Candle Lighting Ceremony online

on Magha Puja Day (Wednesday, February 16th, 2022) at Dhammakaya Temple,Thailand

Magha Puja is an important religious festival celebrated by Buddhists on the full moon day of the third lunar Month for more than 2,600 years. It marks the four auspicious occasions in the Buddha time as follows: 1. It was the full-moon day of the third lunar month, 2. There were 1,250 Arahants, the enlightened disciple monks, who came to see Lord Buddha without any prior arrangement, 3. All of them were ordained by Lord Buddha, and 4. Lord Buddha delivered a sermon called the “Ovada Patimokkha” which includes the fundamental ideology, the moral standards and the conducts of Buddhism.

Dhammakaya Temple has organized annually the Candle Lighting Ceremony where several-hundred thousands of Buddhists, non Buddhists and peace lovers in various races, nationalities, religions around the world have attended in the sacred and holy ceremony, we have mass and collective meditation session in front of the Dhammakaya Cetiya in paying homage to Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha and spreading loving kindness as well as the Universal Love to our loved ones such as families, friends, relatives and all living creatures in the world.

On Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, we would like to kindly invite everyone to join in the brightness and sacred Magha Puja Ceremony by lighting the candle lights together with several-hundred thousands of people around the world via zoom application and humbly sending our bright minds to the Dhammakaya Cetiya, the cetiya of one million Buddha-images as well as observe and appreciate the beauty of several-hundred thousands of candle lights and bring our minds back to see the inner light and access the inner peace.

All our candles symbolize the light of World Peace

Magha Puja Day

In Candle Lighting Ceremony, people around the world will meditate together by closing their eyes softly and being mindful at the center of the body. Through meditation, we will spread our collective pure energy and good wishes to all people and all beings around the world, to be free from their sufferings, to have only true happiness and pure loving kindness.The power of our collective pure energy from our center of the body will be expanded to all directions and with our great intention from our still minds will finally embrace and filter our world to be more refined and brighter, to be the better place for everyone. Also, everyone lights up the candles and this collective candle lights around the world symbolize the Light of World Peace.

The significance of Magha Puja Day

Throughout this Dhammayatra Project, not only will the monks have a chance to train themselves, they will also have time to recollect the immense compassion of the Great Master Phramongkolthepmuni (Sodh Candasaro), the re-discoverer of the Dhammakaya Meditation. The Great Master, overflowing with virtues and abilities, led his virtuous life in the footsteps of the Buddha. He continuously trained himself, gave Dhamma lessons, and taught people to meditate in order to attain Dhammakaya. Eventually, both Thais and foreigners who followed his teachings discovered for themselves the true goals of life and felt confident that Buddhism was the highest refuge.

Humankinds have been searching for true happiness but no one has proclaimed to find it. Around 2,600 years ago, after Lord Buddha enlightened under the Bodhi tree, he had attained the truth of human’s life and the truth of the universe. Moreover, he had attained the true happiness, it was the utmost happiness which let him not reborn again in the cycle of lives.

On‌ ‌this important day during Lord‌ ‌Buddha‌ time, he ‌delivered‌ ‌the‌ ‌“Ovada‌ ‌Patimokkha”‌ ‌sermon‌ ‌which‌ ‌consisted of Ideologies, Principles, and Methods of propagation of Buddhism.