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2017 December Ordination Program


Short Term Monk/Novice/ Nun Ordination (短期出家) / Ubasaka & Ubasika (8 precepts) would be held from 4 to 15 December 2017 (View Chinese version 短期出家 2017年12月4日 至2017年12月15日.)


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: 4 December 2017 to 15 December 2017.

We seek your assistance to arrive by 4 Dec to enable sufficient time to learn on the procedures as well as ordination scripting.

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

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!

The tentative program is as follows:

Duration of program短期出家
  • 4 Dec 2017 to 15 Dec 2017

For those who wished to contribute or sponsor for the ordination cost, please refer here.

Requirements报名资格 Age requirements:

  • For Bhikkhu (monk): Male, minimum age is 20 years old
  • For Samanera (novice): Male, Minimum age is 10 years old

For those who are planning to ordain, you would need to continue from the start till the end of the program

法会时间 ∶2017年12月4日 至2017年12月15日

比丘 : 年龄最小20岁
沙弥 : 年满10岁及10岁以上男学员

Flight arrangements启程和返回时间
  • Arrival: To buy air ticket to arrive in Bangkok (Don Meung or Suvarnabhumi) not later than Monday, 4 December 2017.
  • Departure: To fly back from Bangkok on earliest 15 December 2017.

Pickup would be via the airport (Don Meung or Suvarnabhumi).


View photos of the event.

Indicative program schedule 行程目录:

Note: Links to photos are from past photos taken. After this event we would be uploading the actual photos taken.

Please note that the program may be subjected to change due to unforseen circumstances. Prior to booking air ticket, please notify us in case there are any changes that could not be published on time.

Date 日期 Program 项目
4 Dec 2017 or before
  • Arrival at Bangkok. For Don Meung airport- meet at the waiting area located near Gate 3. For Suvarnabhumi airport, it is at the seating area located after gate 3 (facing a book store).
  • 抵达曼谷
  • Time is required to practice the ordination scripting and procedures.

5 Dec 2017


  • 8am to 9am- Hair Shaving 落发/剃度
  • Visit to the hospital to offer requisities to patients and staff. 到医院探望病人. 款项包括:
    物品大约两百份 捐赠给新医院大楼
  • Visit to the Eye Specialist Centre in the Hospital. 眼疾病人项目
  • This would be followed by releasing shaven hair and liberating life (releasing fishes) into the river.  放生鱼回到河里

6 Dec 2017


  • 5.30am: Head to the Preceptor’s temple for Ordination 去寺庙受戒
  • 7.00am: Ordination Ceremony 受戒仪式
  • 11.00am: Lunch offering to newly ordained monks 午餐供养
  • 2.00pm: Chanting 诵经
  • 3.00pm: Tea 下午茶
  • 6.00pm: Evening chanting 晚上课诵/诵经
  • 10.00pm: Rest 休息

 7 to 9 Dec 17


7- 9日12月2017年

  •  3.30am: Wake up 起床
  • 4.00am: Morning chanting 早上课诵/诵经
  • 5.30am: Almsround 托钵
  • ุ8.00am: Breakfast 早餐
  • 10.00am: Practice chanting 练习诵经
  • 11.00am: Lunch and rest 午餐 & 休息
  • 2.00pm: Chanting 诵经
  • 3.00pm: Tea 下午茶
  • ุ6.00pm: Evening chanting 晚上课诵/诵经
  • 10.00pm: Rest 休息


10 Dec 17 Sun



  • 3.30am: Wake up 起床
  • 4.00am: Morning chanting 早上课诵/诵经
  • 5.00am: Prepare for almsround 准备托钵
  • 6.00am: Walk on almsround 托钵化缘
  • ุ8.00am: Breakfast 早餐
  • 10.00am: Practice chanting 练习诵经
  • 11.00am: Lunch and rest 午餐 & 休息
  • 2.00pm: Chanting 诵经
  • 3.00pm: Tea 下午茶
  • ุ6.00pm: Evening chanting 晚上课诵/诵经
  • 10.00pm: Rest 休息

11 Dec 17


  •  3.30am: Wake up 起床
  • 4.00am: Leave from Samathidhammaram Centre /离开 Samathidhammaram Centre
  • 6.00am: Walk on almsround 托钵化缘
  • 8.00am: Breakfast 早餐
  • 11.00am: Lunch 午餐

Visit the following places:-

  • Wat Tham Khao Wong 庙
  • Wat Muang Ang Thong 庙
  • Pasak Jolasit Dam

Stay overnight at Pasak Jolasit Dam  (在Pasak Julasit Dam 过夜)

12 Dec 17

12 日12月2017年

  •  4.00am: Chanting 诵经
  • 5.00am: Almsround 托钵
  • 8.00am: Breakfast 早餐

Pay homage at 在此礼敬:

  • Wat Phraphuttachai
  • Wat Jeen Lae
  • Wat Phra Phuttabat (Buddha’s footprint) (佛陀的脚印)
  • Wat Bot Prathum Thani- Luang Pu Dto

13 & 14 Dec 17

13日 & 14日 12月2017

Stay in seclusion 隐居


15 Dec 17


  • 4.00am- Morning chanting 早上课诵/诵经
  • 6.09am- Return to lay life (disrobing ceremony) 回归在家生活


Q: I would to attend this event. What do I need to do?
A: Please let us know if you would like to undergo ordination (monk, novice or nun) or as 8 preceptor.

Q: How do I get from the temple from the airport?
A: Khun Mae would arrange for someone to pick you up from the airport. Therefore we would require information on how many pax, flight number, date and time of arrival and at which airport (Don Meung or Suvarnabhumi airport).

Q: Do I need to bring anything along with me?
A: Upon confirmation, all your requisities (robes, almsbowl, blanket, etc) would be prepared for you. For 8 preceptors, if you do not have the 8 precept attire you may purchase from the temple.

Q: I am a vegetarian. Does the temple provide vegetarian food?
A: Arrangement can be made for vegetarian food to be cooked for you. Usually, we would have a few practitioners who are vegetarians.

Q: The program’s duration is about 2 weeks. However, I am not able to make it for the complete 2 weeks. Can I come for just a few days in between?
A: For this event as there would be travelling involved, we seek your assistance to book within the dates to ensure that you would be able to join us. For those who wish to ordain as a monk or novice, you would need be available from 4 Dec to 15 Dec 2017 (evening flight).

Alternatively you may contact Khun Mae to check if alternative arrangements can be made. .

Q: What should I do if I intend to join?

For those who plan to join, kindly provide the following details:

  • How many person and how many would be ordaining as Bhikkhu, Novice, Mae Chee or 8 preceptor
  • Size and height (as the robes and clothings can be arranged)
  • Date, time of arrival, flight number and airport
  • Contact number and email

Contact Persons:

If you would like to participate in this event or obtain more information, you may contact the following persons:

Country联络电话及负责人 Contact person(s):
  • Khun Mae directly at +6681 918 3237 (converse in Thai & Mandarin) (以泰语或华语沟通)
  • Mae Chi Suh Na +66898949562
Singapore 新加坡
  • Xiao Yan 小燕 +65 98442199
Malaysia马来西亚/ Other Countries
  • Yin +6012 2206899(WhatApps)


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