Vipassana course for children

A meditation group in Austin that practices Vipassana as taught by SN Goenka, the CTVA (Central Texas Vipassana Association), is conducting children’s meditation courses in March. The flyer is attached.

cc_flyer_20170206.pdf

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Texas Buddhist Association Spring Youth Camp

Texas Buddhist Association 2017 Buddhist Youth Spring Camp (age 12-18)

This is scheduled by our friends at the Jade temple in Houston for the first weekend of spring break. It is at a wonderful rural setting this side of houston and is highly recommended. Please note that the registration deadline is this weekend, so talk it over with your kids as soon as possible. – BC

Registration Deadline: Feb 26, 2017 with all forms completed/fully signed and send via email to sookhanchoi
Venue: American Bodhi Center 29123 Mellman Rd., Hempstead TX 77445
Check in: March 10th between 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Check Out: March 12th between 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost: Free but donations to ABC are appreciated
See details in the registration forms.

2017 Youth Spring Camp Registration Documents.doc

ˊ2017Youth Spring Camp Program draft.xls

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Hta Mane Pwe (Sticky Rice Festival), Schedule, Guna Puja List, view 3 YouTube Link :

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to participate the Myanmar Traditional Sticky Rice Festival at Sitagu Buddha Vihara on Feb 11 late evening then
offer Buddha, Sangha and friends on Feb 12, breakfast, Lunch and sharing merits at 1:00 pm.

Please view the attached file-invitation letter :

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to offer the Historical Landmark Donation in the Sitagu International Vipassana Academy for Sitagu Sayadawgyi who was honored with the title of
“Abhidhajamaharatthaguru” by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the 69th Myanmar Independence Day, on January 4, 2017.

There will be Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Great & Grand Ceremony on Full Moon Day of Tapaung,
March 12, 2017, at the Sitagu International Vipassana Academy, Sagaing Hills, Myanmar.

We will offer the Sayadaw, as a Amisa Puja (Honor) minimum US$ 30,000 , giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration for his Special Birthday Ceremony.
You may donate now to TDSA, for 80th Birthday & Guna Puja.


Pay to order – TDSA

For – 80th Birthday & Guna Puja

Address – 9001 Honeycomb Dr. Austin, TX 78737


As a Mile Stone of Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday, We will issue Sitagu America Magazine and Sitagu Buddha Vihara Diary (1992-2017)


Sitagu Sayadawgyi Guna Puja Donors List :

1. Ashin Ariyadhamma – $ 1000
2. Ashin Saccanyana – $ 1000

3. U Cintita – $ 500

4. Ashin Aggadhamma – $ 300

5. Sayagyi Daw Candapabha, Dr. Thelma Tan – $ 1000
6. Sayalay Aya Saddhadhika, Dr. Than Htut Family – $ 600

7. Dr. Win Bo + Daw Than Than Shwe Family – $ 1000

8. Ko Melvin Tan + Dr. Tin Tin Wai Family – $ 1000

9. Dr. Myo Aung + Dr. Yu Yu Khin – $ 1100

10. Dr. Aung Ba + Da Sandar Min Family – $ 1000

11. Dr. U Thane Kyaw + Daw San San – $ 500

12. Daw Mya Kyi Family – $ 500
13. U Kyi Tin+ Daw Than Than Win,
Ko Zaw Tin + Ma Mar Lar,
Ko San Moe + Ma Han Su Yin Family – $ 500

14. Ko Wai Lu + Ma Su Wah – $ 300

15. Kun Thiri (Ko Yin) + Win Win Cho, Win Thiri Cho – $ 300
16. Ko Tun Ni + Ma Thin Thin Nwe – $ 200
17. Miss Wendy Bixby – $ 100
18. Ma Pyone Pyone Myint (NY) – $ 100
19. Daw Khin Htwe Yee – $ 100
20. Ko Naing + Ma Latt – $ 100

21. Rahul Vaid, Thit Thit Family – $ 100

Vihara Schedule : Feb – Apr, 2017

1. Jan 28, 17 – Daw Mya Kyi, Dr. Yu Wah, Mg Aung Moe – Ko Wai Lu + Ma Su Wah, New Houses Warming & Chinese New Year Offering, Pearland, Texas
2. February 12, 17, Sunday – Hta Ma Hne (Sticky Rice) Festival

3. February 26, 17, Sunday – Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Ceremony at Austin Buddha Vihara

4. Feb 28, 17 – Myanmar Trip

5. Mar 3, 17 – Mandalay Public Night Dhamma Talk at 19/81 Street, Mandalay

6. Mar 4-10, 17 – Toungoo, Bago Division

7. Mar 5, 17 – Night Dhamma Talk at Zee Phyu Pin Sasana Yeiktha, Toungoo

8. Mar 12, 17 – Sitagu Sayadawgyi 80 Birthday & Guna Puja at Sagaing, Sitagu International Vipassana Academy

9. Mar 25, 17 – Kawkareik Public Night Dhamma Talk, Kawkareik, Kayin State

10. Mar 30, 17 – Mahasaddhamajotika Sima Consecration, Ariyavasa Dhamma Center, Kalaw, Shan State, Myanmar

11. Mar 31, 17 – Night Dhamma Talk at Ariyavasa Dhamma Center, Kalaw, Shan State

12. Apr 2, 17 – Return to USA

Sitagu Buddha Vihara – Ceremonies in 2017

1. January 1, 17, Sunday – New Year Blessing Ceremony
2. February 12, 17, Sunday – Hta Ma Hne (Sticky Rice) Festival

3. February 26, 17, Sunday – Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Ceremony

4. April 16, 17, Sunday – New Year (Thin Gyan) Water Festival

5. May 14, 17, Sunday – Buddha Day & Abbot Sayadaw + May Born People Offering Ceremony

6. June 11, 17, Sunday – Maha Samaya Day & June Born People Offering

7. July 9, 17, Sunday – Waso Robe Offering Ceremony

8. August 6, 17, Sunday – Metta Day & August Born People Offering Ceremony

9. September 3, 17, Sunday – Garu Dhamma Day & September Born People

Offering Ceremony

10. October 5, 17, Thursday – Texas Sangha Pavarana Ceremony

11. October 29, 17, Sunday – Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony

12. December 24, 17, Sunday – Lighting Festival

Please just click the following link to view :

“The White House” Dhamma Talk : Dec 31, 2016, Yangon, Myanmar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmdPaN69xls&feature=youtu.be

Thaung Gone Kyaung Sasana Yeiktha Sangha Meeting & Teacher Honoring Ceremony on Dec 20, 2016 , Toungoo, Myanmar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1teMCB4fJc

Yogi Hall & Sima Hall Offering & Sharing Ceremony : April 10, 2015, Toungoo, Myanmar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_usvG8UW2GY&t=330s

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Sandals on the Ground in America

Through the Looking Glass

by Bhikkhu Cintita and Dr. Win Bo

The following passages will appear in the forthcoming book, Teacher of the Moon: the Life and Times of Sitagu Sayadaw, by Bhikkhu Cintita Dinsmore and Dr. Tin Nyunt.

In 1988, Sitagu Sayadaw displeased elements of the military government of Burma by delivering his famous sermon on the responsibilities of kings in response to the brutal government suppression of the 8888 demonstrations. As the political situation worsened again in 1990 he quietly left the country into over two years of self-imposed exile, most of which he spend in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Not one to spend exile waiting idly around, Sitagu Sayadaw began to explore the possibility of establishing a monastery in the States. In part, he wanted a home-base for his travels to this part of the world and a locus for long-term fund-raising in the West for his growing number of projects…

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You are warmly invited to Sitagu Buddha Vihara Kathina Ceremony on Saturday, Nov 12, 2016

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to our Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony
on Saturday, Nov 12, 16, at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX ,USA.

Scheduled events:

11:00 a.m – Offering of lunch to the 14 Monks & 1 Nun
11:30 a.m – Lunch for lay people
1:00 p.m – Offering of Kathina Robes, Dhamma Talk and Sharing Merits
2:00 p.m – Entertainment

Free Lunch for lay people will be provided. Please bring any traditional dishes and desserts that you would like to offer to monks or share with others. You are also requested to inform the Vihara, if you plan to offer food so that they may make arrangements for offering accordingly. You may offer ” 2 Air Tickets” “Kathina Tree” and “Vihara Ongoing Supporting Fund” .

ကထိန္ဒါန လွဴၾကသူမွာ က ် ဳိ းငါးျဖာကား –
သြားေလရာ၀ယ ္အႏ ၱၱၱရာယ ္ကင္း ၊ ပစၥည္းရင္းမွာ မီးျပင္းမဖ ်က္ ၊

ဆိပ္မတက ္ဘဲ ၊ ေမ့ေလ ် ာ့ ဥစၥာ မဆုံးပါရ ၊

ျပိဳ င္ရွာၾကေသာ ္ကုိယ္ကဦးစြာ အသာရသည္ ၊

ငါးျဖာ ကထိန္ လွဴ က ် ဳိ း တည္း ။

Five benefits for the Kathina Robe donors :

(1) They will be free from unhappy states throughout their lives. When they make a journey, whether of short or long distance, they won’t be hampered by unnecessary preparations, but will furnished with all requirement and provisions.
(2) They will have freedom from hindrances of all kinds and they will have every aspiration fulfilled.
(3) They won’t be affected by poison or possessed evil spells, etc.
(4) Their possessions will never be spoiled or lost; they will be able to leave their belongings behind without any worry, that is, they will be safe.
(5) The donors of the Kathina robe will always be fortunate, their good deeds will succeed, they will be successful among many rivals.
* Whenever you cultivate wholesome deeds you should not allow yourself to be a prey to attachment.

Invited Monks List

1. U Kavindasiri – Jeyyavati Kyaung, Houston, Texas

2. U Pannadipa – Pannavasa Kyaung, Dallas, Texas
3. Sri Lanka Sayadaw – South Sri Lanka Vihara, Austin
4. Sri Lanka Sayadaw – North Sri Lanka Vihara, Austin

5. Ashin Ariyadhamma – Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, Texas
6. Ashin Nandaka – Sitagu Vejayanta Vihara, Baltimore, Maryland
7. Ashin Aggadhamma – Sitagu Buddha Vihara
8. Ashin Saccanyana – Sitagu Buddha Vihara
9. Ashin Karunnya – Sitagu Sangha Vihara, West Palm Beach, Florida

10. U Kovida – Orlando Kyaung, Florida

11. Ashin Cintita – Sitagu Buddha Vihara

12.13.14. – Dullaba Monks from Ordination

Please view the attach files.

Yours in the Dhamma,
Ariyadhamma, Ashin, Dr.

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Schedule Oct – Nov – Dec, 2016 – Apr, 17, 4th Texas Samgha Pavarana Ceremony on Sunday, Oct 16, 16. You may donate now to TDSA, for 80th Birthday Puja.

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to our 4th Texas Samgha Pavarana Ceremony & 1000 Light Offerings to Buddha on Sunday, Oct 16, 16, at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX ,USA.

Please view the attach file.

There will be Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Great & Grand Ceremony on Full Moon Day of Tapaung,
March 12, 2017, at the Sitagu International Vipassana Academy, Sagaing Hills, Myanmar.

We will offer the Sayadaw, as a Amisa Puja (Honor), giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration for his Special Birthday Ceremony.
You may donate now to TDSA, for 80th Birthday Puja.


As a Mile Stone of Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday, We will issue Sitagu Magazine. All Sitagu Buddha/Dhamma/Samgha Vihara devotes are warmly invited to write article, poem, short novel and send to Viharas before December 31,2016.

Sitagu Buddha Vihara –

Schedule : Oct – Nov – Dec, 2016 – Apr, 17

Oct 8, 16 – Lunch offered by Sumana De Silva & Sri Lanka Family
Oct 16,16 – Texas Sangha Pavarana Festival at Sitagu Buddha Vihara
Oct 22,16 – Dr. San Wah & daughter Sable Phyu Lim Birthday Offering
Oct 23,16 – October Born People Offering
Oct 23,16 – Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony at Sitagu Dhamma Vihara, MN
Nov 5, 16 – November Born People Offering

Nov 5, 16 – Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony at Sitagu Sangha Vihara, FL

Nov 6,16 – Vejayanta Kyaung Kathina, MD

Nov 6,16 – Zeyyavati Kyaung Kathina, Houston

Nov 12,16 – Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX

Nov 12,16 – Lin, James, Kun Thiri – Ordination Ceremony sponsored by U Maw Si & Daw Molly Family, Ft Worth, TX

Nov 13, 16 – Kathina Ceremony at Pannavasa Center, Dallas

Nov 20,16 – U Lu Gyi & Daw Khin Khin Thet offering at San Antonio

Nov 26,16 – Dr. Kyaw Than Aung, Daw Khin Khin Hla family, Seabrook, TX, Lunch Offering at house

Dec 11, 16 – December Born People Offering

Dec 13 – Jan 9, 17 – Myanmar Trip

{ Dec 18, 16 – Sitagu General Secretary U Han’s 92nd Birthday Ceremony at Yangon, Myanmar

Dec 28, 16 – Zee Phyu Pin Sayadawgyi (104 year old)’s 4th Memorial Celebration at Taungoo, Myanmar

Dec 31, 16 – Public Dhamma Talk sponsored by U Min Ko, Daw Thin Thin at Yangon, Myanmar

Jan 4, 17 } – Anantajina Hill, Mahasaddhamajotika Sima Consecration Ceremony at Ariyavasa Dhamma Center, Kalaw, Myanmar

Jan 15, 17 – January Born People Offering

Feb 11, 17 – Htamane Pwe (Burmese Sticky Rise Festival at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX

Feb 18, 17 – February Born People Offering

Feb 26,17 – Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Ceremony at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX

Feb 28 – Mar 15, 17 – Myanmar Trip

{ Mar 3, 17 – Public Dhamma Talk sponsored by Dr. Tin Tin Nyo Family at Mandalay, Myanmar

Mar 12, 17} – Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Ceremony at Sitagu International Vipassana Academy, Sagaing, Myanmar

Mar 19, 17 – March Born People Offering

Apr 15, 17 – New Year (Thin Gyan) Water Festival at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX

Apr 16, 17 – Daw Myat Moe Khaing, Nik & Zin Zin Khaing, Zar Ni Mg, Yamin Family –
Monk Ordination, Novice Initiation, Ear Piercing Ceremony

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You are warmly invited to our 4th Texas Samgha Pavarana Ceremony on Sunday, Oct 16, 16, at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX ,USA. You may donate now to TDSA, for 80th Birthday Puja.

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to our 4th Texas Samgha Pavarana Ceremony on Sunday, Oct 16, 16, at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX ,USA.

Please view the attach file.

There will be Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Great & Grand Ceremony on Full Moon Day of Tapaung,
March 12, 2017, at the Sitagu International Vipassana Academy, Sagaing Hills, Myanmar.

We will offer the Sayadaw, as a Amisa Puja (Honor), giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration for his Special Birthday Ceremony.
You may donate now to TDSA, for 80th Birthday Puja.


As a Mile Stone of Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday, We will issue Sitagu Magazine. All Sitagu Buddha/Dhamma/Samgha Vihara devotes are warmly invited to write article, poem, short novel and send to Viharas before December 31,2016.

Sitagu Buddha Vihara –

Schedule : Oct – Nov – Dec, 2016 – Apr, 17

Oct 16,16 – Texas Sangha Pavarana Festival at Vihara
Oct 23,16 – October Born People Offering

Nov 5,16 – November Born People Offering

Nov 12,16 – Kathina Ceremony

Nov 12,16 – Lin, James, Kun Thiri – Ordination Ceremony sponsored by U Maw Si & Daw Molly Family, Ft Worth, TX

Nov 20,16 – U Lu Gyi & Daw Khin Khin Thet offering at San Antonio

Dec 22 -Jan 9, 17 – Myanmar Trip

Feb 26,17 – Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 80th Birthday Ceremony at Austin Buddha Vihara

Feb 28 – Mar 15, 17 – Myanmar Trip

Apr 15, 17 – New Year (Thin Gyan) Water Festival

Apr 16, 17 – Daw Myat Moe Khaing, Nik & Zin Zin Khaing, Zar Ni Mg, Yamin Family –
Monk Ordination, Novice Initiation, Ear Piercing Ceremony

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