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2014-12 December Ordination Event

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Short Term Noviceship/ Nun Ordination (短期出家) / Ubasaka & Ubasika (8 precepts)

Venue:

Samathidhammaram Centre, 114, Moo 5, Ban Rangsaiboowa, Tambon Klongtan, Amphor Ban Phaeo, Samut Sakhon, 74120 Thailand  (Address (in Thai): บ้านปฏิบัติธรรมสมาธิธรรมาราม , 114 หมู่ 5 ต.คลองตัน อ.บ้านแพ้ว จ.สมุทรสาคร ).

Duration: 7 –18 December 2014  (2014年12月7日 至2014年12月18日)

 

We would like to invite those who have faith to join us in the upcoming short term novice/ nun ordination and observation of ubasaka & ubasika (8 precepts) for both male and female adult and children.

Through sincere practice, enormous merits are acquired. Nothing equals to self-practice. Let us share these merits with gratitude to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, our parents, ancestors and kammic debtors. Being reborn life after life, we may not be aware of the past actions we have done in the past. We aspire to transfer our merits through this practice to our kammic debtors (beings whom we have wronged in the past). May they rejoice in the merits and forgive us.

May the merits we shall acquire bring happiness and comfort. May all beings be well and happy.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

 Programme

Dates 日期 Tentative Program 项目*
07 December 2014
  • Arrival at Bangkok airport (At Survanabhumi International airport or Don Muang (Air Asia)
08 December 2014
09 December 2014
10 December 2014
  • 4am: Morning chanting, meditation and transferrance of merits (past photo)
  • 6am: Alms round /pindapat (past photos)
  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Chanting for transferrance of merits
  • 11am: Lunch
  • 1pm: Short chanting
  • 5pm: Tea/ Short rest
  • 7pm: Night chanting (past photo)
  • 10pm: Retire for the day
11 December 2014
  • 4am: Morning chanting
  • 6am: Almsround/ pindapat (past photos)
  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Prepare to travel to Kanchanapuri
  • 11am: Lunch
  • 12.30pm: Depart to Kanchanapuri to the bamboo boat house (you may refer to website www.paepeetons.com to view the place- the bamboo boat house float on a large river)
  • 8pm (at boat house): Evening chanting followed by short break
  • 10pm: Continue chanting including Itipiso 108 times till about 1.09am.
  • 1.09am: After the chanting, transfer merits, pay respect and gratitude to Triple Gem plus transfer merits to devas, nagas, parents, family, ancestors, spirits, kammic debtors- followed by releasing flowers and candles into the river (similar to Loy Krathong where you may see people releasing flowers and candles to the river).

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12 December 2014
  • 5am: Morning chanting
  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Big Chanting followed by transferrance of merits.
  • 11am: Lunch
  • 1pm: Pack and prepare to leave the boat house Kanchanaburi,Paepeeton
  • 6pm: Trip to Nakhom Pathom Chedi – where we would pay respect and go around the Chedi 3 rounds while chanting Itipiso, followed by transferrance of merits
  • 9pm: Arrive back at temple.
13- 17 December 2014
  •  4am: Morning chanting, meditation and transferrance of merits
  • 6am: Alms round /pindapat (past photos)
  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Chanting for transferrance of merits (view YouTube video)
  • 11am: Lunch
  • 1pm: Short chanting
  • 5pm: Tea/ Rest
  • 7pm: Night chanting (past photo)
  • 10pm: Retire for the day
18 December 2014

*Program is subjected to change. Photo links were taken from past events for illustration and better understanding.

Introduction
You may either do the observation of eight precepts or go for short term ordination as a novice or nun at your wish. For those who wish to go through short term ordination, advanced notification is greatly appreciated as robes and other requisites need to be arranged.

Do read the copy of the 10 rules and 75 Monastic Code of Conduct  for Novices 十戒– it serves as a guide- however novices is to observe 10 precepts. If we wish to do good and practice Buddhism, we should do it properly and well. (ควๅมเคร่งดในทางพระศาสนาต้องปฏิบัติตามพระธรรนัย)

Going through Short Term Ordination / Observation of Eight Precepts
Going through short term ordination / Observation of eight precepts is seen as virtuous.

CLICK HERE to view an informal sharing by Khun Mae on the benefits

The purpose of ordination/ observation of eight precepts so that the merits earned can be shared with your parents.

Notifying parents of intention to ordain/ observe 8 precepts

Prior than going to undergo short term ordination/ 8 precepts, do inform your parents that you would like to undergo short term ordination as a gesture of gratitude. Let them know so that they are able to rejoice in your effort.

If your parents have passed on, simply hold up the joss stick, face the east and inform your parents of your intention to pursue ordination/ 8 precepts.

Logistics
Accommodation, food and attire will be provided for. If you have any financial difficulties, please do not worry as we can make the arrangement can be made.

What You Need to Bring

The weather can get a bit cold in December. Please bring a warm jacket in either the following colours: white, black, brown, blue, grey, beige.  Colours should be neutral- appreciate no bright colour jackets.

As we would be walking along the earth- bring along or wear a pair of comfortable slippers. Sport/ office wrapped shoes are not suited to be worn. You may bring along socks and also mittens (neutral colours) in case your feet and hands gets cold.
Contact Details:

For those who wish to participate, you may confirm your timing with Khun Mae directly or alternatively leave a message below (your comment would not be published but we would reply you via email).

You may also send WhatApps to +6018 3668900 (Yin- Malaysia) or 65 98442199 ( Xiao Yan 小燕 Singapore) or contact Khun Mae directly at +66819183237.

 

 

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