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).
Ko Kyaw Moe Han, Ma Phyu Lae Min & their daughter, Hillary will graciously and generously donate lunch to all attendees of the celebration.
The event agenda is as follows:
Place: Manawmaya Theravada Buddhist Society (MTBS)
13260 108th Ave Surrey BC
11:00 a.m. – Offering lunch to member(s) of the Sangha;
11:05 a.m. – Offering Mote-hin-ga (Burmese noodle in fish gravy) lunch to all attendees;
12:30 p.m. – Taking five precepts;
12:35 p.m. – Listening to the Sanghaâ€™s chanting prayers of Suttas for our Protection;
12:45 p.m. – Listening to resident Sayadawâ€™s dhamma talk;
1:45 p.m. – Q & A session;
2:00 p.m. – Announcement (if any).
Foods for both body and mind are free-of-charge.
There are many opportunities for you to get wholesome merit (Kuso):
by attending the event and listening to the Dhamma talk;
by bringing a small dish for the member(s) of the Sanghaâ€™s lunch;
by helping cooking volunteers one day before and/or
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.
You are also invited to come and get more merit on the May 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to chant Pattana Dhamma and Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.