This month’s Day Retreat will be on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Nang Shwe Sein, Nang Yin Yin Tip and family will sponsor lunch for the yogis.Continue reading
Summary of the May 7, 2017 Dhamma talk is the following:
In Buddhism, there are four kinds of (Sukha) bliss or contentment:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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.
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 email@example.com what you would sell.
13260 108th Ave Surrey BC
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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
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.
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!
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.
We are going to hold a Dhamma talk to celebrate the New Year on April 9, 2017, Sunday. Continue reading
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.
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.
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!