To my respected Temple Senior Master shang zhang xia hui; region and foreign masters; Y.B. Minister of Local Government and Housing Sarawak Senator Datuk Prof. Dr. Sim Kui Hian; Temple President Pan Sri Sim Lim Shu Qing, Sponsors from Singapore, Peninsular , Brunei and Miri , Miri Committee Members, Presidents/Representative from Buddha Associations, Reporters, Guests, Earth Breaking Ceremony Committee Members and Volunteers. A very Good Morning and Amitabha (greetings) to all of you!
San Seng Education Centre’s Background
The San Seng Temple (SST) Founder, Master Shang Pu Xia Yu had bought current SST’s land in 1966.
She led in founding the construction of SST in 1974. In 1993, the SST was under the extended construction and completed by 2000.
In these 30 over years, SST’s core objective is to promote the Buddhism among the Buddhists, and make use of SST as the full capacity for Buddha practice. Current SST not only a place for religious activities and praying but also developing the society in particular groups:
- SST Youth
- Children Class
- Camps and Programs
- Meditation Classes
which activities are organizing for all age levels.
SST has a vision to transform the Buddha Intelligence in our lives (practice), hence the next mission is to initiate the rightful practice through the following three planning approaches:
- Social care, civil and volunteer service, mainly operating various long term humanity and social care programs through various plans, to guide the public in concerning the social issues and people with difficulties. Thus, practicing the four qualities of a pure mind that encouraging human interaction, and understand the importance of natural environmental effects towards civilization.
- The second approach is to implementing the essence of Buddhism through Buddha Education, Bible, Meditation, organizing various activities and programs that relevant to Buddhism for the children, adult and old citizen’s age groups.
- The third approach is founded by Education Research, Civilization and Library. Mainly focus on planning, implementing and promoting social and charity kinds of culture. Education research shall aggressively conducting pre-school, teenager and whole-life education. Civilization and Library used to improve human’s philosophy, human ethics and quality of social science via civil art, books and education.
SST Education Centre shall be a four level of modern building costing about 10 Million Ringgit, target of completion within 2 years, with the objectives of fulfilling high capacity number of Buddhists and the frequencies of activities being organized, together with 3 planning approaches I mentioned earlier.
- Activities Centre
- Meditation Hall
- Main Shrine
- Multipurpose Hall
- Movement Centre and so on.
SST Education Centre Constructions are divided into three stages:
1st stage: and setup and piling cost about 2.5 Million Ringgit.
2nd stage: Building construction cost 4 Million Ringgit.
Last stage is the internal and facility setup, requiring about 3.5 Million Ringgit.
Currently, first stage construction fund raising through various Buddhists praying activities, total fund being raised are about 300 Thousand Ringgit. First stage still lack of about 2.2 Million Ringgit.
Particulars and amounts required for donation are listed in the SST Education Centre booklet.
Therefore, I humbly praying everyone here could generously donate in term of cash, materials or any other things. So, SST Education Centre can be established. In returns, many people will be benefitted to learn and continuously practicing Buddha’s Intelligence for the compassion, through the implementation of social care, civil service and education research kinds of programs.
At last, I wish everyone being healthy and successful; live in peace of mind and blessed by Buddha.