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!



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

As you know that the Buddha allows only members of the Sangha who have stayed at one particular place during the whole three months of Buddhist lent to receive donation of robes. Celebration of Ka-hti-na robe offering ceremony can be observed only once at one particular monastery within one month of period from full-moon day of Tha-din-gyut to full-moon day of Da-zaung-mone.Continue reading

Abhidhamma Day

Manawmaya Theravada Buddhist Society will hold the Abhidhamma Day (also, particularly in Myanmar, celebrated as) Thadingyut, Festival of Lights on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

You and your loved ones are cordially invited, for wholesome merit (Kuso), to come and listen to the Dhamma Talk.

The event donors are Daw Shwe Sein & Family and Daw Win Win Than & Family.

The event agenda is the following.

Place: Manawmaya Theravada Buddhist Society (MTBS)
13260 108th Ave Surrey BC
(604) 951-9054

11:00 a.m. – Offering lunch to the resident monk (Sayadaw)
11:05 a.m. – Offering Mote-hin-gar (noodle in fish soup) to all attendees
12:30 p.m. – Taking five precepts
12:35 p.m. – Listening to Sayadaw’s Dhamma Talk
1:35 p.m. – Q & A session
2:00 p.m. – Announcement

Food for both body and mind are free-of-charge. All are welcome.

There are many opportunities for you to get wholesome merit (Kuso):
1. by attending the event and listening to the Dhamma talk;
2. by bringing a small dish for the Sayadaw’s lunch;
3. by helping cooking volunteers one day before (if any); and/or
4. by laying the tables and chairs for all attendees and well-wishers one day before the event, taking them down and doing clean-up after the event.

There will be more parking spots available inside the next door compound on the 108th Ave.