Culture & Education

1982 - On the 1st of the 7th lunar month, the first Ullambana Puja Ceremony was conducted. This one-month long puja has since become the tradition and regular event of SSL during the 7th lunar month. Its main purpose is to promote filial piety and the spirit of liberating the others through compassionate dharma activities.

1998 till 2000 - Conducted the Dharma Sunday Class for the benefits of purifying the mind and cultivation of wisdom. This Dharma Sunday Class invited volunteers to conduct various classes or workshops such as Chinese calligraphy, flowers arrangement, cooking, baking, Chinese painting etc.

Formed Junior Education Enrichment Centre to provide special training to the children for the cultivation of their creativity and skills, in order to have the ability to fulfill their work responsibility and live harmoniously with the others with disciplines, good manners and embracing power.

1999 till 2015 - The 1st issue of SSL newsletter was launched on 6th October. 100,000 copies were distributed free for each issue.

2000 till 2003 - Computer lab and library which was prepared in two years was first launched on 9th September 2000.

2002 - SSL (PJ) Buddhist Temple has conducted the first Sojong Group Practice, Master Bo Yuan has offer the refuge vows to the public. People who are always busy at work are able to practise and calm their mind with such opportunities.

2003 - SSL Puchong Exhibition Centre was officially opened on 6th April for the promotion of culture and education.

Sau Seng Lum (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted a 7-day Shurangama Sutra Grand Puja for the Living and The Deceased from 6th-12th April. The Master Ching Hsin and 30 high monks led the chant of the Surangama Sutra.

28th September - The inauguration ceremony of the 500 Arhats was held at SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre.

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted its first Happy Children’s Day Camp on 16th November.

On 22nd November, the 500 Arhat statues had entered The Malaysia Book of Records and the centre was selected as a tourist attraction by the Malaysia Cultural, Education and Tourism Board.

2005 - 10/4 to 16/4, Sau Seng Lum conducted the second Shurangama Sutra Grand Puja for the Living and The Deceased and invited the President of the World Chinese Buddhist Sangha Council, the Master Ching Hsin and his entourage to grace the ceremony.

2006 - Jing Xiu Xuan Tea Room officially opened on 8th April 2006 to offer a quiet space for visitors to enjoy tea and to calm their busy minds.

17th - 21st June - SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre was the main organizer of The 9th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women. Buddhist organisations from 45 countries have attended this international grand conference.

2008 - Jing Xiu An Memorial Museum was set up in the month of March. It exhibits precious photos of the history records, collection of Buddha statues, and all the other historical and cultural art collection by Master Chi Jian.

2011 till 2014 - Ground breaking ceremony was conducted for the SSL Inner Bliss Sanctuary. Among the activities conducted were “Indulging In Nature One Day Camp”, “Presenting A Gift Of Love To Parents”, “We are Family- A day of Outdoor Gathering” , “Let's Boost Happiness”, Flying The Kites, Listen To The Wind" kites design competition etc.

2012 - Heart Sutra Maze Hall of SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre officially opened to public on 23rd January. The visitors can experience the essence of Heart Sutra by walking through the maze, to know oneself and unfold freedom of one's life.

2013 - On 10th February, SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre opened its Triple Gems Joyous Garden as a tourist attraction.

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre launched and conducted its first SSL Children Dharma Class. This programme consists of 6 classes, to cultivate mindfulness, happiness and dharma in life among the children on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April, 12th and 19th May.

25th August - SSL Buddhist Temple conducted its first Thousands Aspirations Grand Puja, gathered the kindness of great aspirations of all to pray for the families and country through mantra recitation.

2014 - Since March, SSL Buddhist Temple launched the Adult Dharma Class on every Saturday (7pm - 9pm).

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre has organised the second Children Dharma Class which consisted of 6 classes on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June and 6th July.

SSL Buddhist Temple has organised the 2nd two days one night Sojong Group Practice on 12th and 13th July.

SSL Buddhist Temple has organised the 2nd “Grand Aspirations of Thousand People Puja".

2015 - SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre has organised the New Year Blessing Vows-Fulfilling Medicine Buddha Mantra during the night of 31st December 2014 to noon of 1st January 2015.

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre opened the Great Wall of Buddha ~ Shrine of the Medicine Buddha to the public in February. This shrine exhibits Lapis Lazuli Light Buddha, Seven Medicine Buddhas, Eight Boddhisatvas, 12 protectors etc, it provides a grand auspicious view of thousand buddhas, that graced the earth as pure land for the purification of the mind.

Since the month of March, SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre has conducted the The Group Practice of Medicine Buddha on every second and fourth Sunday of the month (11am to 12 noon).

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre has organised the 3rd Children Dharma Class on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June, 5th and 12th July.

SSL Buddhist Temple has organised the 3rd two days one night Sojong Group Practice.

SSL Buddhist Temple has organised A day of Buddha Ksitigarbha on 19th July & 9th August.

SSL Buddhist Temple has organised and conducted the 3rd Grand Aspirations of Thousands People Puja.

2016 - SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre has conducted the 2nd New Year Blessing Vows-Fulfilling Medicine Buddha Mantra from the evening of 31st December 2015 till the noon of 1st January 2016.

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted the 4th Children Dharma Class which consisted of 5 classes on 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June and 3rd July.

Prior to the Ullammbana Puja in the month of July, Sau Seng Lum conducted four consecutive sessions of Ksitigarbha Sutra Group Practice on every Saturday (9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th July).

2017 - In entering 1st January 2017 (Sunday), SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted the 3rd New Year Vows-Fulfilling Medicine Buddha Mantra, practising mantra recitation and copying of Medicine Buddha Sutra. There were about hundred of participants, praying together for the benefits of all, to liberate from all sufferings and obstacles and prolong life.

In the month of February, SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted the 2nd “Medicine Buddha Group Practice" on every Sunday that lasted for 8 sessions. The dates were 26th Febuary, 26th March, 9th April, 23rd April, 23rd July, 8th October, 22nd October and 19th November (The Birthday of Medicine Buddha). The group practise hours was from 11.30am to 12.30 noon.

In conjunction with the celebration of The Birthday of Guan Yin, SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted 3 sessions of “Avalokiteśvara-vikurvạna-nirdeśaḥ” respectively on 12th March (Sunday), 9th July (Sunday) & 5th November (Sunday)

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted The Filial Piety Sutra group practice on 14th May (Sunday) for light offerings for the blessings to the parents.

SSL (Puchong) Exhibition Centre conducted the 5th Children Dharma Class which consisted of 5 classes. The dates were 4th, 11th, 18th June, 2nd and 9th July.

SSL Buddhist Temple conducted 7 classes of dharma teaching on Avamantaka Sutra on every Saturday. The dates were 7th, 14th, 2st October, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November.