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Kathina Ceremony November 13-14, 2015

Kathina CeremonyAnnual Robe-Offerings (Kathina Ceremony) is the Buddhist traditional ceremony which is very important that the Buddha had allowed the monks, who have stayed during the rainy season for complete three months in any temple, to receive Kathina robes from lay devotees.  We, the Board of directors of the Mondul Ottawa Khmer Buddhist Monastery, Bodhikaram Temple, would like to invite you, your family and friends to attend this annual occasion which is organizing as scheduled at the date and location below:
-Friday Evening November 13, 2015, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
at Bodhikaram Temple: 1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, ON K2E 6H5

Arrival of guests, Paying respect to the Triple Gem, taking the Five Precepts and the Monks Chanting the Paritta.
-Saturday Morning, November 14, 2015 at Tom Brown Arena 141 Bayview Ave. Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M3
-9:00 am : Arrival of guests.
-9:30 am : Paying respects to the Triple-Gem and taking the Five Precepts.
-10:00 am : Putting alms in to alms-bowls, Food Offering to the Buddhist Monks.
-11:30 am : Blessing given by the Monks, Lunch of Monks, Dhamma Lecture by a Monk, Processing Kathina requisites and Offer the Kathina robes to the Sangha
-12:00 am : Communal Lunch.
Please join us in order to preserve traditional Khmer Buddhism, and to perform the merit for your present and future life. May you be blessed by the Triple Gem!Thank you!
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Yearly Events 2013 of Bodhikaram Temple

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Magha Puja Ceremony Feb.14, 2013

Magha Puja is organized to commemorate two important events on full moon day of the month Magha (Lunar calendar) in the Buddha’s life, i.e. The Fourfold Assembly and The Rejection to the aggregates of life. Read more…

Pchum Ben Ceremony (Khmer Ancestors’ Day) October 13, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Mondul Ottawa KhmerBuddhist Monastery will be celebrating the Pchum Ben Ceremony (Khmer Ancestors’ Day) on the date and at location as below:
Friday Evening, October 12, 2012, at Bodhikaram Temple
Time: 7:30 pm Arrival of guests, Paying Respect to the Triple Gem, Undertaking Five precepts and invite the Monks chanting the Paritta.

Saturday Morning, October 13, 2012
LocationTom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview, Ottawa, Ontario
Time:
-9:00 am: Arrival of guests
-9:30 am: Paying respects to the Triple Gem and taking the Five Precepts, Putting alms into alms-bowl for 4 monks,
-10:00 am: Chanting Sattappakarana Bhidhamma, Food offering to the Buddhist Monks.
-11:30 am: Blessing given by the monks, Lunch of monks, a monk giving Dhammadesna.
-12:00 am Communal Lunch.
Please come and join us in this Buddhist Lent Ceremony order to perform the merit for your present and future happy life. May peace and happiness be upon you and your family!

Thank You!!!
 

The Buddhist Lent (បុណ្យចូលព្រះវស្សា)

The Board of Directors of the Mondul Ottawa KhmerBuddhist Monastery will be celebrating the Buddhist Lent ceremony (Bonn Chol Vossa) at the date and location below:

Date: Saturday Morning, July 29, 2012
Location: Bodhikaram Temple, 1197 Deer Park Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Time:
-9:00 am: Arrival of guests
-9:30 am: Paying respects to the Triple Gem and taking the Five Precepts.
-10:00 am: Putting alms into alms-bowl, Food offering to th Buddhist Monks.
-11:30 am: Blessing given by the monks, Lunch of monks, Dhamma Lecture.
-12:00 am Communal Lunch.

Please come and join us in this Buddhist Lent Ceremony order to perform the merit for your present and future happy life. May peace and happiness be upon you and your family!

Thank You!!!

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Visakha Puja Ceremony (បុណ្យវិសាខបូជា) May 5-6, 2012

We are honored to invite you, your family and friends to join with us on Visakha Puja Day that will be celebrated on the date and location as below:

Saturday Evening, May 05, 2012

Start from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
-Pay Respect to the Triple Gem and Undertake the Five Precepts
-Invite the Monks chanting Paritta
-Perform the devotional acts and offerings to the Buddha

Sunday Morning, May 06, 2012
-9:00 am: Arrival of guests
-9:30 am: Paying respects to the Triple Gem and taking the Five Precepts.
-10:00 am: Putting alms into alms-bowl, Food offering to th Buddhist Monks.
-10:30 am: Dhamma Lecture given by the monk.
-11:30 am: Blessing given by the monks, Lunch of monks.
-12:00 am Communal Lunch. Click Here to get Flyer

Visakhha Puja Day marks the Buddhism Trinity or three important incidents occurred in the life of Lord Buddha on the same day. They happened on the same day on full moon of the sixth lunar month. The three significant separate events are:
  • The Buddha was born  on this day. Buddha was born into a royal family in what is now Nepal.
  • The Buddha achieved “The Enlightenment( NIRVANA ) on the same day
  • He passed away at age 80 in India. (Parinibbana )
In his early years he lived a life of luxury and was shielded from the life of misery that most of the kingdom’s people lived in. At the age of 29 he left this life of luxury and studied the practices of Brahmin ascetics who denied themselves all but the most vital essentials of life. Eventually he rejected this practice and practice the “middle way” – a simple rational life of moderation. At the age of 39 he attained enlightenment. His discovery is referred to as the four noble truths:
He spent the remainder of his life wandering from place to place teaching his discoveries. Typical activities would include: Going to temple for special observances and listening to Dhamma teaching, giving food to the Monks, and Keeping the Five or Eight precepts.
The way of celebrating Visakha Puja is similar to the celebration of Magha Puja.

May peace and happiness be upon you and all beings in the universe!

Khmer New Year, April 13-14, B.E 2556, A.D 2012

On the occasion of Khmer New Year B.E 2556, A.D 2012, we have successfully celebrated this important cultural ceremony on the evening of April 13 at Bodhikaram Temple and in the Morning of April 14 at Tom Brown Arena crowded attending by Cambodian and non Cambodian people around Ottawa-Gatineau. Very Special Thanks to Everyone who came to join us in this fabulous occasion for observing meritorious event together . May your life be filled peace, prosperity, healthy, wealthy, happiness and be freed from suffering! May all beings around the globe be blessed with happiness and positive lives!