Sunday, July 16, 2017

Guru Poornima



We observed the holy festival of Guru Poornima on Sunday, 9th July with Omkar at 5.30 a.m. and prayers in the evening. 

"Guru Poornima is the day on which one celebrates the dispersal of the darkness of ignorance from the mind. Hence, people should fill their minds with the all-embracing Love Principle. To experience the fullness of Love, you have to fill your hearts completely with Love. That will be the result of total devotion." - Baba


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Haircuts for the Old


A group of volunteers from the Centre provide haircutting and shaving services to the inmates of the Penang Home of the Infirmed and Aged, Jalan Mesjid Negeri on the first Sunday of each month.  An average of 30-40 residents of the Home are attended to on each visit.  Snapshots taken on Sunday, 2nd July 2017.




 



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NED's 33rd AGM





The 33rd AGM of the Centre was held on Sunday, 18th June 2017.  A total of 27 members attended.  Also present was the Penang State Co-ordinator, Bro. Tan Kim Teik.

The meeting commenced with the Chairman, Bro. Lee Yew Khun's welcome address.  Bro. Lee  presided over the meeting in accordance with the Agenda as laid out in the Annual Report & Accounts 2016/2017.

Bro.Tan gave a short address before the meeting concluded.



Samasta Lokha Sukhino Bhavantu.



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Medical Screening


We organised a medical and health screening camp on Sunday, 11th June for 30 children and 5 caregivers of the Rumah Cahaya at Batu Maung.  Two doctors were assisted by volunteers from NED to conduct general health check which included eye vision test, hair lice check and deworming.  Medication and vitamins were also prescribed to those with problems and complaints.  The camp concluded with the serving of a vegetarian lunch for all.



Doctors attending to the children



Registration and guiding the children for various tests



Dispensing of medication


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mother's Day Celebration


We celebrated Mother's Day at the Centre on the evening of 14th May to honour all our centre mothers (and grandmothers!).  A slideshow of old photos taken of our mothers during service
 activities was shown, after which children from four families offered flowers to their mothers and expressed their love and gratitude.  The finale was the cutting of the Mother's Day cake by three senior mothers.



A happy Mum hugging her two sons


These two young children also played their part
by offering flowers to their Mum


A young daughter saying "Thanks" to her mum


Cutting the Mother's Day cake


Serving the Old


In conjunction with Mother's Day, the Wanita Wing organised a lunch for the residents of the Silver Jubilee Home for the old on Sunday, 14th May.  The morning began with prayers and entertainment for the old after which lunch was served in the community hall and medical wards.  The ladies helped to serve the food and also assisted in feeding the sick and bedridden in the wards.






Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wesak Day Prayers




It was a joyous Wesak morning as devotees gathered at the Centre for prayers.  They also had the opportunity to bathe the small statue of Lord Buddha at the conclusion of the prayers. More than 50 devotees were present on this happy occasion.








Devotees bathing the Buddha 



May the teachings of the Buddha guide and bless us all with peace!
Sadhu!  Sadhu!  Sadhu!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam



On this sacred day, we held prayers at the Centre in the evening beginning with Vedic chanting and bhajans, followed by talks by two senior members and a presentation by the Wanita Wing.  The Penang State Co-ordinator also addressed the congregation at the end of the programme.





Talk by Chairman, Bro. Lee


Talk by Bro. Gan


Presentation by the Wanita Wing


  Arathi






Let us continue to fill our hearts with Swami's pure love and pray for his Divine guidance always.

Jai Sai Ram.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Ram Navami




Sri Rama Navami is the festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Rama, the Avatar of the Treta age. It falls in the ‘Chaitra’ month in the Shukla Paksha Navami (ninth day of the bright fortnight) of the Hindu lunar calendar. Lord Rama is revered as being the very embodiment of Dharma (righteousness) and one whose life serves as an ideal for all mankind. The Ramayana, an epic poem composed by sage Valmiki on the life of Lord Rama, is one of the sacred scriptures of the Hindu religion.
(Source: Radio Sai)

We celebrated Ram Navami on the evening of 5th April with prayers at the Centre. 
Jai Sai Ram.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Guanyin's Birthday




 Goddess Guanyin's first birthday of the year fell on Thursday, 16th March.  We held prayers at the Centre commencing at 8 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sivarathri



We observed the auspicious night of Sivarathri on Friday, 24th February with prayers at the Centre
from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.



"The ultimate goal of this Sivarathri is to develop unity among humanity, whatever be the obstacles, whatever be the difficulties and whatever be the provocations. You should never make use of harsh words while speaking to others. Always speak sweetly and softly, with a loving heart. "

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba ~