A Buddhist Ceremony Inside a Barn

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Having a Buddhist ceremony does not have to be conducted inside a temple.  In fact this ceremony was conducted inside a barn on a farm on the outskirts of Pyeongtaek.  Why in a barn you might ask? Dhammakitti is a very loved and well-known Sri Lankan Buddhist monk in South Korea.  During these ceremonies, everyone holds onto a white string which is then cut and then tied around ones wrist.  This string is said to bring protection and blessings.  At one of the ceremonies we were even cooked a traditional Sri Lankan meal.  This barn is the future site of a traditional Sri Lankan Buddhist temple, the first of its kind in South Korea.  This temple will supply the Sri Lankan community with religion services, mediation, Korean language classes, and emergency services.  To donate please go here.

Ducks by the Barn

Ducks by the Barn

 

Offerings of Food and Drink for the Buddha

Offerings of Food and Drink for the Buddha

 

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Dhammakitti Ties a White String around a Participants Wrist

 

The Ceremony

The Ceremony

 

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Pannakitthi and Another Participant Offer the Buddha Refreshments

 

The Land the Temple will be Built On

The Land the Temple will be Built On

 

The Ceremony

The Barn

 

Lunch

Lunch

 

Preparing the Sri Lankan Lunch

Preparing the Sri Lankan Lunch

 

Monks Getting Served Lunch

Monks Getting Served Lunch

 

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