The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks Wangluk Sub District Bandanlanhoi District Sukhothai,Thailand
Title : The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks. Author : suba_11Saichon ( Saichon Promsuk ) Advisors : Ms.Janson Konna, Mr.Kittipong Thaiwat, Mr.Akkachai Suriye, Mrs.Chisa Rakwanna Ms.Jeerapha Tancharoen and Ms.Watchara Yaem-maak.
Statement of problem : Sub District Customs and Tradition.( The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks .) The Ordination of the Buddhist Monk festival is one of the important traditions of Wang Luk people (most of people in Wangluk and from Bandanlanhoi). The objectives of the ordination are to provide the ordained one with an opportunity to study the Buddhist scriptures and disciplines and apply them to the secular life when he is not in the monkhood. This is also aimed to prevent Buddhism from extinction. But now generation my community (Wangluk sub district) don’t know how important of this tradition is, and don’t know how to decorate The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks , too. So, I do this project to conserv and convince new generation of my community (Wangluk sub district) to know the value of this tradition and conserve it for further generations .
Objectives: Sub District Customs and Tradition. ( The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks .) 1.To study about community and community culture of Sukhothai and Bandanlanhoi in topic of The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks , enables me to develop an understanding of my place within my community and conserve it. 2.To compare my experience with my friends and learner aboard, specifically in my own community, country. 3.To use English in order to exchange information and communicate effectively.
Process : Sub District Customs and Tradition.( The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks .) <ul><li>Stage1 Study and research the tourist spots of to create the presentation (Power Point presentation, E-book or Flash) and post in http://cc.britishcouncil.org/studentdialogues/ School Projects/Better Community Better Life </li></ul>Stage2 Community culture investigation & survey in topic of The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks . Stage3 Community cultural branding presentation ( Sub District Customs ) in topic of The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks .
<ul><li>Stage4 Post the cultural branding presentation in http://cc.britishcouncil.org/studentdialogues/ School Projects/Better Community Better Life to compare the experience with learner aboard </li></ul>Stage5 Better Community and Better Life presentation and exhibition (at school or community).
Wang Luk Sub district <ul><li>Wang Luk Sub district is at the southern- most part of northern Thailand, It is about 498 kilometers from Bankok by bus. Wang Luk Sub district is considered to northwest – central Bandanlanhoi in the western part of Sukhothai Province, northern Thailand, based on the physical features. The area cover 334 square kilometers. </li></ul>
Wang Luk Sub district is considered to northwest – central Bandanlanhoi in the western part of Sukhothai Province, northern Thailand North : Taling Chon Sub District of Bandanlanhoi District South : Norng Ya Pong Sub District, Bandanlanhoi District. East : Bandan Sub District, Bandanlanhoi District. West : Prong Dang Sub District , Meang District of Tak Province
There are 8 villages <ul><li>Moo 1 Ban Wang Luk The population 485 </li></ul><ul><li>Moo 2 Ban Ban Hai Pung Klorng The population 309 </li></ul><ul><li>Moo 3 Ban Sorng Chan The population 392 </li></ul><ul><li>Moo 4 Ban Horng Sorng Ton The population 353 </li></ul><ul><li>Moo 5 Ban Hong Pa Teaw The population 222 </li></ul><ul><li>Moo 6 Ban Hnong Tom The population 383 </li></ul><ul><li>Moo 7 Ban Hnong Toom The population 178 </li></ul><ul><li>Moo 8 Ban Salat The population 114 </li></ul>
The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks <ul><li>The Ordination of the Buddhist Monks is Sukhothai tradition to present offerings to a Buddhist monk. It’s normally on April in every year. Each village will set the date for people and the temple in order to parade to Wat or temple. Then follow the tradition that has since ancient times . </li></ul>
Thailand is a Buddhist country, so it is natural to see so many Buddhist monks in saffron robes everywhere . As a new comer to this country, you may wonder why they have to be ordained and may want to know how to become a Buddhist monk . Thaiways thus presents you an overall explanation about ordination .
It is a very old tradition for Buddhist monks to stay in their respective monasteries during the three-month rainy season (from the day after the full moon of the 8th lunar month to the full-moon day of the 11th lunar month, which roughly corresponds to August to October).
The preparation of a monk-to-be When a man turns twenty and is willing to be ordained, his parents will notify the abbot of the temple chosen to be the adobe of the monk-to-be for the purpose of ordination. Prior to the arrangement of all procedures, the monk-to-be is required to learn by heart the chanting verses used during the ceremony. Besides, a monk-to-be needs to prepare for his own use the eight requisites of a Buddhist monk, which are: 1. the outer robe 5. a razo 2. the inner robe 6. a needle 3. the under robe 7. a girdle 4. a bowl 8. a water strainer
The ordination procedures Firstly, the monk-to-be or nak has to have his hair shaved before going through other procedures. The first trimming is to be done by parents, senior relatives or a revered monk. After that, a barber will shave off the hair, beard, moustache and eye brows of the nak , who afterwards takes a bath to cleanse his body and gets dressed in white. The next step is to go in a procession to the temple.
The normal period to stay in the monkhood Usually, the suitable time for people to hold an ordination ceremony is 1-2 months before the Rains Retreat* in order to make the most of the 3-month Retreat to study Buddhist scriptures and to practice Buddhist disciplines. Procedures in the ordination hall However, at present, some people have less time to stay in the monkhood. And as the number of days for remaining as a monk is not fixed, a man can be ordained and stay in the monkhood for any period of time as he desires, but usually about seven days. Moreover, the period of monkhood does not have to correspond with the Rains Retreat.