Event : Deity Namo Di Zhang Wang Pusa Prayers
Time : 10.00 am
Location : Columbarium, Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka
Deity Namo Di Zhang Wang Pusa also known as Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is one of the four principal bodhisattvas in Oriental Mahayana Buddhism. The others are Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, Manjusri Bodhisattva, and Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. It was written that Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, because of his great compassion, had vowed to save all beings from hell and that as long as there was still someone suffering in hell, he would not attain Buddhahood. He does not want to see people being punished in hell and then committing still more crimes in their next lives.
The event is carried out annually as a sign of gratitude and reverence an absolute compassionate being who is willing to sacrifice oneself for the care of the many. Thus, it enforces the Brahmavihara of Metta, Karuna, Mudita and Upekha.
Seck Kia Eenh is enshrined as a Non-sectarian Buddhist Society. As Seck Kia Eenh members are from different background. By virtue that English is the language commonly used, Theravada School of Thought predominates but there are many from Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions as well as those who claim to be Buddhists are also members of Seck Kia Eenh. Thus, such prayers like Cheng Meng, Kong Teck and Deity Namo Di Zhang Wang Pusa Prayers are carried out annually to cater for the wide spectrum of the Seck Kia Eenh members as from whichever School of Thoughts, Seck Kia Eenh welcomes them and provides the related services, embracing understanding, compassion, tranquillity and equanimity.
Please come and join us at 10.00 am at the Columbarium to radiate our thought and good deed.
Event : 63rd Anniversary of the Planting of the Sri Maha Bodhi Tree
Time : 8.00 pm
Location : Sri Maha Bodhi Pavilion, Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka
63 years ago in 1956, Ven. A. Jinarakkhita(Indonesia) painstakingly carried a Bodhi sapling from Sri Lanka and presented to SKE. The sapling was ceremoniously planted on the new moon of the 8th Lunar month, 5th September, 1956 witnessed by the very kind Venerable. The sapling is historically linked to the lineage of the actual Sri Maha Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha attained His Enlightenment.
Today, the Sri Maha Bodhi Shrine is a special landmark of the temple, providing lovely shade and tranquility where devotees spend their quiet moment meditatively circumambulating it or sit to meditate.
Every Wednesday Evening Puja, followed by Bojjhanga Puja and New Moon Service are held at the Bodhi Shrine starting at 8.00 pm.
Devotees and members of the public (Non-Muslims) are most welcome to join in the prayers.
Event : Merdeka Day Service
Time : 8.00 pm
Location : Main Shrine Hall
Every year, Merdeka Day Prayers is conducted to invoke understanding, peace and harmony to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the state Rulers, the national and state leaders and the people of Malaysia.
Event : SKE Mooncake Festival
Time : 7.00 pm
Location : Seck Kia Eenh Temple and Wisma Chan Kim Lay
This Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated widely by the Chinese and Vietnamese on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It is a full-moon night where people are very happy coming together, children and adults alike holding lanterns parading in the villages, premises and community. In Seck Kia Eenh, this festival is held every year, mainly to cater for the youths and children form the Dhamma School. With lanterns in their hands they will go round the Temple three times before they proceed to Wisma Chan Kim Lay for more games and the delicious mooncakes, a rich pastry, typically filled with sweet-bean or lotus-seed paste.
Utmost important, traditionally, the festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected to Buddhism,
- Gathering and Fellowship, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It’s said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion.
- Thanksgiving and Appreciation, is to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions,
- Prayers and Inspirations(asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.
Event : Prayers for Datuk Panchor
Time : 10.00 am
Location : Hu Geok Keng Temple, Pokok Mangga, Melaka
14/9/2019 – 15/9/2019 (Sat – Sun)
Event : ALL NIGHT CHANTING
Time : Begin 7.30 pm till next morning.
Location : SKE Maha Bodhi Shrine or Main Shrine Hall (yet to be confirmed)
Members of the Maha Sangha are invited to lead on this Auspicious Occasion. The All Night Chanting begins at 7.30 am and the devotees from themselves into various groups taking their turn to continue the chanting till the next morning.
Paritta Chanting or Sutra Chanting is a well-known Buddhist practice conducted all over the world, especially in Theravada Buddhist countries where the Pali language is used for recitals. In Seck Kia Eenh, the All Night Chanting, among others, is to invoke Blessings upon The King, Government and People of Malaysia and World Peace.
The sutras that Buddhists recite for protection are known as Paritta Chanting. The word ‘protection’ here means instilling confidence in the mind upon which shielding ourselves from various forms of evil spirits, misfortune and sickness. The vibrant sound of the chanting creates a very pleasing atmosphere in the vicinity. Come and participate and witness for yourself the rhythm of the chanting and take notice that when the members of the Sangha recite these sutras, different intonations are adopted to harmonize with different sutras intended for different situations. It is found that certain rhythms of the human voice could produce significant psychological states of peacefulness and serenity in the mind.
In the various realms of existence, intonation at certain levels would appeal to devas, whilst certain rhythms would create a good influence over lower beings like animals, snakes, or even spirits or ghosts. Therefore, a soothing and correct rhythm is an important aspect of Paritta Chanting.