Metta Parami Monastery Holds Its First Traditional Novitiation and Ordination CeremonyPosted by U Pyinya Zawta
On July 3, 2011 the monks of the Metta Parami Monastery held its first Novitiation and Ordination Ceremony. Three men and seven young men and boys participated in the event, which began the day before with shaving of the heads and traditional ceremonies and prayers. The ceremony continued through the day on July 3, with prayers and meditations, and with families and friends joining in with donations of food. The novice monks remained at the monastery for several days as they continued their practice and study. The photos below are from the July 3 event, which included the ceremony of the new monks putting on their robes for the first time. This honor was appreciated by the monks and their families.