Do Good, Avoid All Evil, Purify Your Mind.
MAGHA PUJA, also known as Sangha day is a Buddhist celebration commemorating the spontaneous assembly of 1,250 arahants in the Lord Buddha’s presence. One thousand of the gathered monks had previously achieved Awakening upon hearing the Lord Buddha’s delivery of the Fire Sermon; the remaining 250 were followers of the elder monks, Venerable Moggallana and Venerable Sariputta.
To mark this auspicious gathering, Lord Buddha delivered the Ovada - Patimokkha, or Patimokkha Exhortation, a summary of the main points of the Dhamma, which Lord Buddha gave to the assembly before sending them out to proclaim the doctrine.
The Resident Monks and the Board of Management invite you and your family to join us in celebrating this meritorious event.
4th March 2015 (Wednesday)
6.00 pm Evening chanting.
7.00 pm Dhamma Talk by a member of the Sangha.
7.30 pm Candle light circumbulation led by Resident Monks.
Lighting of candles and incense-stick by Event Organizer.
Veneration of the Triple Gems followed by requesting for 3 refuges and 5 precept
Requesting for blessing (Parittas chanting).
Treasurer to present Tokens of appreciation.
Sharing of merits.
9.00pm End of ceremony
We are pleased to inform you that we will be organising an Advanced Meditation Course for those who have attended the Structured Meditation course and the details are as follows:
Starting date : 5 March 2015
Time : 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue : Meditation Hall, 3rd Floor, Chedi Dhammasathit Building
Course Duration : Ends 28 May 2015
Frequency : Every Thursday
Instructor : Sebastian Wong
This course is aimed at those who have completed the Structured Meditation Course for beginners. The objective of this course is to give attendees the opportunity to settle the mind down, learn how it settles down, sharpen our ability to settle the mind down, and eventually be able to sit comfortably for a full hour or more. Along with the sitting practice will be discussions of the Dhamma teachings for understanding dependent co-arising, the five khandas & their inter-dependencies, the factors of the eightfold path & how they relate to each other in practice, and the wings to awakening.
The course is free of charge and attendees are advised to come in comfortable clothes (loose pants, light shirts). As the monastery is a sanctuary for celibate monks and the practice of modesty & restraint of the senses, ladies are kindly requested NOT to come in shorts (bermudas are acceptable), low cut blouses, or other revealing clothing.
For registration/enquiries, please email Sebastian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at our administration office during office hours.
“The mind that remains unshaken; under the stroke of life’s changes,
that is the highest blessing/protection – Lord Buddha”
May All Beings Be Well and Happy !
Dear members and devotees
Palelai Buddhist Temple will be celebrating Lunar New Year 2015 by welcoming the year of the GOAT on Wednesday, 18th February 2015 at 11.00pm. The Event Organiser for this evening is Benny Wong.
The Resident Monks and the Board of Management, welcome you, your family and friends to join us on this happy occasion, and wish you a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year with good health.
May the Guidance of the TRIPLE GEMS be bestowed upon you, your family and friends.
18 February 2015 (Wednesday Evening)
11.00 p.m. Event Organiser to light the candles and pay homage to the Buddha
11:15 p.m Paritta (Protective Discourses) Chanting
11.45 p.m. Dhamma Talk
12:15 a.m. Blessing & Transference of Merits
12.20 a.m. Distribution of Huat Kueh, Oranges & Refreshments