The monastry’s official website explains the reason for the celebration, which coincided with it’s 40th anniversary, held on 23rd June 2019.
” ‘Thod Pha Pa’ in Thai means ‘to offer forest cloth’, and is an occasion which brings to mind the mutual support of the lay and monastic communities. The monks and nuns aim to live simply, and offer teachings and examples to people who kindly offer the material support essential to the existence of the monastery as a spiritual centre for the welfare of all. It is also a warm and inclusive occasion in which any act of giving, or offer of service, contributes to the sense of co-operation and spiritual friendship.’ “
Pictures from the day’s events including the Rice Pindapata and meal offering. Guest’s food offerings were laid out in the grounds and distinguished with wonderful Thai carved fruits.
Photographs : Tony Knight photography & MEDIA