30, 000 don robes in mass ordination ceremony in front of Dharmakaya Ceitiya, Thailand
This Happened in Thailand ....
Simple garb of a monk, more than 30.000 men spread out Across the plaza in front of Dhammakaya's Cetiya temple, as a lengthy ordination approaches its CLIMAX Ceremony. The men will soon take Their vows and then don the saffron robe that signifies Their acceptance into the monkhood. Afterward, They Will Be Assigned roles in Temple Across Thailand, where They will follow the sacred Buddhist precepts.
An estimated 100,000 to 200,000 actually attended, and with thousands of viewers on satellite networks Dhammakaya and participate in more than 100 meditation centers worldwide.
Annual celebration is Makha Bucha Day, was attended by over 40,000 people in February at Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Held on the full moon of the lunar month every year, the festival is meant as a homage Buddha and his teachings, it is a national holiday in Thailand, as well as in Laos and Cambodia.