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This is the Teaching of All the Buddhas 

Buddhist Art Course (Fabric Art) Starting 12 Apr 2015 (Sun)

posted 31 Mar 2015, 21:45 by Ju-Lyn Lee   [ updated 8 Apr 2015, 02:31 by Wat Palelai ]

We are pleased to inform you that we will be organising a Buddhist Art Course (Fabric Art) and details are as follows:

Dates: 12, 19, 26, April and 3, 10 May 2015 (Sundays) 
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Frequency: Every Sunday 
Course Duration: 5 sessions of 2 hours each
Venue: Classrooms 2nd Floor, Chedi Dhammasathit Building
Fees: Free
Target audience: preferably 10 to 14 years old.

This course is aimed at children and teenagers who are interested in Art and Buddhism through art. Through the programme, participants will learn how to create fabric art and more about the subjects of Buddhist art and what they represent. Participants will be guided to complete a well-composed art work by the end of the programme.

Note: Attendees may wish to bring along an art apron. 

For registration, please sign up here:  http://buddhist-fabric-art2015.peatix.com 
Spaces are limited!

May all beings be well and happy!

The demise of Phra Seng Jinavamso

posted 31 Mar 2015, 18:27 by Ju-Lyn Lee   [ updated 2 Apr 2015, 00:33 by Wat Palelai ]

Dear Members and Devotees,

We regret to inform you that Bhante Seng (Phra Jinavamso) has breathed his last at 12.15 am on 31 Mar 2015 (Tuesday).

Phra Seng Jinavamso (lay name Tan Ngiap Seng), better known as Bhante Seng, was born on 15 Jan 1946.

Prior to his ordination, he was teaching at the Department of Agricultural Science at the University of Western Australia after completing his doctoral dissertation on the artificial insemination of crossbred Muscovy-Pekin ducks.

He was ordained in Wat Bowon Niwet Wihan Ratchaworawihan (Wat Bowon for short), a first class Royal Buddhist monastery of the Dhammayut order located in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, on 15 January 1998.

His Preceptor was Phra Maha Rachamongkhon Tilok, the Announcing Teacher was Phra Thepkawi, and the Instructing Teacher was Phra Jirawat Attharakho.

Bhante Seng taught tirelessly, even when he was very ill and weak. Out of concern that the original teachings of the Buddha would be obscured by rites and rituals, he would fearlessly point out their flaws and would not hesitate to admonish those who lack mindfulness and clear comprehension for their benefit until the very last days when he was too exhausted to do so.

The wake is being held at Palelai Buddhist Temple from 31 March (Tuesday). Those who wish to pay their last respects could do so between 6 am till 12 midnight daily. On 4 April (Saturday), the casket will leave Palelai Buddhist Temple at 3.30 pm for Mandai Crematorium, Hall Number 3.

During the wake, the monks will take their breakfast at 6.40 am and lunch at 11 am. Daily chanting and merit making will be held at 7 pm. Transportation to Mandai Crematorium and back to Palelai Buddhist Temple will be provided on 4 April (Saturday) for devotees.

Please observe noble silence at all times.

                                                     AT 3.00PM INSTEAD OF 3.30PM.

Songkran Day (Thai New Year Day) (12 Apr 2015, Sun)

posted 24 Mar 2015, 02:45 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 31 Mar 2015, 11:06 by Ju-Lyn Lee ]

SONGKRAN, traditionally a Thai New Year Day is celebrated with festive gusto in Chiang-Mai province, Thailand and has become a three-day carousel of merit-making, socializing and good-natured water throwing. 


This  year, Palelai  will  hold  a  one-day  celebration on Sunday, 12th April 2015.  The Event Organizer for this event is Mr Roy Phoon.


Devotees are welcomed  to celebrate the pouring of dedication of water onto the Sangha's palm on    this Thai New Year day.  The public water throwing amongst the devotees will be subject to a secluded area due to safety to all members and devotees.


The Resident Monks and Board of Management welcome you and your family to join us in the celebration.


12 April 2015 (Sunday)


6.00 am: Morning chanting

8.30 am: Bathing of LP Yok                    

11.00 am: Offer of lunch (Dana) to the Sangha

1.00 pm to 4 pm: Snacks will be provided

2.00 pm: Matika chanting followed by pouring of dedication of water to the Sangha's palm

4.30 pm: End of Songkran event             

6.00 pm: Evening chanting

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