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

Monthly one day meditation retreat at OBVS (9 November 2014, Sunday)

Dear All,

We are pleased to remind you that OBVS monthly 2nd Sunday Meditation Retreat for this month is 9 November 2014. It is a day retreat and will be led by Venerable Vayaminda, the chief resident monk of Oxford Buddha Vihara(Singapore).The programme is as usual from 09.30 am to 04.00 pm. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be served at the center.

Programme:

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-

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

Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore) 6th Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony

Dear all dhamma friends,

You are cordially invited to participate OBVS 6th Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony which will be held on Sunday, 12 October 2014 at 397, Toa Payoh Lorong 2 (SFCCA Building), Singapore 319639 (Near Toa Payoh & Braddell MRT).
There will be chanting of Paramitas(30 perfection) and Metta Sutta (Discourse on Loving kindness) in the morning followed by alms-round so that devotees can offer food to all the invited Venerable monks, approximately 13 monks and above. In the evening session, there will be a Dhamma Talk on the benefit of Kathina Robe Offering and ended by sharing merits.

FYI, the following items can be contributed to make the 6th Kathina celebration a success.

1) Main Sponsor
2) Sponsor for the celebration hall
3) Eight requisites, candles and other offering items
4) Traditional food and light refreshment to provide all the monks and participants
5) Any offering items to donate to venerable Maha Sangha during alms-round. About 13 monks and above will participate. It will take place in the hall before lunch round 11 AM.
6) Kathina Trees (Padethpin ပေဒသာပင္)

We are looking forward to your participation and contributions.

With Metta,
OBVS Managament
19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912
Tel: 6689 3359

Special Dhamma talk

Dear all brothers and sisters in the Dhamma,

We are pleased to keep you informed that this coming Sunday 27.07.2014) there will be a special Dhamma talk session at OBVS delivered by a well-known meditation master and Dhamma preacher Venerable Sayadaw Sukhaminda known as Saosukham at 3:00–5:00 PM. The talk will be mainly delivered in Burmese.

The Sayadaw is one of the highly respected senior Sayadaws in Shan State of Mynamar and has had over 30 years of meditation teaching and practicing experiences. For academic background, the Sayadaw has obtained two M.A degrees from Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

Metta,
OBVS

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Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore) 6th Vassa Robe Offering Ceremony(6 Jul 2014)

Dear All,

We are pleased to keep you informed that OBVS will be celebrating its 6th Vassa Robe Offering Ceremony on the 6th of July 2014(Sunday) from 9.30 am to 3:00 pm.This is to mark the beginning of Vassa (Rains- retreat) and the First Lecture of the Buddha given at Isipatana near Benares to His five students, 2602 years ago.

There will be chanting of the Dhammacakkappa vattana-Sutta, alms- round and robe offering to the venerable monks in the morning. At 12.00 noon, traditional food will be served to all participants on the day.

Date & Time : 6 July 2014 (Sunday), 9.30 am – 3.00 pm
Venue : 397, Toa Payoh Lorong2, SFCCA Building, Singapore 319639.(Near Toa Payoh & Braddell MRT Station)

With Metta,

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

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OBVS Monthly 2nd Sunday Meditation Retreat (08. June. 2014)

Dear All,

We are pleased to remind you that OBVS monthly Meditation Retreat for this month 2nd Sunday is on 08 June 2014. This day retreat will be led by our chief resident monk, Ven. Vayaminda, on “The Practice to become conscious of all unconscious things”. The Venerable will guide us how to practice mindfulness from unconscious things which are going on in our daily life to become conscious” It is a day retreat from 09.30 am to16.00 pm as usual.

All are welcome and lunch will be served for all on the day.

For more information, please feel free to contact-
Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)
19 Novena Terrace 307912
Tel: (65) 6689 3359

With Metta,
OBVS

Classes to be conducted at OBVS from June 2014 onwards

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that the courses will be conducted at OBVS in coming soon for this year 2014.They are Abhidhamma class, Dhamma class and Thai class. If you are interested in participating the classes, please register by replying this email or at 6689 3359 with your name and contact number.
Pls see as timetable below.

Classes to be conducted at OBVS 2014
No. Classes Date Time Teachers Remark
1 (Abhidhamma)
Studying Patthana Paccaya Niddesa
07 June -28 June
(Every Sat)
4-6 pm Ven Vayaminda One month course
2 Dhamma Class Primary Level 8 June -31 Aug
(Every Sunday)
3-5 pm Ven Pannyajota For Children
(age 5-11)
3 Dhamma Class Secondary Level 8 June-31 Aug
(Every Sunday)
6:00 -8:00pm Ven Pannyajota For adults
4 Thai Conversation 12 July-27 Sep
(Every Saturday)
6-8 pm Ven Suvannasiri For Tai/Shan Speakers
5 Thai Conversation 01 Nov 2014 -30 Jan 2015 (Every Saturday) 6-8 pm Ven Suvannasiri For non Tai/Shan Speakers
Note: Those who are interested in the Dhamma Classes and Language Classes mentioned the above timetable are requested to register at
Email:obvsin@gmail.com, Tel: 6689 3359
All the classes are free of charge.

One Day Meditation Retreat at OBVS (11 May 2014, Sunday)

Dear all,

We would like to inform you that on this coming 2nd Sunday(11 May 2014), there will be one day meditation retreat at OBVS (19 Novena Terrace, S 307912) as usual, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This month of meditation retreat, will be led by Ven. Dr. Pannyawamsa from UK, who has conducted one week meditation retreat on Non-self or Anatta, at OBVS (1-7 May 2014).
At the same time, we are also pleased to remind you to join us in our OBVS 5th anniversary & Vesak Day celebration on 13th May 2014 ,(Vesak Public Holiday). This Vesak Day or Buddha Day 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 attaining Parinibbana of the Buddha. Everyone is welcome.

OBVS 5th anniversary & Vesak Day Celebration
Date & Time &nbsp :   13th May 2014, Tuesday (Public Holiday), 9.30 am – 3.00 pm
Venue                       :   397, Toa Payho Lorong 2, SFCCA Building
(Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association),
Singapore 319639. Near Toa Payoh & Braddell MRT

With Metta,

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

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OBVS 5th Anniversary & Vesak Day Celebration

Dear all,

Coming on 13th of May 2014 (Tuesday) 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.
Therefore, OBVS will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary and Vesak Day Ceremony to mark this special event. In this ceremony, we are very honoured to receive Venerable Dr. Pannyavamsa, the deputy abbot of Oxford Buddha Vihara from UK for leading the event and delivering Dhamma talk.
In the morning around 11:00am, there will be alms round, devotees can offer food to the Venerable monks. At 11:30 am, offering lunch to the Sanghas and serving traditional food to all participants at 12:00am . We look forward to your participation in our ceremony.

Date       :  13th May 2014, Tuesday (Vesak Public Holiday)
Time       :  9:30 am-3:00 pm
Venue     :  397, Toa Payoh Lorong 2, (SFCCA Building), Singapore 319639.                    Near Toa Payoh & Braddell MRT Stations
Contact  :  Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)                                                                    19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912                                                                              Tel: (65) 6689 3359

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One Week Special Meditation Retreat Conducted by Venerable Dr. Seng Pannyawamsa

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 retreat under the theme:
The Reality of Life:
Experiencing Anatta/ Selflessness through the Wisdom Factors of Right View and Right thought.

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 Wed 30 April 2014. For more details pls contact us at:
Tel: 6689 3359, Email : obvsin@gmail.com

Date: 1-7 May 2014
Time: 9:30 am- 4:00pm
Venue: Oxford Buddh Vihara (Singapore) 19 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307912

All are welcome & it is Free of Charge!
With Metta,
Oxford Buddha Vihara(Singapore)

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