Saturday morning reading, learning and interacting with our volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Apart from the books, the children were given simple art pieces to paint. They were so engrossed in the activity and some were earnestly creating their "masterpiece".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Some of the curious mothers came along to see for themselves the commotion in the community hall. And a few of them encouraged and helped their younger children with the painting.

 

 

 

 

 


No Meals on Wheels event will be complete without FOOD ... the children were treated to KFC, muffins and chocolate milk drinks. But first, they had to wash their hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our experience with these children tells us that they are hungry for knowledge; they want to read, learn, draw, paint, make things with their hands and much more. All they need is access to the materials and a little helping hand to guide them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


18th May was a good start ... the children in this community finally has a library to call their own ... small, it may be, but we hope this will sow the seed for a healthy reading and learning culture.

 

 


We would like to thank the generous people below for their contribution in making the library a reality for the children in Pulau Indah and the set-up session a most fun and memorable one:

1. JN for the library cupboard, mats and books
2. Scholastics for books
3. Lilian Kuan for books
4. Sharon Yong Abdullah for color pencils, art materials, pre-loved toys & clothings and drinks
5. Andrea and university students from Canada for books on the mountains and indigenous people in Canada
6. Poiema Church for books, posters and art materials
7. Catherine for the KFC

 

 


And most importantly, to all the volunteers who spent their Saturday morning with the children,  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ... it meant a lot to them to know that YOU CARE.

Last but not least, to some of the volunteers from Poiema Church who will be making regular visits to conduct similar sessions with the children in Pulau Indah ... your passion and dedication in helping the under-privileged is PRICELESS.


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[TRIPLE GEM] Dhamma Talk 22 May 2013 & Pindacara and Sanghika Dana on 23 May 2013
posted on 21/05/2013 at 09:02
 

 

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.myhttp://trccpenchala.blogspot.com/ (TRIPLE GEM)
http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/(MEALS ON WHEELS)
 

 

 


Dhamma Talk by a AJAHN JUMNIEN - TONIGHT (16 MAY2013) ALL ARE WELCOME
posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:54
 

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

Ajahn Jumnien, the great spiritual teacher will be conducting a Dhamma talk in our centre at 8.00pm tonight. Don't miss this opportunity to witness great spiritual teachings from the great master himself. Please pass the word around and we hope to see you at our centre tonight

 

 


MOW FOOD BANK April 2013 deliveries to 15 families
posted on 15/05/2013 at 13:36
 

MOW FOOD BANK  April 2013 deliveries to 15 families

 
We welcomed two new families to our MOW FOOD BANK program in April 2013 … Madam Thanaletchumi and the Hyams Family.

Letchumi has 3 children, aged 5, 7 and 12 yrs. Her husband abandoned the family in 2011. She has two children in school … Sachin walks to school while Gunaswari takes the public bus at RM0.50 per day.
Letchumi works as a contract sweeper with Alam Flora from 7am – 3pm, Mon-Sat, and makes about RM600 per month. Of this, RM200 goes to rental (she is renting from her brother) and another RM200 to a babysitter to look after her 5 yr old when she is at work. The balance RM200 is definitely not enough for her to feed her family of four.
The Hyams family comprise of Sylvia Hyams, 83 yrs old and a former nurse. She has two children of her own, Elizabeth and Douglas, and two adopted children Sharlene and Peter. Sharlene with Down’s syndrome and Peter with cerebral palsy, were abandoned by their parents when they were babies. Sadly, Peter passed away 4-5 yrs ago at the age of 21 yrs.
Sylvia suffered a stroke in 1999, and is very weak with a hunched back, difficulty in walking, and needs a cataract operation. Elizabeth suffered a stroke in Nov 2012, and requires physiotherapy at the hospital, 2-3 times a week. Sharlene, at 24 yrs, only consumes milo and condensed milk. Douglas is the sole breadwinner in the family.
 
 He used to do odd jobs and brings home about RM600 a month. He recently (1st May 2013) started work as a night security guard that pays RM900 per month. He cannot do a full time day job as he needed flexible work hours to bring his family members for frequent hospital visits in his used car. Sylvia gets RM300 a month from Social Welfare, while Elizabeth gets RM300+ a month from SOCSO. Douglas main concern now is the RM8000+ TNB bill he needs to settle to avoid supply disruption. He has tried appealing and getting help from several politicians but all in vain. For more on the Hyams, please click on the link below.

http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/2013/05/mow-food-bank-new-family-needs-your-help.html
On Sunday, the 28th Apr 2013, the MOW delivery team … Andrew, Ivan, Chee Meng, Swee Keong and Kim loaded the groceries into two vehicles and was off to the first stop, PPR Desa Rejang by 11am.
Our FOOD BANK families were waiting when we arrive. This time there were a lot more people hanging around at the gazebo, our usual drop-off point. Apparently some families heard about our grocery delivery and they came to “register” themselves for the program. We requested they write down their names and contact numbers, and we will see what we can do to help.
As usual, our FOOD BANK families were happy to be receiving their monthly supplies, a week before the general election.

Next stop was PPR Gombak Setia, where Puan Fazilah and Puan Zabiyah were waiting. Puan Padmini was at the church and her stuff were brought up to Puan Fazilah’s flat to be picked later.
Thankfully, we had our ‘musclemen’ to help carry the groceries up 4 floors to Puan Fazilah’s flat!
After Gombak Setia, we split up the remaining tasks … Andrew, Ivan, Chee Meng and Swee Keong to PPR Jinjang

… while Kim went to Mr Maran’s house in Sentul. However, the whole family was not home, and the groceries were finally delivered on Tues, 31st Apr.

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all our donors for April 2013 FOOD BANK program.
Yu Chee Koon
Tan Kai Ming
R.G.
Stone Empire
Joyce Ong
Celine Yong Chooi Ping
Khor Hung Jooi
Ow Yong Hoong Peen
C.S.H.
Without your support, these families and their children will likely not have enough to eat by the 3rd or 4th week of the month when the families’ paycheck is all used up.


Posting and pictures by Kim


MOW HAPPY CHILD – Introducing MOW’s latest program
posted on 15/05/2013 at 10:21
 
First and foremost, we would like to THANK all our DONORS for your support of our projects and activities, be it through contribution in cash, materials or volunteer time. We have grown through leaps and bounds, and this is attributed to the strong support we have been getting from our DONORS and VOLUNTEERS.
We are happy to share the good news with all our SUPPORTERS that we have embarked on a new program, called MOW HAPPY CHILD. The objective of MOW HAPPY CHILD is to provide support to terminally or chronically ill children from under-privileged families. The support can be in the form of sustenance and medicine, to enable the child to have a better quality of life.
Siti Nurmaisara, who has cystic fibrosis is our first MOW HAPPY CHILD recipient. Click below to read more on Siti's case:

http://mealsonwheelspenchala.blogspot.com/2013/04/mow-food-bank-family-with-sick-child.html
 
 
We will be recruiting more suitable children for our MOW HAPPY CHILD program, and we will keep you posted.
If you wish to donate to MOW HAPPY CHILD general fund, please contact June at 03-77849002 or Kim at 012-3036019 or email trccpenchala@gmail.com.
Donations in cash/cheque can be deposited into our account (Acc Name: Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala, CIMB, Acc No: 14660000259057).
Please email the bank-in slip to trccpenchala@gmail.com and specify in the email the funds is for MOW HAPPY CHILD.

Important to understand our direct cash policy to the recipients

MOW HAPPY CHILD program is set up solely for the intention of giving support in nutrition and medicine only, as such we do not encourage cash/cheque to be given directly to the recipients. This policy by Meals on Wheels Ti-Ratana is created so that we can manage the donation by keeping you updated on how your contribution is spent and to avoid abuse of the donation.

In the event you wish to donate cash/cheque to them directly for other expenses and other usage you are most certainly welcome to do so but we will not be in the position to manage and report on the donation.
Thank you in advance for your support in helping MOW HAPPY CHILD recipients have a better quality of life.


Posting and pictures by Kim

Dhamma Talk, Pindacara & Sanghika Dana for visiting monks from Thailand (22 & 23 May 2013)
posted on 15/05/2013 at 09:41
 

 

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.Please refer attached poster at the bottom.

 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 - confirmed one MPV by Bro Tee.Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

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 . 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


 

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

 

SADHU SADHU SADHU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MOW Food Bank - Family with sick child needs help
posted on 14/05/2013 at 09:43
 

One of our MOW Food Bank family recipent, Fazilah Mohd Yusof's youngest daughter has been hospitalised at the pediatric ward in KL GH for almost 10 days with a very bad lung infection.

Siti Nurmaisara, 9 years old, suffers from cystic fibrosis which is a progressive, lifelong condition, in which the glands that produce mucus, sweat and intestinal secretions do not function properly. Thick mucus accumulates in the lungs, leading to breathing difficulty and infection. It also impairs digestion, which makes it difficult for Nurmaisara to get the necessary nutrients to grow. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but supportive treatments are available to help improve quality of life.

I visited Nurmaisara at the ward this afternoon. I brought chicken rice lunch for the whole family as her other two daughters were also at the hospital since its Saturday and they are not in school. According to Fazilah, Nurmaisara is recovering from the lung infection but is still getting antibiotic treatment intravenously through her chest.

 

 

 

Fazilah herself looks exhausted from the long hours caring for her daughter, including sleeping at the hospital at night. She has two other school-going children whom she needs to care for, including cooking their meals. She does not have a regular paying job as she has to look after Nurmaisara, almost full-time. Her eldest daughter in Form 5 relieves the mother in the hospital on some nights, so that Fazilah is able to rest. The bus fare from her house to the hospital is RM2.50 one way. So between the two of them, bus fare works out to RM10-RM20 per day, depending on how many trips they make to the hospital. Although the transport cost puts additional stress on the RM400 she gets from the government social welfare in lieu of the youngest daughter's illness, this is just short term.

 

 

The more pressing issue is the cost to care for Nurmaisara long term. Because of her impaired digestive system, most of what she consumes pass through without much being absorbed, which means she goes to the toilet about 10-12 times a day!!! Doctor has prescribed a special milk called Peptamen Junior which helps in cases of malabsorption. She is currently being fed Peptamen in the hospital, 4 times a day with 4 scoops of milk powder in each serving. With this, Nurmaisara only goes to the toilet once a day.

 

 

Fazilah is now worried about how she is going to sustain her daughter on Peptamen once she is discharged from the hospital. A quick check at a pharmacy in Damansara Uptown indicated that the small tin above cost RM78 (I only saw this at the pharmacy. Not sure if there is a Junior version). With her current consumption, it will be almost a tin a week, or about RM300 a month.

If you or your friends know of anyone in Nestle from whom we can buy the milk at a discounted price, or if you would like to help Fazilah by donating Peptamen, regardless of how many tins, please contact June at trccpenchala@gmail.com or call Kim at 012-3036019.

On behalf of Fazilah and Nurmaisara, we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU in advance for your generous support.


Posted by Kim
Pictures courtesy of Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MOW HAPPY CHILD - Myanmarese Refugee Children
posted on 09/05/2013 at 13:50
 


These innocent children were borne not knowing that they will be uprooted from Myanmar, their homeland, be stateless and living with the uncertainty of not knowing when they will finally have a place to call home. Pastor Gabriel Paul, from Full Gospel Assembly, and his wife took 23 such children into their lives in 2008 and established the Rawang Learning Centre (RLC). Most of the parents of these children work elsewhere and visit their children at RLC weekly or less often. The RLC provides shelter, food and education to these children, with the support of 3 volunteer teachers and 1 caretaker, all from the Myanmar community.

It may take as long as 5 years or even longer before their immigration papers are in order for their relocation to a country that will take them in permanently. Meanwhile, they have to survive ‘in-transition’ and make the best of the situation. To help them stay healthy, Meals on Wheels, together with Lions Club, will be providing free medical checks at a mobile clinic for these children and other Myanmarese refugees in Rawang. We will also provide vaccination for the 23 children at the RLC. We visited the Centre recently to discuss the event with Pastor Paul.

 

 

 

Although there are only 23 children at the RLC, we expect almost 150 refugees to turn up at this event as UNCHR has plans to conduct a registration exercise at RLC on the same day and we expect refugees from the surrounding area and beyond, to turn up for the registration.  The 150 participants is expected to comprise of:

 

- 23 children from RLC

 

- 50 adult males, 50 adult females and 25 children who will come for the UNHCR registration

 


Details of the mobile clinic:

 

Day/Date: Sunday, 9th June 2013

 

Time: 9am to 2pm

 

Venue: Full Gospel Assembly Church, No. 14, Jln Waterfall, 48000 Rawang

 

Wish List

 

Below are the items requested by RLC, as well as refreshments for the event. We have not specified the quantity of items requested by RLC, so we will just bring along whatever that is contributed by donors. For the refreshments, we are catering for 200 people, which will include volunteers from Lions Club and Ti-Ratana MOW.
 
tems for Rawang Learning Centre
Quantity
Unit cost
Sub-Total
Donors
Rice
       
Canned foods (including pork)
       
Instant noodles
       
Sugar
       
Cooking oil
       
Milk powder
       
Milo
       
Sanitary pads, other toiletries
       
Refreshments for event
Quantity
Unit cost
Sub-Total
 
Buns or biscuits for breakfast
200
RM2
RM400
 
Chocolate/soya bean drinks for breakfast
200
RM2
RM400
 
Lunch
200
RM6
RM1,200
 
 
For all items, you may sponsor the actual items in whatever quantities or donate cash (any amount) by banking into our account (Acc Name: Ti Ratana Community Centre Penchala, CIMB, Acc No: 14660000259057).

All items must be delivered to Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre by 5pm, Wednesday, 5th Jun 2013, to give the committee sufficient time to buy any outstanding items and pack the items.

If you would like to contribute to this event or need more details, please call June at 03-77849002 or Kim at 012-3036019 or email trccpenchala@gmail.com.


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MOW FOOD BANK- NEW FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP
posted on 08/05/2013 at 10:05
 

A son’s and brother’s love knows no bounds. That is Douglas Hyams, the son of Sylvia Hyams and brother of Elizabeth and Sharlene Hyams

Sylvia Hyams, 83 years old, a former nurse in Assunta, has two children of her own, Elizabeth, 61 years and Douglas, 45 years, and two adopted children Sharlene, 24 years and Peter. Sharlene with Down’s syndrome and Peter with cerebral palsy, were abandoned by their parents when they were babies. Sadly, Peter passed away 4-5 yrs ago at the age of 21 yrs.

 

Sylvia suffered a stroke in 1999 and 14 years later, at the age of 83, she is still caring for Sharlene and Elizabeth. Sylvia is hunched back, has cataract, and difficulty in walking, and thus cannot do much house work.

 


Elizabeth suffered a stroke in Nov 2012, and requires physiotherapy at the hospital, 2-3 times a week. She also goes for weekly accupuncture treatment sponsored by a samaritan who paid RM300 for 25 sessions. She wears adult diapers, size M (3 pcs a day), preferably Tena as other brands give her rashes.

 


Sharlene, at 24 yrs, only consumes milo and condensed milk, still using a milk bottle. When I visited on 1st May, 2013, she was happily sitting in front of the TV. She wears diapers children size XXL (3 pcs a day).

 

 

Both Elizabeth and Sylvia, who were stroke victims, have been advised by their doctors to cut down on oily foods, and eat more fruits and vegetables.

 

The family sleeps in the living room on the ground floor of the double-storey house. The first floor is not habitable as it has asbestos ceiling and is currently used to store used clothes and other items donated by people that are of not much use to them now. Douglas is slowly clearing the first floor whenever he has the time.

 

Douglas is the sole breadwinner in the family. Although he completed his SPM, he did not go to college as he has to work to feed his family. He used to do odd jobs and brings home about RM500 to RM600 a month only when there is work to be done. He also looks after two dogs for his uncle and gets RM80 per month to supplement his income.

 

On 1st May 2013, he started work as a night security guard for a nearby Prudential office, for RM900 per month. He cannot do a full time day job as he needs flexible work hours to bring his family members for frequent hospital visits. He buys food for his mum and Elizabeth daily, and helps his mum bathe Sharlene and Elizabeth. He takes them out whenever he can, but not very often.

The places he goes to must have wheelchair as his old beat-up 2-door Satria cannot fit in a wheelchair. It will be nice if he has a wheelchair-friendly vehicle (like a van in which a wheelchair can be wheeled up and down easily) to take his family for outings.

 

Besides Douglas income, Sylvia gets RM300 a month from Social Welfare, while Elizabeth gets RM300+ a month from SOCSO. Douglas main concern now is the RM8000+ TNB bill he needs to settle to avoid supply disruption. He has tried appealing and getting help, but all in vain. Fortunately, their house is fully paid for by a good Samaritan some years ago.

 

Douglas is amazing … he is selfless and truly loves his family and happily cares for their well-being. He indulges the family, like buying grapes, which is his mum’s favourite fruit, whenever he has some extra cash.

 

The Hyams is currently in our MOW FOOD BANK program. If you wish to visit/help the family in other ways, please contact Kim at 012-3036019 or email yeapkimsee@hotmail.com.

 

Thank you in advance for your support in helping the Hyams have a better quality of life.

 

 

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AJAHN JUMNIEN VISIT TO MALAYSIA -6-17 MAY 2013
posted on 03/05/2013 at 11:29
 

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.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ADMIN ASSISTANT
posted on 03/05/2013 at 10:43
 

We are looking for an Admin Assistant. If you enjoy a creative yet serene and spiritual environment and like meeting people,  WE WANT YOU!!  just give Ms. June a call at 03-77849002 to set an interview

 

 


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posted on 30/04/2013 at 10:14
 

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posted on 30/04/2013 at 09:53
 

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MOW GRANTS - ANIMALCARE CONTINUES THIER MISSION TO CARE FOR STREET ANIMALS
posted on 29/04/2013 at 09:55
 

 

From Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels sponsorship of RM500 for the month of April 2013 to AnimalCare:

1. RM150 was used to buy cat food for Maslinda’s community cats.

 
 

 

2.RM100 was used to pay part of Mdm Eng Geok Bee's bill for scrotum removal surgery, medication, vaccination and hospitalisation for a dog with an injured testicle.

 

 

 

3. RM250 was used to buy dog food for Mr Low Hong Hang’s North Port dogs.

The dedication and passion demonstrated by Dr Chan Kah Yein and her team is truly commendable and Ti-Ratana Meals on Wheels is happy to be part of this mission.

 Thank you to our donors who enabled us to continue to contribute to AnimalCare.

 

Posted by: Kim

Pictures courtesy of myanimalcare.org

 

 

 


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posted on 26/04/2013 at 10:18
 

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[TRIPLE GEM] MAHA SADHU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS OF LUANG PU TOHN'S ROBE OFFERING FOR THE DEPARTED.
posted on 26/04/2013 at 09:59
 

 Dear brothers and sisters,

 Through your support, understanding and compassion, we collected an amount of RM 165,554 during the robe offering ceremony presided over by Luang Pu Tohn (Phra Ratchayan Wisutthisophon). 

Devotees had the opportunity to transfer merits to the Departed. As mentioned, all proceeds from this ceremony will support the construction of Phra Maha Chedi (Grand Stupa) at Wat Sri Apaiyawan, Loei Province, Thailand.

The Stupa will enshrine the relics of Lord Buddha and Phra Arahants together with Luang Pu Tohn's relics and personal belongings for people to pay respect and venerate. We gained immeasurable merits during this auspicious event by meeting a great teacher; Luang Pu Tohn, contributing and supporting towards building fund of the Stupa and transferring merits to the departed.

We would like to express our gratitude to the guests Venerable Bhikkhus; namely Phra Ajahn Sarot Khongprayot, Ajahn Keng, Ajahn Tikkhayano,Ajahn Tong, Pean, Bhikkhu Li together with their entourage of accompanying Bhikkhus. We would also like to extend a special 'THANK YOU' to Dr. Romdej Phisalaphong and family who initiated the invitation to Luang Pu Tohn as a gift to fellow Malaysian Buddhists. Also we would like to thank all donors, participants, volunteers, devotees, well wishers and Buddhist Societies who had so thoughtfully and generously contributed to the success of the Robe Offering Ceremony.

 

'Let This merit accrue to our departed loved ones, friends and relatives and may they be well and happy'.

 

Finally, for those who contributed and supported the building fund of the Stupa have truly earned mahapunya: great merit, huge merit, exceptional merit. This is the type of good kamma that people may only have the opportunity to earn once in a lifetime. With the attitude of devotion and the readiness to give up some of their own wealth, time, and energy without expecting anything in return, all of you have built the path to happiness.

The Buddha cautioned us not to underestimate the value of merit, for merit equals happiness, and the bliss of renunciation is one of the highest forms of happiness possible. 

When people see this Stupa and are then motivated to make positive changes in their lives, to enter and progress along the path of the Dhamma,  then the benefits to the donors multiply.

The results of such good kamma can be expected to manifest as material prosperity, good health, fewer obstacles and a longer life.

However, these benefits are not worth a small fraction of the benefit that comes from making a strong and deep connection with the Dhamma; because this will conduce to inner peace, both in this life and long into the future. Through being part of the creation of stupa you have definitely made a strong connection with the Dhamma.

 

We wish you, and all of your family and  friends: peace, contentment

and innumerable blessings.  May you realise supreme security and

great happiness on the Path to Awakening.

 The arrival of Luang Pu Tohn