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International Magha Puja at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Thailand

Monks and guests from over 40 countries joyously attended Magha Puja ceremony at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, offering alms to 3,000 monks and lighting 100,000 Magha lanterns in homage to the Lord Buddha.   Phra Sanitwong Wuttiwangso, Director of the Communications Department of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, said that February 11th, Magha Puja Day, is one of […]

Alms offering and Candle Lighting Ceremony, Dawai, Myanmar

On Tuesday November 17, 2558 Yingnge Temple cooperated with Wat Phra Dhammakaya to organize an Alms-Offering ceremony to 1,000 Buddhist monks and Novices, with the purpose of paying homage to the Lord Buddha and maintaining the alms-offering tradition. During the event, participants chanted and meditated together to purify their mind before performing the ceremonies of […]

Kathina – The Splendid Robe Offering Ceremony Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Thailand

Kathina Robe Offering is a wonderful Buddhist tradition that has been preserved for over 2500 years since the Lord Buddha’s time. It is a custom established by the Buddha permitting the lay community to make a respectful offering of robes to monks who have spent three months during Buddhist Lent purifying their mind and body. […]

Ten Thousand Monks Receive Alms at Samut Sakhon

On October 25, 2015 the club of Buddhist tradition inheritance of Samut Sakhon and government-private sectors of Samut Sakhon organized the 2nd Alms-Offering ceremony to 10,000 Buddhst monks at Ekkachai Rd.. starts from the front of the living library and ends at the front of Samut Sakhon’s arena. In this special occasion, the monastic community […]

New World Record set by the Dhammakaya Foundation.

On Sunday October 18, 2015 the Guinness World Records presented a certificate to the Dhammakaya Foundation for setting the new record for ‘The longest journey walking on flower petals, over 485.0 kilometers (301.36 miles), achieved by 1,130 Buddhist monks between the 2nd and 31st of January 2015, on the Fourth Dhammachai Dhutanga pilgrimage, to welcome the new year of 2015 in Thailand’. Over a million people participated in the sprinkling of flower petals […]

Myanmar – Thais make great merit at Alms Offering to 10,000 monks in Mandalay to boost morale after the flood– Create Asian harmony

On Sunday, 20th September 2015, the four assemblies of Myanmar and Thailand jointly organized an Alms Offering event to 10,000 monks in Mandalay, Myanmar, on the road around Mandalay city. The event began at 7.00 a.m. and it was an honor to have the most venerable from Myanmar and Phrabhavanadhamvithet (Phubet Chanapinyo) – vice abbot […]

International Alms Offering to 10,000 Monks in Hat Yai

Photos Collection of International Alms Offering to 10,000 Monks in Hat Yai, Sunday, 23rd August 2015 at Niphat-Uthit 3 Road, Hat Yai Municipality, Songkhla Province. This alms-offering ceremony is part of a larger project—2 Million Monks Alms Offering in 77 Provinces Throughout Thailand—which has the objective of reviving the alms-offering practice that thrived during the […]

Great Offering in Southern Thailand: 15th Alms Offering to 10,000 International Monks in Hat Yai

The monastic community of Songkhla Province, in cooperation with Songkhla Provincial and Government Administration, Songkhla Administrative Organization, Hat Yai District and Municipality, World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY), Thailand National Alliance, and government and private sectors will organize an alms-offering ceremony to 10,000 international monks as an homage to the Lord Buddha, aid the monastic […]

Alms Offering – flowers and dry food – to over 3,000 monks at Saraburi

The monastic Community of Saraburi Province in cooperation with Saraburi provincial, Wat Phra Phuttabat Ratchaworamahawihan, Saraburi Romyen Club, and public and private sectors have organized an Alms Offering Ceremony of flowers and dry food to over 3,000 monks on the duel carriage way in front of Phra Mondob (a spired square pavilion) of Wat Phra […]

The appearances of the word “Dhammakaya” in the Tripitaka and other Buddhist texts.

The appearances of the word “Dhammakaya”  The word “Dhammakaya” appears in various places both in the Tripitaka and other Buddhist texts. In the Tripitaka, the word “Dhammakaya” appears in four places.  1. In the Sutatantapitaka Dighanikaya Pativagga:  Tathagatassa hetan vasettha adhivacanan dhammakayo itipi brahmakayo itipi dhammabhuto itipi brahmabhuto itipi… It means “Behold Vasettha, the word Dhammakaya, […]

Magha Puja Day 2015, March 4th, Offering Lights to Brighten Your Life

You are cordially invited to join the Magha Puja Day ceremony at Wat Phra Dhammakaya! Magha Puja Day is one of the most important Buddhist holy days in Thailand. Each of the 30,000 Buddhist temples across the nation holds its own ceremony to mark the occasion. The ceremony at Wat Phra Dhammakaya is one of […]