2015-09 September Hungry Ghost Festival offerings

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Photos of the event held are being updated HERE.

Photo of past event held in 2015

In conjunction with the Hungry Ghost Festival 庆祝盂兰盆节 , Samathidhammaram Centre would be organizing and offerings to monks on 9 September 2015.

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 ).

This year, participants are encouraged to observe 8 precepts prior to the offerings.
For those who intend to observe 8 precepts- you may wish to come by 1 September 2015 or earlier.
Else, if your schedule does not permit, you may choose to come and practice for few days prior to 9 September 2015.

However, for those who intend to ordain as novice, you would need to arrive by 1 September and go back from 11 September 2015 onwards (as there would be preparation, hair shaving, followed by ordination ceremony and one to remain 9 days in the robes). Please provide prior notification to enable sufficient time to prepare the robes and requisites.

 

Objective of the event:

The objective is for us to come and have faith in our practice. To have faith to do good by observing the precepts. With sincerity and faith in practice, we would gain immense merits for us to transfer to departed beings/spirits.   May they forgive and be willing to accept our merits. Through this, may they be free from suffering.

Many people perform acts of bad kamma for example killing or performing abortion. They may perform certain practices in hope of transferring the merits to help the departed.  Some ladies who’ve had miscarriage or abortion in the past perform or pay for certain rituals in hope to enable the unborn to take better rebirth. However after doing that, they still feel that their hearts is not relieved or uncomfortable.

In every deed we do, we would need to take accountability.  In order to really help the beings, one to dedicate one’s own heart and body to observe the precepts and perform self-practice.   May the merits through our obervance the precepts with faith and purity be able to reach the departed beings. May beings whom we have wronged would forgive us and may they rejoice in the merits.

Aside from that, one can also dedicate one’s practice to parents, ancestors to any spirits/beings that had been related to us. May the merits acquired through our practice help to uplift them from unfavourable realm of birth.

Note:

On 9 September 2015, individuals or families may offer Sanghadana. You may contact Khun Mae directly or the contact persons below for more information.

(For those who did not arrange to Sanghadana, we can contribute together with Khun Mae- any amount would do for this purpose).

Most important is your presence and your faith in observing the precepts.

Offerings Requisites Items

VIEW DONORS LIST

Amount: MYR300 or SGD200 per sponsorship.

  • 9 type of Thai traditional medicine
  • Medicine shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Detergent
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • A bottle of Water
  • A box of Juice
  • Bag for Sangha
  • Chanting books
  • Candle 18 inches
  • Dana funds THB500 (as ang pau for each monk)
  • Sangha lunch dana

Note:
Any excess from the donated funds would go towards utility bills and maintenance for Samathidhammaram Centre.

Donors, please indicate:-
1) Parent’s name (Husband)
2) Parent’s name (Wife)
3) Husband’s name
4) Wife’s name
5) Children’s name

May my merits reach:
Deceased:
1) Father’s Ancestors
2) Mother’s Ancestors
3) Father or Mother (or both)
5) karmic creditors
6) unborn child due to abortion or miscarriage women, please indicate your name and give a name to the unborn child

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM:

Dates 日期 Tentative Program 项目*
Monday, 31 August 2015
  • Arrival at Bangkok airport (At Survanabhumi International airport or Don Muang (Air Asia)
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
  • 9.09am: Head-Shaving (past photos)
  • Briefing, discussion and practicing ordination scripting
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
3- 8 September 2015
  • 4am: Morning chanting, meditation and transference of merits
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8am: Volunteer work (helping out to clean the temple)
  • 10am: Chanting and share merits to sponsors (Temple Building)
  • 11am: Lunch
  • 12pm- 1pm: Rest
  • 2pm: Chanting and meditation
  • 3pm: Dhamma talk
  • 5pm: Tea
  • 7pm: Evening chanting (past photo)
  • 8am: Question and answer on practice
  • 10pm: Retire for the day
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
  • 4am: Morning chanting
  • 9am: Invitation to monks to perform chanting, followed by Sanghadana (offering of requisites to monks) and lunch dana.
Thursday 10 September 2015
  • Temple visit
 Friday, 11 September 2015
  • Disrobing ceremony (past photos) and back to observance of 5 precepts

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

 

Contact Details:

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):
Singapore 新加坡
  • Xiao Yan 小燕 +65 98442199
Malaysia马来西亚 & Other Countries
  • Yin +6012 2206899 (WhatApps)

Or you  may leave a comment with your details and we would respond back to you via email.

 

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