October 31, 2016
Ambassador attends Kathina Ceremony at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery
On Sunday, 30 October 2016, Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi accompanied by Mrs. Wannipa Isarabhakdi along with officials and staff of the Royal Thai Embassy attended the Kathina ceremony at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery in Perth, Ontario. The Kathina ceremony also coincided with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the monastery.
A significant part of the ceremony was also dedicated in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of the Kingdom of Thailand who recently passed away. On this occasion, Ambassador Vijavat delivered remarks to pay tribute to His Majesty whose inner light of virtue and wisdom will continue to guide and live on in the hearts of all the Thai people and beyond.
(Please click here to read the Ambassador’s remarks)
The ceremony was blessed by the presence of several visiting senior Bhikkhus from many Thai Forest tradition monasteries across the continents. More than 250 Buddhists and non-Buddhists of various nationalities from near and far gathered together to celebrate this auspicious occasion, cherish the memory of the first 10 years of the monastery, as well as to honour the late beloved monarch of Thailand who reigned with righteousness for the past 70 years.