Samanadipa Forest Buddhist Monastery

Vesak, Pha Pa, Pabbajja | 19 May 2024

Dear friends,

We are inviting you to our Pha Pa festival and pabbajja (novice) ordination at Samanadipa Monastery, taking place on the 19th of May.

What is Vesak?
Vesak, also known as Vesākha, is a significant Buddhist holiday that commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha.

What is Pha Pa?
Pha Pa is a Thai Buddhist festival that focusses into supporting monks and their activities. It is a time for the lay community to come together and make merit by offering cloth and other requisites to the monks. This generous act of giving strengthens the spiritual bond between laypeople and monastic communities.

Pabbajja
On the same day Anagarika Danny will take ten precepts (pabbajja) and become an samanera, browned robed novice-monk.

Event Details:
Date: 19th May
Location: Samanadipa Monastery

The program details:
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Gathering
10:30 AM: Rice Pindapat Ceremony
11:00 AM: Food Offering and Meal
12:45 PM: Gathering in the Hall
1:00 PM: Ordination Ceremony,
Offering of the Requisities, Brief Address, and Parita Chanting

Come and be a part of this beautiful tradition as we offer our support to the monastic community and share in the joy of giving. It’s a day filled with wholesome activities.

We look forward to your presence, warmth, and generosity on this occasion.