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Thursday April 26, 2012

Metro Watch

WESAK DAY CELEBRATIONS

Wesak Day celebrations at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, begins on May 3 with morning chantings at 6.15am followed by paritta chanting and procession. On May 4, a food fair will be held from 5pm while paritta chanting begins at 8.30pm followed by a discourse on dhamma and a procession. On Wesak Day, special blessings for devotees by the Sangha venerables and senior monks from Thailand will be held from 8am to 10am. The food fair will begin at 8.30am. The Tak Bart ceremony starts at 11am while the Phapa offering and presentation of saffron robes will be held at 5.30pm. paritta chanting will commence at 8pm followed by a candlelight procession of the Lord Buddha on a chariot around the temple compound. For details, call 03-7955 2443.

CHARITY CONCERT

Catholic High School PJ will be holding An Evening of Music 2012 with the theme Celebration on April 28 at its Brother Philippe Wu School Hall. There will be two shows, a matinee performance at 2pm and the evening show at 7.15pm. For details, contact Hardeep at 019-219 4541 or Margaret at 03-7956 5484.

WESAK PROGRAMMES

The Bandar Utama Buddhist Society is hosting over 40 monks from various branches of the Ajahn Chan monasteries and will be holding two programmes today and Friday. There will be dana at 9am on both days, followed by paritta chanting and a dhamma talk today evening as well. For details, contact Tan Buck Soon (012-200 8883) or Chee Wat (016-313 3628).

ART BAZAAR

Publika’s Fuyoh Art Bazaar (FAB) will take place on Sunday from 10am to 6pm, with more than 80 vendors as well as buskers, art jamming, craft workshops and talks. Early birds can enjoy Wheelie Sundays, whereby Publika closes its inner streets to vehicles and rents bikes and tricycles for free from 7am-10am.

JOINT CELEBRATION

The Retired Indian Armed Forces Cooperative Society is organising Tamil New Year and Vaisakhi celebrations on May 12 at the Angkasa Raya Hall, RMAF Sungai Besi. For bookings, contact Subramaniam at 03-5632 5266 / 017-390 3158 or Jit Singh at 012-224 3041 before May 1.

FREE TALK

There is a free health and spiritual talk by Shree Prem Nirmal Guruji on April 27 at the Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in Sentul, KL from 7.30-10pm. Call for reservations. For details, call 017-347 1151 (Shanthi), 017-300 0133 (Suresh).

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