Ordination December 2012

Short Term Ordination (短期出家)
Duration:  1 – 12 December 2012

Samathidhammaram Centre in Samut Sakhon, Bangkok will be organizing a short term ordination and observation of eight precepts (both male and female adult and children)

View past Short Term Ordination photos and writeups:

A guide on the 75 Monastic Rules for Novices is updated (available in 华语)


Dates Tentative Program
01 December 2012 Arrival at Bangkok airport (At Survanabhumi International airport or Don Muang- those travelling via Air Asia the flight will arrive at Don Muang instead of Survanabhumi as per Air Asia’s announcement)
02 December 2012 Head-Shaving
03 December 2012 Ordination Ceremony
06 December 2012 Special chanting
11  December 2012 Resume secular life
12 December 2012  onwards Departure

You may either do the observation of eight precepts or go for short term ordination as a monk 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 75 Monastic Code of Conduct for Novices– it serves as a guide. 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.

You may choose to remain in ordained/8 precepts for a total of 5 or 7 days if you are unable to make it for 9 day. The shaving of hair is optional for people observing the Eight Precepts

Notifying parents of intention to ordain/ observe 8 precepts

Prior than going to Samnak 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.

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.
The only request from Khun mere is your sincerity in your practice and aspirations.

Note: If you are not able to make it for 10 days, you can arrange to come for 5 or 7 days. Khun Mae can help make the arrangements.


For those who would like to attend, you may:

  • Contact Khun Mae/ Samnak directly to inform and make arrangements
  • Leave a comment below with your details (your comment will not be published – we will help you convey your message)

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