Saturday, July 23, 2016

Guanyin's Birthday

Friday, 22nd July was Goddess Guanyin's second birthday of the year.  Known as the "Day of Enlightenment", we held prayers at the Centre in the evening with offerings of "Longevity Peaches", "Huat Kueh", fruits and flowers.

We sing in praise of You.
You redeem us from suffering.
You manifest Your divinity and compassion to all.
Salutations to the all compassionate Goddess of Mercy, 
Guanyin, Bodhisattva!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guru Poornima

We observed the holy festival of Guru Poornima with Omkar on the morning of 19th July followed by a bhajan in the evening.

“The term ‘Guru’ means one who dispels the darkness of ignorance. ‘Gu’ means one who is beyond attributes (or gunas), ‘ru’ implies one who is beyond forms (rupa). This refers only to God. That is why the Guru is hailed as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (the holy trinity of Hindu belief). Only God is the true Guru. All others are merely teachers, like the teachers of different subjects in a college. ‘Guru’ is the one who reveals the guri (target) to the disciple. ‘Guri’ here refers to the Atmic Principle (the principle of the self)”.

- Baba


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Penang - The Way Forward

About 100 devotees attended the "Penang - The Way Forward" spiritual camp held at Gelugor Centre, Penang on Saturday, 25th June 2016.  The camp was conducted by the President, Bro. Mahendran and four other members of the Sathya Sai  International Organisation (SSIO) Malaysia namely Bro. Dr. S.Nackeeran (V.P. Education), Bro. Simon (V.P. Seva),  Bro. Yoong (V.P. SCA) and Bro. Raagan (National Youth Co-ordinator).  The camp began at 9 a.m. and concluded at 3 p.m. 20 members from NED attended.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

32nd A.G.M.

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of NED Centre was held on Sunday, 12th June 2016 at 8.15 p.m. Penang State Co-ordinator, Bro. Tan Kim Teik and Dy. State Co-ordinator, Bro. Saravanan were present to witness the proceedings.  

Bro. Lee Yew Khun, Bro. Lim Soon Kheng and Bro. Ong Lean Hong were unanimously re-elected as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the term 2016/2018.  The existing Hon.Internal Auditors, Bro. Gan Boon Teong and Bro. Alan Chew were also re-elected to remain in office for another term.  There was no change in the Wing Co-ordinators except for the appointment of Sis. Koo Mei Yeen as SCA Co-ordinator. 

Bro. Tan Kim Teik gave a short address before the meeting concluded at 9.30 p.m.

A total of 31 members attended the meeting. 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wesak Day Celebrations

Wesak Day this year fell on Saturday, 21st May.  To celebrate the occasion, we held prayers at the Centre which was followed by the bathing of the Lord Buddha.  More than fifty devotees attended.

"Beyond the darkness there is light,
Beyond  the ignorance there is wisdom,
May the Lord Buddha guide us to the path of glory!"

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy Wesak Day

May all sentient beings receive the blessings of the Triple Gem 
and be happy and free from suffering!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mother's Day with the Old

In conjunction with Mother's Day, we hosted a vegetarian lunch for the residents of the Silver Jubilee Home for the Aged, Sg.Dua on Sunday, 15th May.  We began with prayers after which we served lunch in the medical wards and community hall.  A group of line dancers also entertained the residents.  The Home which was established in 1935 presently houses 156 residents.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mother's Day Celebration

The Wanita Wing organised a Mother's Day celebration at the Centre on Sunday, 8th May.  The evening's programme began with bhajans followed by Swami's Divine Message by the Chairman, a Mother's Day message by the Wanita Co-ordinator, the screening of a video on Mother Teresa and the presentation of flowers to all ladies by the Asst. State Wanita Co-ordinator.  The ladies also had the privilege of offering Arathi to Swami..  The evening ended with refreshments for all.

"Mother's love lives on forever ...."

Presentation of flowers to the ladies

Two happy ladies

Ladies offering Arathi

Group Photo

Monday, May 9, 2016

Meal for the Poor

On Thursday, 5th May, we sponsored a vegetarian meal at The Lighthouse, a drop-in centre for the poor and hungry.  The food was cooked by one of our ladies. About 70-80 people were served on this occasion.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Haircutting Service

A small group of volunteers from the Centre provide haircutting and shaving services for the aged at the Penang Home of the Infirm and Aged, Jalan Masjid Negeri on the first Sunday of each month.  An average of 30-40 residents of the Home are attended to on each visit. The Home which was established in 1963, houses the destitute and aged who require care, treatment and nursing.