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Our Group Photograph   Leave a comment


Our Group Photograph

Our Group Photograph

Wesak Moving of the Buddha Image to Main Float at MBA   Leave a comment


Wesak Moving of the Buddha Image to Main Float at Malaysian Buddhist Association, Burmah Road, Penang on Thursday, 16 May, 2019

The Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm   Leave a comment


This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

Our Deepest Condolences to Khoo Yu Jin and family.

Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.

SP Lim

I am the current Wesak Procession Chairman after Mr Khoo Kwan Hock’s retirement some years ago. Mr Khoo had passed away .

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

 

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association   Leave a comment


Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

Moving Wesak Main Float for Procession to Malaysian Buddhist Association

In memory of the late Seevaraju Muniandy   Leave a comment


In memory of the late Seevaraju Muniandy (more popularly called Raju).
His residence is at 18, Gerbang Erksine, Penang and the funeral is scheduled at 2.00pm, this coming Saturday, 14 November, 2015.
He was our Vice-Chairman of Penang Wesak Procession Committee which he served diligently and loyally for over 45 years.
“Life is uncertain – Death is certain” This is a well-known saying in Buddhism. Knowing very well that death is certain and it is a natural phenomenon that everyone has to face, we should not be afraid of death. Yet, instinctively, all of us fear death because we do not know how to think of its inevitability. We like to cling to our life and body and so develop too much craving and attachment.
Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda
May his soul rest in eternal bliss with the blessings of Lord Buddha.
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Progress of modifications to the main Wesak Float   Leave a comment


Some members of the Wesak Procession were following up on the progress of the modifications to be made to the Main Wesak Float by end December 2013. We should be ready by the next Wesak Procession to be held on 13 of May, 2014.

What is Wesak Celebration ?
Vesākha (Pali;Sanskrit: Vaiśākha, Sinhala: වෙසක් පෝය, Devanagari: वैशाख, Nepali: बुद्ध पुर्णिमा, बुद्ध जयन्ति, Bengali: বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা or ভেসাক, Thai: วิสาขบูชา), Wesak or Vesak also known as Buddha Purnima is a holy day observed traditionally by Buddhists in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and the South East Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Indonesia.[1] Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s Birthday”, it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha.[2]
The exact date of Vesākha varies according to the various lunar calendars used in different traditions. In Theravada countries following the Buddhist calendar, it falls on a full moon Uposatha day, typically in the 5th or 6th lunar month. Vesākha Day in China and Korea is on the eighth of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The date varies from year to year in the Western Gregorian calendar, but usually falls in April or May. In leap years Vesākha is celebrated in June.
The name of the observance is derived from the Pali term vesākha or Sanskrit vaiśākha, which is the name of the lunar month falling in April–May (see Vaisakha).[3] In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit name (Vaiśākha) and derived variants of it. Local renditions of the name vary by language, including:
Nepali: Buddha Purnima (बुद्ध पुर्णिमा), Budhha Jayanti (बुद्ध जयन्ति)
Bengali: Buddho Purnima (বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা), Buddho Joyonti (বুদ্ধ জয়ন্তী) or Bhesak (ভেসাক)
Sinhala: Vesak (වෙසක්) Full Moon Poya Day
Burmese: Kason Full Moon Day
Chinese: Fó Dàn (佛誕), Yù Fó Jié (浴佛節), Wèi Sāi Jié (衛塞節) or Fāt Dàahn
Filipino: Araw Ni Buddha
Indonesian: Hari Waisak
Japanese: Hanamatsuri (花祭)
Khmer: Visak Puja (or Visak Bochea) (វិសាខបូជា)
Korean: Seokka Tanshin-il (석가 탄신일, 釋迦誕身日)
Laotian: Vixakha Bouxa
Malaysian: Hari Wesak
Tibetan: Saga Dawa (*ས་ག་ཟླ་བ། )
Thai: Wisakha Bucha (วิสาขบูชา)
Vietnamese: Phật Đản

From the Wikipedia.

SP Lim

I leave with a few of Buddha’s quotes to ponder,
“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”
“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”
“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

Selvaraju’s Deepavali with us   Leave a comment


A Delightful and Happy Deepavali to All Hindus.
What does Deepavali mean to you?
Selvaraju Muniandy, 71 said it is a time to rekindle and nurture friendship in a simple gathering in his home. Friendship to him is a very important element in one’s life. How true it is. We, in the Wesak Procession Committe, always called him Rajoo. He has served the Wesak Procession Committee for easily 40 over years. A former fire-man by profession, he always joked that he turned darker and darker with each fire he fought and extinguished. Today, members of the Wesak joined him at his home to celebrate Deepavali with his family and him. We enjoyed the curries and other food served too. Happy Deepavali.

SP Lim

From Wikipedia :

Diwali (English pronunciation: /dɪwɑːli/)also called Divali, Deepavali or the “festival of lights”, is a five-day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (waning moon fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin and ends on Bhau-beej, celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha (waxing moon fortnight) of the month Kartik. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.
Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.
For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC. For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619. Arya Samajists, celebrate this day as Death Anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. They also celebrate this day as Shardiya Nav-Shasyeshti.
The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of deepavali which translates into “row of lamps”. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.
The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival is called the Naraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The fourth day of Diwali is known as Kartika Shudda Padyami. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya, and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

Unsung Heroines and Heroes of the Penang Wesak Procession   Leave a comment


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I shall dedicate today’s article to the unsung heroines and heroes of the Wesak Grand Procession 2555 BE/2011 AD. Firstly, due credit must go to the beautiful creative floral decoration of the Buddha Main Float that changes year to year after much discussion by the Committee Members of the O’Hara Floral Arts Society of Penang, led by Mrs Chew ( Honey Bee Lim ). The theme of the zodiac animal of the Rabbit was depicted as the years in some floral arrangement on the Float. They worked tirelessly from morning till night. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.
Next on my list shall be my Committee Members of my Procession Committee for their unselfish effort in taking the Main Float from Green Lane to MBA, carrying the 1-tonne Buddha Statue to the Float and back after the Procession. The cleaning-up process and transporting back to Green Lane again. RACES – radio amateur communications emergency services group for their usual assistance, Red Crescent and other volunteers. Well, as in many organizations, there are always obstacles to the success of any project. Buddha blesses them and hope they shall reap what they sowed in their karma!

SP Lim

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