Dhamma Talk 22 May 2013 & Pindacara and Sanghika dana on 23 May 2013

Namo Buddhaya Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma

There will be 6 forest monks from Thailand who will be visiting our centre from  22 - 23 May 2013.
(1) Luang Phor Sewang (LP Sewang) - 31 Vassa
(2) Phosawang Phra Seemart (Ajahn Simak) - 21 Vassa
(3) Phramaha Keyrati Srivuthana (Ajahn Dun) - 14 Vassa
(4) Phra Suthanai Patthapeesin (Ajahn Eik) - 10 Vassa
(5) Ajahn Cagino - 9 vassa
(6) Sae Ho Phra Totsaporn (Ajahn Dam) - 8 vassa

During their visit we there will be
Dhamma Talk
Date : 22 May 2013
Time : 8.00pm

Pindacara  (alms round) and Sanghika Dana

Date :23 May 2013

Time : 8.00 am

Pindacara starts from centre, pass old town market to Public Bank Old town and walk back to centre.

 Remarks - Vegetarian 

According to Thai forest tradition, lay people do not touch the food once it is offered. The monks will help them self serving the food. (Once the food is touched, it has to be re-offered)


IMPORTANT REMINDERS- Practice your Mindfulness

The Monks observe a total of 227 rules. It is therefore of paramount importance that we as, the Lay Devotees, ensure that  we conduct ourselves properly so that the Monks do not breach any rules. Here we wish highlight the few rules which we as Lay Devotees can take note and be mindful of:-
Respectful Dress Code -no exposed shoulders and legs       
For male devotees          :
Long pants and shirt or T-shirt with shoulders covered.
For female devotees      :            
Long pants or long skirt and shirt  or T-shirt with shoulders covered.
NO shorts, NO tank tops. NO transparent shirt or T-shirt.Three-quarter pant is not encouraged.

Handling of Money
The Monks cannot handle money. If you wish to make any donation, please place your cash money in a red packet available in our shrine hall. Write down your name and Ajahn’s name. Just place the red packet in front of Ajahn on the seated platform or table. The kapiya (assistant to member of sanghas) will then collect it on your behalf.

-All devotees are advised to use the right passage (corridor) after you enter the main gate to go to the kitchen if you bring food for dana and if they are in packets, you may use the food container available at the centre. Those food already in the container, you may place them on the table available, ensure the food has a spoon to enable the monks to pick up the food.
- The left passage (corridor) is STRICTLY for Sanghas (monks).
- Use the right corridor if you need to go to the Gents or Ladies.
- Use the front glass door to enter the shrine hall
- Bring along extra containers or tiffin, we are most happy to share blessed food after everyone has taken their meal.
- Washing area is provided at the back of the centre (wet kitchen), kindly wash your own or cutleries, utensils, food containers after meal . It is meritorious to give your service/help in such a place so offer to help wipe the utensils, wash and clean up.We have limited washing basin,your kind patience is highly appreciated.

It is meritorious to give your service/help in such a place so offer to help wipe the utensils, wash and clean up.

 Below are the visiting monks programme while in Malaysia


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