Dear Members and Devotees
Palelai Buddhist Temple will be celebrating Asalha Puja Day on Thursday, 30th July 2015, followed by the Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa) on Friday, 31st July 2015.
This day commemorates the important event where the Sangha was first formed. The Buddha accepted his first five disciples after they listened to the Buddha expounding the First Discourse, The Wheel Of Life (Dhammacakkhapavattana Sutta) at the Deer Park in Isipatana on the full-moon day.
A candlelight circumambulation will be held after the evening chanting, followed by the commencement of the three-month rain retreat the next day. During the retreat, the Sangha will stay in the monastery to practise Dhamma and meditation. The rain retreat (Vassa) will end on Tuesday, 27th October 2015. The Event Organiser for this evening is Kanya Yeo.
The Resident Monks and the Board of Management invite all members, devotees and your families to join us in the following meritorious activities.
May The Triple Gem Be With All of You Always
Yours with Metta
Dear Members and Devotees,
As part of our temple's unique way to celebrate our Nation's 50th Anniversary (SG50) and also to transfer merits to our Nation's founding father, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, we will be organising a mass ordination of 50 Bhikkhus (Buddhist Monks) - the first mass ordination of the Thai Theravada Tradition Bhikkhus in Singapore. This event will provide you with the opportunity to come forward to be a fully ordained monk. At the same time, you will get the opportunity to study and practice the Dhamma (Teachings), Vinaya (Bhikkhus' Discipline), and Meditation. It will be an enriching experience of the Buddhist monkhood and the cultivation of the spiritual path that is filled with merits.
This short term ordination will be for the period from 1 to 10 August 2015. The acceptance criteria are as follows:
2) Nationality : Singaporean preferred but others nationalities are also welcome to apply,
3) Aged 20 years and above,
4) Healthy, and
5) Must be Buddhist.
All the requisites for ordination i.e. the robes, bowl, and other Bhikkhus' requisites will be provided by the temple. There will be no registration fee.
Due to overwhelming response, the registration is closed.
Palelai Buddhist Temple