Wednesday, October 7, 2009

96th birthday anniversary of the Supreme Patriarch.

His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch, from Wat Bowonnivetwiharn Ratchaworawiharn, Bangkok Thailand.
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa.
Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Rightly Self‐awakened One.

Dīghāyuko bhavatu sanghapatī suvaddhano
Khemī sukhī ca akutobhayupaddavo atho
Pāletu sabbaganamīdha pitāva atrajanti.
With the power of the excellent Triple Gem, may His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch (Suvaddhana), be blessed with longevity, good health, happiness, and distant from all kinds of dangers. May all Buddhists be protected by him, like a father protects his
children.

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The Supreme Patriarch will turn 96 on October 3. For Thai people, the 8th cycle is an important milestone of life and a special celebration is usually arranged on this occasion. The Government has set up a national commission on the celebrations, chaired by the Prime Minister. The national commission has given approval to the organizing of various activities in commemoration of this auspicious occasion and as a tribute to the Supreme Patriarch.
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Many activities will be held both in Bangkok and the provinces to celebrate the 8th cycle or the 96th birthday anniversary of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch, from late September to the end of October 2009.
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For instance, the Office of National Buddhism will join hands with foundations, educational institutions, and government agencies in arranging Dhamma practices by 500 monks and 1,000 laymen from September 29 to October 3 at Buddhamonthon in Nakhon Pathom province. Other activities include Dhamma discussions, sermons, alms-giving, and an exhibition on the life and work of the Supreme Patriarch.
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Wat Bowonnivet, the residence of the Supreme Patriarch, in Bangkok, will hold special religious ceremonies and an exhibition featuring the life and work of the Supreme Patriarch from October 1 to 31. Other activities include sermons and the publishing of books and archives for this occasion.
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The highlight will be on October 3, when all provinces across the country will organize several religious activities, such as merit-making ceremonies, Dhamma talks and practices, and sermons.
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In order to mark the 96th birthday anniversary of the Supreme Patriarch, the World Buddhist University will organize an International Conference on Buddhism and the World Economic Crisis on October 2 at the Headquarters of the World Fellowship of Buddhists in Bangkok.

Let us wish:
Dīghāyuko hotu
sangharājā,

long live the Supreme Patriarch.

See more information of Thai amulets collection at:

http://www.thaiamulets-dhammapath.blogspot.com/

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