Wesak 2011

Wesak 2011- 25 May Voluntarily Disrobing and Taking 5 Precepts

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo) We started about 3am in the morning with chanting, following by the novices taking leave of the robes (voluntarily disrobing).   Khun Mae had advised the novices to stay in the robe for 9 days- so it is to pass the 24th May. As [...]

Wesak 2011- 23 May Group Photos

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo) Later in the night, we held chanting throughout the night that ends after 4am. <<<Previous 21 & 22 May- Outing Next 25 May Voluntarily Disrobing and Taking 5 Precepts >>>

Wesak 2011- 21 May- Morning Almsround

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Wesak 2011- 20 May- Evening Walking Meditation & Special Chanting

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo)  The evening started with walking meditation at 6pm Followed by short meditation and night chanting led by Ajahn Sher. The chanting went on for more than 2 hours non stop as special blessing chanting. We sat in meditation while the chanting was going on. [...]

Dhamma Sharing by Novices

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo) There is suffering in our everyday life. As we grow old, we have suffering. Because we tend to have attachment to money, we also suffer. We also suffer as death approaches  as we cannot bear to part with those we love. (note: apologies as [...]

Wesak 2011- 17 May- Night Chanting and Walking Meditation

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo)  Click to Listen to Audio recording of Khun Mere giving advise in Mandarin. Below some contents are transcribed from the audio. The evening started with chanting and sitting meditation: Then, each person from monks, nuns, 8 preceptors and laypersons each take a flower, jossticks [...]

Wesak 2011- 17 May- First almsround on Wesak Day

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo)  Wesak Day began with early morning chanting right before almsround:  Our novices getting ready for their first ever almsround (pindapat)- for the first day, we walked on foot to nearby area. Leaving Samnak on almsround: it is led by an abbot from a nearby [...]

Wesak 2011- 16 May- formal ordination ceremony

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo) Luang Phor was very kind to perform temporary ordination for the novices. Above, flower offering is being made to Luang Phor. Offering of robes to 8 preceptors- the robes are offered by relatives of soon-to-be novices. Luang Phor giving blessings and a short Dhamma [...]

Wesak 2011- 15 May – Before the event

You are at PhotoGallery> Wesak 2011 (Please click to enlarge photo) The 8 preceptors prior to hair shaving. In the picture above, all the male 8 preceptors above undergo temporary ordination for 9 days. Above are the female 8 preceptors. After chanting- for some, they are learning to observe 8 precepts and chanting for the [...]

PhotoGallery and Writeup of Wesak 2011

Following were the sequence of events held for Wesak 2011 in Samnak: Original Writeup (Before the event) Photos taken from the event are as follows (click on the photo to access) 15 May 2011-Before Wesak 16 May 2011- Ordination by Luang Phor 17 May 2011 Wesak Day: Morning Pindapat (Almsround) 17 May 2011 Wesak Day: [...]