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Why I Left Everything to Become A Buddhist Monk

Apr 1, 2018
Why I Left Everything to Become A Buddhist Monk

People have been asking me, "Why did you leave everything behind in California, your life behind, to become a Buddhist monk?" And for me, the answer is fairly simple...

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Wat Phra Dhammakaya: World’s Largest Temple

Mar 31, 2018
Wat Phra Dhammakaya: World’s Largest Temple

Wat Phra Dhammakaya, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, is located in the district of Klong Luang, Pathum Thani Province, just north of Bangkok, Thailand. The grand complex was founded by the maechi Chandra Khonnokyoong and a monk, Luang Por Dhammajayo...

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3rd Pastor Ordination at Kechara Forest Retreat!

Nov 7, 2013
3rd Pastor Ordination at Kechara Forest Retreat!

Last Saturday, 19/10/2013, marked as a very auspicious day for Kechara. It was Kechara's 3rd Pastor Ordination Ceremony, and 6 Kecharians were officiated as Pastors! The 6 Kecharians who took on Pastorship vows were: Ong Moh Mei, Martin Chow, Khong Jean Ai, Jay Jae Chong, Shin Tan, Adeline Woon...

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2 Pastors & 58 Taking Refuge

Oct 27, 2012
2 Pastors & 58 Taking Refuge

Yesterday was my 47th birthday. As with last year, it was a full day of celebration that came in conjunction with the Pastor Ordination Ceremony. The ceremony was an event that the press was interested about... just a week ago, 12 press publications came to ask a few questions about it...

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My 46th Year

Nov 3, 2011
My 46th Year

On the 24th of October, in conjuction with my 46th Birthday, Kechara House celebrated the first ever Buddhist Pastor Ordination Ceremony! It was a full day...

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30,000 ordained as monks in one go!

Oct 5, 2011
30,000 ordained as monks in one go!

(By Tsem Rinpoche) In a typical Thai Buddhist family, every male aged 20 and above is expected to be ordained as a monk for a period of time. It can be from 7 days up to a lifetime. Traditionally, when asking how long one has been a monk for, the Thai people would ask,...

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