Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wanita Light Program - Project Decluttering


Our Wanita wing organized a 'Project De-cluttering' on Sunday, Oct 5th, 2014, in conjunction with one of the modules titled 'Growth' in the Sai Light Program.  The idea was to encourage all ladies to de-clutter their homes so as to promote harmonious living and practice recycling.  For this event, our members brought some of their things for exchange with one another.  It was a fun time for everyone.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Paduka Pooja Yatra 2014



The Paduka Pooja Yatra journey continues as Swami's Padukas are sent from SSBC Ned to SSBC Gelugor on 30 September 2014.


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Paduka Pooja Yatra 2014 - Sanctification Ceremony


SSBC NED has been selected by Swami to host the Paduka Pooja Yatra for 2014.  This is the second year in which the Yatra is being held for the purpose of unity amongst all centres/bhajan units in Penang, leading up to the Global Akhanda Bhajans in November.

The auspicious event began with the Santification ceremony of Swami's Padukas on Sept 28th, 2014 at the Tanjung Bungah seaside, Penang.  In the early hours of morning, at 5.00am sharp, the vibrating chants of Om awakened the quiet beach, followed by an hour of blissful pooja conducted by Bro Sivabalan Vadiveloo.  All members who were present were also fortunate to participate in the pooja. 

At 6.05am, the palanquin with Swami's padukas was transferred from the seaside to NED centre.  Upon arrival, members greeted Swami with flowers, offerings and arathi, afterwhich we proceeded with Veda chanting, 108 Naamavali and bhajans.  Refreshments were served at the end of the morning event.

In the same evening and the following two days, prayers and bhajans were also conducted to commemorate Swami's Divine Presence.


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Paduka Pooja Yatra - Sanctification Ceremony)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014


Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated on August 29th, 2014, beginning at 8.00pm with vedic chanting, mantras and bhajans.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choong Yuen Chieh Festival 2014


SSBC NED members spent an evening remembering our departed loved ones in prayers and bhajans on August 10th, 2014.   Candles with name cards were lighted by each family member and placed at Swami's altar before prayers began.  Mantras chanted for the memorial service included Veda chanting, Lingashtakam, Lord Shiva mantras, and Tibetan Buddhist mantras.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Buddha Purnima 2014


Buddha Purnima was celebrated at Ned centre on May 13th, 2014, from 10.00am - 11.30am.  Buddhist Prayers and Sai bhajans graced the occasion, followed by a video presentation on the Enlightenment of Buddha as well as Bathing the Buddha session.

Namo Ami Tuo Fo!


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Wesak day 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Parents' Appreciation Day



In conjunction with Mother's Day, the Sai Youths of Penang organized a Parents' Appreciation Day at NED on May 11th, 2014, from 9.00am - 12 noon.  Several families comprising the local residents at Desa Intan had participated in this event.  The programme included a video presentation on Hope as well as family photo-shoot for all families, and refreshments.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sai Chinese Affairs Sadhana Camp


The Penang State SCA Sadhana Camp was held at SSBC Glugor centre on May 1st, 2014, from 9.00 - 4.30pm.  Various spiritual topics were discussed and shared by local speakers in bilingual Chinese & English language.