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။

အစီအစဥ္

ေ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.

祝愿大家,新春吉祥,

家庭和睦,事业顺利,

欢喜无忧,三宝加持。

***********   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

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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