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Map showing regions where Buddhism is a major religion 

 

 Map showing regions where Buddhism is a major religion

 

Thailand is the mecca of Theravada Buddhism, a strand of Buddhism that elevates the status of Buddhist monks and teaches self-liberation through personal effort.  Theravada is the oldest and most traditional of all. It is often says that Theravada Buddhism is written exactly as what Lord Buddha had taught. At present Theravada Buddhism predominantly exist  in Sri Lanka and most of continental Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand). Anyone who wants to learn, explore and practise this traditional invaluable philosophy is encouraged to visit one of these countries and search for a meditational retreat.

 


The life of an ordinary Thai monk appears incredibly extraordinary to a secular person because of the amount of focus and self-discipline it demands for following regular monk duties, not to mention the duties of higher level monks.

 

 

Buddhist temple in Thailand 

Buddhist temple in Thailand

 

 

When we visit a Thai temple  we get a sense of a monk’s spiritual journey, like learning about the times of day they recite prayers, the kind of activities they are involved in, how many hours they meditate, and when is the best time to make an offering.

 

 

The Sangha World in Thailand consists of about 200,000 monks and 85,000 novices at most times of the year. However, these numbers increase during the "Buddhist lent" to 300,000 and 100,000 novices. Young boys may become novices at any age, but a man cannot become a monk until he reaches the age of twenty. He can then remain a monk for as long as he wishes, even for just one day. Three months is more usual, although some choose to remain in monkhood for the rest of their lives.

 

There are over 33,000 temples in Thailand and the daily routine of the monks in all of them is pretty much the same.

 

4.00 am - The monks wake up and meditate for one hour, followed by one hour of chanting. ( Morning Chant )

  

The monks walk barefoot around the neighbourhood   while the local people make merit by offering them food.  


6.00 am - The monks walk barefoot around the neighbourhood   while the local people make merit by offering them food.

  

 

The monks walk barefoot around the neighbourhood   while the local people make merit by offering them food.

  

  

  

The monks walk barefoot around the neighbourhood   while the local people make merit by offering them food.
 

8.00 am - Returning to the temple, the monks sit together to eat breakfast, then make a blessing for world peace.

 




Returning to the temple, the monks sit together to eat breakfast, then make a blessing for world peace.

 

 

 

 

Returning to the temple, the monks sit together to eat breakfast, then make a blessing for world peace. 

 

 

9.00 am  -  Studying Buddha  Dhamma and  the disciplinary rules of the monastic order.
                   Walking meditation   ( walk back and forth )
                   Walking meditation is a form of meditation in action.
                   In walking meditation   we use the experience of walking as our focus. We become mindful of our experience while walking, and try to keep our awareness involved with the experience of walking.

 

 

Walking meditation

 

 

 

Before 12.00 noon - Some monks choose to eat a light lunch at this time. This is the last solid food they are allowed to consume until sunrise the following morning.

 

1.00 pm - Classes in Buddhist   teaching begin.    Some monks may attend school outside the temple.

 

3.00 pm -  Everyday monks take care of the temple compound,  clean the monk's house, clean the inside of the buildings, clean the bathroom,  water the flowers,  sweep the floor.  As sweeping is a repetitive movement, some temples even teach their monks to meditate while doing this task.  Time remaining is  to  prepare  bathing  for   the   Evening Chant.

 

6.00 pm - A two-hour session of meditation and prayer begins.  ( Evening Chant )  Sometimes the abbot or a senior monk will give a Dhamma talk to his  disciples and visitors.

 

 

Evening Chant by the monks

Evening Chant by the monks

 

 

 Doing a meditation by the monks

Doing a meditation by the monks

 

 


8.00 pm - The monks retire to do homework, take a rest  and sleep.    

  


Besides these duties, all monks are given specific roles to play in the day-to-day running and maintenance of the temple and its surroundings.

 

 

Sometimes monks are invited by lay people to perform funeral rites.

          • The people rely upon monks to chant the sutras that will benefit the deceased, and to conduct all funeral rites and memorial services. To conduct the rites for the dead may be considered the one indispensable service rendered the community by the monks. For this reason the crematory in each large temple has no rival in secular society.

 

          • After death a bathing ceremony takes place in which relatives and friends pour water over one hand of the deceased. The body is then placed in a coffin and surrounded with wreaths, candles and sticks of incense. If possible a photograph of the deceased is placed alongside, and coloured lights are suspended about the coffin: Sometimes the cremation is deferred for a week to allow distant relatives to attend or to show special honour to the dead. In this case a chapter of monks comes to the house one or more times each day to chant from the Abhidharma, sometimes holding the bhusa yong, a broad ribbon, attached to the coffin. Food is offered to the officiating monks as part of the merit-making for the deceased.

 

 

 

Sometimes monks are invited by lay people to bless a house.

          Perform a house blessing. In Buddhism, a ceremony known as Khuan Ban Mai is performed (in certain regions) when a new house is built to protect the house and its inhabitants. The ceremony is performed by a group of nine monks, who must be invited to the house early on the morning of the ceremony.

          • The monks then perform a ritual involving sacred lustral water and wax candles. As the wax melts and drops into the water, it is believed to wash away evil and sorrow.


          • The monks also chant prayers in the Pali language, while passing a white string through each of their hands. The vibrations from the chanted prayers are believed to pass through the string, protecting the houses and its inhabitants.


          • After the ceremony, the monks sit down to a meal prepared by the host family and their friends and neighbors.They must finished their meal before noon. Then one monk sprinkles holy water in each of the rooms of the house, before they all leave.


          • Once the monks leave, the rest of the guests sit down to eat the remaining food. In the afternoon, they perform the thread ceremony, where the guests wrap a white thread around the homeowners and offer them their blessing.

 

 

 

 

Sometimes monks are invited by lay people to perform a buddhist wedding ritual.


          Perform the Buddhist blessing: The Buddhist blessing is the most vital part to a Buddhist wedding. 


          • The blessing takes place in the shrine room of the temple or the house of a groom and lasts about half an hour. During this time Buddhist monks chant from sacred texts in the pali language (old Indian language).


          • The guests and the wedding couple observe but do not participate therefore no service sheets are handed out. There is no choir apart from the monks themselves and photos and videos of the ceremony are allowed.


 

After being in the monkhood for several years and demonstrating extreme dedication to both social work and spiritual study, a monk can be promoted gradually until he reaches the Sangha Supreme Council, the governing body presided over by the Supreme Patriach.

 

All monks must follow 227 strict precepts or rules of conduct, many of which concern his relations with members of the opposite sex. When a monk is ordained he is said to be reborn into a new life and the past no longer counts - not even if he was married. Women are, of course, forbidden to touch monks and should not even stay alone in the same room as a monk. If a woman wishes to offer an object to a monk, it must pass through a third medium, such as a piece of cloth. In fact, monks always carry a piece of cloth for this purpose. The monk will lay the cloth on the ground or table, holding on to one end. The woman places the offering on the cloth and the monk then draws it away.

 

 

Thai monks can be seen wearing various shades of robes, from dark brown to the familiar brilliant saffron. There are no rules, but the darker shades are preferred by monks in the Dharmmayuth sect and Thu-dong or   forest monks.

 

 

Glossary


Chant : In Buddhism, chanting is the traditional means of preparing the mind for meditation, especially as part of formal practice (in either a lay or monastic context). Some forms of Buddhism also use chanting for ritualistic purposes.

 

Dhamma :  Event; phenomenon; the way things are in and of themselves; their inherent qualities; the basic principles underlying their behavior. Also, principles of behavior that human beings ought to follow so as to fit in with the right natural order of things; qualities of mind they should develop so as to realize the inherent quality of the mind in and of itself. By extension, 'Dhamma' is used also to denote any doctrine that teaches such things. Thus the Dhamma of the Buddha denotes both his teachings and the direct experience of nibbana, the quality at which those teachings are aimed.

 

Sangha :The community of the Buddha's disciples. On the conventional level, this refers to the Buddhist monkhood. On the ideal level, it refers to those of the Buddha's followers, whether lay or ordained, who have attained at least the first of the transcendent paths  culminating in nibbana.

 


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