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100,000 Monks Mass Ordination

Why 100,000 Monks Mass Ordination?

Ordination has been a part of the Thai Buddhist culture for centuries. At least once in a Thai gentleman's life, one must be ordained as a Buddhist monk to observe the monastic life, learn about morality and ethics through Buddhist teachings and practice meditation. An ordination will complete a Thai man's life who is morally qualified for living a peaceful life and becoming a good citizen of the society he belongs. Thai gentleman, at the age 20, can ordain as a Buddhist monk, who will leave a comfortable life behind and voluntarily choose live a simple life. Ordination in Thai (บวช) means to refrain from living as a householder and committing bad conducts. In contrast with a householder’s life, Buddhist monks have only minimum necessities which are absolutely essential for their survival. These allow them to stop searching outward for happiness and begin looking inward for the genuine peace of mind. As a part of the Moralily Revival Project in Thailand initiated by Luang Phaw Dhammajayo Bhikku, the abbot of the Dhammakaya temple, a 100,000 monks mass ordination is organized for the first time in the Thai history. The objective is to strengthen the ethical level and improve moral conducts in Thai community by allowing 100,000 gentlemen across the country to be true monks for 49 days. The project is hosted by the Dhammakaya Temple as well as the other 330 temples from every part of Thailand.

Advisory Committees

President Somdetphramaharatchamangkhlachan (Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen)


Phravisudhadhibbadi Wat Suthat Thepwararam Rajavaramahavihara
Phraphomwethee Wat Traimitr Withayaram Varavihara
Phraphomvajirayana Wat Yan Nawa
Phraphommolee Wat Phichaiyatikaram Varavihara
Phraphomsudee Wat Srakesa Rajavaramahavihara
Phravisudhiwongsajarn Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen
Phraphomchariyajarn Wat Kapang Surin, Trang Province
Phradhamwarodom Wat Tinnakorn Nimitra
Phradhamkitiwongse Wat Ratcha Orasaram Rajavaravihara
Phradhamrajanuwatra Wat Phra Kaew (Chiang Rai Province)
Phradhamcetiya Wat Kalyanamitra Rajavaramahavihara
Phradhampanyaporn Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen
Phradhamkunapon Wat Samphraya varavihara
Phradhampariyativeti Wat Phra Pathom Chedi Rajavaramahavihara
Phradhampidok Wat Phrabuddhabat Rajavaramahavihara
Phradhamratanadilok Wat Suthat Thepwararam Rajavaramahavihara
Phradhamkosajarn Wat Prayurawongsawat Varavihara
Phradhamdirarajamuni Wat Rakhang Kositaram Rajavaramahavihara
Phratheppariyatisudhee Wat Bophitphimuk Varavihara
Phratheppariyatimedhi Wat Chonprathan Rangsarit
Phrathepveeraporn Wat Koksamanakun (Songkhla Province)
Phrathepsudhee Wat Trai Dhammaram (Surat Thani Province)
Phrarajapariyattayaporn Wat Khanket (the Lord Abbot of Pathum Thani Province)
And all the Lord Abbots of the Thailand Buddhist monastery

Wat (derived from the Sanskrit word Vattaka) represents a monastery temple in Cambodia, Thailand, or Laos.

Organizing Committees

Project Sponsor Phrarajabhavanavisudh (The Abbot of the Dhammakaya Temple)
Project Manager
  • Dhammakaya Temple & Dhammakaya Foundation
  • Thailand's Sangkha
  • The Religion, Art and Culture Commissioners of the House of Representatives
  • International Buddhist Society of Thailand
  • Buddhist Affairs Commissioner of the House of Representatives
  • Buddhist Affairs Commissioner of the Senate
  • Phathum Thani Province
  • The World Fellowship of Buddhists
  • The World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth
  • Directorate of Joint Civil Affairs of the Royal Thai Armed Forces HQ
  • Naval Civil Affairs Department
  • Air Force Civil Affairs Department
  • Thai Department of Local Administration
  • Community Development Department of MOI
  • Community Development Confederation of Thailand
  • Primary Health Care Division of MOPH
  • Provincial Administration Organization Council of Thailand
  • The National Municipal League of Thailand
  • Tambon Administrative Authority of Thailand
  • Village Leader Association of Thailand
  • Public Health Volunteer Club of Thailand
  • Culture Council Association of Thailand
  • Cultural Council of Bangkok
  • V-PEACE Volunteers for World Peace Alliance
  • Ruam Jai Thai Union and its network
  • Culture for Universal Virtue Association


17 January 2553 Deadline for registration
19 January 2553 Opening Ceremony
4 February 2553 Seeking Parent's Forgiveness Ceremony
6 February 2553 Novice Ordination
8-13 February 2553 Monk Ordination
28 February 2553 Attending the Light of Peace Ceremony (Makha Bucha Day)
8 March 2553 Closing Ceremony

Note: The year is displayed in the Buddhist Era. The equivalent Christian Era is 2010.

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