OBVS 7th Anniversary & Vesak Day Ceremony (21-May-2016)

Dear all,
Coming on 21 May 2016 (Saturday) is Vesak full moon day and it is a Public Holiday. This is an auspicious and significant occasion for all Buddhist people around the world as it is the day to mark the birth of the Buddha, the Enlightenment of the Buddha and the attaining Parinibbana of the Buddha, called Visakhapuja Day. Therefore, OBVS will be celebrating its 7th Anniversary and Vesak Day Ceremony to mark this special event. We are honored to receive Ven. Dr. Pannyavamsa, the deputy abbot of OBV(UK) to grace our ceremony and giving dhamma talks to all on the day. Around 11:00am, there will be alms round, devotees can offer food and other donations to the Venerable monks. At 11:30 am, offering lunch to the Sanghas and serving lunch to all participants at 12:00am. Short chanting, short meditation and short dhamma talks will also be included in the programme. You are cordially invited and we look forward to your participation in this our ceremony.
Date : 21 May 2016, Saturday (Vesak Public Holiday)
Time : 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Venue: 397, Toa Payoh Lorong 2, Singapore Federation of
Chinese Association (SFCCA Building), Singapore
319639. Near Toa Payoh & Braddell MRT Stations.

Contact: Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)
Tel: (65) 6689 3359 , Email: obvsin@gmail.com

PS: Pathana chanting & 3 days Meditation Retreat at OBVS
To mark OBVS 7th anniversary, there will be 7 days Pathana chanting from 14 to 20 May 2016 (Sat to Fri), 7 pm to 9 pm and everyone is welcome to join us. And 3 days meditation retreat will be conducted by Ven. Dr. Pannyavamsa of UK from 22 to 24 May 2016 , 9:30 am to 5 pm. Pls kindly register in advance through our email or contact number if you wish to join this retreat. It is free of charge and lunch will be served.




Three days Special Meditation Retreat Conducted by Venerable Dr. Seng Pannyawamsa (22-May-16 ~ 24-May-16)

Venerable Dr. Seng Pannyavamsa has been trained meditation practice under Venerable Loungpor Tee Vicitadhammo of Anattaram in Cow-Cave, northern Thailand several times and other meditation traditions: eg; Mahasi, Mogok and so on. At OBVS, the Venerable will be leading the 3 days retreat from 22 May 24 May 2016, 9:30 am to 5:00pm. Meditators of all levels are welcome. As the space at the Vihara is limited, a maximum of 25 people will be accepted. Please register by 18 May 2016.
For more details pls contact us at:
Tel: 6689 3359, Email : obvsin@gmail.com.

All are welcome & it is free of charge!

Date: 22-24 May 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 5:00pm
Venue: Oxford Buddh Vihara (Singapore)
19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912

With Metta,

Oxford Buddha Vihara(Singapore)

Dhamma talks & Blessings by Venerable Phrakhuva Boonchum(Maing Phone Sayadaw)

Dear all,
We are pleased to inform you again that the programme of Dhamma talks & Blessings by The Most Venerable Phrakhuva Boonchum(Maing Phone Sayadaw) will be as the following:
Date & Time:  21 July 2015(Tuesday), 7 pm to 9pm
Venue:   71 Irrawaddy Road, Re Ci Hospital
Multiple Purpose Hall (Level 4).
Singapore 329562.(Beside Tan Tock Seng Hospital).
(5-7 minutes walk from Novena MRT)
Contact:  Tel: 6689 3359, Hp: 8218 2326, 9053 3199
Note: please do not bring any meat or fish. Strictly Vegetarian food.

With Metta,

Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)
19 Novena Terrace, Signapore 307912
Thomson Road, Tel: 6689 3359.

Monthly one day meditation retreat at OBVS (14 June 2015, Sunday)

Dear All,
We are pleased to remind you that OBVS monthly 2nd Sunday Meditation Retreat for this month is 14 June 2015. It is a day retreat and will be led by resident monks. The programme is as usual from 09.30 am to 04.00 pm. All are welcome and lunch will be served at the center.

09.30 am: Paying homage to the Triple Gem and observing five precepts
09.45 am: Meditation instruction
10.00 am: Sitting meditation
11.00 am: Walking Meditation
11.15am:  Buddhapuja (offering food to the Buddha)
11.30am:  Luncheon
12.30 pm: Dhamma talk
01.00 pm: Sitting Meditation
02.00 pm: Walking Meditation and Tea break
02.30 pm: Questions and Answers
03.00 pm: Sitting Meditation
04.00 pm: Sharing merit and end of the programme
For more information, please feel free to contact at
Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)
19 Novena Terrace 307912
Tel: (65) 6689 3359

OBVS 6th anniversary & Vesak Day Celebration (1 June 2015, Public Holiday)

Dear All,

We are pleased to remind you that OBVS 6th anniversary & Vesak Day Celebration is coming soon, on 1 June 2015 (Public Holiday). In this event, there will be alms round (devotees can offer food and donations to the Sanghas), offering lunch to the Sanghas, serving traditional food to all participants.

After lunch, there will be short meditation, short dhamma talk, watering Bodhi tree and bathing Buddha. So please be freely do join us in this auspicious occasion and sharing merit accrued.  Everyone is welcome.

Date   :  1 June 2015, Monday (Vesak Public Holiday)
Time   :  9:30 am-3:00 pm
Venue:    397, Toa Payoh Lorong 2, Singapore Federation of
Chinese Association (SFCCA Building),  Singapore  319639.
Near Toa Payoh & Braddell MRT  Stations

Contact:  Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)
19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912
Tel:  (65) 6689 3359

New Year & Water Festival Celebration at OBVS (12 April 2015, Sun)

Dear All Dhamma Friends,

This year on April 13–16 (Monday to Friday) 2015 marks the Lunar New Year festive season in the calendar of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

Therefore,  to mark  New Year Event,  on 12th April(Sunday) 2015, 10am to 2pm, at our Vihara, there will be special services to invoke blessings for good health, happiness and world peace; and offering traditional food to the Sanghas and sharing to all participants on this auspicious occasion.

Come to join us in this celebration of a great event and bring your family and friends too! All are welcome to partake in the traditional food spread.

Date & time :   12th April 2015,  10am to 2pm, Sunday

Venue          :   Oxford Buddha Vihara(Singapore)

                          19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912.

New Year & Water Festival Celebration at OBVS

New Year & Water Festival Celebration at OBVS
With Metta,


Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)

19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912

Tel:  6689 3359


Tribute Ceremony

Dear all dhamma brothers and sisters

We are pleased to share with you a piece of good news that our deputy abbot Venerable Vayaminda is offered a religious title, Saddhamajotikadhaja, by the government of the Republic of Union of Myanmar and he will be going to receive it at Nay Pyi Taw on the 4th of March.

We would like to express our sincere congratulation towards him for being recognized and entitled by the government as recognition of his Dhammaduta work both in abroad and homeland.

Taking this opportunity, we are arranging to hold a tribute ceremony upon his return after receiving the title. We sincerely invite you to participate and join the tribute ceremony with us.

Details are as follow:

Date: 22nd of March 2015 (Sunday)

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
(Variety of traditional food for lunch will be served from 10:30 to 12 noon)

Location: OBVS, 19 Novena Terrace
Singapore 307912, Tel: 66893359

ေလးစားအပ္ပါေသာ ဓမၼညီအစ္ကုိေမာင္ႏွမမ်ားအားလုံးသုိ႔ထံ ဤေနရာမွ OBVS ၏ သီတင္းေကာင္းတစ္ခုကုိ ပါးအပ္ပါသည္။ OBVS ေက်ာင္းတုိက္၏ တုိက္အုပ္ဆရာေတာ္ အရွင္၀ါယမိႏၵ (သာသနဓဇဓမၼာစရိယ၊ သဒၶမၼပါလဓမၼာစရိယ၊ M.A) သည္ ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပ သာသနာျပဳလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားေၾကာင့္ ျပည္ေထာင္စု သမၼတ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အစုိးရမွ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳေသာအားျဖင့္ `သဒၶမၼေဇာတိကဓဇ´ ဘြဲ႕တံဆိပ္ေတာ္ကုိ လာမည့္ တေပါင္းလျပည့္ မတ္လ (၄) ရက္ေန႔ ၂၀၁၅ တြင္ ဆက္ကပ္ပါမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သီတင္းေကာင္းပါးရင္း အသိေပးအပ္ပါသည္။ ဤသည္ကုိအေၾကာင္းျပဳ၍ အကၽြန္ပ္တုိ႔ OBVS ေကာ္မတီအဖြဲ႔၀င္မ်ားႏွင့္ ေက်ာင္းတုိက္ဒကာ/မမ်ားအားလုံးတုိ႔သည္လဲ ဆရာေတာ္အား ဂုဏ္ျပဳေသာအားျဖင့္ `ဂုဏ္ျပဳပူေဇာ္ပြဲ´ ကုိ ေက်ာင္းတုိက္တြင္ ေအာက္ပါအစီအစဥ္အတုိင္း က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္သြားမည္ျဖစ္ရာ အကၽြန္ပ္တုိ႔ႏွင့္အတူ ပါ၀င္ကုသုိလ္ယူႏုိင္ၾကပါရန္ ရုိေသေလးစားစြာ ဖိတ္မံတကျပဳအပ္ပါသည္။


ေန႔ရက္ = မတ္လ ၂၂၊ ၂၀၁၅ (တနဂၤေႏြေန႔)
အခ်ိန္ = နံနက္ ၁၀ နာရီခြဲ မွ ေန႔လည္ ၁ နာရီခြဲ အထိ။
(နံနက္ ၁၀ ခြဲ မွ မြန္း ၁၂ အထိ ရုိးရာအစားအေသာက္မ်ားျဖင့္ ဧည့္ခံေကၽြးေမြးသြားပါမည္။)
ေနရာ = OBVS ေက်ာင္းတုိက္၊ 19 Novena Terrace 307912, Tel: 66893359

With metta
Management Committee

Happy Chinese New Year Blessings at OBVS (19th-20th Feb 2015)

Dear all,

This coming 19th & 20th February 2015(Thursday & Friday), will be the beginning of Chinese New Year days. So we will be celebrating Chinese New Year at Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore) centre by doing the blessings and distributing of Mandarin Oranges, Ang pows(red packets) and sweet to all visitors during Chinese New Year period.

It is a great pleasure to invite you all to participate so as to invoke the Blessing of the Triple Gems for peace, good health and prosperity throughout the year.




***********   Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year *************

With Metta,

Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)

19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912

Our Chief Abbot, Ven. Dr.Khammai Dhammasami’s Golden Jubilee Birthday Celebration

Dear All,

You may be aware of that the big event of golden jubilee birthday celebrations of our chief abbot, Ven. Dr. Khammai Dhammasami is to be held in Taunggyi and Laikha, Shan State, Myanmar, in December 2014. The international Pali speaking conference plus two lectures on mindfulness (in English) will take place in TG on 18-19 December. The Pali conference and public lectures will draw scholars from nine countries including Singapore.

On 20-30 December, so many activities are taking place such as: meditation for young people, dhamma talks, paying respect to 700 old folks(70 years old and above), free eye and dental clinics, renovation of an ancient pagoda, construction of two dhamma halls, construction of a Sangha ward, three new operation rooms in Laikha hospital, the Shan great text conference (Lik Loung Conference) and so on. About fifty dhamma books in Shan, Burmese, Thai and English will also be published to mark the occasion. If you wish to participate in this worthy projects, you are cordially invited to join us by contributing any among of donations. Any donations received, will go towards the big event of his 50th birthday celebrations in Laikha.

As the exact date of his 50th birthday anniversary is falling on 23rd of this month, November 2014, to honour him as well as to receive his metta, we will be celebrating this auspicious occasion at our Vihara by observing as the following programes:

(1) Chanting of Paramita, Mangala-sutta & Metta-sutta

(2) Cultivating of metta meditation for our chief abbot and sentient beings

(3) Offering 9 types of fruits and 51 candles to the Buddha

(4) Sharing golden cake to all participants

Date & Time: 23rd Nov 2014 (Sunday), 9.45 am
Venue : 19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912

Everyone is welcome.

We wish our chief abbot, Ven. Dr. Khammai Dhammasami to be happy, healthy, peaceful, long life and prosperous so that his Dhamma propagation will continue for many more years!

Oxford Buddha Vihara(Singapore)
19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912
Tel: 6689 3359