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The OBV Summer Ordination

 

 

This year's OBV summer ordination will be from 23 July to 5 August 2016.

 

There will be two ordination sessions; the first session is from 23 to 29 July and the second session is from 30 July to 5 August.

 

If you would like your children to be ordained as novices (samaneras) or eight-precept observers at the Vihara, please contact OBV monks before the 15th of July. Please pass this message on to anyone else who might be interested in participating in the summer ordination.

 

Please also note that only children who are able to look after themselves will be admissible for the ordination and children under seven years of age must be accompanied by their guardians during the ordination.

 

Please contact the OBV by email (oxford_buddhavihara@yahoo.co.uk) or call the OBV at 01865 791 591.

 

 

With metta,
Venerable MahaSena Suraseno
Assistant to the Abbot

 

 


Event: Purification of Emotions through Mindful Compassion: Vipassana and Metta Meditation Retreat
Conducted by Ven Dr. K. Dhammasami at the Oxford Buddha Vihara
Date: 2 – 12 July 2016
Theme: Meditation Retreat

Month: April 2016
Date: 12th-18th April
Leader: Venerable Bhaddiya
Theme: Meditation Retreat

Month: April 2016
Date: Sunday, 10th
Venue: Tingewick Hall, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Event: Lunar New Year Blessing Ceremony

Month: November 2015
Date: Sunday, 8th
Venue: Tingewick Hall, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Event: Oxford Buddha Vihara 2015 Kathina Ceremony & the Annual General Meeting

Month: October 2015
Date: 10th - 11th
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: Positive thinking and loving kindness meditation

Month: September 2015
Date: 12th - 13th
Leader: Venerable Phramaha Sena
Theme: Meditation Retreat

Month: August 2015
Date: 8th - 9th
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: Loving kindness and tree characteristics of existence, impermanent, suffering and non-self

Month: July 2015
Date: 12th (Sunday)
Leader: Venerable Archarya Karma Sangpo, formerly vice-chairman of the Lumbini Development Trust, Nepal
Theme: Special dhamma talk on compassion

Month: July 2015
Date: 11th - 12th
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: Kuruna and Mudita

Month: July 2015
Date: 2nd - 11th (Ten-Day Meditation Retreat)
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: The Pain and Joy, Disappointment and Satisfaction in our Emotional Existence:
Mindfulness and Emotion Development of the Brahma-vihara in Theravada Buddhism

Month: June 2015
Date: 13th - 14th
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: The Experiences that Mindfulness Focuses on According to the Satipatthana-sutta

Month: May 2015
Date: 9th - 10th
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: The Buddhist psychological philosophy of Papanca: proliferation of negative thoughts in our mind

Month: April 2015
Date: 11th - 12th
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: The Importance of Mindful Breathing (ana-pana-sati)

Month: April 2015
Date: 1st - 7th (Easter Retreat)
Leader: Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Theme: How to improve our meditation practice