“Dhamma Training during Summer Break” for 5,000 novices was organized by Wat Phra Dhammakaya with the collaboration of over 100 Morality Promotion Centers.
On 8 April 2023, the Most Venerable Phrapromwachirapanyajarn (Pali Scholar Level 9), the Abbot of Wat Ratcha Orasaram and the Head of Group 8 for Overseas Dhammaduta Bhikkhus was the preceptor for 5,000 novices in the summer novice ordination ceremony under The Novice Ordination Program for the Buddhism Revival across Thailand with the concept “Dhamma Training during Summer Break” in 2023. At 6.00 hrs., the ceremony started with the circumambulation of the Dhammakaya Cetiya by the novice candidates and their parents and the novice candidates paid respect to the cetiya. By 9.00 hrs. at Dhammakaya Assembly Hall, the novice candidates requested the ordination from the preceptor and the preceptor made a speech for the novice teaching. The following event was to put on the novices’ neck a one-shouldered novice cloth. In the afternoon, the novices requested the three Refuges and the Ten Precepts and took group pictures with the preceptor.
“ This novice ordination program has its goals to encourage the children 1.To cultivate love and faith in Buddhism 2.To have interest in meditation practice 3. To respect the Three Refuges 4. To be grateful to their parents and 5. To have the right view on “Law of Kamma”. These Buddhism principles can be applied in their daily life.”,said Venerable Phrakrusamu Sanitwong Wuttiwangso, Director of Communication Department, Wat Phra Dhammakaya.
The Novice Ordination Program for the Buddhism Revival across Thailand with the concept “Dhamma Training during Summer Break” in 2023 is organized during 26 March -7 May 2023 by Wat Phra Dhammakaya with the collaboration of International Buddhist Club, Morality Promotion Centers across Thailand, World Alliance of Buddhists, V-PEACE, educational institutions of local administration organizations, the network of government and private sectors and devotees of Wat Phra Dhammakaya throughout the world at Morality Promotion Centers and Wat Phra Dhammakaya. For more detailed information, please go to the websites www.บวช.com and www.dmycenter.com , @dhammakayainfo for IG, Facebook, twitter or the phone number : 02-831-1234.