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Daily rites for King at all temples for one month

NATIONWIDE: The Sangha Supreme Council (SSC) has issued guidelines instructing all Buddhist temples in Thailand and Thai Buddhist temples overseas to perform daily rites for the late King Bhumibol for one month.

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Bangkok Post

Saturday 15 October 2016, 10:11AM


People join in prayer for the King at Wat Bowon Niwet in Bangkok last Monday (Oct 10). Photo: Bangkok Post
People join in prayer for the King at Wat Bowon Niwet in Bangkok last Monday (Oct 10). Photo: Bangkok Post

Mass merit ceremonies are also to be organised for the 7th, 50th and 100th day of mourning, from Oct 13. Provincial meditation centres should organise seven days of meditation on each of those dates.

The rites may be at the time of the King’s passing, at 3:52pm, or other appropriate times.

Each temple should also prepare an altar table, together with an image of the King, inside the bot (ordination hall) or other suitable place.

Monks are instructed to meditate for the King after their normal evening prayers.

Lay people are also urged to join in the Buddhist ceremonies over the one-year mourning period.

There are about 33,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand, according to the SSC.

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