February 23, 2017
Ambassador attends Makha Bucha ceremony organized by Ratchathamviriyaram 1
On 19 February 2017, His Excellency Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi, accompanied by Mrs. Wannipa Isarabhakdi, the Royal Thai Embassy’s officials and staff, together with the Thai community in Ottawa, attended a Makha Bucha ceremony organized by Ratchathamviriyaram 1 Buddhist Temple to mark the four auspicious occasions after the enlightenment of the Buddha.
As part of the ceremony, the Thai community and family members all joined in to recite Pali chants, observe the five precepts, meditate, offer Dana to the bhikkhus, and walk in the candlelight processional. The event brought peace and happiness to all participating devotees.