Annual 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!
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!
- One Dhamma, One Buddhism (bodhikaram.wordpress.com)