Ordination Ceremony: Giving up hair, leaving secular life – taking shelter in the Buddha’s home, resolving to follow His path

Following the Buddha, the Patriarchs and the Sangha, on 25 October 2020, 20 novices, with the resolve to seek supreme enlightenment, repay the four debts of gratitude and benefit sentient beings, are ordained by Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh and Monks. This is a great turning point for the novices when they set their first steps on the path of liberation.

Every shave, every falling down lock of hair is also every affliction that has gone away. That is the most important moment that a Buddha’s disciple cannot forget, the milestone that will change their whole life from now on. The song “Monastic life” with a high sense of liberation is sung to welcome them to “the Buddha’s home”. “One living a monastic life no longer possesses anything, he lives with peace of mind …”. What a noble way of life in this secular world.

Novices saying words of gratitude and farewell to their parents the last time before officially becoming ordained.
Novices saying words of gratitude and farewell to their parents the last time before officially becoming ordained.

 

Monks shaving hair for novices.
Monks shaving hair for novices.

 

Monks shaving hair for novices
Monks shaving hair for novices.

 

Monks shaving hair for novices
Monks shaving hair for novices.

 

Novices giving their hair to parents.
Novices giving their hair to parents.

 

New Monks giving their hair to parents.
New Monks giving their hair to parents.

 

Buddhists of Chrysanthemum Club offering robes and alms bowls to new Monks and Nuns.
Buddhists of Chrysanthemum Club offering robes and alms bowls to new Monks and Nuns.

 

Buddhists of Chrysanthemum Club offering robes and alms bowls to new Monks and Nuns.
Buddhists of Chrysanthemum Club offering robes and alms bowls to new Monks and Nuns.

 

Alms bowls and Dharma robes
Alms bowls and Dharma robes

 

New Monks and Nuns receiving offered robes and alm bowls.
New Monks and Nuns receiving offered robes and alm bowls.

 

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh and the Sangha including new Monks and Nuns.
Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh and the Sangha including new Monks and Nuns.

 

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  • Laura
    Posted October 27, 2020 7:50 am 0Likes

    Becoming a Buddhist Monk is so noble because the appearance of a Monk is the appearance of liberation
    -Thay Thich Truc Minh-

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