All are welcome to attend the formal ceremonies for Sāmaṇera Cittapālo to enter the monastic sangha as a bhikkhu and Anagārika Nicholas to take on the sāmaṇera (novice monk) training. The event details are:
Friday, August 23rd during evening puja, beginning at 7pm :
Anagārika Nicholas will go forth into brown robes taking sāmaṇera (novice monk) ordination
Sunday, August 25th – Probably beginning in the afternoon or evening.
Bhikkhu Ordination Ceremony for Sāmaṇera Cittapālo
Posted July 11, 2019
Luang Por Pasanno Given New Chao Khun Title from King of Thailand
On Thursday, July 25th, Luang Por Pasanno awoke to many wishes of congratulations on his email. He was not quite sure what he was being congratulated for.
Luang Por quickly learned that he, along with Luang Por Sumedho, Ajahn Amaro, and Ajahn Jayasaro, were being invited by King Mahavajiralongkorn of Thailand to receive new Chao Khun titles. This is a great honor, as the titles were to be presented by the King, himself. Luang Por flew to Thailand the following morning.
On Sunday, July 28th, Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, and Ajahn Jayasaro (Luang Por Sumedho did not attend the ceremonies due to health reasons) all received their new Chao Khun titles from the King at Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, in Bangkok.
The new ti...
Posted August 5, 2019
Luang Por Pasanno Birthday Celebration and Recognition of Chao Khun Title, Sat. Aug. 10th
The celebration for Luang Por Pasanno’s 70th birthday has been rescheduled for Sat. Aug. 10th and will be combined with a recognition ceremony in honor of his new Chao Khun title, which was given to him by the King of Thailand on July 28th.
To watch or listen to a recording of the event, please visit https://www.abhayagiri.org/talks/7211-ajahn-pasannos-birthday-celebration-and-recognition-of-chao-khun-title
Luang Por’s original birthday celebration was to have been on July 27th, but was cancelled due to this invitation from the King. His new title is Tan Chao Khun Phra Raja Bodhividesa (Pali) or Tan Chao Khun Phr...
Posted July 28, 2019
Luang Por Pasanno Birthday Celebration Cancelled
With regret, the birthday celebration for Luang Por Pasanno originally scheduled for this Saturday July 27th has been cancelled. Luang Por Pasanno has been invited on short notice to go to Thailand to receive an ecclesiastical title from the new king of Thailand on the king’s birthday, which is Sunday July 28th. He is therefore flying to Thailand on the morning of Friday July 26th and returning next week.
All of us, especially Luang Por Pasanno, regret missing the opportunity to celebrate with him this weekend, but this honor from the King of Thailand is quite significant. At this time, there are no plans for rescheduling the birthday event. If and when it is rescheduled, we will put out another notice.
With appreciation for your under...
Posted July 25, 2019