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  • BISDS contact details

    Posted on April 22nd, 2009 admin No comments
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    Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School,
    c/o Buddhist Maha Vihara,
    123, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields,
    50470 Kuala Lumpur.
    Tel: +603 2274 1141
    enquiries : info-at-bisds-dot-org
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  • BISDS Staff Appreciation Night 2011.

    Posted on December 2nd, 2011 admin No comments

    All photographs are courtesy of Quek Mei Joon
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  • Concert and Prize Giving Nite 2011 – Album 2

    Posted on November 15th, 2011 admin 1 comment

    All photographs are courtesy of Lim Jie Sheng, Tissa 1
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  • Concert and Prize Giving Nite 2011

    Posted on November 15th, 2011 admin No comments

    All photographs are courtesy of Lim Jie Sheng, Tissa 1.
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    album 1
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  • We ♥ BISDS

    Posted on September 12th, 2011 admin No comments

    Okay, it was one Sunday when the classes of Ananda 1 and Upali 1 had a joint session.

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  • SPCA—My first experience with many animals

    Posted on September 6th, 2011 admin No comments

    author by Ng Shi Wen, Meghiya 1

    On 21 August 2011, students of Meghiya 1 made a trip to SPCA, which stands for Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Ampang Jaya. We brought things like old towels, old newspapers and second-hand items to donate.

    After arriving there at 9.15 a.m., we looked around and patted a few cats in a cage. After that, a woman started giving instructions. Our first job was to clean the cages. There were over 70 dogs and cats there. First, we had to take the puppies out of their cages into an empty one. Then, we took out the soiled newspapers and lined the cages with clean newspapers. Lastly, we poured water into the bowls for the puppies to drink. It was an easy job, really, but with puppies/dogs jumping madly around made it a tougher job. I was actually scared of dogs but slowly I overcame my fear. I realized that they were as friendly as us.

    Later, we rested for a few minutes while watching a woman stirring the food for the dogs, consisting of rice and tin food. After that, we passed her food bowls and she filled the food into each bowl. We took the food and put it into the cages for the dogs to eat. We also gave tin food to the cats. After that we helped carry rice bags which were donated by well wishers into a store room.

    After two hours of hard work, all the cats and dogs were enjoying their meal. We donated RM80 and bought some souvenirs. We then left for Brickfields. We had the famous ice kacang in Brickfields and lunch. Before going back to the temple, we visited a Taoist temple and walked along the red area in Jalan Thambypillai.

    We reached the temple at 12.30 p.m. It was an eye-opening experience for me with regard to the plight of animals. I am sure all of us are very happy to have this chance to help the animals and I hope to have another trip to help animals again.


    author by Eugene Goh, Meghiya 1

    On 21 August 2011, my class Meghiya 1 had a trip to SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). This is the first time I went to SPCA. I was very excited with the trip. Six students, one teacher and a parent went for this trip. I sat in my teacher’s car to SPCA.
    There were many dogs and cats at SPCA. At first, I though the cats and dogs were owned by SPCA. But after we were introduced to SPCA, I only learned that the cats and dogs were dumped by irresponsible owners or were strays on the roads. I felt pity for them.

    We helped the volunteers to do chores like feeding cats and dogs, changing soiled newspaper in the cages and filling up their water bowls. I thought we were of help to the volunteers of SPCA. However when our work was done, I heard a volunteer whispering to teacher that we were not helping much as we were slow and we do not know the ropes. Teacher told the volunteer that children need to be exposed to animal charity so that in future they can be inspired to help out in a shelter.

    Before we left SPCA, we donated some money to SPCA so that the lives of the cats and dogs could be more comfortable. However, I was careless as I did not bring any money for donation. We received some souvenirs from teacher which were bought from SPCA.
    On the way back to temple we stopped by at Brickfields to savour the infamous ice kacang. After that we went for a quick lunch at Brickfields. We took the opportunity to visit a Taoist temple in Brickfields and explore on foot Thambypillai road.

    Finally we reached Brickfields Maha Vihara at 12.30 p.m. I went home with my mother. I felt very happy that I have learned some skills to look after dogs and cats. I hope I can visit SPCA again.


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  • IN ACTION DOING DANA

    Posted on September 6th, 2011 admin No comments

    author by Sean Lee, Meghiya 1

    Last Sunday, we, the whole class, like a family worked hard together to achieve something important that is doing dana or practising generosity. A week before that, Teacher Ho who taught us about dana/generosity planned with us to get everyone to buy ingredients such as mayonnaise, bread, cheese, butter, eggs and cans of tunas, and to bring sandwichmaker, kitchen utensils and cutlery. All the ingredients for the sandwich were bought using our own pocket money. We felt happy when we bought the items and when we made the sandwiches. We also felt happy when we served the sandwiches.

    At first, all of us were kind of blur of what to do. So Teacher Ho organised us by giving us chores. Two of us were in charge of spreading butter on the bread while another two were responsible for slicing, dicing and smashing the eggs. My fellow companion and I opened the cans of tuna, poured them into a container and smashed them up. A few minutes later, we all started to make the delicious sandwiches.

    Soon, we were all enjoying ourselves to our school-made sandwiches. Before that we served the sandwiches to the devoted staff in the resource room, training room and staff room. We could have enjoyed more if we could do it for the whole school. I hope that the whole school can do more of such dana which comes from a pure heart so that one can gain merits. In the end, we packed up, cleaned up the mess and empty the garbage. Although it was a tiring day, we all enjoyed ourselves very much because it really teaches us about GENEROSITY.


    author by Ng Shi Wen, Meghiya 1

    My class, Meghiya 1, had the opportunity of practicing practical dana. On 3 July 2011, we made a variety of sandwiches. My friends, teacher and I helped to supply the ingredients we needed for the sandwiches.
    We decided to make many varieties of sandwiches. We made funny mixtures such as egg with tuna, mayonnaise with egg, tuna with butter, tuna with cheese and many more. We all had our own little task to do. After putting the ingredients into the bread, we sealed it in a triangle shape. Then, we put the sandwiches into the sandwich maker. After a few minutes, the sandwiches were ready. We continued the same task over and over again. We piled the sandwiches on a tray; there seems to be thousands of them.
    Sometimes, things went wrong. For example, after putting the cheese sandwich into the toaster, the cheese melted and we had a hard time cleaning up the sandwich maker. After two hours of hard work, we finished up the whole lot of bread. A few students cleaned up while another student took the sandwiches to the staff room and resource room to let the teachers taste our hand-made sandwiches. They said the sandwiches were delicious.
    I was very happy that day because I had performed dana using my own money and using my own effort. Giving to others not only makes them happy, but me too.


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  • BISDS 13th Children Fellowship Camp

    Posted on August 22nd, 2011 admin No comments

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    The 13th Children’s Fellowship Camp will be held at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields from 27th to 30th August 2011 for children from 8 – 12 years old.

  • Valley Of Hope Appreciation Day

    Posted on August 22nd, 2011 admin No comments

    On the 24th July 2011, two groups of students took part in the Valley of Hope Appreciation Day at the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Center. The classes involved were Moggallana 2 and Sanghamitta.

    Slideshow of photographs by Sanghamitta class students
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    Slideshow of photographs by Sirisena and Ashmini Perera
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  • Sariputta 1 class’ participation in Maha Sanghika Dana on the 24th July 2011

    Posted on August 22nd, 2011 admin No comments

    On the 24th July 2011, the adult class Sariputta 1 participated in the Maha Sanghika Dana held on the occasion of the one year memorial service for the late mother of the Chief venerable K. Sri Dhammaratana Nayaka Maha Thera. It also coincided with the 63rd birthday of the chief venerable.

    Slideshow of photographs by Bro Sherman Chu
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  • BISDS student trip on the 24th July 2011 to Sepang Gold Coast – EIC and Bagan Lalang beach

    Posted on August 22nd, 2011 admin No comments

    Group A Activities in EIC
    Slideshow of photographs by teacher Khoo BE
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    Slideshow of photographs by teacher Saw LM
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    Group B Activities at the Bagan Lalang beach
    Slideshow of photographs by teacher Sharon Tan
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