2016 ‘Pa Bah’ Offering Ceremony – Sunday, September 18

Alms-round during the 2014 Pa Bah at Temple

Please join us for the annual “Pa Bah” almsgiving ceremony which will be held at the monastery on Sunday, September 18, 2016, from 10.15 a.m.–2.30 p.m. These are traditional occasions going back to the time of the Buddha when the lay community comes together towards the end of the “Rainy Season” to offer material support to the monastic community. This year some of our local Thai-American friends have asked to offer a Pa Bah and they invite anyone interested to join with them (just come along). The occasion includes informal opportunities to meet the sangha and others in the wider lay community, thus serving as an annual festival-like gathering too. A Dhamma Talk will be offered after an alms-round and shared meal and the ceremony for the offering of requisites.

Everyone is most welcome to come for all or any part of the day, whether bringing offerings or just wishing to hear a Dhamma Talk or visit with the sangha and others.


Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10 a.m.–2.30 p.m.


Temple Forest Monastery     

32 Derbyshire Ln,

Temple, NH, 03084


10.15 a.m.    Introductory Remarks

10.30 a.m.    Prepare Food Offering  

10.45 a.m.    Alms-round

11 a.m.    Shared Meal

12.30 p.m.    Precepts, Paritta Chanting & Offering Ceremony  

1.15 p.m.    Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Jayanto  

2.00 p.m.    Close of Ceremony & Chance to Meet Sangha

2.30 p.m.    End

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