On December 5, 2015 at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) in Bangkok, Luang Por Pasanno received the honorary ecclesiastical title “Jaokhun” and name “Phra Bodhinyanavidesa” from the Crown Prince of Thailand, on behalf of His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadet. This title is given periodically to monks in the Thai tradition who have distinguished themselves with their contributions to the monastic tradition, and is considered a high honor. This year, both Luang Por Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro were given this title – particularly significant as Western monks are rarely awarded this special recognition.
All are invited to the celebration of Luang Por Pasanno’s Jaokhun title at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery on Sunday, January 24, 2016.
Schedule for Jan. 24th at Abhayagiri:
- 10:30 AM Meal offering
- 1:00 PM Offering of flowers, incense, and candles to Phra Bodhinyanavidesa (Luang Por Pasanno)
- Paritta chanting
- Dhamma talk by Phra Bodhinyanavidesa (Luang Por Pasanno)
- Dhamma talk by a senior monk (Luang Por Maha Prasert from Wat Buddhanasorn is hoping to attend)
- Holy water blessing
Please plan on carpooling if possible. Parking is limited.
Please be here well in advance of the 10:30 AM meal offering.
Although January 23 is a full moon observance day, there will be no all-night vigil that evening, but there will be the 7:30 pm Saturday talk as usual that day.