Mon 17 Oct 2016 A special memorial service for the King of Thailand, Tumbolong Park, Sydney

23 October 2016

Dear Venerables and Dhamma friends,

On behalf of Thai Sangha, Royal Thai Consulate and Thai Communities in Australia, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for your kindness and support to the Special Memorial Service to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Tumbalong Park, Sydney on Monday 17 October 2016.

Miraculously, even at a very short notice, the organizing of the service took place successfully within two days. Never before in the history of Thai-Australian communities, 10,000 people harmoniously and calmly joined their hearts together to express their gratitude to their most beloved King. His Majesty is always in the heart of Thai people.

The loss of the King has caused the Thai to loose their confidence to face the incoming challenges of the uncertain future of Thailand.

Your presence gave enormous emotional support to the Thai nation. Your chanting removed their sorrow and grief, your words of wisdom reminded them of impermanence, and your love helped them to reunite and to strengthen their hearts to follow the path which the King had shown. You have reminded them of the Dhamma path that the King had practiced. 

We wholeheartedly thank all of venerables for their uplifting support on the day.

May the blessings of the Triple Gem be with you always.

With Metta,

 Phra Mana Viriyarampo


 Kim McSweeney

Secretary 0414782774


Sangha accept Invitation to Thailand King Memorial

Monday 17 Oct 2016-10-17 Tumbalong Park, Sydney

 1.    Vietnamese:
       a.     Vinh Nghiem temple 9723 3383
                                                    i.     Venerable Thich Vien Chon
                                                  ii.     Venerable Thich Nu Hue Tinh
                                                iii.     Venerable Thich Nu Nhu Du
    b.    Thich Phoc Hue temple
                                                    i.     Venerable Thich Phouc Vien
                                                  ii.     Venerable Thich Phouc Nlan
                                                iii.     Venerable Thich Nu Phouc Hoan
   c.     Representative monk of Venerable Thich Quang Ba, Sakyamuni Buddhist Center, Canberra
   d.    And supporters of Vietnamese temples
2.    Chinese:

       Venerable.............., Prajna monastery, Sydney
      Venerable Shi Zheng Yun, Ding Hui Dharma Center, Campsie
      Venerable Shi Yan Jing, Shaolin Temple, Cabramatta

      Venerable Ling Soon


3. Taiwan: Fo Guang Shan / Nan Tien Monastery, Wollongong

  1. Venerable Miao Yao
  2. Venerable Ru Yi
  3. Venerable Miao Li
  4. Venerable You De
  5. Venerable Zhi Ren
  6.  And  supporters of Fo Guang Shan/ Nan Tien Monastery

4.    Korean:Venerable Boan Sunim
5.    Japan:  Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia, Lindfield

  1. Reverend Shigenobu Watanabe 

6.    Tibet:  Sakya Tharpa Ling Centre, Karma Samten Choling Centre and Wisdom Wheel Buddhist Centre

  1. Rinpoche Dungyud Tulku
  2. Venerable Dekung Tulku
  3. Venerable Kenpo Tashi
  4. Venerable Karma Kalzang Norbu
  5. Plus 10 Tibetan and Sikkim monks

7. Hindu:   Sydney Vedanta Centre

        a.     Swami Mahabodananda,
        b.    Swami Sunishtananda 

        c. Swamiji

8.    Christianity    

9.    Theravada

a.  SRI LANKA:  Venerable Kovida of Australian Buddhist Vihara, , Katoomba
b.    Thai – Australian
       Venerable Tejadhammo, Association of Engaged Buddhist, Sydney represented by Sister Sudhira and Sister Maggadhira
c.     Laos, Wat Prayortkaew, Bonnyrigg
       Venerable Phra Ajahn Thong Savan Chantrathiraj, Abbot
       Venerable Phra Kamdaeng Suvarnabhum
      Venerable Phra Aaj Mounrit
      Venerable Phra Intong Tienjit
      Venerable Ajahn Sali Surintarathiraj, Wat Chaiyapoum
d.    Myanmar, Sasanandhja Buddhist temple, Bringelly
      Venerable Sayada Nadaiya and others monks
e.    Bangladesh, Bangladesh Australian Buddhist Society, Minto
       Venerable Sayadaw U Adicca
f.      Thai-Indonesia, Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery, Wilton
g.     Thai
                                                   i.     Wat Dhammadharo, Canberra
Phra Rajasilaporn, Abbot
Phra Kru Sombat
                                                 ii.     Wat Pa Buddharangsee, Leumeah
Venerable Phra Teprajmuni, Abbot of Wat Pa Buddharangsee
Venerable Phra Ajahn Suthi, Wat Pa Buddharangsee
Venerable Phra
                                               iii.     Wat Buddharangsee, Annandale
Venerable Phra Kru Vithesdhammanusat, Abbot of Wat Buddharangsee
Venerable Phra Maha Virat Chaipunya
Venerable Phra Sakorn Wisapon
                                                iv.     Wat Buddharangsee, Stanmore
Venerable  Abbot of Wat Buddharangsee, Stanmore

                                                  v.     Newcastle,
                                                vi.     Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Bundanoon
Venerable Phra Mana Viriyarampo
Venerable Phra Khru Supatsarasopon


The name list needs to be updated for historical record. Please email us to correct any misspelling or add more names. Thank you very much.

Updated 22nd  Oct 16







Dear Phra Mana,I have seen SBS news coverage of today memorial services for The Thai King at Tumbalong park. There were so many people attending the ceremony. The late King Bhumibol is loved by both Thai pand non-Thai people. I sincerely respect him. Ven Thich Phuoc Vien was appointed to represent our Phuoc Hue Temple with a condolence message.Eight years ago on his 80th birthday, Thai royal family presented to my temple in Melbourne one of his Buddha Statue. We hold the statute dearly in the middle of our main shrine. Your country is so lucky to have such a gentle and kind king, whom the whole world respects.I wish you well and every success with your practice and leading the Bundanoon Thai Temple community.Yours in the Dhamma,Ven Thich Phuoc Tan

Dear Phra Mana and Kim;Thank you so much for sharing this with me. It was a pleasure and honour for me to be there, but most of all, it was such inspiration to see how LOVE as a cause can flourish in the heart and actions of so many people! This king really was a message of love it self and that reflect in the way his people and many others love him and respect him. But as I was looking at all these beautiful pictures I also saw how the love that you and Kim put in any thought and action also reverberate in the amazing response of so many people that respond in such a way to get done in such little time almost the impossible... What a power!!! What a teaching! Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! The ceremony was just beautiful!!!With much metta, Maggadhira