10 June 2013

Insight Meditation Retreats of ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara in Vietnam



Insight Meditation Retreats of
ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara
in Vietnam

1) First Insight Meditation Retreat  

Date  :  11th  -  17th June 2013  

Place  
Phuoc Son Monasery 
Tan Cang Village, Phuoc Tan,
Long Thanh, Dong Nai City, Viçt Nam
Vietnam 

Language  :  English


2) Second Insight Meditation Retreat

Date  :   19th to 30th June 2013  

Place
Thiên Trúc Tñ Monastery
197/11 Duong Phuong Thanh,
Phuong Binh San, Thi Xa Ha Tien,
Tinh Kien Giang, Viçt Nam
Vietnam 

Language   :   English 

6 June 2013

Lord Buddha's Admonitions – 1



LORD BUDDHA’S ADMONITIONS – 1
(by U SHWE AUNG)


The Doctrine of Practice
The first priority is for the good of the universe.
The second priority is for the good of the community.
The third priority is for the good of self.
The Meaning of Giving Respect To The Elders
Giving respect to the elders means “garava mingala”.
Manala is derived from Pali, language, meaning teachings of Lord Buddha.
Humbling Oneself
Humbling oneself means “nivata mangala”.
The Meaning of "Mangala"
Mangala” in general usage means blessings that are truly auspicious, and conducive to happiness and general wellbeing.
It conveys the message of good conduct, good habit, good discipline and good culture.
To Be Truly Auspicious A True Disciple Must :
Observe strict morality and conduct (sila).
One must practice right serenity and concentration (Samadhi).
One must strive for clarity and serenity of vision and thoughts.
One Must Strive To Contemplate And Practice:
Not to commit evil deeds (akusala) which have not yet happened.
To strive to eradicate evil deeds which have already happened.
To strive to develop and increase good deeds (kusala) which has not yet happened.
To strive to develop and increase good deeds which has already happened.
The Nature of Our Mind
In same manner as the raindrops can fall easily through the roofing which is leaking, the mind (citta) which is not disciplined with (vipassana) meditation can be penetrated with greed, lust, craving (raga).
In same manner as the raindrops cannot leak through properly roofed roofing, the mind which is properly disciplined with vipassana meditation cannot be penetrated with greed, lust, craving (raga).

 
You Must Be ....
You must be free from craving and attachment from all matters which is so attractive to craving.
You must be able to endure and be patient on matters which is liable to make you very angry.
You must be able to stand strictly and straightforwardly without bias and partiality according to Dhamma teachings and discipline in matters most likely to become bias and partial.
What Must We Do ...
In this mundane world whether monk, or man he must contemplate and practice strictly in such a way that such theory and practice shall be inseparable and cohesive as to appear as one whole entity.
Translated by U Ba Than

3 June 2013

Dhamma Hospital Project at Thabarwa Centre


Dhamma Hospital Project at Thabarwa Centre  

About Dhamma Hospital Project
We firmly believe that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  We also believe that it is our duty to provide long term, round-the-clock, physical, mental care and attention to those who are physically and mentally frail and ailing, regardless of their age and health condition. 

This is the reason why Thabarwa takes on everyone, regardless of age, race, social status, health condition, physical and mental state and provides a peaceful sanctuary for everyone who come to seek refuge at Thabarwa.

Due to the increasing number of elderly and infirm people, a new six-storey Dhamma Hospital building for the elderly, the sick and the infirm is proposed to enable us to cater to those who are in need.   

The new Dhamma Hospital will be located right inside the premises of Thanlyin Thabarwa Centre, which has total land area of 80 acres .   

Our hospitality towards those who come to us for help and seek refuge, under the guidance of Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara, will hopefully be well placed in this new six-story infirmary 'Dhamma Hospital'. 
As you see in the above photo, digging a foundation for the Dhamma Hospital building has been commenced and progressing well.  However, the progress has been slow due to the lack of fund, technology and materials needed for the project of this scale. 

If you are interested in to support Thabarwa Sayadaw's metta and compassion for the old, the needy, the disables, the infirm as well as chronically and terminally ill persons as well as his mission and vision for the Dhamma Hospital, you may send your dana (donation) to the following account: 
Bank Name  :  POSB Bank Singapore (Post Office Savings Bank Singapore)
Account Type  :  Savings Account
Account Number  :  171-57463-3
Account Name  :   OTTAMATHARA 
Swift Code  :  DBSSSGSG 

After making your donations, kindly provide us with your name, country, email address, contact number and the amount of donation by email either to Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara (mtsm45@gmail.com) or Soe Win Htut (soewinhtut1977@gmail.com) so that we can keep tract and tabulate the donor's record accurately.  
We sincerely appreciate your generosity, kindness, sympathy and thoughtfulness for the underprivileged individuals seeking refuge at Thabarwa Centre.  Our dreams, hope and aspiration of providing a resilient, efficient and quality healthcare to the underprivileged individuals would not be materialised without your kind thoughts and generous donations. 

As the motto of Thabarwa Sayadaw says "When you do good deeds you will gain merit. If your good deed is boundless and limitless, then your benefits will also be boundless and limitless" .... let us do boundless and limitless good deeds by donating generously for the dhamma hospital project and also spreading the words around about this project to your loved ones and friends far and near. May you and your family be blessed with this opportunity to perform the dana and good deeds together.


Below is the brochure for the Dhamma Hospital Project at Thabarwa Centre.  Please click the photo to read the brochure ...
Below is the videos of Dhamma Hospital Project at Thabarwa Centre. 


Fund Raising Event For Dhamma Hospital at Thabarwa Centre


Fund Raising Event For
Dhamma Hospital at Thabarwa Centre  


Date   :   1st to 6th June 2013

Time   :   9:00 am to 9:00pm

Loation  :  Penang Phor Tay Private High School, Penang, Malaysia






Sacca Dhamma Teaching and Guided Meditation Session At Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, Penang, Malaysia


Sacca Dhamma Teaching and Guided Meditation Session by Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara
At Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, Penang, Malaysia


Date  :  8th June 2013 (Saturday)

Time  :  10.00am to 12.00noon

Venue    Activity Hall 3, Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, Penang, Malaysia

Medium  :  English

Contact    Bro. Leonard 016-4869838

Info  :  No fees. All donation goes to Guest Speaker

2013 Malaysia - Vietnam Dhamma Duta Trip Schedule


Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara's
2013 Malaysia - Vietnam
Dhamma Duta Trip Schedule


6th June 2013 (0830hrs)   :   Arrival Kuala Lumpur

6th June 2013 (1720 hrs)   :   Arrival Penang

10th June 2013 (1520 hrs)   :   Arrival Ho Chi Minh City

3rd July 2013 (1935 hrs)   :   Arrival Kuala Lumpur

5th July 2013 (0655 hrs)   :  Arrival Yangon


Accommodation in Penang
Bodhi Heart Sanctuary
77-G, Jalan Mt Erskine
10470 Tanjung Tokong
Penang,
Malaysia
Tel  :  604-227 4702 / 016-444 2216
Fax  :  604-228 3329


Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
Thiên Trúc Tự Monastery
Address  :  197/11 Duong Phuong Thanh,
Phuong Binh San,
Thi Xa Ha Tien,
Tinh Kien Giang,
Việt Nam
Contact Person  :  Dam Hong Phuc (Dhamma name: Phap Hao Bikkhu)
Office  :  077-3.852.993



InformationTo acquire simple and practical knowledge on Insight Meditation.
All are welcomed, beginners or otherwise. 
No gender, age or racial restriction. 
Free and easy approach.
You can join any session of the day.  No restriction.
Be comfortable and conservative in your attire – any colour will do.
No fee.  Free of charge. 
All donation will go to Thabarwa Centre’s fund.

For more information, please visit

'Thabarwa-Centre' facebook.


To read Sacca Dhamma Teachings (e-books) of Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara, please follow the link :
https://www.box.com/s/wxw5s70tj7qjw4w80c8k 

To listen to 2013 English mp3 teachings at Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, please follow the link :

To listen to 2013 English mp3 teachings at Chempaka, please follow the link :

To listen to 2013 English mp3 teachings and QA, please follow the link :


4 March 2013

2013 Singapore Meditation and Dhamma Dialogues


2013 Singapore Meditation
and Dhamma Dialogues
by Venerable Sayadaw U Ottamasara

7-Days Retreat Time Table
Date  :  8th to 14th March 2013

Time for Meditation Practice and QA
8:00am  to  9:00am
10:00amto  11:00am
1:30pm  to  3:00pm
4:00pm  to  5:30pm
7:30pm  to  9:00pm

Language
English & Myanmar

Venue For All Sessions
Stoneboat Second Level
Chinese Garden
1 Chinese Garden Rd, Singapore 619795

(EW 25 Chinese Garden MRT station. Chinese Garden is open from 6:00am to 10:00pm.)
Contact
92211138 (Sayadaw) or 84216003 (Shwe Pyi Soe) or
91595545 (U Aung Soe) or 96429907 (Ni Ni/Michelle).

Information
To acquire simple and practical knowledge on Insight Meditation.
All are welcomed, beginners or otherwise. 
No gender, age or racial restriction. 
Free and easy approach.
You can join any session of the day.  No restriction.
Be comfortable and conservative in your attire – any colour will do.
No fee.  Free of charge. 
All donation will go to Thabarwa Centre’s fund.
For more information, please visit
'Thabarwa-Centre' facebook.

12 February 2013

2013 Dhamma Duta Trip Schedule


2013 Dhamma Duta Trip Schedule of
Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara

 (As at 12th February 2013)

Date
Programme
20th February 2013
Arrival KL LCCT Airport from Yangon by Airasia Flight AK 1425.
Arrival Time : 2130 hrs (9.30 pm KL time).
Proceed to RatanaRama Buddhist Temple.
20th to 23rd February 2013
PJ (Malaysia)
RatanaRama Buddhist Temple
SS2/72, Petaling Jaya, PJ 47300 Selangor.

Sayadaw U Ottamasara's Malaysia mobile : 60-183123019
23rd February 2013
Departure PJ for Penang (Bodhi Heart Sanctuary).
Departure Time  :  early morning
23rd to 28th February 2012
Penang (Malaysia)
Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, 677-G, Jalan Mt Erskine,
10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
 
Note : 5-days Vipassana Insight Meditation Retreat at Bodhi Heart Sanctuary.
1st March 2013
Departure Penang for KL (Chempeka Buddhist Lodge).
Departure Time  :  early morning


1st to 6th March 2013
KL (Malaysia)
Chempeka Buddhist Lodge, No.60, Jalan SS23/25, Taman Sea Petaling Jaya 47400, Kuala Lumpur.
 
Note :  5-days Vipassana Insight Meditation Retreat at Chempeka Buddhist Lodge.
7th March 2013
Departure KL for Singapore
Departure Time  :  to be confirmed.
7th to 17th March 2013
Singapore
Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara will be staying at Blk 689 #10-213 Jurong West Central 1, Singapore 640689 (to be confirmed). (Sayadaw U Ottamasara's Singapore mobile : 65-92211138).
 
Note :  The venue for meditation sessions : to be confirmed.
17th March 2013
Departure Singapore for PJ (RatanaRama Buddhist Temple).
Departure Time  :  early morning
17th to 19th March 2013
PJ (Malaysia)
RatanaRama Buddhist Temple
SS2/72, Petaling Jaya, PJ 47300 Selangor.
19th March 2012
Departure KL LCCT Airport for Yangon by Airasia Flight AK 1424.
Departure Time : 1540 hrs (3.40 pm KL time).

 Contact Persons
1.     Sayadaw U Ottamasara
        Mobile (Malaysia)  :  60-183123019        
        Mobile (Singapore)  :  65-92211138
         email  :  mtsm45@gmail.com  (or)  thabarwa.nmc@gmail.com

2.     Overall In-charge
         Soe Win Htut                 email  :  soewinhtut1977@gmail.com

3.     For Malaysia
         Ni Ni Aung                      email  :  niniaung14@gmail.com

4.     For Singapore
         U Aung Soe                    email  :  uaungsoee@gmail.com, Mobile : 91595545
         Maw Maw Than            email  :  mawbathan@gmail.com

Life Broadcast
During 2013 Dhamma Duta trip (in Malaysia and Singapore), life streaming of daily Vipassana Insight Guided Meditation Sermons, teaching of Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara will be broadcasted 3-times a day, in the morning, afternoon and night; either in English or Myanmar language at : 

mtsm45's Justin TV channel : http://www.justin.tv/mtsm45/


Schedule dated 12th February 2013