Mass ordination of 50 Bhikkhus to Celebrate SG50 (1 to 10 Aug 2015)

posted 4 May 2015, 19:02 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 16 Nov 2015, 20:25 by Gary Low ]
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:
1) Male
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.

With Metta,
Palelai Buddhist Temple