Date & Time
Sunday, October 8
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
1 p.m. – special prayer ceremony in honor of our beloved King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
- Chanting, offering alms to the monks, sermon and meditation
- Presenting alm and Sanhadana to the monks
Awk Pansa, the end of the Buddhist Lent is the last day of the rains-retreat for monks after staying in permanent dwellings for three months. After the end of the three month rains-retreat, the monks can travel and stay over night at other places. This day can also be called “Pavarana Day”, a time for monks to kindly point out each others bad habits in hopes of improving their practice.
Devo Rohana is a Thai Buddhists celebration in which the lay people traditionally share abundant amounts of food with the monks. “Tak Bat Devo” literally means to fill the bowls of the Buddha who came from heaven. In this event the monks will be lead by the image of the Lord Buddha as they ceremoniously receive offerings from their lay supporters. This should remind us that the Buddha obtained food in this way during his lifetime over 2500 years ago.
Please carpool, parking spaces limited, use designated parking area only. See parking location here.