Saturday, August 27, 2011

The story of Master Hong Yi

The Chokyi Gyaltsen Centre (CGC) in Penang is organising a charity show titled Above Full Moon to raise funds for its building.
The show promises audiences a deep insight into the history of the life of Master Hong Yi (Li Shu Tong) and his forbearance during the turbulent days of the Qing Dynasty.
Created by director Ho Lin Huay and composer Imee Ooi, this full-length musical about the Buddhist monk is in Mandarin with English subtitles.
Before he became a monk, Li Shu Tong excelled in poetry, calligraphy, painting and music.
In 1916, he underwent a 17-day fast at a temple and experienced the benefits of spiritual life, and took refuge in the Three Jewels in Buddhism in 1917.
Master Hong Yi was also a teacher of arts history and music at various colleges and pioneered the teaching of Western music in China.
The show will be staged at Dewan Sri Pinang from Sept 23 to 26, and tickets are priced at RM150, RM100, RM70 and RM50.
Showtime is from 8pm to 11pm, and there will also be an additional show on Sept 25, from 2pm to 5pm.
Those who sponsor or donate RM5,000 or RM1,000 and above to the CGC will be presented with a 30cm and 15cm blessed and consecrated Matreiya Buddha statue respectively, and two VIP seat tickets each.
The VIP tickets are for the premier show on Sept 23.
The CGC is located at 37-Y, Lorong Zoo 1, Air Itam Penang. For details, call Susan (012-3450528), Jennifer (012-5227889), Yin Peng (012-4269839), Bee Bee (012-4912528).
This article was published in "The Star" newspaper on Saturday, 27 August 2011.

Musical on legendary monk

A MUSICAL depicting the fascinating and dramatic legend of Li Shu Tong, who became a Buddhist monk known as Master Hong Yi during the turbulent days of the Qing Dystany, will be staged in George Town this September.
Music on Stage Production from Kuala Lumpur will be producing Above Full Moon at the Dewan Sri Pinang from Sept 23 to 26.
The show, organised by SMJK Phor Thay and Chokyi Gyaltsen Centre (CGC), tells of Li Shu Tong revolutionising China with his flamboyant artistry in painting, music, poetry, drama and arts education.
It will be staged from 8pm until 11pm except on Sept 25 when the show is from 2pm until 5pm.
Above Full Moon was created by director Ho Lin Huay and composer Imee Ooi following their successful collaboration in Siddhartha The Musical last year.
Organising chairman Datin Goh Suat Guat said the show, aimed at raising funds to build an indoor sports centre at SMJK Phor Thay, would feature 50 Malaysian performers.
For tickets, priced at RM50 to RM150, call the SMJK Phor Thay School Board at 04-6442772/04-2623101, Than Hsiang Temple at 04-6414822, or CGC at 012-4386228 (Datin Goh) or 012-5227889 (Jennifer).
This article was published in "The Star" newspaper on Wednesday, 22 June 2011.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Medicine Buddha Puja on Saturday, 13th August 2011

In conjunction with the "Ghost Festival" month, CGC will be organizing Medicine Buddha Puja on 13/08/2011 (Saturday) at 8pm and will be led by our Resident Geshe - Geshe Deyang. It is a very good opportunity to accumulate merits and dedicate to oneself and others.
If you’d like to contribute to the Puja, the minimum sponsor for this Medicine Buddha Puja is RM10.00 per person. (Including food, fruits, flowers, water and 1 tea light offering).
To contribute, kindly write to us at before 10/08/2011 or you can hand in your name and money contributions to our centre anytime from Monday till Friday at 3pm - 5pm.
For further queries, please contact Stephanie (012) 4282929.

Dharma Activities For The Month Of August 2011

Wednesday, 3rd August 2011
(8.15 pm)

Mantra Recitation

Sunday, 7th August 2011
(11.00 am)

Tara Puja

Monday, 8th August 2011
(8.00 pm)
Guru Puja

Saturday, 13th August 2011
(8.00 pm)
Medicine Buddha Puja - Ghost Month Celebration

Wednesday, 24th August 2011
(8.00 pm)

Guru Puja

Sunday, 28th August 2011
(11.00 am)
Animal Liberation