Every culture have its rite of passage into adulthood.
For young Theravada Buddhist men and women in Burma and Thailand, they would temporarily ordain for a certain period as a Bhikkhu/ Nun when they are usually coming of age.
The Upasampada Ceremony(Ordination), is the initiation of ordainees taking up the Full Buddhist Monastic Code of Conduct (Monks: 227 / Nuns: 331), for temporarily or maybe for life if one decides.
The above is an example of a Ordination Ceremony taken at Aruna Ratanagiri: Harnham Buddhist Monastery.(Copyright to Harnham, Picasa Photo Album)
SPBS is gathering for one at the Burmese Buddhist Temple to witness our Burmese President, Aung Nyen Chan Oo, taking part in the Ordination ceremony, fulfilling his cultural practice.
Usually, householders and laymen will gather to make merits, on what is considered to be an auspicious occasion, by giving appropriate items to the Sangha. So don't miss your chance to witness such an event. You may bring along appropriate items to donate to the Sangha.
Date: 16 March 2009 (Monday)
Location: Burmese Buddhist Temple
14, Tai Gin Road
(Next to Dr Sun Yat Sen's Villa)
Please refer for directions at
You may also take other bus services from Newton MRT.
(Refer to bus stop/control station at Newton)
Leave a comment, or email us if you are interested.
Further instructions on meeting time and person-in-charge will be given to participants.