“The core democratic values found in Buddhist teachings” by Venerable U Cittara with live-streaming and video recordings.

Yet another milestone for MVDF

The Dhamma talk, “The core democratic values found in Buddhist studies” delivered by Venerable U Cittara on August 6th 2018, organised by the Buddhism in Daily Life course under the Dhamma talk series programme of the Mangala Vihara Dhamma Fellowship (MVDF) scored yet another milestone.


Bhante U Cittara’s Dhamma talk streamed live scored yet another milestone for MVDF.

Living streaming to Facebook with courtesy of Dhamma Download.com

Unlike the last Dhamma Talk with audio recording and the video recording uploaded to YouTube, this talk was also live-streamed with a live broadcasting device through the Facebook with the courtesy of Dhamma Download.com. Incidentally the Dhamma Download website, dedicated to all Buddhists all over the world, was created by a group of Myanmar national in Singapore since August 26th 2002. The website provides free download or listen on-line for most of the Dhamma Talks delivered by Myanmar monks over the years.

It is very fortunate for the MVDF to have the privilege to tag on the Dhamma Download website that heightens the propagation of Buddhism with Dhamma talks delivered by the Myanmar monks residing at the Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple) on the pedestal in the global arena.


Bhante U Cittara in lighter vein with an infectious humour …


… that spread to the audience and put MVDF and MV(BT) on the global pedestal.

Preaching the Dhamma globally

Preaching the Dhamma to a congregation, devotees or well-wishers within the four walls of a brick and mortal establishment is parochial and with the printed media is an anachronism. Thus reaching out beyond the confines of the temple into the domain of cyberspace in a modern digital era to the mass is analogous to what Lord Buddha did 2,500 years ago when he addressed his disciples “I allow you, monks, to wander abroad (emphasis added) for the good of the many, for the welfare and happiness of devas and humans. Do not go two together, monks, but teach the Dhamma that is lovely in its beginning, lovely in its middle, and in tis ending, both in the letter and in the spirit, and display they the holy life fully complete and perfect.” [(D.II,48) The Long Discourses of the Buddha – A Translation of the Digha Nikaya by Maurice Walshe, Wisdom Publications].


Lord Buddha allowed monks to wander abroad to teach the Dhamma while MVDF broadcasted the Dhamma talk via the internet to a global audience.

Thus, this Dhamma talk by Bhante U Cittara debuted its live streaming vide the Facebook, scored another milestone for the MVDF. The video file was later uploaded to YouTube and subsequently embedded and shared on the MVDF blog and then linked to the MVDF webpage.


Live signal received on mobile phone streamed from the live broadcasting device marked another milestone of MVDF and MV(BT).

Video recording crew

Sister Oranje Lwin who helmed the video camera and the live broadcasting device with the support of the recording crew launched MVDF and MV(BT) to the global arena with this Dhamma talk, in the digital age of the internet world, which is conveniently accessible with any device that has internet connection, anytime and anywhere.


Sister Oranje Lwin monitored live streaming on mobile phone for quality check.

Video recording on MVDF blog

It is the pleasure of the MVDF to propagate the Dhamma in whatever manner to a wider audience and thus this video recording uploaded to YouTube is embedded and shared on MVDF blog for the benefits of those who had the desire to attend by missed the event for whatever reason.

The Photo Gallery is opened for your viewing leisure. You may download any images for keepsake or personal use but not for commercial or monetary gain.

Contributors: Chin Kee Thou for the text and photos assisted by video recording and live streaming crew of Sister Oranje Lwin, Chan Tuck Sing and Chin Kee Thou.

Date: August 9th 2018

The contributors collectively and jointly take responsibility for any inadvertence, factual or otherwise.


About Chin Kee Thou

Reading Buddhist scriptures and writing articles for the blog and newsletters.
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