Happily we can announce that our good friend Frank (photo below in case you need reminding) will be “Going Forth from home to homelessness” as the suttas put it. He will be ordaining as a Bhikkhu (monk).
All the Little Bangkok Sangha is invited – in fact Frank has handed out lot of invitations but can’t possibly remember everyone. All of us are invited.
You are most cordially invited to attend the ordination of
at Wat Thewarat
Sam Sen Road
Sunday 29 March 2009
Meet at 3pm, ceremony starts at 4
There will be food served after the ceremony
(except for Frank of course)
In fact there will be activity there all day, so you can get there much earlier and make a day of it. Though there is a common tradition for Thais to ordain for very short periods of time, in this case the ordainee will be looking at a long haul. We don’t take life vows, but can intend to stay for a long time. Although ordaining at Wat Thewet, he will be moving to a different temple soon after to commence his ordained life. Sadhu!
Note: Ajahn Wimoak’s day long workshop at Ariyasom in English has been moved to Saturday 28th so that people will be free to attend Frank’s ordination.
Temple is on the Chao Praya River, at the end of Sri Ayutthaya Road and Pitsanaluk Road:
Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawiharn
Si Ayutthaya 21
Map to the temple (click for larger version)