Welcome to MBMC Dhamma Sunday School

Vision: To cultivate and nurture Dhamma seed in our students and ultimately become HAPPY Buddhists
Mission: (1)To promote the practice of generosity, morality and Vipassana meditation. (2)To create an environment of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity

Monday, June 27, 2016

2016 Visit Old Folks Home

Dhamma School activity - Visiting Old Folks Home

Venue: 病老院 (Jalan Masjid Negeri)
Date: 26.06.2016
Time: 9am to 12pm

Friday, October 9, 2015

Gratitude Day 2015

We ended MBMC Dhamma School of 2015 by organizing Gratitude Day to let students show their gratitude towards their parents, teachers and helpers.

According to Anguttara Nikaya 2:4.2 Repaying One's Parents, the Buddha said
"I declare, O monks, that there are two persons one can never repay. What two? One’s mother and father. Even if one should carry about one’s mother on one shoulder and one’s father on the other, and while doing so should live a hundred years, reach the age of a hundred years; and if one should attend to them by anointing them with salves, by massaging, bathing and rubbing their limbs, and they should even void their excrements there—even by that would one not do enough for one’s parents, one would not repay them. Even if one were to establish one’s parents as the supreme lords and rulers over this earth so rich in the seven treasures, one would not do enough for them, one would not repay them. What is the reason for this? Parents do much for their children: they bring them up, feed them, and guide them through this world. But, O monks, one who encourages his unbelieving parents, settles and establishes them in faith; who encourages his immoral parents, settles and establishes them in virtue; who encourages his stingy parents, settles and establishes them in generosity; who encourages his ignorant parents, settles and establishes them in wisdom—such a one, O monks, does enough for his parents: he repays them and more than repays them for what they have done."
This is our purpose having Gratitude Day. We invited parents to participate together with their children in order to let students understand the greatest loves of their parents to them and the important of an united family.

The event has been divided into 3 sessions which are

  • Family game 
  • Asking forgiveness from parents
  • Showing gratitude to teachers and kitchen helpers

Passing ping pong ball -- family members shall be always giving with loves & receiving respectfully 

Please forgive me if I have done wrong through my body action or speech 
intentionally or unintentionally

Thank you teachers and sister Annie and please forgive us for any wrong doing.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

2-days-1-night Bungalow stay at Penang Hill

All MBMC students, youth group, parents and teachers are welcome to participate.

Click the registration form, to download in PDF format.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Gratitude Day 2014

To end the academic year in a meaning way, the Sunday Dhamma School organised a Gratitude Day on 26 October 2014. The purpose of this event is to encourage students to express their gratitude toward elders such as Sayadaw, teachers, parents as well as kitchen helper.

We started off the event by paying Puja to the Buddha, followed by chanting led by our Dhamma and mediation teacher Sayadaw U Pannananda.  Thereafter our teacher, Sister Malini led the parents, teachers and students to pay our gratitude to Sayadaw for his Dhamma teaching and guidance. We also ask Sayadaw for forgiveness for wrongful bodily, verbal and mental actions that we did intentionally or unintentionally.  Then everyone offered a robe to Sayadaw to show our appreciation to him before taking group photo.

Buddha said:

"I tell you, monks, there are two people who are not easy to repay. Which two? Your mother & father. Even if you were to carry your mother on one shoulder & your father on the other shoulder for 100 years, and were to look after them by anointing, massaging, bathing, & rubbing their limbs, and they were to defecate & urinate right there (on your shoulders), you would not in that way pay or repay your parents."

AN 2.32 shows that the only true way to repay your parents is to strengthen them in four qualities: Establish your parent in conviction towards Buddha, Dhamma Sangha; establish them in virtue, in generosity and in discernment.

To this extent one pays & repays one's mother & father.

Mother & father, compassionate to their family,
    are called Brahma, first teachers, those worthy of gifts from their children. 
So the wise should pay them homage, honor 
    with food & drink, clothing & bedding, anointing & bathing, washing their feet.
Performing these services to their parents, 
    the wise are praised right here and after death rejoice in heaven.
-- Iti 106

After the lively explanation of these two Suttas by Sister Malini, she invited the parents and students to take part in a game called "How much do you know your father and mother?"

Firstly she asked the students to identify his/her father feet, then followed by identifying the mothers' hands.

The purpose of this game was to give student the opportunity to get intimate with their parents and show their loves and appreciation for the contributions made by their fathers and mothers.

Hopefully the students will have endless love for their fathers and mothers.

Finally the most touching moment had come - the time to ask for forgiveness!  The students offered drink to their parents and paid respect by touching their feet.

At last. the students showed their appreciation to Auntie Annie and all the teachers of the Sunday Dhamma School and ask for forgiveness from them too.

We wish all present have enjoyed very much and we wish every one has a Happy Family! 

The Sunday Dhamma School wishes our students continue to practice Sila, Samadhi and Panna in the holiday and see every one (together with your family members, relatives, neighbors, classmates and friends) of back in 18 Jan 2015!!!  Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

The Sunday Dhamma School wishes our students continue to practice Sila, Samadhi and Panna in the school holiday and hope to see every one (together with your family members, relatives, neighbors, classmates and friends) of back in 18 Jan 2015!!

 Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!