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Suab Chata 2013 At Wat Buddhamongkolnimit NM

 
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A northern-style sueb chata (life prolonging) ritual. Northern people of Thailand have believed that a person has a fate that follows their zodiacal moment of birth and that can turn good or bad. If it turns bad, a person might be faced with such problems as getting injured or losing his or her property. To dispel that bad luck and prolong life, a person holds a sueb chata ceremony. As a city or a community is established in accordance with a horoscope, it has a fate just like a person. Its fate can also turn bad and that can cause unrest and unexplained disasters, accidents and other misfortunes. If this happens, people will hold a ceremony of sueb chata mueang to ask the angels to help dispel all the bad luck and give blessing to prolong the life of the city.
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This ceremony is usually larger than those held for individuals, with many more attendants and offerings. Bad fate occurs because people act badly. Image
The sueb chata ceremony is a chance for people to reconsider their past actions and correct them. Bad actions cause us troubles so we should dispel them. The ceremony will help us dispel all menaces and tell us to give up bad things. If we don’t do this, our lives will never improve. Ask yourself what life means to you.
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New Teachers From Thailand

Wat Buddhamongkolnimit (Buddhist Temple) has been serving as a Buddhist promulgating temple in Albuquerque City and has been receiving supports from all Buddhists in Albuquerque City, New Mexico State and around States for many years. We open the Buddhist Sunday School every year but last year we have no teacher to continue the class. Now, we have two teachers from Bansomdejjaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand.
We would like to introduce new teachers as following:-

1. Thai Dancer Teacher,

MISS ANGKANA FUANGFOO, She was born in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Lower Central part of Thailand. she is the 4th years student and currently studying in the field of dance and drama program,Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bansomdejjaopraya Rajabhat University,Thailand. She is very smart, cute and charming girl and has a good relationship to other people. After she has done the all course works, the field study in the 4th year at Univesity, she decide to be a Volunteer teacher at Wat Buddhamongkolnimit,Albuquerque city, New Mexico for 1 year. She take a flight from Thailand with the group of Rector,teachers and friends and arrive at Wat Buddhamongkolnimit,Albuquerque city on Monday, October 17, 2011.

2. Thai Musical Teacher,

MISS SUPARUT THONGTHA, She was born in Amphar Maung, Nakhon Sithammarat Province,the Southern part of Thailnd. she also is the 4th years student and currently studying in Thai music majors ,Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bansomdejjaopraya Rajabhat University,Thailand. She is very smart, cute and charming girl and has a good relationship to other people. After she has done the all course work, the field study in the 4th year at Univesity, she decide to be a Volunteer teacher at Wat Buddhamongkolnimit,Albuquerque city, New Mexico for 1 year. She take a
flight from Thailand with the group of Rector,teachers and friends and arrive at Wat Buddhamongkolnimit,Albuquerque city on Monday, October 17, 2011.

This year, we provide Thai Language, Thai Dance Thai Music and Thai culture in more advance and more progressive course. We invite all the parents and others who are interested in Thai Language, Thai Dance and Thai Music: Thai dulcimer, Thai flute, Sow-U and Sow-Dong etc.

We will open the class on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Please apply your application form within November 19, 2011.

Any questions, contact us at

Wat Buddhamongkolnimit

320 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Tel: (505)-268-4983 or mailling us at…watnimit@yahoo.com. or www.facebook.com typing “Wat Buddhamongkolnimit Albuquerque”

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ASALHA PUJA DAY & KHAO PHANSA CEREMONY 2011

You are invited to attend ASALHA PUJA DAY & KHAO PHANSA CEREMONY 2011!
After The Lord Buddha enlighten on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month (Visakha), he spent seven weeks near by the Bodhi Tree. Afterward, he decided to teach the Dhamma to the others, even though there were difficulties for ordinary people to understand. His former teachers were dead, the next group of people he thought of were five ascetics called “Pancavaggi”, group of five, who, at that time, lived in a forest named “Isippatanamarukatayawan”, the deer park near Baranasi.
On the day before the full moon day of the eighth lunar month, Asalaha, there he was. The next day, the full moon day, The Lord Buddha gave them his FIRST SERMON called “Dhamma-cakkappavattana Sutta” or the Discourse on Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion. Not long after that, the head of the Five Ascetics, named “Kondanna” got “The Eye of Dhamma” and asked for ordination from The Lord Buddha. He became the FIRST MONK in Buddhism. The full moon day of the eighth lunar month became the day that honored the Sangha, or the community of the monks.

ACTIVITIES TO BE OBSERVED ON ASALAHA BUCHA DAY

‘TUM BOON’: Making merit by going to temples for special observances, making merit, listening to Dhamma preaching, giving some donations and join in the other Buddhist activities.

‘RUB SIL’: Keeping the Five Precepts, including abstinence from alcoholic drinks and all kinds of immoral acts.

‘TUK BARD’: Offering food to the monks and novices (in the alm bowl).

Practice of renuciation: Observe the Eight Precepts, practice of meditation and mental discipline, stay in the temple, wearing white robes, for a number of days.

VIEN TIEN’: Attending the Candle Light Procession around the Uposatha Hall, in the evening of the Vesak full moon day.

Entering the Rains

The day following the Asalha full moon is called “Lent Commencement Day” or “Vassupanayika” in Pali. In Thailand 2 words are used for Lent (the Rainy Season Retreat), either Vassa or Phansa, both meaning “rain, season of rain”. The Rains Residence (Retreat), is one of the monastic observances having its origin in the time of the Lord Buddha. Buddhist Lent, however, bears no similarity to the Christian Lent. Originally monks did not stay at any particular place, but were most of the time on the move in their mission to spread the Buddha’s teachings. During the rainy season, when the country experienced heavy and frequent rainfalls, things were quite difficult for them and their travels were often impeded or interrupted. Both Thailand and India are subject to monsoon winds bearing torrential rains which make travel difficult in regions where there are swamps and swollen streams and no adequate roads. The season is also the time for farmers to cultivate their land and grow crops, so wandering monks could easily unintentionally damage the new-planted rice. So it was, naturally, the time for most ascetics to stop wandering and remain stationed in a specific place. This custom was in fact practised in India long before the time of the Buddha, and from considerations of health and comfort there is much to recommend this custom.

The Buddha therefore thought it fit to promulgate a rule for the Sangha. According to this rule, monks are obliged to remain posted at a certain place, preferably a monastery, for a period of three months, starting from the first day of the eighth waning moon (i.e. the day following the Asalha full moon).

During these three months, monks cannot spend the night outside the area they have taken for rains residence. If they have to go out, they make sure to return before dawn of the following day. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule by which a monk is allowed to spend the night elsewhere – for instance, if his parents are seriously ill, or if he is required for some urgent religious work at a place too far away to return in one day. But even in such cases, he may be away only for seven days at a stretch. This practice, like many others, has been preserved to the letter down to the present day, and the period is considered by all Buddhists as exceptionally sacred to perform merits.

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Wat Buddhamongkolnimit

Contact:

Wat Buddhamongkolnimit
320 Louisiana Blvd SE , Albuquerque , NM 87108
Tel:(505) 268-4983
Fax:(505) 268-0255

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