Wesak 2016 Temporary Ordination Program (17- 29 May 16)

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


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: 17 May 2016 to 29 May 2016.

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 photos taken during the event.

View total participants who are ordaining as monks and estimated ordination 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!

For Wesak 2016, the ordination would be held at Samathidhammaram Centre in Bangkok, followed by travelling up to north to her temple in Lampang, stopping to pay respect to some temples along the way. From Lampang, we would travel to Chiang Mai before heading back to Bangkok. Participants who wishes to join in are requested to cover their own van transportation cost.

The tentative program is as follows:

Duration of program短期出家
  • 17 May 2016 to 29 May 2016

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 (that means from 17 May to 29 May 2015). You should not quit or stop halfway as it would affect the travelling schedule. (refer program below).

法会时间 ∶2016年5月17日 至2016年5月29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) by Tuesday 17 May 2016 or earlier.
  • Departure: To fly back from Bangkok on earliest Saturday 28 May 2016 evening flight.Due to the tight schedule involving different geographical locations, we seek assistance that for those who wish to join to book the ticket to book within the duration provided (you may arrive earlier than the start date and go back later than the end date but not in between).

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


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.

View photos taken during the event.

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
Tuesday 17 May 2016
  • Arrival at Bangkok. For Don Meung airport- meet at the waiting area located near Gate 6. For Suvarnabhumi airport, it is at the seating area located after gate 3 (facing a book store).
  • 抵达曼谷
Wednesday 18 May 2016
  • Hair Shaving for those wishing to ordain as monks, novices or nuns.
  • Note: 8 preceptors are not required to shave their hair.
  • 为将要出家的居士们举行剃头仪式 (比丘,沙弥和美琪)(授皈八戒和五戒者无需剃头)
Thursday 19 May 2015
  • Ordain as Bhikkhu (monk), Novice (Samanera) or Mae Chee (nuns)
  • For 8 preceptors, to undertake 8 precepts
  • 进行出家与授皈八戒仪式(穿袈裟)

Friday 20 May 2016

(Wesak Day in Thailand)

  • 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
  • Night time special chanting
Saturday 21 May 2016
  • Depart to Wat Tha Sung at Uthai Thani
  • Stay overnight at Wat Tha Sung
Sunday 22 May 2016- Thursday 26 May 2016
Friday 27 May 2016
  • Arrival back to Samathidhammaram in Bangkok
Saturday 28 May 2016
  • Taking leave of the robes. Returning to circular life. One may book the return ticket but for evening or night flights or else choose to return on Sunday, 29 May 2016.


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. You would need to make arrangements to book air ticket to arrive Bangkok by  17 May 2015 and depart Bangkok from 29 May 2016.

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: How much do I have to pay to join this event?
A: For those who wishes to undergo ordaination, your family members may sponsor the cost of your ordination. This trip as there would be travelling involved to bring participants to visit different temples, we seek assistance from participants as minimum to sponsor the cost of the vans.

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 17 May to 28 May (evening flight).

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

Q:  I’ve noticed that the program this time involved a lot of travelling. Why not stay in the temple to just self-practice?
A:   This time, Khun Mae planned to take participants to travel from Central to North (Lampang and Chiang Mai). The travelling is to build in preserverance and participants are exposed to living in different situations (temple, sleeping in the van, staying in the cave and with nature). Food and living conditions would be simple and not comfortable.  Sometimes one goes without enough sleep due to chanting and being on the road. How would you remain calm and patient, considerate and mindful in such situation? It would not be easy but if you preservere, the direct ‘practical’ experience have the potential to change you in ways you have never previously thought possible.

It is hard to explain in words…it can be understood only by direct experience.


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)
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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