Please join us in conveying our deepest condolences to TDSA family, for our great loss.

Dear All,
We are greatly saddened to learn that U Han (95 Years Old), General Secretary of Sitagu International Missionary Association, passed away at Yangon General Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday 10:30 am, Jan 4, 2019.
Please join us in conveying our deepest condolences to TDSA family, for our great loss.

Memorable photo of U Han –

*ဘုရား၊ သိမ္ေက်ာင္း၊ ရဟန္းဒါယကာႀကီး
*သီတဂူအျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာသာသနာျပဳအဖြဲ႕သက္ေတာ္ရွည္ဂုဏ္ထူးေဆာင္ဥကၠ႒ႀကီး
*ဆူးေလေစတီေတာ္ေဂါပကအဖြဲ႕ဝင္ (ၿငိမ္း)
*ပန္းပဲတန္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္မဟာသိမ္ေတာ္ႀကီးပရိယတၱိစာသင္တိုက္ေဂါပကအဖြဲ႕ဥကၠ႒
*မႏၲေလးၿမိဳ႕မလြန္ဆန္လွဴအသင္းႀကီး၏ေအာက္ျမန္မာျပည္တာဝန္ခံ
*ပန္းပဲတန္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္မလြန္ဆန္လွဴအသင္းေထာက္ဥကၠ႒ႀကီး
*အဘိဓမၼာျပန္႔ပြားေရးအသင္းႀကီး၏နာယက
*မဟာသဒၶမၼေဇာတိကဓဇ ၊ သီတဂူဦးဟန္ BA.BL တရားလႊတ္ေတာ္ေရွ႕ေနႏွင့္ႏိုႀတီပဗၺလစ္
အသက္ (၉၅) ႏွစ္

ပဲခူးတိုင္း၊ ျပည္ခ႐ိုင္၊ ေရႊေတာင္ၿမိဳ႕ေန (ဦးဘမွီ ေဒၚေဒၚရွင္) တို႔၏သား၊ (ဦးေက်ာ္ ေဒၚတင့္) တို႔၏သားသမက္၊ (ဦးတင္ ေဒၚလွလွ) (ဦးခိုင္ ေဒၚေအးစိန္) (ဦးအုန္း ေဒၚတင္တင္) (ဦးျမသန္း ေဒၚခင္ခင္) တို႔၏ညီေမာင္၊ (ဦးသိန္း ေဒၚစိန္ရီ) ေဒၚညိဳညိဳတို႔၏အကို၊ (ေဒၚျမရင္၊ ေဒၚခင္ႏု) တို႔၏ခင္ပြန္း၊ ေဒါက္တာကံထြန္း၊ ေဒါက္တာခင္ေဆြလဲ့၊ ဦးေအာင္သန္း (တရားလႊတ္ေတာ္ေရွ႕ေန) ေဒၚခင္ေဆြဝင္း (႐ုကၡ (ၿငိမ္း))၊ ေဒၚမိမိဟန္၊ ဦးေအာင္ (ဓါတုအင္ဂ်င္နီယာ)+ေဒၚေကသီဝင္းတို႔၏ေက်းဇူးရွင္ေမြးသဖခင္ႀကီး၊ ေဒါက္တာသက္သက္ထား၊ေဒါက္တာသက္သက္လင္း၊ မိမြန္ေအာင္၊ ဝတ္ရည္ေအာင္၊ ေဇလတ္ေအာင္၊ ဟန္ေဇာ္ေအာင္၊ ေဒါက္တာဟန္ထြဋ္ေအာင္၊ အာကာေအာင္တို႔၏အဘိုး၊ ျမစ္ (၈) ေယာက္တို႔၏ဖိုးဖိုးႀကီး သီတဂူဦးဟန္ သည္ ၄.၁.၂၀၁၉ (ေသာၾကာေန႔) နံနက္ ၁၀:၃၀ တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ျပည္သူ႔ေဆး႐ုံႀကီး၌ ဘဝတပါးသို႔ကူေျပာင္းသြားပါသျဖင့္ ၆.၁.၂၀၁၉ (တနဂၤေႏြေန႔) ေန႔လည္ ၁:၀၀ နာရီတြင္ ရန္ကုန္ျပည္သူ႔ေဆး႐ုံႀကီးအေအးတိုက္တြင္သရဏဂုံတင္ၿပီး ေရေဝးသုသာန္သို႔ ပို႔ေဆာင္ဂူသြင္းသျဂၤဳိဟ္မည္ျဖစ္ပါသျဖင့္ရပ္နီးရပ္ေဝးေဆြမ်ိဳးမိတ္ေဆြသဂၤဟအေပါင္းအားဖိတ္ၾကားအပ္ပါသည္။

#သီတဂူသာသနာျပဳအဖြဲ႕
#က်န္ရစ္သူမိသားစု

“Sabbe sankhara anicca” ti
yada pannayapassati
atha nibbindati dukkhe
esa maggo visuddhiya.

“All conditioned phenomena are impermanent”; when one sees this with Insight-wisdom, one becomes weary of dukkha

(i.e., the khandhas). This is the Path to Purity.

Regards,

TDSA

Theravada Dhamma Society of America

Sitagu Buddha Vihara
9001 Honeycomb Dr.
Austin, TX 78737

www.sitagu.org/austin
Ph : 512 301 3968

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Kathina Invitation & Monthly Donation Form, Current Donors List

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to our Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony
on Sunday, Nov 18, 18, at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX ,USA.

Scheduled events:

11:00 a.m – Offering of lunch to the 13 Monks & 1 Novice
11:15 a.m – Lunch for lay people
1:00 – 3:00 p.m – Kathina Parade, Offering of Kathina Robes, Dhamma Talk and Sharing Merits

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 may offer “Air Tickets-ေလယာဥ္လက္မွတ္ ” “Kathina Tree-ကထိန္ပေဒသာပင္”, ” Vihara Asphalt Road Project – ႏုိင္လြန္ ကတၱရာ ကားလမ္း ” and ” Vihara Ongoing Supporting Fund – လစဥ္ပစၥည္္းပါးေထာက္ပံ့အလွဴ”

Invited Monks List

1. Sri Lanka Sayadaw – North Sri Lanka Vihara, Austin, Texas

2. Ashin Indavudha – Myazigon Kyaung, Toungoo, Myanmar
3. Ashin Ariyadhamma – Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, Texas
4. Ashin Aggadhamma – Sitagu Buddha Vihara
5. Ashin Buddhapiya – Sitagu Buddha Vihara (Kyaukse)
6. Ashin Aloka – Alodawpyi Kyaung, San Antino, Texas

7. Ashin Kavadhaja – Sitagu Buddha Vihara
8. Ashin Jatilalankara – Sitagu Buddha Vihara
9. Ashin Khemacara – Sitagu Buddha Vihara

10. Ashin Saccanyana – Sitagu Buddha Vihara
11. Ashin Karunnya – Sitagu Sangha Vihara, West Palm Beach, Florida

12. Ashin Cintita – Sitagu Buddha Vihara (American Monk)
13. Ashin Ananda – Sitagu Buddha Vihara (Venezuela Monk)
14. Shin Buddhanyana – Sitagu Buddha Vihara (Vietnamese Novice )

Current Projects Donors :(အလွဴရွင္စာရင္း)

Water Fountain, Solar Street Lights, Nwe Thar Gi Flowers Plants Donors List :

1. Daw Tin Mhi – $ 2000 for Kathina (food + Air tickets & Vihara General Used)

2. Dr. Myo Aung Aung & Dr. Yu Yu Khin – $ 50 for Safe Box + $ 2000 for Zee Phyu Pin Kitchen
3. Ko Victor Gaw & Dr. Myint Myint Aye – $ 1260 – 1 – Water Fountain + 2 Solar Street Lights

4. Dr. Soe Win & Dr. Myint Myint Kyu – $ 1125 – 75 – Nwe Thar Gi Plants
5. Ko Melvin Tan + Dr. Tin Tin Wai – $ 1040 – 4 Solar Street Lights
6. Ko Myo Thant Tin & Dr. Khaing Zin Oo – $ 1040 – 4 Solar Street Lights

7. Dr. Win Bo & Daw Than Than Shwe – $ 500 – Transformer upgrade for Thaung Gone Kyaung
8. Ko Zaw Tin + Ma Mar Lar – $ 335 – 1- Solar + 5 – Plants

9. U Buddhapiya – $ 300 – 1- Solar
10. U Thein Lwin + Nan Myint Than – $ 260 – 1- Solar
11. Daw Khin Toe Yee – $ 215 – Road + 1 Plant

To be continued :

Sadhu ! Sadhu ! Sadhu !


Yours in the Dhamma,

Ariyadhamma, Ashin, Dr.

Maha saddhamma jotika dhaja
Assistant of Sitagu Sayadaw
In Charge of Sitagu Missionary Association in USA
Theravada Dhamma Society of America

Sitagu Buddha Vihara
9001 Honeycomb Dr.
Austin, TX 78737


www.sitagu.org/austin/
Ph : 512 301 3968 (home)

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Sitagu Buddha Vihara Schedule in August, 2018

Sitagu Buddha Vihara Schedule in Aug, 2018 :

July 29, 18 – Sitagu Buddha Vihara Waso Robe Ceremony

July 30, 18 – Mg Mg – Phoenix, Ordination Ceremony

Aug 5, 18 – Tara’s Birthday Lunch Offering at Ko Too + Dr. Le Wai Thant House

Aug 7, 18 – Moon Family House, Buddhabhiseka Mangala & Lunch Offering

Aug, 9, 18 – U Thein Lwin + Nan Myint Than, Nan Hemanyein House, San Antonio, TX – Birthday Offering

Aug 11, 18 – David Family’s House Warming Offering

Aug 12, 19, 26, 2018 – Sunday Dhamma Classes at Vihara

Aug 12, 18 – Daw Margaret, California – son Bo Bo’s Breakfast & Lunch Offering

Aug 19, 18 – Pannavasa Dhamma Center, Dallas, TX – Waso Robe Offering Ceremony

Aug 21, 18 – Ashin Ariyadhamma’s Uncle & Cousin – U Aye (92 Years Old) & Daw Khin Mar Yee (62 Years Old) in Kyaung Gone, Toungoo, Myanmar –

Memorial Offering by Kyaw Zayar Win + Ohn Mar Myat Min family

Aug 25, 18 – Pyae Phyo Kyaw + Ma Sabble House, Birthday Offering

Aug 26, 18 – Metta Day & August Born People Offering Ceremony

Aug 26, 18 – Buu Moon Temple, Port Arthur, TX – Parents Honoring Ceremony

Sitagu Buddha Vihara – Ceremonies in 2018

1. January 1, 18, Monday – New Year Blessing Ceremony

2. February 4, 18, Sunday – Hta Ma Hne (Sticky Rice) Festival

3. March 4, 18, Sunday – Sitagu Sayadawgyi’s 81st Birthday Ceremony

4. April 15, 18, Sunday – New Year (Thin Gyan) Water Festival

5.May 6, 18, Sunday – Buddha Day, Abbot Sayadaw & May Born People Offering Ceremony

6. June 24, 18, Sunday – Maha Samaya Day & June Born People Offering

7. July 29, 18, Sunday – Waso Robe Offering Ceremony

8. August 26, 18, Sunday – Metta Day & August Born People Offering Ceremony

9. September 23, 18, Sunday – Garu Dhamma Day & September Born People Offering Ceremony

10. October 24, 18, Wednesday – 6th Texas Sangha Pavarana Ceremony

11. November 18, 18, Sunday – Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony

12. December 23, 18, Sunday – Lighting Festival

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You are warmly invited to Waso Robe Offering Ceremony : July 29, 18. Sunday

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to following event at Vihara.

1. Waso Robe Offering Ceremony :

July 29, 18. Sunday

11:00 a.m – Lunch offering to 9 Monks –

11:30 a.m – Lunch for Laity

1 pm – Waso Robe Offering, Dhamma Talk & Sharing Merits

7:00 to 8:00 p.m – Group Meditation

List of the Monks who are going to stay in (Vassa) Rains Retreat at Sitagu Buddha Vihara in 2018

1. Ashin Ariyadhamma

2. Ashin Aggadhamma

3. Ashin Buddhapiya (Kyaut Se)

4. Ashin Kavidhaja

5. Ashin Jatilalankara

6. Ashin Khemacara

7. Ashin Saccanyana

8. Ashin Cintita (American)

9. Shin Buddhanyana (Vietnamese)

Theravada Dhamma Society of America
Sitagu Buddha Vihara
9001 Honeycomb Dr.
Austin, TX 78737


www.sitagu.org/austin/
Ph : 512 301 3968 (home)

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Beginning Buddhism Course

Starting Sunday, August 12, 2018:

“Buddhist Life/Buddhist Path”

Twelve weeks, Sundays, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sitagu Buddha Vihara (sitagu.org/austin/)

9001 Honeycomb Dr. · Austin, TX

This is a introductory 12-week course in Buddhism. It provides a comprehensive and detailed understanding of Buddhism based on the earliest sources. This is Buddhism as far as can be discerned as the Buddha taught it and before the development of distinct sects and schools, such as Zen, Tibetan and Theravadin. These courses provide a theoretical understanding as a support for practice. As such, it complements the various practice-oriented activities at the vihara.

The course consists of two six-week sections:

• Buddhist Life covers the basic values, understandings and practices that constitute a devout Buddhist life in a Buddhist community. This is the Buddhism as it is lived by most Buddhists, that Buddhist children learn, that defines the norms of the Buddhist community. It is primarily grounded in ethics, virtue and harmony.

• Buddhist Path covers the course of intensive training that lead to higher spiritual attainments (up to awakening) and that is traditionally undertaken by relatively few Buddhists. It is primarily grounded in human psychology and meditation, but builds on the elements of a Buddhist life.

The schedule of topics is as follows:

BUDDHIST LIFE
1. Buddha – 8/12
2. Generosity – 8/19
3. Virtue – 8/26
4. Purity – 9/2
5. Harmony – 9/9
6. Refuge – 9/16

BUDDHIST PATH
7. Higher training – 9/23
8. Foundational wisdom – 9/30
9. Perfection virtue – 10/7
no class 10/14
10. Cultivating mind – 10/21
11. Disentangling mind – 10/28
12. Awakening – 11/4

This is a beginning course with no prerequisites. Each week’s class can be taken independently, except that episodes 8, … 11, 12 should be taken in that order and we recommend that the entire sequence be taken in order for best results. The course will be repeated periodically.

You may optionally linger until 6:00 or later for Q&A, to supplement the enthralling 4:00-5:30 lecture. This course is offered at no charge since the Dharma is really priceless. Bhikkhu Cintita has written a textbook for this course. Come join us!

More information: http://www.sitagu.org/shortlinks/lifepath/.
To register go to https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Words-of-the-Buddha/.
Email Bhante Cintita at bhikkhu.cintita.

BuddhistLifeBuddhistPathFlier0818.pdf

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Beginning Buddhism Course

Starting Sunday, August 12, 2018:

BuddhistLifeBuddhistPathFlier0818.pdf

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Beginning Buddhism Course

BuddhistLifeBuddhistPathFlier0818.pdf

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