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‘Dhammajaya Dhutanga’ 6 Provinces -365 Kilometers to welcome the Year of 2012

‘Dhammajaya Dhutanga’ 6 Provinces - 365 Kilometers to welcome the Year of 2012 To Remove the Trouble and Bless the Land with the Purity of Merit

Ven. Sanitwong Wuttiwangso, Assistant Director of Public Relations Division, Dhammakaya Foundation said, “Dhammakaya Foundation and Dhammakaya Temple under the patronage of Phrathepyanmahamuni (Dhammajayo bhikkhu), Abbot of Dhammakaya Temple organize ‘Dhammajaya Dhutanga’ Project in cooperation with 25 Associated Organizations to welcome the New Year 2012. The project is one of the efforts intended to revive the spirit of the disasters, remove the natural disastrous trouble and bless the nation with the power of merit. The Dhutanga event is scheduled to start on 2nd January and lasts till 25th of January 2012 by 1,127 monks. The activities are comprised of walking on pilgrim, chanting prayers, meditating practice and spreading loving kindness within the area of 6 recently inundated provinces: Pathum Thani, Ayuthaya, Supanburi, Nakornpathom, Nonthaburi and Bangkok. The total distance is up to 365 kilometers long.” Ven. Sanitwong added, “In the Buddha time, there was once a natural disaster in the city of Vesali causing many people’s lives. The citizens also suffered greatly from the outbreak of cholera and the epidemic of devils. They so agreed to invite the Lord Buddha and His 500 disciple monks to bless the city. Before their arrival, people of the city cleaned and decorated streets and places beautifully with flowers to welcome their noble guests. With the power of the Lord Buddha, the disaster was obviated. The sick regain their normalcy. The devils were dispersed. The celestial King Sakka and other important celestial beings came to have an audience with the Lord Buddha at this particular time causing the land being blessed by their celestial power.” “The 2011’s worst flood crisis has caused vast and serious damages to all Thais. In order to relieve people’s troublesome feeling, the Dhutanga monks follow the footstep of the Lord Buddha by performing the pilgrimage to nurture the disasters’ mind and bless the land at the same time.” Medias are invited to report this event on Monday 2nd January 2012, the starting date of the ‘Dhammajaya Dhutanga’ at Dhammakaya Temple. The daily pilgrim walk starts at 09:30 a.m. till 05:30 p.m. The whole schedule of the 24-day route is detailed as follows:

  • 2 Jan 2012 Dhammakaya Temple - Pathum Thani University, Pathum Thani Province
  • 3 Jan 2012 Pathum Thani University - Klong - Kwang Temple, Pathum Thani Province - Nonthaburi Province
  • 4 Jan 2012 Klong -Kwang Temple - Triparasimakhet Temple, Nonthaburi Province - Nakornpathom Province
  • 5 Jan 2012 Triparasimakhet Temple - Pai Roang Wuaw Temple, Nakornpathom Province - Supanburi Province
  • 6 Jan 2012 Pai Roang Wuaw Temple - The Memorial Hall, Supaburi Province
  • 7 Jan 2012 Meditation Activity at Lotus Land, Supanburi Province
  • 8 Jan 2012 Lotus Land - Song Phi Nong Temple, Supanburi Province
  • 9 Jan 2012 Song Phi Nong Temple - Pai Roang Wuaw Temple, Supanburi Province
  • 10 Jan 2012 Pai Roang Wuaw Temple - Triparasimakhet Temple, Supanburi Province - Nakornpathom Province
  • 11 Jan 2012 Triparasimakhet Temple - Klong -Kwang Temple, Nakornpathom Province - Nonthaburi Province
  • 12 Jan 2012 Klong -Kwang Temple - Bang Pai Temple, Nonthaburi Province
  • 13 Jan 2012 Bang Pai Temple - Boat Bon Bang Ku Wiang Temple, Nonthaburi Province
  • 14 Jan 2012 Meditation Activity at Boat Bon Bang Ku Wian Temple, Nonthanburi Province
  • 15 Jan 2012 Boat Bon Bang Ku Wiang - Bang Pai Temple, Nonthaburi Province
  • 16 Jan 2012 Bang Pai Temple - Klong -Kwang Temple, Nonthaburi Province
  • 17 Jan 2012 Klong -kwang Temple - Bang Pla Temple, Nonthanburi Province - Nakornpathom Province
  • 18 Jan 2012 Meditation Activity at Bang Pla Temple, Nakornpathom Province
  • 19 Jan 2012 Bang Pla Temple - Narapirom Temple, Nakornpathom Province
  • 20 Jan 2012 Narapirom Temple - Karnjanapisake School, Nakornpathom Province -Bangkok
  • 21 Jan 2012 Karnjanapisake School - Taling Chan Kalyanamitr Center, Bangkok
  • 22 Jan 2012 Taling Chan Kalyanamitr Center - Pak Nam Bhasichareon Temple, Bangkok
  • 23 Jan 2012 Taling Chan Kalyanamitr Center - Bang Rak Yai Temple, Bangkok - Nonthaburi Province
  • 24 Jan 2012 Bang Rak Yai Temple - Thian Tha Wai Temple, Nonthaburi Province - Pathum Thani Province
  • 25 Jan 2012 Thian Tha Wai Temple - Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani Province


For more information, please contact Phra Jiraphat Kittibhatdho, mobile: 085-0976775, Ms. Benjamas, mobile: 081-4503412, or Ms. Anuthida, mobile: 080-5571588. Thank you.

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