The year 2019 inches nearer to the Centennial of Seck Kia Eenh. Very soon, in another few months, come 2020, Seck Kia Eenh is 100 years old. 100 years is a long time spanning from 1920 to 2020 experiencing British Rule, Japanese Occupation and the country’s independence. However, Seck Kia Eenh stood strong over time and year in year out, various religious, welfare and fellowship activities were carried out without fail. While many more activities are yet to be carried out for this year, there are already plans to celebrate the 100 Anniversary in a grand scale. With the guiding light of the Triple Gem: the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, may everyone put their good thought, loving kindness and compassion, generosity and understanding for the temple to grow from strength to strength. Let us make Seck Kia Eenh as a most comfortable and appropriate institution where many can come and seek the Brahmaviharas: metta – unconditional love, karuna – compassion, mudita – altruistic joy and upekha – equanimity.
This year marks the 99th. year of Seck Kia Eenh Temple. Seck Kia Eenh Temple has served the people of Melaka in more ways than one. Over the years, SKE has provided a strong platform for the propagation of the Dhamma. For the young, the SKE Dhamma School has been around for many years for them to acquire and practice the Dhamma. Prominent national Buddhist leaders such as Professor Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, Datuk Charlie Chia, Bro Tan Huat Chye spent a large portion of their younger days in the SKE Temple. The seeds were planted in them at an early age while they were kids attending the Dhamma School in SKE. Others from SKE who are very committed and involved in many other Buddhist Associations in KL and the Klang Valley are Bro. David Tan, Bro. KC Tan, Sis. Ivy Wee, Sis. Peck Har, etc.
On the international front, we have Most Venerable Mahinda Maha Thera. Bhante who has been travelling from country to country spreading the message of Metta Round the World and propagate the Sublime Teachings of the Buddha is from SKE Temple too. He spent a few years serving the temple before he was ordained as a monk in the 70s.
SKE is responsible for many other programmes to benefit the devotees, the members and the general public. The Cancer Fund, the Mudita Home and the Welfare Section, organize and provide financial aids to the people. Religious programmes such as Chanting lessons, meditation practice and Dhamma talks are conducted every week. Religious services and prayers are held regularly every week.
Seck Kia Eenh Centennial in 2020 will be celebrated joyfully, incorporating various religious activities. Among the many activities in mind are the Third International Buddhist Convention, the Maha Sanghika Dana, the Anniversary Dinner, the Grand Novitiate Program, Souvenir Magazine and SKE Exhibition.
2018 saw new initiatives whereby there was a restructuring of the organization of the association. New committee members were voted in and new portfolios were introduced. New members are roped in to voluntarily serve in various capacities and departments. It is a continuous effort and any little contributions by the members, devotees and the public have to be acknowledged and appreciated as they are voluntary.
The understanding and continuous support of the members, kind donors and the public are paramount. We welcome your support in cash and kind. Also, let use take every opportunity to radiate loving kindness so that the state and federal governments remain relevant to provide peace and harmony for us to learn and practice the Dhamma.
Thank You To ALL. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Sukhi Hotu!(May you be well and happy always)