NOA-FL proudly presents Mha Puja 1134

Ticket pre-sale has started. Limited seats. Buy your ticket today.

Ticket are $25 (adult) and $10 (kids 18 and under). Infants under 2 are FREE.

Event ticket includes:
- Individual Mandap
- Sangan
- Fruits
- Sweets and "Masala Po"
- Gala Dinner

VENUE:
Royal Palm Beach Center
1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

DATE and TIME:
Saturday November 09, 2013
Doors open: 6:00 PM
Event start: 7:00 PM

For tickets, please contact:
    Ameena Shrestha (Miramar)
    Leena Basnyet (Miramar)
    Archana Kattel (Wellington)
    Kalpana Tamrakar (Wellington)
    Shailina Bajracharya (Boca Raton)
    Rajendra Shrestha (Orlando)
    Siwali Shakya (Orlando)

For more details, please contact Raju Tamrakar or Sanjay Bajracharya.

NOA-FL 2557th Buddha Purnima Celebration

Fellow Newah Organization of America – Florida Chapter (NOA-FL) members and friends,

NOA-FL would like to invite you to join the celebration of the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana on 2557th Buddha Purnima at Palm Beach Dharma Center.

The celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Sadhana on Buddha Shakyamuni, a practice on the Dharma protectors, the prayer of Samantabhadra (Kuntuzangpo) and a Burnt Offering Practice for those who are in the Antarabhava (Bardo) or struggling in this life. Immediately after this a vegetarian Tsok (food offering) will be held.

Date and Venue
Saturday May 25th, 2013
Palm Beach Dharma Center
1205 North Federal Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 547-4711
www.pbdc.net

Program Schedule
9:45 am Assemble for Practice
10:00 – 11:30 am Buddha Sadhana and prayer
11:30 – 12:15 pm Tsok food offering
11:30 – 1:00 pm Open House
1:30 pm

If you are attending the Buddha Sadhana practice (10:00 - 11:30 am), please arrive at the center by 9:45 am. There are limited seating.

For those who wish to ONLY visit the shrine (open house), please come to the center between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. The shrine will NOT be accessible during the Buddha Sadhana practice (10:00 – 11:30 am).

A light vegetarian snack (Tsok) will be served after the prayer.

Let us all get together and uphold the teachings of the Buddha on this most auspicious day.

Thank you.

NOA-FL Press Release:

Monday, November 26, 2012.

Newah Organization of America – Florida Chapter (NOA-FL) successfully concluded its first Bhintuna celebration in West Palm Beach, FL on Saturday, November 17, 2012. This is NOA-FL’s inaugural gathering since its inception six months ago. Celebration of Nepal Sambat 1133 and Mha Puja was at the heart of the event. Over eighty guests from several cities including Miami and Orlando participated in this program.

Program started with Twadewa lighting by Bhaju Season Shrestha, chief guest and President NOA (HQ). Bhaju Shrestha was then welcomed by NOA-FL Ad hoc committee president Bhaju Raju Tamrakar by Khata offering. Immediately after this NOA-FL Ad hoc general secretary Bhaju Sanjay Bajracharya welcomed the participants both in Newah and English which included a YouTube video presentation. Next, NOA-FL Ad hoc member Bhaju Siwali Shakya illuminated about Nepal Sambat and Mha Puja. NOA-FL Ad hoc president Bhaju Raju Tamrakar introduced everyone to the Samaybaji as food art and its significance. Program then took a break for a Newah Samaybaji dinner.

Click for the complete Press Release.

NOA-FL Bhintuna 1133 program videos:

Video #1: NOA President Bhaju Season Shrestha lighting Twadewa.

NOA-FL published it's first newsletter. Lasakusa Volume 1, Year 1 can be found here.

Jwajalapa.

Newah Organization of America – Florida Chapter (NOA-FL) proudly announces its inaugural program Bhintuna 1133 during the Mha Puja weekend. Bhintuna 1133 will be held in West Palm Beach on Saturday, November 17, 2012. This will be the first ever Newah cultural program to be held in Florida.

The celebration will include a short introduction of NOA-FL, official talk and presentation followed by a typical Newah Samay Baji dinner. Following dinner there will be a variety cultural show featuring Newah songs and dances. Renowned Newah folk and classical artist Mr. Yagya Man Shakya will be performing at this event. Mr. Shakya has performed and choreographed folk and classical Newah and many ethnic Nepali dances and songs in Nepal, USA and many cities around the world.

WHERE:
VillageWalk of Wellington – Town Center
2500 VillageWalk Circle, Wellington, FL 33414

WHEN:
Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PRICE:
Adult (18 and older) - $20
Kids (17 and under) - FREE

PROGRAM:
6:00 – 7:00 PM Registration, Socialize
7:00 – 7:30 PM Introduction to NOA-FL, official program and presentation
7:30 – 8:30 PM Samay Baji Dinner
8:30 – 10:00 PM Cultural Program

Subhay and thank you. See you all.

ABOUT US

Newah Organization of America - Florida Chapter (NOA-FL) is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable and educational organization registered in the state of Florida (Document Number N12000005690). This is the Florida Chapter of the national organization Newah Organization of America (NOA) which was founded in the year 2001 in Washington DC Metropolitan area.

NOA-FL Chapter's main aims and objectives are:
• To provide a democratic forum for the Newah community in order to freely express their thoughts and ideas, to organize, promote and advance their ideals, aspiration, history, culture, language, literature, socio-economical and techno-scientific development for the well-being and betterment of the community and its future generation.
• To advance the Newah community into the mainstream of American life, for mutual exchange of social, cultural and historical understandings and good-will along with educational and technological ties on one hand, and to foster close and strong ties with compatriots in our homeland Nepal on the other.
• To honor the ideals of just and fair democratic values and provide able and effective leadership for the community by enhancing and developing the historical-cultural, socio-economical, educational and techno-scientific bases of the community.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

On May 29, 2011 Mr. Shrihari Shrestha and Mr. Raju Tamrakar participated in the NOA 10th Annual General Convention held in Washington, D.C.

Soon after the convention following individuals agreed to work together to initiate the process of forming NOA Florida chapter:

    1. Sanjay Bajracharya (Boca Raton)
    2. Raju Tamrakar (Wellington)
    3. Shrihari Shrestha (West Palm Beach)
    4. Rajendra Shrestha (Orlando)
    5. Siwali Shakya (Orlando)
    6. Shailina Bajracharya (Boca Raton)
    7. Kalpana Tamrakar (Wellington)
    8. Anjali Shrestha (West Palm Beach)

AD HOC COMMITTEE

The Ad Hoc committee consists of the following members in no particular order:

    1. President: Raju Tamrakar (Wellington)
    2. Member: Sanjay Bajracharya (Boca Raton)
    3. Member: Shrihari Shrestha (West Palm Beach)
    4. Member: Rajendra Shrestha (Orlando)
    5. Member: Siwali Shakya (Orlando)
    6. Member: Sundar Joshi (West Palm Beach)
    7. Member: Ashma Bajracharya (West Palm Beach)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall consist of a total seven (7) elected officers:

    1. President
    2. First Vice President
    3. Second Vice President
    4. General Secretary
    5. Treasurer
    6. Member-at-Large
    7. Member-at-Large

Since the organization was very recently formed, there is no Executive Committee at this time. The Ad Hoc committee is currently taking care of all the day-to-day activities. A new Executive Committee will be formed soon.

BY-LAWS

The final draft of the NOA-FL By-Laws can be found here.

CONTACT US

You can contact us by email at noafloridachapter@gmail.com or info@noa-fl.org.