Enlightenment Day Retreat
Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Dear Noble Friends,

In celebration of the Buddha's birth, awakening, and passing away, Oklahoma Buddhist Vihara is offering a day retreat May 29th from 9am to 2pm. 

Retreat Schedule
9am - Precepts
9:30 - Silent Meditation
10 - Dhamma Talk
10:30 - Break / Meal Preparation
10:45 - Buddha Puja
11 - Vegetarian Potluck Lunch*
12 - Walking Meditation
12:30 - Dhamma Talk
1 - Silent Meditation

1:30 - Questions & Answers
1:45 - Blessing Chanting
2 - Ending

*You are welcome to bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share with the community.

(Attire: Please wear white.)

Everyone is welcome! 
Participation is FREE. Donations are accepted.

Kathina & Opening Ceremony
Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Dear Noble Friends,

The Rains Retreat is ending on the Full Moon in September. The month of October will be the Kathina robes month. The Oklahoma Buddhist Vihara will hold a Kathina Ceremony on October 17th.

In conjunction with the Kathina Ceremony we would like to announce our Grand Opening of Oklahoma Buddhist Vihara to the community. The temple has established itself over the last year. We would like to unveil the developments we have made to the temple to our supporters.
Please, join us for this historic and very meritorious event!

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
10am - 1pm
4820 N Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

This year we have twelve monks for the Kathina Ceremony. Provided is a list of items needed for the Kathina celebration. Please, add your name to any items you would like to contribute to the event. If you would like to sponsor a gift (pirikara) or traveling expenses for the monks contact the temple.

An items list is provided as a public Google Sheet. Please, sign up and help this ceremony be a success.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15F0OK5AhNzxagFwahTo3-APAyNo0uC_6pAhtxphXAk4/edit?usp=docslist_api

For more information contact us at:
okbvinfo@gmail.com or
405-600-4832

May all the blessings be yours.

Children's Dhamma School
First and Third
Sunday of every month @ 2pm.
For children ages four (4) and older.

Retreat & Precepts Ceremony

Sunday, February  22, 2015
We will host a meditation retreat at Oklahoma Buddhist Vihāra on Sunday, February 22nd from 9am to 3pm. This will be concluded with a Precept Ceremony for those that have been preparing to take the Five Precepts over the last few weeks.

Please, take this opportunity to develop your practice and answer the question, "What is the value in living a moral life?".

The retreat will run as follows:

@ Oklahoma Buddhist Vihāra
4820 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Sunday, February 22nd
9am to 3pm

9am - Introduction, precepts and Dhamma Talk
9:45 - Meditation
10:15 - Short Break
10:30 - Yoga or Waking Meditation
11 - Dhamma Talk on "What is the value in living a moral life?"
11:45 - Short Break
12 - Mindful Eating
1 - Short  Break
1:30 - Meditation
2 - Precept Ceremony
3 - Conclusion

Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes. 

There will be a $25 cover charge.
Scholarships are available. Please, contact us to inquire about scholarships.

We welcome all of you to take this opportunity to develop your mind.