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8 December 2014: Participants prepare to shave their hair for the ordination event:
Tumeric powder is applied to those who wishes to ordain as monks or novices.
Soon to be ordained monks and novices also practice to recite ordination scripting guided by Kubah Sam.
Requisites offered for ordination:
9 Dec 14- Group photos before leaving to the temple for ordination:
Group photo taken outside the Ubosot hall of Wat Dhammchedi before ordination:
9 Dec 14- Ubosot of Wat Dhammachedi where monks led by Luang Phor would be performing the ordination.
Event started with offerings of items to monks and novices, followed by monks and novices ordination.
After that, recitation to observe 8 precepts for nuns and 8 preceptors whereby a monk administered the obeservation of 8 precepts.
Transferance of merits is also done on this meritorious event.
Group photos taken outside Ubosot hall after ordination:
Morning and evening chanting:
Morning almsround on various dates:
Visit to the Boathouse in Kanchanapuri:
11 Dec 14- After morning chanting and breakfast, the group get ready to leave to the boathouse located at Kachanapuri.
After about 3 hours plus drive we arrived at the destination. The boathouse is actually a water reservoir located up the hills in Kanchapuri.
We had our lunch on the boat upon arrival. In the evening, we started evening chanting.
After a short break, participants chant the Itipiso 108 times.
We had morning chanting as the sun was rising.
We left the boat after lunch.
Group Photos taken on 15 December 2014: