ASALHA PUJA DAY 2015
ON SUNDAY, JULY 26,th 2015
06:00 AM Morning chanting and Vipassana meditation
07.00 AM Offering of Breakfast to monks
08:30 AM Homage to the Lord Buddha (Phra Buddhabumintaramahamongkol)
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.
10:00 AM 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
10:30 AM Offering of alms (tak bat) to the monks
11:00 AM Offering of lunch to monks
Congregation also partakes of lunch.
12:30 AM Sermon on the Dharma
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.
Asalha Puja Day Ceremony
Offering Ceremony of flowers, candles and incense in connection with Asalha Puja Pamsukula (dedication of merit to the ancestors)
Homage and conclusion of ceremonies
Head monk blesses the congregation. The other monks join in extending the blessings. The congregation receives the blessings.
Congregation assembles for a group photograph.