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Asalha Puja

posted 8 Jul 2019, 23:29 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 29 Jul 2019, 18:56 ]




Dear Members and Devotees                                                                                                       


Palelai Buddhist Temple will be celebrating Asalha Puja Day on Tuesday, 16th July 2019, followed by the Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa) on Wednesday,  17th  July 2019.


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 Discourse on the Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dhamma (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 Sunday, 13th October 2019.  The Event Organiser for this evening is Bro 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.





16th July


6.00 pm

Evening chanting  &  Dhamma talk

7.00 pm

Candle-light Circumambulation followed by requesting of 5 precepts & chanting of  Dhammacakkapavattana  Sutta .



May The Triple Gem Be With All of You Always