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The Mondul Ottawa Khmer Buddhist Monastery


Welcome to Bodhikaram Temple of the Mondul Ottawa Khmer Buddhist Monastery, 1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 6H5, Canada Tel: (613) 230-6268, Cell: (613) 261-5692, (613) 255-6904
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What is Buddhism?
The man who was to become the Buddha was born Siddhattha Gotama around 2,600 years ago as a Prince of a small territory near what is now the Indian-Nepalese border. Though he was raised in splendid comfort, enjoying aristocratic status, no amount of material pleasure could satisify the enquiring and philosophic nature of the young man. At the age of 29 he left palace and family to search for a deeper meaning in the secluded forests and remote mountains of North-East India. He studied under the wisest religious teachers and philosophers of his time, learning all they had to offer, but he found it was not enough. He then struggled alone with the path of self- mortification, taking that practice to the extremes of asceticism, but still to no avail. Read more...
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Favorable Qualities
for Householders

Who is wise and virtuous,
Gentle and keen-witted,
Humble and amenable,
Such a one may attain to honour.

Who is energetic and not indolent,
In misfortune unshaken,
Flawless in manner and intelligent,
Such a one may attain to honour.

Who is hospitable, and friendly,
Liberal and unselfish,
A guide, an instructor, a leader,
Such a one may attain to honour.

Generosity, sweet speech,
Helpfulness to others,
Impartiality to all,
As the case demands

These four winning ways
make the world go round.
[Buddha]
.........

The past is already past.
Don not try to regain it.
The present does not stay.
Do not try to touch it.

From moment to moment.
The future has not come;
Don not think about it
Beforehand.

Whatever comes to the eye,
Leave it be.
There are no commandments
To be kept;
There’s no filth to be cleansed.

With empty mind really
Penetrated, the dharmas
Have no life.

When you can be like this,
You have completed
The ultimate attainment.

~Layman Pang (740-808)~

Thousands of candles
can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle
will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases
by being shared.
An Overview On Buddhism
If we look at our life, very simply, in a straightforward way, we see that it is marked with frustration and pain. This is because we attempt to secure our relationship with the "world out there", by solidifying our experiences in some concrete way. For example, we might have dinner with someone we admire very much, everything goes just right, and when we get home later we begin to fantasise about all the things we can do with our new-found friend, places we can go etc. We are going through the process of trying to cement our relationship. Perhaps, the next time we see our friend, she/he has a headache and is curt with us; we feel snubbed, hurt, all our plans go out the window. The problem is that the "world out there" is constantly changing, everything is impermanent and it is impossible to make a permanent relationship with anything, at all. Read more...
Khmer New Year Ceremony
April 14, 2013

The Monks and the Board of Directors Bodhikarm Temple of the Mondul Ottawa Khmer Buddhist Monastery will be organizing this Khmer New Year (Cambodian New Year) at the date and location below:

Date          : Saturday Evening April 13, 2013.
Location        : Bodhikaram Temple 1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6H5
Start Time      : 6:30 pm, Arrival of guests, Paying respect to the Triple Gem, taking the
                       Five Precepts and the Monks Chanting the Paritta.

Date        : Sunday morning April 14, 2013.
Location: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M3.
Time     : 9:00am: Arrival of guests.
              9:30am: Paying respect to the Triple Gem and taking the Five Precepts and Puttina
                           alms into alms-bowls for 4 Buddhist Monks.
              10:00am: Chanting the Sattap-pakarana-bhidhamma, Food Offering to the Monks.
              11:30am: Blessing given by the Monks, Lunch of Monks, Sermon.
              12:00am: Communal Lunch.

May this New Year, the Year of the Dragon, brings you and your family as well as community and our nation good health, being wealthy, prosperity, longevity, beauty, strength, happiness and peace.
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Yearly Events 2013
1
Magha Puja Ceremony at  Watt Bodhikaram,
1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, Ontario On Sunday February 24, 2013
2
Khmer New Year Ceremony at Tom Brown Arena,
141 Bayview, Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday April 14, 2013
3
Visakha Puja Ceremony at Bodhikaram,
1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa,  on Sunday May 19, 2013
4
Bonn Phkaprak (Fundraising) at Tom Brown Arena,
141 Bayview, Ottawa, on Saturday June 15, 2013
5
Sangha Puja ceremony at Bodhikaram,
1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, on Sunday June 30, 2013
6
Buddhist Lent Ceremony (Chol Vosa)  at   Watt Bodhikaram,
1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, on Sunday July 21, 2013
7
Accomplishment Consecration ceremony at Bodhikaram,
1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, Saturday August 17, 2013
8
Khmer Ancestors' Day Ceremony (Bonn Phchum Ben)  at Tom Brown Arena,
141 Bayview, Ottawa, on Saturday September 28, 2013
9
End of Buddhist Lent Ceremony (Bonn Chegn Vosa)  at  Watt Bodhikaram,
1197 Deer Park Rd, Ottawa, on Sunday  October 20, 2013
10
Kathina Ceremony  (Anuual Robe-Offerings Representation) at Tom Brown Arena,
141 Bayview, Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday October 26, 2013