Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lucas is one year old!!

Lucas is the first of my batch of baby ‘rats’ to turn one. Here he is celebrating his birthday with his friends.

The Chinese believe that when a baby turns one on his Chinese birthday he should he should have a chicken leg to bite on. Want to know why? Please go to the Old Wives Tales on

Saturday, April 18, 2009

An appeal for donations

Wesak which is celebrated on the full-moon day in May is the most important festival of the Buddhists. Prince Siddharta was born in the garden of Lumbini, he attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya and passed away in Kusinara, all on Wesak day.

Thus Wesak is often called the thrice-sacred day. BUBS marks this joyous and happy day with celebrative events. You are invited to join us in this celebration.


Friday 1 May 2009
Blood Donation Campaign
Time: 10.00 am to 4 pm
Venue: Centrepoint, 1st floor, New Wing
Bandar Utama

Charity Food Fair
9am t0 2pm
Coupons at RM20.00 per booklet
Come and enoy delicious homecooked food

Bandar Utama Buddhist Society
52 Jalan BU 11/16
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Email: bubsoc

The Bandar Utama Buddhist Society was registered with the Registrar of Societies (Registration no. 364) on 18 March 2000.
From its very inception, the main objectives of the Society have been to promote the understanding, study and practice of the Buddha's Teachings and the Buddhist way of life. Till date, the Bandar Utama Buddhist Society has held events such as Buddhist cultural and educational activities, social welfare and charitable activities. This is all to foster and bolster the development of fellowship amongst Buddhist groups and individuals. The Society also aims to develop understanding, goodwill and cooperation between the Buddhist community and other similar communities in Malaysia.
The Bandar Utama Buddhist society was initially established to create a place of worship and to promote the Buddha Dhamma to the Buddhist and local communities in Bandar Utama.

Who We Are & What We Do

The Society teaches and practices the Buddha-Dhamma as recorded in the Pali scriptures. This school of Buddhism is known as the Theravada.

Our members are mostly residents of Bandar Utama and the surrounding areas, but we also have members from other parts of Selangor and other states. Although membership is for those aged eighteen and above, everyone is welcome to join in our activities. The Society arranges several services for the benefit of the community. These are:
Buddha Puja on Sundays and other events.
Dhamma School for children.
Dhamma Study Groups.
Meditation instruction and practice.
Dhamma talks by monks and other teachers.
Fellowship and welfare activities.

About RM 7 million is needed to construct the Centre.

Please offer your generosity so that our vision for a lasting spiritual Centre may be successfully fulfilled. Your gift of funds will benefit present and future generations. We appreciate and humbly offer our prayers for your heartfelt generosity.

The new Centre will be more than just a building!

It will be a place for practice.
Located in the prime middle class suburbia of Bandar Utama, the Centre will be a beacon for those seeking out the teachings of the Buddha. Weekly puja or worship, Dhamma talks, classes and group meditation sessions will be offered regularly at the Centre. It will provide an environment that is deeply needed in our daily lives: a place for all people to come and experience the benefits of learning, contemplating and practicing the Buddha’s teachings.

It will be a place for growth.
The Centre will feature contemporary architectural design harmoniously incorporating traditional Buddhist features. Importance has been given to the use of natural light. The heart of the Centre will be the unique oval-shaped shrine hall to be used for worship and Dhamma instruction. On the upper floor there will be a large hall for meditation. Adequate space will be provided for children so that they will have the opportunity to learn the Dhamma and the Buddhist culture that is essential to the continuation of our heritage. The Centre will be equipped with a kitchen and dining area. On the upper floors, visiting teachers will find comfortable guest quarters.

It will be a place for community.
The Bandar Utama Buddhist Society welcomes all who wish to participate. The Centre will be made available to the public so that all who wish to encounter the Dhamma will have the precious opportunity. It is our wish that the local community will be attracted to it and the activities held on its grounds. We wish that all who walk past its doors may experience the bliss, happiness and peace offered by the Dhamma.
The Centre will be the focal point of the Society's effort to preserve and effectively transmit the Dhamma. It will stand as a landmark of Dhammaduta initiatives here in the heart of the Klang Valley, Malaysia.

If you wish to make a one time donation, please click on the form below. Print, complete and send together with your cheque to Bandar Utama Buddhist Society

If you wish to make a donation by instalments, please click on the form below. Print, complete and send together with your cheque to Bandar Utama Buddhist Society

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Childhood ingenuity

Lucas is 11 months old and just learning to stand but cannot do it without support. Here he is trying to stand and play with a toy

“If I let go of my right hand, I will fall down”

“If I use my left hand to hold me up, I cannot play with the toy”

“Aha! I will lean against the sofa so that both my hands are free”

“There! Now I can use both hands to hold the toy and still stand up. Am I not a clever boy?”