Sunday, May 31, 2009

CGC's Dharma Activities for the Month of June '09

1/06/2009 (Monday) 8pm – “Want to protect yourself from influenza A (H1N1)?” Buddhist teacher Geshe Tenzin Zopa will explain (from the buddhist perspective) why and how a person can avoid being affected by the disease, and Geshe Zopa will also offer practical Buddhist methods to minimise the chance of contracting this disease.
2/6/2009 (Tuesday) 8pm - Chokyi Gyaltsen Center is offering 20,000 lights and pujas presided by Geshe Tenzin Zopa and Kopan Nuns dedicate to all victims of H1N1. Anyone who would like to participate in this event may contribute RM1 per light or more.

Special Day:
30/05/2009 – 29/06/2009 is a Saka Dawa Day - Nyung Nay Retreat during the Saka Dawa month, which will be led by our very own resident sangha, Ven Osel.

It's time to engage in virtuous actions as a means to accumulate extensive merits. As merits are multiplied by 100 million times during this special auspicious period, don’t waste this wonderful opportunity by engaging in extensive Dharma practices with right motivation to gain enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings.

Saka Dawa month marks the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, and each of the days during the Saka Dawa month is said to have 100 million multiplications on our karmic effects. So, can you just imagine doing 3 sets of Nyung Nay during the Saka Dawa month?

1st Set of Nyung Nay: 5th -8th Jun

2nd Set of Nyung Nay: 12th -15th Jun

3rd Set of Nyung Nay: 20th – 22nd Jun

In each of the 3 sets of Nyung Nay, participants will check in CGC's premises on a Friday evening, 7pm, for a briefing. The actual Nyung Nay will start on Sat morning 4am, and end on Monday morning 8am. If you are working, you don't have to take any leave at all, except, try to be early on Friday, and you might be slightly late for work on Mon.

Please contact Stephanie at 012-4282929 or write to us at soon for arrangements.

For those of us who do not have the time to do extensive prayers nor practice extensive virtues during the period of Saka Dawa, here is an excellent opportunity for all of us to create vast, extensive merit by sponsoring pujas and more importantly, to dedicate these extensive merits from the prayers to the millions of suffering beings.

While we are so far and distant away from so, so many of these people who are experiencing intense sufferings of losing their loved ones overnight, their hard-earned savings and probably their livelihood, this is a little bit of what we can do for their future happiness and relief of sufferings - our strong and sincere prayers, and the merits of all our good deeds created at least during this Saka Dawa period.

If you think this may be beneficial to your friends and other family members, please help to pass on this message on to them.

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