MTBS Food Fair, Sunday, June 11, 2017

We are going to have a Burmese Food Fair on Sunday, the 11th of June 2017. All the proceeds from the food sales will go to Thirimingalar Monastery in Myanmar.

Place: MTBS

13260 108th Ave Surrey BC

(604) 951-9054

Time:  10:00 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

So far, we have the following list of food and vendors for the fair.

  1. Samosa by Nang San;
  2. Mote Kywe The by Oi;
  3. Dan Pauk (Bryani rice) by Ma Yin Yin Ohn;
  4. Chin Baung Gyaw (Cooked sour leaves); Pe Pyoak (Steamed bean), Nge-pi-kyaw (Burmese Ba-la-chong), and Pe Poak Kyaw (Deep fried Shan bean),  Fish sauce with tomato by Daw Shwe Sein;
  5. Thin Baw Thee Htaung (Papaya salad) by Nang Yin Tip;
  6. To Fu + Pe Gyaw (Deep fried bean) by Aunty Nu;
  7. Mote-hin-gar (Burmese rice noodle in fish soup) by Ko Tun Aung Kyaw;
  8. Pa Zun Kywat Kyaw (Deep fried stuffed shrimp) by New World printing family;
  9. Various deep fry (Appetizers) by Daw Mar Lay and Daw Lily;
  10. Nan Gyi Thoke (Big rice noodle salad) by Ko Thant Hlaing & Ma Soe Soe Min;
  11. Hta-ma-ne (Black sticky rice) by Daw Ohnma Han;
  12. Yellow sticky rice + Shwe Yin Aye (Assorted flavoured cold drink) by Daw Khin Khin Oo;
  13. Chicken curry by Ko Saw Myint Oo and Ma Hnin;
  14. Mote Hpet Htoat (Steamed wrapped rice) by Hla Nu Phyu and Hla Nu Yin; and
  15. Others.

If you are not selling anything, you can just simply participate as a customer. We however, sincerely urge you to come early to get what you want. Or else, you will be disappointed when they are sold out. Past experience indicates that food were sold way before the closing time.

If you would like to participate in the event as a vendor, please kindly let Sayadaw U Sanda know at (604) 951-9054, Ko Tun Aung Kyaw at (604) 582 5459 or email at what you would sell.

Dhamma talk on Buddha Day celebration on May 7, 2017













Summary of the May 7, 2017 Dhamma talk is the following:

In Buddhism, there are four kinds of (Sukha) bliss or contentment:

  1. The enlightenment of the Buddha is blissful because the Buddha gives us wisdom or light to see what is wrong & what is right, which way leads to woeful lives & which way leads to not woeful lives, and which way is to continue the Samsara (cycle of rebirths) & which way is to Nirvana or the permanent cessation of Samsara (cycle of rebirths).
  2. The chance to listen and practice the Buddha’s teachings and to become a better person is blissful because the teachings show us a way to abstain from doing harmful things to ourselves as well as others and to do good deeds mentally, verbally and physically.
  3. All people live in harmony and at peace is blissful. It is very clear that if people from all walks of live love and cherish each other and live in harmony, there will not be any kind of war.
  4. Burning out all Kilesa (mental impurity) is blissful. Kilesas are mental states that cloud the mind and manifest in unwholesome actions. Fire is to be extinguished by cold water. Anger is be dealt with tolerance, loving kindness and compassion. Greed is to be cured by giving (donation). Delusion is to be eliminated by wisdom. Doing merit brings good and agreeable results. For example, giving (donation) happens only if you overcome your stinginess and attachment to the item you are giving away. You burn out your stinginess and attachment to the item. In other word, you burn out your Kilesa. Giving tolerance, loving kindness and compassion to others happens only if you extinguish your anger, which is a Kilesa. Similarly, wisdom to see things clearly and correctly happens only if you eliminate your delusion which is a Kilesa. .


Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!


May all beings see Dhamma and be peaceful!

Vesak Day (Buddha Day) celebration

We will celebrate the Vesak Day (Buddha Day) on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at our temple. It is a very important day for all Buddhists around the world because it is the day when the Buddha-to-be was born, the day when the Buddha attained the Buddhahood and the day when the Buddha passed away from the Circle of Rebirth (reached Nibbana).Continue reading

Pattana Dhamma and Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta chanting

You are cordially invited to a Pattana Dhamma and Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta chanting practice on April 29, 2017, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at our temple, located at 13260 108th Ave Surrey BC, organized by devotees and well-wishers to get Kuso (wholesome merit). The chanting materials will be available there for your convenience. The chanting may take one to one and a half hours to finish.

Another Pattana Dhamma and Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta chanting will also be performed on May 7, 2017, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the Vesak (Buddha) day.

Myanmar New Year Celebration

Summary of the April 9, 2017 Dhamma talk is the following:


It is wise to celebrate a New Year with meritorious deeds.


Once we have mind and matter (Narma & Rupa) as known as five Khan-Dar (bodies), we have heavy burden on us. Only those mind and matter cease to exist, we are free from old age, sickness and death.


However, before the mind and matter completely cease to exist, the meritorious deeds can make our journey easy within the cycle of rebirth until we reach Nirvana (Nibbana).

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!





Invitation to Pa-Htan Dhamma chanting on Apr 1 & 9, 2017

Our devotees and well-wishers are organizing a Pa-htan (Dhamma) chanting practice on April 1, 2017, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at our temple, located at 13260 108th Ave Surrey BC.   If you wish, please come and get some kuso (wholesome merit).   The chanting materials will be available there for your convenience.   The session may be one to one and a half hours long.   The same Pa-htan (Dhamma) chanting will also be performed on April 9, 2017, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Offering rain retreat robes to the Sanghas on 17 July 2016

Today’s Dhamma talk summary is that we should try to be mindful of what is happening inside of ourselves without a failure. With the mindfulness, one’s evil mind should be controlled and one’s meritorious mind should be nurtured.

Ka-hti-na robe offering ceremony on November 6, 2016

The summary of today’s Dhamma talk is that we should be aware of the bad effects of “jealousy” and “stinginess” and not to be holding  them to be free from sufferings.

Silver Jubilee Celebration of MTBS on December 11, 2016

The summary of today’s Dhamma, shared by venerable monks, board of directors as well as audience is we should do more Dhamma.  Without the Dhamma, all physical material things including money and golden temple are useless. We should put the Buddha Dhamma into practice in our daily lives. We have reached a milestone of 25 years because of our united strength, co-operation, sacrifices, wisdom and interdependence that we should keep them for many generations to come. We also give all organizing and founding members acknowledgement certificates. Sadhu! Sadhu!