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WFB Program Final

WFB Program Final

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 World Buddhist Assembly Bangkok
 
Convened by the World Fellowship of Buddhists
 
21
st
to 22
nd
May 2012
 
At Aksra Theater, Bangkok
 
 Honouring the Auspicious Occasions of 
 
 Buddhajayanti: The Celebration of 2,600 years of the Buddha’s Enlightenment 
 
 plus
 
 His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 85
th
Birthday Anniversary
 
and 
 
 Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80
th
Birthday Anniversary
 
and 
 
 His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongko
rn’s
 
60
th
Birthday Anniversary
 
PROGRAMME
Monday, May 21, 2012
(Buddha Jayanti: the Celebration of the 2600 years of the Buddha’s Enlightenment)
5:00 - 6:00 Breakfast at Imperial Queens Park Hotel6:00 Leave Imperial Queens Park Hotel for Vajiravudh College6:30 Arrive at Vajiravudh College7:00 Alms offering to 99 monks from Thai and international countries-
 
H.E. Phalakorn Suvarnarath, Privy Counsellor lights the candles for BuddhaPuja, then opens the bouquet to offer salutation to H.M. King BhumibolAdulyadej-
 
H.E. Phan Wannamethee, President of WFB opens the bouquet to offersalutation to H.M.Queen Sirikit-
 
Dr. Saroj Leesavan, Headmaster of Vajiravudh College opens the bouquetto offer salutation to H.R.H. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn8:00 All
 proceed to Vajiravudh College‟s Assembly Hall
 8:30
Sila / Paritta
chanting-
 
H.E. Phalakorn Suvarnarath, Privy Counsellor lights the candles for BuddhaPuja-
 
Precept ceremony / 
Paritta
chanting ceremony-
 
10 honorable guests to offer dana8:45
Royal Curtain Opening Ceremony / All students will sing “Maha VajiravudhRajsadudee” (Praise the Great Vajiravudh) written by Madam Dusadee
Malakul na Ayuthaya, melody by Chaloke Netre-suit. This song will be sung for
 praising the greatness of King Vajiravudh, the school‟s founder.
 Royal Salutation Ceremony to H.M. King Vajiravudh, H.M. King Prachadipok,H.M. King Bhumibol, H.M. Queen Sirikit, and H.R.H. Crown Prince MahaVajiralongkornRoyal Curtain Closing Cere
mony / All students will sing “San Sern PhraParami”
9:15 Group Photo9:30 Leave Vajiravudh College for Aksra Theatre, King Power Bldg.
 
 10:30 Arrive at Aksra Theatre11:00-12:30 Lunch-
 
Distributing souvenir bag to participants at the entrance of the auditorium12:30 Participants being seated in Aksra auditorium.- Ceremonial Opening, starting with the Gong sound
-
Theravada monks chant
 Pathamabuddhabhāsita Gāthā
-the first utterance of 
the Buddha just after His Awakening. (Leaflets of the Gātha to be placed on
each seat)12:35 Chanting by Mahayana monks12:40 Chanting by Vajrayana monks12:45 Venerable monk leads Buddhist Meditation for 5 mins12:50 Multimedia Presentation on the Celebration of the Sambuddha Jayanti13:00 Goodwill Message from the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand (Video message)13:05 Welcome Address by Mr Phallop Thaiarry,
Secretary-General of WFB
 13:10 Inauguration Speech by H.E. Phan Wannamethee,
President of WFB
13:20 Message from Venerable Master Chin Kung,
President of Pure Land LearningCollege Association Inc.
-Presentation of the Buddhist Canon Sutra to WFB13:40 Message from Most Venerable Kojun Handa,
President of Japan Buddhist Federation
 13:45 Message from Mr. Dao Shu-Ren,
 Buddhist Association of China
 13:50 Message from Ms Katalin Bogyay, H.E. Ambassador/Permanent Delegate of Hungary to UNESCO, President of the General Conference14:00 Keynote Speech from Mr. Norio Wada,
Chairman of the Board,NipponTelegraph and Telephone Corporation,Japan
 14:40 Keynote Speech from Prof. Dr. Ananda W.P. Guruge,
Vice President of WFB
on
Significance of the 2600 Sambuddha Jayanti and the Role of the World Fellowship of Buddhists
15:20 Coffee Break 16:00 -16:40 Buddhist Instrumental Music performance from an International acclaimed SurSudha Band of Nepal16:40 -17:10 Meditational Art Performance17:10 -18:00 Marionette Performance on
‘Paticcasamuppada
-
 Dependent Origination’ 
bySema Thai Marionette Troupe18:00 -18:40 The Play by Moradok Mai Dramatic Arts Troupe on
“Vessantara Jātaka
- thestory of the Buddha
s past life when He extolled the virtue of unlimited charity
 18:45 Dinner at Aksra Restaurant and return to the hotel after dinner
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
(Honouring the Royal Birthdays of Their Majesties King, Queen and HRS Crown Prince)
6:00-7:00 Breakfast7:30 Leave the hotel for Aksra Theatre8:30 Arrive at Aksra Auditorium8:30-8:45
Ceremonial opening with “Royal Anthem of Thailand”
- Chairman of the ceremony lights the candles to pay homage to the TripleGem- Offering flower bouquet at the portraits of Their Majesties the King and

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