The demise of Phra Seng Jinavamso

posted 31 Mar 2015, 18:27 by meek freak   [ updated 19 May 2015, 07:03 by Gary Low ]
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.