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2019

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1st January 2019 Making merit for the New Year It has long been the tradition in Thailand that on New Year's Eve, Thai Buddhists gather at the temples to pray and meditate together and listen to sermons about living good lives. It is a way of bringing people together before the year starts, receiving blessings and making merit.
19 February 2019Magha Puja Day Magha Puja is also known as the Full Moon Day. It is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated by Buddhists in various nations on the third lunar month to commemorate four good things that happened in their history about 2,500 years ago. The main reasons why this festival is celebrated include:
  • Around 1,250 Buddhist monks met spontaneously without any prior planning
  • The 1,250 Buddhist were enlightened monks
  • Every one of them was ordained personally by the Buddha
  • All this happened on full moon, the first in March which is the month of Magha
Read more at World Religion News: "Buddhists Celebrate Magha Puja Day"
13th April 2019Thai New Year (Songkran Festival) Songkran Festival is the Thai New Year’s Festival which takes place every April between the 13th and 15th. It is also Thailand’s biggest and most famous water festival in Thailand. It marks the start of the traditional Thai New Year. The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions. Mornings begin with merit-making. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks is commonly practised. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues and the young and elderly is a traditional ritual on this holiday. It represents purification and the washing away of one's sins and bad luck. As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return home to their loved ones and elders. Paying reverence to ancestors is an important part of Songkran tradition.
19th May 2019Visakha Puja Day Buddhist study about Visakha Puja Day, dhamma talk, meditation and triple circumambulation with candle lit Visakha Puja Day is one of the most important days in Buddhism and for Buddhists. It is the day Buddhists assemble to commemorate the life of the Buddha, and to give reverence to His purity, profound wisdom and immense compassion for all humankind and living beings by reflecting and using His teachings as guidelines for their lives. Visakha Puja Day also marks the anniversary of three significant events in the life of the Buddha – His Birth, Enlightenment, and Attainment of Complete Nibbana – that occurred on the 15th day of the 6th waxing moon. Read more...
26th May 2019วันอัฏฐมีบูชา Puja วันอัฏฐมีบูชา คือวันถวายพระเพลิงพระพุทธสรีระของสมเด็จพระสัมมาสัมพุทธเจ้า (หลังเสด็จดับขันธปรินิพพานได้ 8 วัน) ถือเป็นวันสำคัญในพระพุทธศาสนาวันหนึ่ง ตรงกับวันแรม 8 ค่ำ เดือนวิสาขะ (เดือน 6 ของไทย) นอกจากนั้น วันนี้เป็นวันคล้ายวันที่พระนางสิริมหามายา องค์พระพุทธมารดาสิ้นพระชนม์ (หลังประสูติ) และเป็นวันคล้ายวันที่พระพุทธองค์เสวยวิมุตติสุขตลอด 7 วัน (หลังตรัสรู้) อีกด้วย
16 July 2019Asalha Puja Day Buddhist study about Asalha Puja Day, dhamma talk and meditation. Asalha Puja Day, also called Dharma Day, is a very important holy day for the Theravada Buddhists. This religious festival day is celebrated in the 8th lunar month according to the old Indian calendar, on the day of the full moon. It is meant to celebrate the very first teachings from Buddha. In 2014 it was celebrated on July 13th, which is the 15th day of the waxing moon of the eight lunar month. Read more at World Religion News: "Everything You Need to Know About Buddhist Asalha Puja Day"
17 July 2019Wan Kao Pansa (Vassa) The Buddhist lent is an annual three-month disciplinary practice for Buddhist monks. According to Buddha monks should stop travelling during the three months of the lent (rainy season) and avoid the dangers that come with travelling during that time. The lent period lasts from the eighths lunar month to the eleventh lunar month. This time is considered to be sacred and is thought to be for spiritual practice and to be a time to devote oneself more towards mindfulness and compassion.
28 July 2019The birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn The birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also called King Rama the Tenth, arrives every 28 July and is a public holiday in Thailand.
12 August 2019Mother's Day Mother's Day in Thailand is celebrated on August 12th each year. This day celebrates mothers and their contributions to our lives.
13 October 2019Wan Ok Phansa Buddhist study about The end of Buddist Lent Day, Buddist chanting, meditation and dhamma talk
13 October 2019Passing of His Majesty the Late King In Thailand, 13 October is a public holiday to commemorate the Passing of His Majesty the Late King Day.
20 October 2019Wat Pa Tesarangsee UK Katina ceremony Buddhist study about The Katina ceremony, pray respect to Buddha, make a merit, meditation and dhamma talk. Offer free food to everyone that come to ceremony.
5 December 2019Father's Day As King Bhumibol was seen by many as the symbolic father of Thailand, 05 December has also long been celebrated as father’s day nationwide and this has not been changed since his passing. On the occasion of father’s day, Thais pay respect to their father and grandfather.
1st January 2019 Making merit for the New YearIt has long been the tradition in Thailand that on New Year's Eve, Thai Buddhists gather at the temples to pray and meditate together and listen to sermons about living good lives. It is a way of bringing people together before the year starts, receiving blessings and making merit.
19 February 2019Magha Puja DayMagha Puja is also known as the Full Moon Day. It is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated by Buddhists in various nations on the third lunar month to commemorate four good things that happened in their history about 2,500 years ago. The main reasons why this festival is celebrated include:
  • Around 1,250 Buddhist monks met spontaneously without any prior planning
  • The 1,250 Buddhist were enlightened monks
  • Every one of them was ordained personally by the Buddha
  • All this happened on full moon, the first in March which is the month of Magha
Read more at World Religion News: "Buddhists Celebrate Magha Puja Day"
13th April 2019Thai New Year (Songkran Festival)Songkran Festival is the Thai New Year’s Festival which takes place every April between the 13th and 15th. It is also Thailand’s biggest and most famous water festival in Thailand. It marks the start of the traditional Thai New Year. The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions. Mornings begin with merit-making. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks is commonly practised. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues and the young and elderly is a traditional ritual on this holiday. It represents purification and the washing away of one's sins and bad luck. As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return home to their loved ones and elders. Paying reverence to ancestors is an important part of Songkran tradition.
19th May 2019Visakha Puja DayBuddhist study about Visakha Puja Day, dhamma talk, meditation and triple circumambulation with candle lit Visakha Puja Day is one of the most important days in Buddhism and for Buddhists. It is the day Buddhists assemble to commemorate the life of the Buddha, and to give reverence to His purity, profound wisdom and immense compassion for all humankind and living beings by reflecting and using His teachings as guidelines for their lives. Visakha Puja Day also marks the anniversary of three significant events in the life of the Buddha – His Birth, Enlightenment, and Attainment of Complete Nibbana – that occurred on the 15th day of the 6th waxing moon. Read more...
26th May 2019วันอัฏฐมีบูชา Pujaวันอัฏฐมีบูชา คือวันถวายพระเพลิงพระพุทธสรีระของสมเด็จพระสัมมาสัมพุทธเจ้า (หลังเสด็จดับขันธปรินิพพานได้ 8 วัน) ถือเป็นวันสำคัญในพระพุทธศาสนาวันหนึ่ง ตรงกับวันแรม 8 ค่ำ เดือนวิสาขะ (เดือน 6 ของไทย) นอกจากนั้น วันนี้เป็นวันคล้ายวันที่พระนางสิริมหามายา องค์พระพุทธมารดาสิ้นพระชนม์ (หลังประสูติ) และเป็นวันคล้ายวันที่พระพุทธองค์เสวยวิมุตติสุขตลอด 7 วัน (หลังตรัสรู้) อีกด้วย
16 July 2019Asalha Puja DayBuddhist study about Asalha Puja Day, dhamma talk and meditation. Asalha Puja Day, also called Dharma Day, is a very important holy day for the Theravada Buddhists. This religious festival day is celebrated in the 8th lunar month according to the old Indian calendar, on the day of the full moon. It is meant to celebrate the very first teachings from Buddha. In 2014 it was celebrated on July 13th, which is the 15th day of the waxing moon of the eight lunar month. Read more at World Religion News: "Everything You Need to Know About Buddhist Asalha Puja Day"
17 July 2019Wan Kao Pansa (Vassa)The Buddhist lent is an annual three-month disciplinary practice for Buddhist monks. According to Buddha monks should stop travelling during the three months of the lent (rainy season) and avoid the dangers that come with travelling during that time. The lent period lasts from the eighths lunar month to the eleventh lunar month. This time is considered to be sacred and is thought to be for spiritual practice and to be a time to devote oneself more towards mindfulness and compassion.
28 July 2019The birthday of King Maha VajiralongkornThe birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also called King Rama the Tenth, arrives every 28 July and is a public holiday in Thailand.
12 August 2019Mother's DayMother's Day in Thailand is celebrated on August 12th each year. This day celebrates mothers and their contributions to our lives.
13 October 2019Wan Ok PhansaBuddhist study about The end of Buddist Lent Day, Buddist chanting, meditation and dhamma talk
13 October 2019Passing of His Majesty the Late KingIn Thailand, 13 October is a public holiday to commemorate the Passing of His Majesty the Late King Day.
20 October 2019Wat Pa Tesarangsee UK Katina ceremonyBuddhist study about The Katina ceremony, pray respect to Buddha, make a merit, meditation and dhamma talk. Offer free food to everyone that come to ceremony.
5 December 2019Father's DayAs King Bhumibol was seen by many as the symbolic father of Thailand, 05 December has also long been celebrated as father’s day nationwide and this has not been changed since his passing. On the occasion of father’s day, Thais pay respect to their father and grandfather.