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Special Sanghika Dana Session on 7 Dec 14 (Sun)

posted 28 Nov 2014, 17:49 by meek freak   [ updated 4 Jan 2015, 02:16 ]

Dear Members and Devotees,

There is a special Sanghika Dana session on 7 Dec 14, Sunday, at 8.00 am. There will Pindapata offerings, seeking forgiveness from the Triple Gem, a Dhamma discussion, as well as Dana offerings. The event will be graced by Phra Yanawisit (Luang Phor Thong). Phra Vinaya Dhamma Vidhes (Chao Khun Keng) will be present as well. 

Reminder: Phra Ajaan Suchart Abhijato sessions (Tues, til 9 Dec 2014)

posted 10 Nov 2014, 05:47 by meek freak   [ updated 4 Jan 2015, 02:16 ]


Dhamma Talk Session with Bhikkhu Kai Zhao (30 Nov 14, Sun)

posted 9 Nov 2014, 18:07 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 28 Dec 2014, 20:44 by meek freak ]



Reminder: Phra Ajaan Suchart Abhijato sessions (4 Nov 14, Tues)

posted 3 Nov 2014, 18:43 by meek freak   [ updated 10 Nov 2014, 05:52 ]

More information here

Dana, Q&A & Dhamma talk sesssions with Ajahn Dtun (28-30 Nov 2014, Fri-Sun)

posted 25 Oct 2014, 21:23 by meek freak   [ updated 2 Dec 2014, 08:12 ]




Dhamma Sessions with Phra Ajaan Suchart, an English-Speaking Forest Meditation Master (4 Nov - 6 Dec 2014, Tues evenings)

posted 6 Oct 2014, 06:52 by meek freak   [ updated 14 Nov 2014, 02:45 ]

Dhamma Teachings and Questions & Answers 
With An English Speaking Forest Meditation Master
Phra Ajaan Suchart Abhijāto
Abbot, Wat Yannasangvararam (Wat Yan), Thailand

Dear Friends in the Dhamma,

On behalf of the meditation interest group of Wat Palelai, we are very pleased to inform you that we have obtained the kind permission of Phra Ajaan Suchart (http://www.kammatthana.com/my%20way.pdf) to organise a series of meditation and question & answer sessions with the Venerable.

As you can read from his biography, Phra Ajaan has spent almost 40 years in the monkhood and eight of them were spent under the tutelage of Phra Ajaan Maha Boowa, one of the senior disciples of Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Maha Thera.

The sessions will be conducted over a Skype link with Phra Ajaan and will be projected onto a screen.  This is the first time we’re using the Internet for a real time Dhamma teaching/practice session so we seek your indulgence if in case there are occasional hick-ups in the communications network.  Our co-ordinators will help to facilitate the session so that there will be orderliness in communications etc.  

It is very rare to come across an English-speaking Thai Forest Meditation Master and even more so that he delivers the Dhamma in very clear and simple terms. We encourage you to come listen to the Dhamma from the Phra Ajaan and more importantly, take this opportunity to clarify points of practice with him. 
 
This series of talks will be most beneficial for those who have attempted to practice meditation and who need more guidance from a teacher to the higher stages of the practice. Do help spread the good news amongst your friends/relatives for their benefit.  Details of the sessions are as follows:

7.30pm Group meditation sitting
8.00pm Communications Link-Up and Dhamma instructions from Phra Ajaan
8.30pm Q&A with Phra Ajaan
9.00pm Session Ends

Location: Dining Hall, Chedi Dhammasatit Building, Wat Palelai
Dates: Every Tuesday evening, 4 Nov to 9 Dec, 2014 (six sessions in total)

“With meditation, wisdom increases, without meditation, wisdom wanes” -  Lord Buddha

Robe Offerings (Pha Pa Ceremony) (26 Oct 14, Sun)

posted 2 Oct 2014, 21:51 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 10 Nov 2014, 05:52 by meek freak ]

The Kathina ceremony is held once a year after the conclusion of the Vassa period to offer robes to the Maha Sangha. Traditionally, the Kathina festival starts from the day after Devo Day and continues for the whole month.  For a Kathina celebration, the temple needs to have 5 monks to spend the rain retreat in the monastery. 

This year because we have only 4 monks spending the rain retreat in Palelai, we will have Pha Pa ceremony instead.  The Resident monks have chosen Sunday, 26th October 2014 for the ceremony.  The Event Organiser (EO) for this event will be Ms Ow Soon Yang.

Donations for the purchase of 4 sets of robes and other requisites can be made at our administration office, from Mondays to Saturdays, 9am to 6pm.  An official receipt will be issued to the donors.  

The Resident Monks and the Board of Management cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us in this meritorious occasion.

May the Triple Gems guide  you and your family always.  

26  Oct 2014

PROGRAMME

  9.00 am

Pindapata (Alms round)

  9.30 am

Opening ceremony by EO/ lighting of incense stick/candles. Requesting of the 

five precepts followed by requesting for forgiveness from the Sangha.

10.15 am

Offering of  4 sets of full main robes to the Sangha

11.00 am

Offer of lunch ‘Dana’ to the monks.

12.00 pm

Partake of vegetarian/non vegetarian buffet lunch for the devotees.


Ork Phansa & Devo Day (9 Oct 14, Thurs)

posted 18 Sep 2014, 00:36 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 25 Oct 2014, 21:24 by meek freak ]

Dear Members and Devotees,

ORK PHANSA marks the end of the rain retreat for the Sangha on Wednesday, 8th October 2014.    

On Thursday, 9th October 2014, the temple will celebrate DEVO DAY  in memory of the return of Lord Buddha from the realm of Tavatimsa where Lord Buddha spent one of his retreat after Enlightenment  to expound the Abhidhamma to His mother, Queen Maha Maya and  the Devas.

On this very day, the Resident monks will perform the DEVOROHANA ceremony and will receive food and daily requisites offered by members, devotees and well wishers during the Pindapata (Alms round)

The Resident monks and the Board of Management cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us in this meritorious event.

May the Triple Gems guide you and your family always.

Dana & Dhamma Talks and Retreat with Luang Por Liem (25-29 Sept, Thu-Mon)

posted 3 Sep 2014, 09:46 by meek freak   [ updated 25 Oct 2014, 21:24 ]

27 Sep 14: Please note that Luang Phor Liem's dhamma talk tomorrow evening (28 Sept, Sun) will be held at Dhamma Wisdom Centre, 27 Jalan Senyum, instead of at Wat Palelai as stated below.



Rice Pagoda & Charity Day (28 Sep 14,Sun)

posted 26 Aug 2014, 21:26 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 6 Oct 2014, 06:54 by meek freak ]

Dear Members and Devotees,

This is to inform you that Palelai will hold the Rice Pagoda & Charity Day on Sunday 28th September 2014.  The Event Organiser (EO) for this event will be Ms Violet Lim.

The temple will lay the rice foundation of the pagoda on Saturday 6th September 2014. All are welcome to build up the rice pagoda.  Collection of donations for this charity project will start on 25th August 2014. All donations can be made in cash or kind.  Receipts will be issued for cash donations and all  donated rice and provisions will  be distributed to various charity homes.

On behalf of the Resident Monks and Management Committee, we cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us in performing this meritorious deed.

“May the Triple Gems guide you and your family always”.

28 Sep 14 (Sun)

Programme

 9.00 am

Pindapata offering alms to monks

 9.30 am

EO to light Candles and Joss-stick

Observing the Five Precepts, Chanting of Parittas

Offering of Rice to the Sangha.

Transference/Sharing of Merits

11.00 am

Dana (Offering of lunch) to the Sangha

  1.00 pm

  3.00 pm

Distribution of rice and provisions

Transfer of Merits


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