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D2Y Camp-X 2014

Camp X FellowshipPublished July 23, 2014 at 1:46 AM No Comments

D2Y Camp-X 2014 is back with more exciting new activities and fun!

For our this year’s theme: The Missing Link; we’re focusing on the internal aspects of self-development. Things like emotional intelligence, balance and priorities, interpersonal communication, and the right mental attitude are amongst the aspects that will be explored. Come and discover how these aspects of personal growth are related to the Dhamma!

For more updates about Camp-X 2014, check us out at our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1504130313144275/

So watcha waiting for? Hurry and register!

We hope to see you there! ;)

D2YC Closing Registration Countdown!!

D2YCPublished November 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM No Comments

TEN DAYS LEFT!

We are marking down the CLOSING DATE for registration to Dhammaduta Development Youth Camp 2013 (“D2YC”) starting from today!!!

Last day to register : 27th November 2013 (Wednesday)

If you have YET TO REGISTER, do it NOW!!!
Don’t miss this opportunity to join one of the coolest camp in town!! Join us now, join us today!!

To register, kindly click this link:
www.d2y.my/register/

For more info, kindly go to:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1421419124739092/?ref=22

10 Days!

Visit to Lotus Life Liberation Park (Bentong Farm Trip)

Fellowship Volunteer/CharityPublished May 5, 2013 at 9:58 PM No Comments

27 May 2013, Bentong. This is the first time that D2Y members actually visit an animal farm. We have come to realise that not only human beings and those around us need our help, but animals too. We would say that it’s an eyes-opening experience to all of us who had visited the farm and have seen with our own eyes, compared to hearing the daily stories about caged animals at the SPCA.

As early about 6.30am, the members had gathered at Buddhist Maha Vihara, KL to make our way to the long heard animal farm in Bentong, Pahang. The journey takes about 1 and a half hour from KL and we have been reminded to be there early because most of their farm chores have to be completed in the morning. Regrettably, we had only reached our destination at about 9am but nonetheless we were still very enthusiastic in helping them to complete what’s still needed to be done that morning.

When we arrived at our destination, we were greeted first by dogs, not just ONE dog, but a group of dogs which in normal circumstances, personally I would turn and run. Well, it did not take long before we discovered that they were friendly and the dogs guided us to the main compound of the farm where we were introduced to the person in charge of the farm, Miss Shahrul Anum Baharin and few of her co-workers.

Without further delay, we were being greeted and being asked on the various tasks which we could undertake that morning. Cleaning the cows and goats barns (clearing the dungs) are out of the questions as we were late . . . LoL . Nonetheless, the other few tasks being put forward are enough to stunned the fellow members who literally been to a farm for the first time, ie, cutting grass, cleaning the dogs’ houses, cleaning the tortoise pond area, feed the tortoise and ducks, etc. I can still remember the awkward faces of all the members who were so reluctant in getting their hands dirty despite that was originally stated in the trip description. After all, we are all “just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit, he took the midnight train…” Apart from our reluctance, we were also considered ‘underdressed-up’ for barn work.

Quick Tips for anyone going there to help:
- No Fancy Shoes, boot shoes are advised;
- THICK Gloves. Thin plastic / pharmacy gloves are good for nothing;
- Be prepared to get REALLY dirty;

After some quick chat, Shahrul had gave us the simplest job (haha), feed the tortoises! and cleaning up the pond area. Immediately, after getting the tortoise food which is basically vegetables, our small group started the cleaning work and feeding at the tortoise pond area upon the instructions from Shahrul. The members had divided among themselves the tasks to be completed at the pond areas, including feeding the tortoises by throwing the vegetables into the pond, sweeping the dry leaves on the floor surrounding the pond, etc.

Some of the members also had the opportunity of cleaning the dogs’ houses. There were a few dogs’ houses located separately from the main compound. According Shahrul, those dogs which stay at the separate dogs’ house were mainly dogs with abusive history from their owners and being abandoned. As a result, those dogs now have difficulties trusting people and choose to isolate themselves in their own dogs’ house despite the door was opened. It’s pity to see dogs, man’s best friend to be ill-treated by human themselves and abandoned just like that. Thanks to good people and animal activist like Shahrul and friends, those dogs at least have a home now.

Talking about dogs, there were also many dogs running around freely in the farm compound. They stay in the same house together with Shahrul and the workers. Given a rough count, there were approximate 30 dogs in the farm.

The members also had the opportunity to visit the ducks pond and feed the ducks before the Jork (pronounced as ‘York’) brought us to a small river that flows through the farm to have a quick dip of our legs. Jork also shared with us many interesting stories and his views on the animals and the dogs, in particular one that he commented when two dogs are fighting each other by the river, “We can always learn something from the dogs which behave similarly as the humans. Once a while they will fight each other, but later on they will become good friends again”.

Through out the short few hours visit at the farm, we managed to find out some information about the farm. QUICK FACTS:-

1. The farm is owned by a Datin, whereby Shahrul, Jork and a few friends are taking care of the farm.
2. There are ‘GuanYin’ statues in the farm, and the animals are Buddhist.
3. Every month, the farm gets RM2,000.00 only (not enough la) to maintain the farm with more than 30 dogs, many tortoises, cows, goats, cats, ducks and chickens.
4. The dogs are supposed to be vegetarian (vegetarian food, dog biscuits are not cheap).
5. The farm welcomes all the help and contribution in kinds, like cats and dogs biscuits/foods, Raw Apple Cider (as disinfectant/antiseptic), Dettol & Panadol & food & clothes for the workers.

The members had a good time at the farm and Shahrul and Jork are so friendly. We had lunch together before we went to Chamang Waterfall for a bath.

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D2Y Bentong Barn Trip

Fellowship Volunteer/CharityPublished April 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM No Comments

If you’re an animal lover, you wouldn’t want to miss this perfect opportunity for a 1 day trip getaway to Lotus Life Liberation Park(also known as Bentong Farm Sanctuary) this coming Saturday!!

D2Y is organizing a farm trip this coming Saturday, 6am-6pm.
The aim of this project is to promote a sense of community service among the public. Some of the activities that we’ll be covering are such as attending to the care of the animals, housekeeping (or more like barn-keeping?), and also maybe a short trip to a nearby waterfall after a hard day’s work! =)

A picture paints a thousand words“, they say, so here are some of the sneak-peak pictures which might interest you. =)

Hence, for more details about our event, you could refer to our Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/564949416870897/?fref=ts

Or you can contact us:
Bro.Melvin (016-665 1839)
Sis.Siew Lin (016-657 6712)

We hope to see you there! =)

D2Y CNY Caroling Event 2013

BFF CNY Caroling Fellowship Lion DancePublished January 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM No Comments

Greetings once again brothers and sisters of the dhamma!

 D2Y CNY Caroling Day 2012

Yes, once again D2Y will be having our annual Chinese New Year caroling event! Our D2Y CNY Caroling Event will be held on the 17th on February 2013. Like every Chinese New Year, D2Y will be performing at a number of houses in appreciation of their warm hosting.  Moreover, D2Y’s very own Lion Dance troupe will be performing to bring cheer and warmth into the life of everyone!

Lion dance 2012

Interested? Come join us! D2Y’s Chinese New Year event is open to all youth to be part of us to bring happiness to others and also to develop the young ones of today and to help others bring out and discover their inner strength and potential. So if you’re just slacking around after camp and you don’t know what to do, why not come join us for practice and find your true self in this fun and exciting journey with D2Y!

Practicing for the big day!

Practice will be held this coming Sunday (6th January) at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in the Sri Dhamma Hall from 2.30pm till 4.00pm. If you are interested in being part of the Lion Dance troupe, stay back for the first Lion Dance practice as it will be held from 4.00pm till 6.00pm. Feel free to come join us!

If you are interested in hosting our event at your place, feel free to contact Sister Jacqueline at 014-7168894 (2pm onwards). And if you want to, you may also choose to host the dana for the Sangha and even dinner for the caroling crew! Our hosting will start off with our lion dance crew followed up by singing with our carollers.We then follow up with puja and a blessing! After refreshments, we end our day with a photo shoot with you and your family along with the whole caroling team! (Including the Sangha, of course!)

For more info, you can also contact the following numbers:
Chan Choong Wen (017-8805703)
Emily Chang (014-9373122)

Excited already? Check out our event page and show us your love and care!

https://www.facebook.com/events/445268532194299/445777632143389/?ref=notif&notif_t=event_mall_reply

Hope to see you people real soon!

 

Cheers!

(Choong Wen)

D2Y @ BGF Food & Fun Fair 2012 (14 Oct 2012)

Volunteer/CharityPublished October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM No Comments

In the midst of planning our upcoming D2YC 2012, Dutarians have never forgotten to do our part as Buddhist Youth. On the 14th October 2012, D2Y volunteered and participated at the 2nd BGF Food and Fun Fair at SJK(C) Yuk Chai, Taman Megah. It was my second time attending this event, and I was pretty excited about the event!

Volunteers busy preparing the items for sale at the respective booths

As early as 8am in the morning, fellow Dutatrians arrived at SMK Yuk Chai and help set up the stores, preparing for the event. This year, they had more stores compared to last year. There were stores being set up inside the hall, as well as around the school field. We volunteered at one of the food booth in the hall that sells nasi lemak, tom yam meehoon, curry and other local favourites. Packing the noodles and nasi lemak into plastic container had been quite an experience and I would say it’s not as easy as we always see how those nasi lemak kakak did it.

LiSynn & Justin in action too.. They look good in aprons, ain’t they?

Susan packing the nasi lemak

Whilst others are busy getting the products ready at each booths, our D2Y lion dance troupe were also busy dressing up for their opening ceremony performance whereby this year ‘I heard’ there were four lions instead of our usual Red and Orange. There were also two Blackie forming the team, collaboration with lion dance troupe of Sri Sentosa. Unfortunately, I was not there to witness the opening ceremony. Thus, I will leave that to the pictures to tell the story. Hehe…I bet they were AWESOME!

There were so many foods and drinks on sale, and it all looked so delicious and yummy! My RM10 voucher was not even enough to last me the whole day!! And even though our nasi lemak and tom yam meehoon was a bit too pricey, there were still a lot of people who came to buy them, all for one Cause, to raise fund for the new BGF Building in Ara Damansara. Before 12pm, all our nasi lemak had literally sold out!! Me and my other friends took turns to man the booth, or rather ‘woman’ the booth.


At approximately 12-1pm, the hall started to really packed with peoples, and most of them came with their whole family and children. The great music and emcees made the environment so lively and energetic! Adding on, there were also performances such as magic performance, singing performance, dancing performance, colouring competitions as well if you’re not too old for it, and many more! On top of that, we also took this opportunity to promote our upcoming D2YC 2012 to parents who may be interested to send their children to camps.
And when it comes to D2Y, all work and no play is a big “no-no” for us. While some of our friends were ‘women’-ing the booth, some of us went to check out the games at different booths. Hehe… And we even have the whole dunking machine to ourselves for nearly an hour, trying very hard to dunk our friends into the tub (and as well as drilling a hole in our pockets), ~~well, most satisfaction and happiness came with a price~~!!

Sadly however, all good things will have to come to an end. At 3pm, everyone started packing and cleaning up the hall. While some of us helped with the tables, chairs, carpets, etc., others were also busy cleaning up the booth, and calculating the coupons earned…Well… sorta…

Overall, although it was a tiring day for some of us (who had been there early in the morning), it was still kind of fun volunteering together with our friends. I had tons of fun myself, and I really enjoyed the performances! I really hope that next year’s BGF Food & Fun Fair will be another exciting one!

~~Siew Lin~~

A Story of Appreciation : Job Interview

UncategorizedPublished October 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM No Comments

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “none”.

The director asked, ” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, ” Where did your mother work?”

The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner.

The director requested the youth to show his hands.

The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, ” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books.Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

The Director asked,”please tell me your feelings.”

The youth said, Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?

You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

Source: Unknown

AGM 2012: Installation of EXCO 2012/2013

UncategorizedPublished September 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM Comments Off

“We are one, sure very fun”. This was once the saying used by the “SS gang”. With the installation of the new EXCO for the term 2012/2013, we now have members from the “GenG Kool” joining the Dhammaduta Youth Executive Committee for the next twelve (12) months, whereby the combination of two significant elements, fun & cool are goona be what you shall expect from the activities / events undertaken and organized by the new Board of Executive Committee 2012/2013:

President : Bro. Haw Lun
Vice President a.k.a OD : Bro. Wei Wing & Bro. Chung Kai
Secretary & Asst.: Sis. Weng Si & Bro. Alex Tee
Treasurer & Asst.: Bro. Melvin & Bro. Jonathan
Logistic & Asst.: Sis. Siew Lin & Bro. Shashi
Media & Publicity : Sis. Nicole Dang, Bro. Allen Tan & Bro. Wai Leong
Members’ Representatives: Sis. Amy, Sis. Emily Chang, Sis. Meng Xi, Bro. Jason Yau

During the AGM held on 8/9/2012 evening, the new president of D2Y had revisited and reviewed the directions for D2Y in this upcoming term. He presented the idea of 3R to his new Board of Exco and other dutarians in hope that the 3R module can strengthen the bond in d2y family and notwithstanding that also bring the family to the next level by raising awareness of existence of d2y to the general public. In this 3R module, 3R stands for Reconnect, Retain & Reach Out. In order for the group to continue to be known as a family, it shall have the elements of reconnecting the past-members / participants, retaining the current and existing members, and also reach out to our bro. sis. body such as other Buddhist Youth around Malaysia. With these elements in mind, we believe the d2y Buddhist Youth can truly be called and felt exactly like a ‘family’ one day.

Lastly, let us congratulate and welcome all the new d2y Exco who have voluntarily commit themselves to this good course and to serve the Buddhist Community. May the Triple Gems bless them with good health, happiness and peace.

D2Y AGM 2012

IntroductionPublished September 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM Comments Off

AGM 2012 @ 8th September 2012, Buddhist Maha Vihara (1.30pm-4pm)

What will be the agenda?
Past event and activities will be briefed, and all departments will account for the tasks that they have undertook and carried out. The new board of Exco will be installed on this day, as well as selection of new Exco members. Any d2y member who is interested may volunteer for any of the Exco position provided always that he /she has the dedicated to serve the group of d2y over the next twelve months with all his/her hearts. For more info, turn up on that day to hear us out!

Who is eligible to attend?
If you are interested to join the Buddhist Youth network/ community and get involve in event organizing, then you are welcomed! For those who had attended / participated in any of our previous Dhammaduta Youth Camp or other activities are also invited, for we need all the support we can get to keep the group active and growing.

Contact Person for more information : Wei Wing (016 6781620) / Haw Lun(012 2830656)

 

Inter Buddhist Youth Fellowship Games 2012

BFF Fellowship Syiok SendiriPublished September 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM Comments Off

Thank you for your participation in D2Y Camp-X 2012. If you would like to find out more about the camp, you may visit www.facebook.com/DhammadutaYouth. Pictures and blogs are also available in the fans page.

MORE COMING UP NEXT!
INTER-BUDDHIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP GAMES 2012

ATTENTION: Change of Venue for this Sunday’s games, 9/9/2012 – now @ KOMPLEKS SUKAN TITIWANGSA
What is this IBYFG 2012 about?
This upcoming IBYFG 2012 is the 4th fellowship games organized by the BISDS (Sunday School), Buddhist Maha Vihara. It is opened to all Buddhist Youth / organizations in Klang Valley where each youth section / society will come in a team to compete in variety of sport games such as basketball, badminton, captainball, volleyball and teammatch. For team D2Y, the highlight shall be the volleyball as team D2Y was 2nd runner up in the 2nd runner up and the champion in the 2nd and 3rd IBYFG volleyball league in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Being the defending champion, the D2Y volleyball is practicing hard now week in week out in order to defend the throne from being taken away easily by other formidable volleyball team.
Apart from that, the other d2y team such as the captainball team and badminton team also gained some good results in previous years. We thank those members who had contributed previously and we also WELCOME new players to join us in our fellowship games.
As we have a saying, “Our goal is not to win, but to have fun”. We welcome all the supports in the form of participation in any of the games OR be part the read & gold pompom team (supporter group).

Summary of Details
Date : 1, 2 & 9 September 2012
Venue : 1st @ Super Court, USJ (Badminton only), 2nd & 9th @ YMCA, Brickfield
Contact Person for more information : Wei Wing (016 6781620) / Haw Lun(012 2830656)
For more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/257163647720680/

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