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Thay and honored venerables offered incense to Buddhas during the Ordination Ceremony

News & Updates, 08:08 AM, March, 22 2024
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The male aspirants, with sincere hearts aspiring for liberation and following the Buddha's virtues, aroused their auspicious intention to become Buddhist monks under the instruction of Thay and his Sangha. On the anniversary of Prince Siddhartha's Renunciation Day, on the 8th day of the 2nd lunar month (March 17, 2024), Thay had the Ordination Ceremony organized for the good men who had undergone long training. This act stemmed from Thay's compassion and vow to establish the Sangha.

The venerable monks offered incense to the Buddhas and prayed for their witness and protection during the ceremony.

Then came the pivotal moment, a turning point that would redefine their entire lives from then on—the moment when Thay began to sever the hair of afflictions from the aspirants' heads.

Having their heads cleanly shaved, the novices officially became ordained disciples of Thay, vowing to devote their whole lives to following him to study the Dharma, diligently cultivate themselves, seek holy fruition, and aspire for ultimate enlightenment.

Thay and the Sangha offered incense to the Buddhas.

Thay and the Sangha offered incense to the Buddhas.

Thay severed strands of hair from the aspirants head, symbolizing the shedding of afflictions.

Thay severed strands of hair from the aspirants head, symbolizing the shedding of afflictions.

The serene and calm look of the newly-ordained novice.

The serene and calm look of the newly-ordained novice.

“Dear Thay, I hope you will accept my request to ordain me, letting me take my first steps into the holy linage and the path that all Buddhas have walked,” a sincere request of an aspirant to Thay

“Dear Thay, I hope you will accept my request to ordain me, letting me take my first steps into the holy linage and the path that all Buddhas have walked,” a sincere request of an aspirant to Thay

After the shaving ritual, the aspirants officially became members of the Sangha.

After the shaving ritual, the aspirants officially became members of the Sangha.

Thay severed strands of hair from the aspirant's head, symbolizing the shedding of afflictions.

Thay severed strands of hair from the aspirant's head, symbolizing the shedding of afflictions.

The serene and calm look of the newly-ordained novices.

The serene and calm look of the newly-ordained novices.

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