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Vesakha Puja Day Ceremony
ON VISAKHA PUJA DAY – SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
09:00 Homage to the Lord Buddha (SomdetphraBhumintaramahamongkol)
All guests are welcome to pay homage to Somdetphranawamintarasasda and Congrega tion prepares “donation trees” (Papah) for presentation as contributions to the fund for building a new temple.
09:30 Morning chanting and Vipassana meditation
10:00 Homage to the Triple Gem
President of ceremonies lights candles and joss sticks in honor of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, and leads the congregation in requesting the Five Precepts from the Sangha.
Head monk gives and congregation receives the Five Precepts. President asks the Sangha for blessings. The Sangha blesses the congregation.
10:30 Offering of alms (tahk baht) to the monks
11:00 Offering of lunch to monks
Congregation also partakes of lunch.
11:20 Students of the Sunday School perform traditional Thai dances.
12:40 Sermon on the Dharma by Phra Bhavanawachiravidesa V.
Dhammadesana(Dhamma Talk presented in Thai by a monk).
Congregation collects offerings in appreciation of the sermon and presents the collection, the Papah, and alms to the monks.
13:00 Visakha Puja Day Ceremony
Offering Ceremony of flowers, candles and incense in connection with Magha Puja Pamsukula (dedication of merit to the ancestors)
13:30 Homage and conclusion of ceremonies
President thanks the congregation for their participation.
Head monk blesses the congregation. The other monks join in extending the blessings. The congregation receives the blessings.
Congregation assembles for a group photograph.
Wat Nawamintararachutis (NMR Meditation Center)
382 South Street East, Raynham, MA 02767-5130
Phone : 508-823-1800, 508-823-5069, Fax : 508-823-1775
Web site : www.watnawamin.org E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org