Upasampada - First Monastic Ordination in Portugal

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Upasampada - First Monastic Ordination in Portugal

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:50 pm

Upasampada - First Monastic Ordination in Portugal

The Wheel of Dhamma continues to rotate, and the 18 next September, this year 2016, will take place for the first time in Portugal, the full ordination of a Buddhist Monk Portuguese Tradition Theravada Thailand. The ordering the candidate is Samanera (novice) Mandali, a native of Cascais, which is to live in our Monastery in Pinhal de Frades.

From the Monastery Santacittarama in Italy, we have the Venerable Ajahn Chandapalo to lead this auspicious ordination. also count on the presence of other monks coming from other monasteries of Europe. You can see more information here. http://sumedharama.pt/a-historia-da-tra ... portugues/

This event will take place on the property of the Monastery Sumedharama in Path Valley Grande, near the Ericeira, north of Good Source of Turnips.


Source: http://sumedharama.pt/2016/06/29/upasam ... -setembro/


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Post by SarathW » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:03 pm

In 1517, the Portuguese, attracted by the island’s spices and strategic position (midway between their holdings on the west coast of India and Malacca), sent an expedition from Goa to establish a trading post at Colombo.[4] They introduced Christianity to the island, and granted special favors to those who converted. Using the unstable political situation on the island to their advantage, the Portuguese soon gained the position of guardians of the nominal monarch of southern Sri Lanka. In 1557, Dharmapala, who was the king at Kotte, near Colombo, and had suzerainty over Kandy and Jaffna (the other two kingdoms) was baptized Dom João Dharmapala breaking a 1,850-year-old tradition as a Christian King sat on the Sinhalese throne. Several Sri Lankan aristocrats and others followed the King and converted.[3] In 1597, Dharmapala, the last king of the Kotte, died childless, and willed his realm to Philip I, king of Portugal. In 1617, with the annexation of Jaffna, Portuguese authority extended over the entire lowland zone.[4] Catholicism continued to spread, but the Portuguese did not train an indigenous clergy, so it was simply a microcosm of the church in Portugal.
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Post by Cittasanto » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:20 pm

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Post by DNS » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:33 am

Lucas Oliveira wrote:Upasampada - First Monastic Ordination in Portugal
So up to now all of the bhikkhus in Portugal were ordained somewhere else? It sounds like this was long overdue, glad to hear it is happening.
I do not need to learn English to be a Bhikkhu !!!
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I sure would hope not since the Buddha never spoke English.

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Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:38 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
Lucas Oliveira wrote:Upasampada - First Monastic Ordination in Portugal
So up to now all of the bhikkhus in Portugal were ordained somewhere else? It sounds like this was long overdue, glad to hear it is happening.
I do not need to learn English to be a Bhikkhu !!!
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I sure would hope not since the Buddha never spoke English.
The Bhante Dhammiko and Bhante Appamado were ordained Bhikkhus in Amaravati.
http://sumedharama.pt/ajahn-dhammiko/
http://sumedharama.pt/bhikkhu-appamado/

On the site of the Monastery Sumedharama has guidelines for those who want to be ordained as a Bhikkhu.

"Within this tradition there are numerous monasteries in Thailand (over two hundred), in Europe and elsewhere in the world (see list in http://www.forestsangha.org). In addition to the Monastery in Portugal, the two monasteries of easier access to the Portuguese and greater willingness to receive guests are Amaravati and Cittaviveka."
http://sumedharama.pt/quero-ir-ao-mosteiro/

But now this text should change!


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Post by SearchingPeace » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:25 am

Ajahn Chandapalo is one of the best persons I ever met :bow:

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Post by Mr Man » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:32 pm

An English monk, ordained in the UK, resides in Italy, performs ordination in Portugal. :)

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Post by SarathW » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:48 am

Pretty cool photograph!
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Post by gavesako » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:22 am

This, also a first in Portugal, had to precede the Upasampada ordination:

The formal ceremony to establish a new SIMA too place at Sumedharama on the evening of the 16th Sept. Towards the end, the weather was a little cool and there was plenty of wind. 11 bhikkhus, one samanera and approx 20 - 30 lay people were present.
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