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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Your donation for Myanmar Earthquake Relief. We will then transfer the funds to Sitagu Sayadawgyi

Dear All,

As many of you know, a major earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday, 5:05 pm, August 24, 2016. , causing massive damage. Three people are confirmed dead, and many have been injured. The epicenter of the quake, which measured 6.8 on the Richter scale, was in Chowk near Bagan, and over 200 Ancient Pagodas were damaged.

On Behalf of TDSA (Theravada Dhamma Society of America), aka Sitagu Buddha Vihara, we would like solicit support particularly for restoring the Pagodas, monasteries and nunneries in the damage area. You may donate directly to TDSA and earmark your donation for Myanmar Earthquake Relief. We will then transfer the funds to Sitagu Sayadawgyi in Sagaing, Myanmar who will put the funds to optimal use.

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Buddhist Sunday School Resumes

Buddhist Sunday School for Kids

When: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 10-11 am, and each Sunday thereafter.
Where: Sitagu Buddha Vihara
Who: Junior level, ages 4-12, Senior level, ages 13-17.
How much: The Dhamma is priceless, therefore there is no cost.

We offer these classes to impart Buddhist values, understandings and conduct to the younger generation. Kids will learn ethics, generosity, respect, the basic rituals and chanting, and the fundamental teachings of Buddhism (Dhamma) through short teachings, discussions, stories, meditation, activities and performance.

Classes are in English. Burmese kids, American kids, kids of all ethnicities are welcome. We hope to arrange for carpools from Austin and for parallel activities for adults. Kids and parents are encouraged to stay for lunch after the food offering to the monastics at 11:15. Let other parents know about the Sunday school, bring a neighbor kid or two (we respect all faiths).

The initial meeting will be largely organizational. We will assess interests, organize carpools (if that is an interest), meet the teachers, etc., but will have activities for the kids. Please try to come to this meeting if you can. Inquiries can be made to ashin.cintita.

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Novice Initiation Invite, Sitagu Buddha Vihara Schedule – Aug, 2016, Vihara Diary (1992-2016), 2016 Vihara Magazine, Daily Food Donors List

​Dear All,

You are warmly invited to following event at Vihara.

1. Novice Initiation Ceremony :

Dr. U Tin Nyunt, Daw Aye Kyaing’s 3 Grandson (Darren, Jacob & Joshua) &

Dr. Tun Lin Moe + Ma Myat Thandar Aung’s 2 Son – Ko Ko (Marc) & Tun Tun (Will), Novice Initiation Ceremony

Aug 13, 16. Saturday

11:00 a.m – Lunch offering to 5 Monks, 5 Novice & 1 Nun –

11:30 a.m – Lunch for Laity

1 pm – Dhamma Talk & Sharing Merits

2. August Born People Offering Ceremony :

Aug 14, 16. Sunday

Sitagu Buddha Vihara –

Schedule : Aug, 2016

Aug 7, 16 – Mg Kaung Htet Lim’s 5th Year Birthday Offering, Friendswood, TX
Aug 13,16 – Darren, Jacob & Joshua + Ko Ko (Marc) & Tun Tun (Will) – Novice Initiation Ceremony
Aug 14,16 – August Born People Offering

Aug 18,16 – Metta Day Ceremony

Please view Attached Links :

1. The Sitagu Buddha Vihara Diary (1992 – 2016)
2. The Sitagu Buddha Vihara Magazine (English & Burmese Section)

3. Daily Food Donors List 1 & 2

4. Mahasaddhamajotika Sima & 2 Story Yogi Hall Sharing Merit Ceremony

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105605310354925021253/posts/SpNpeJr9N26?cfem=1

2016 – Sitagu Buddha Vihara Magazine (Mail).pdf
Daily Food Donors list.pdf
Food Donors List 2.pdf

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Pictures from Waso Robe Offering Ceremony, Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX, July 17,16 Sunday

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