Kan Ben Bodhikaram Temple September 6 -19, 2017

What is Kan Ben Ceremony? 
Kan Ben ceremony or festival is the traditional Ceremony of the Cambodian Buddhism that our ancestors have been observing for generations as the worthy heritage to the next generation.

Our forefathers defined this ceremony from the 1st to 14th day of waning moon in the 10th lunar month, the month Bhadrapada (usually falls in September) as Kan Ben ceremony and the 15th day of waning moon as Phchum Ben (Khmer Ancestor’ Day or Festival of the hungry ghost). These 15 days are called Phchum’s Season (Rodov Pchum) which is held every year. It is believed that during this time the guardians of hell release all hungry ghosts to come to earth to appreciate the merit of their relatives who bring foods, fruits and other requisites to offer the monks in the temple and dedicate merit to them. After the hungry ghosts appreciate the merit that their relatives dedicate to them, they are no longer hungry ghosts in the suffering realm, but they turn to be heavenly beings living in Heaven. With gratitude, they bless their relatives who have accumulated good karma on their behalf and wish them happiness and prosperity. That is why our forefathers have been holding this ceremony from the ancient time until now. Each Kan Ben’s Day people gathering as a family or group taking turn bringing food and requisites to the temple to offer to the monks and dedicate merit to their ancestors and late relatives. On Pchum Ben Day, people all groups and family come to the temple to celebrate it together.

In 2017, the Kan Ben Day will be started from September 6 to September 19, and September 20 is the exact Pchum Ben’s Day. Under the circumstance that we can hold the event only in the weekend to give people the time to come and celebrate together, Bodhikaram temple will start Kan Ben from September 6 to September 19, except on September 16 we don’t have Kan Ben Day, but celebrate Pchum Ben Ceremony together.

We would like to invite you, your family and group to take turn for Kan Ben (Kan Ven Ben) any of your available day from September 6 to September 15 and come to celebrate Pchum Ben Day together on September 16 and then we continue the Kan Ben’s day until September 19. If you are available on September 20, please come to celebrate the exact Pchum Ben day again.

Thank you for helping us to preserve Buddhist Culture for the sake of all beings.

ព្រះសង្ឃនិងគណៈកម្មការវត្តពោធិការាម សូមអញ្ជើញញាតិញោមពុទ្ធបរិស័ទ សប្បុរសជនទាំងអស់ចូលរួមកាន់បិណ្ឌចាប់ពីថ្ងៃទី៦ ខែកញ្ញា (ខែ៩)ជាវេនកាន់បិណ្ឌទី១ ដល់ថ្ងៃទី១៩ ខែកញ្ញា ជាវេនកាន់បិណ្ឌទី១៤។ លើកលែងថ្ងៃទី១៦ ខែកញ្ញា ដែលយើងកំណត់យកជាថ្ងៃភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ ត្រូវប្រារព្ធបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌជាមួយគ្នា។ ញាតិញោមអាចប្រមូលគ្នាជាក្រុម ឬជាលក្ខណៈគ្រួសារជ្រើសរើសថ្ងៃណាមួយកាន់វេនបិណ្ឌតាមសទ្ធាជ្រះថ្លា។
សូមបញ្ជាក់ថា បុណ្យកាន់បិណ្ឌ និង ភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌជាសកលនៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជាក្នុងឆ្នាំ២០១៧នេះ ចាប់ផ្តើមពីថ្ងៃទី៦ ខែកញ្ញា ជាវេនកាន់បិណ្ឌទី១ រហូតដល់ថ្ងៃទី១៩ ខែកញ្ញា ជាវេនកាន់បិណ្ឌទី១៤ ហើយថ្ងៃទី២០ ខែកញ្ញា ជាថ្ងៃភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌធំ។ ចំពោះវត្តពោធិការាម ដោយតម្រូវទៅតាមទីកន្លែង និង ពេលវេលាដែលពុទ្ធបរិស័ទសម្រាកពីកិច្ចការ យើងបានសម្រេចយកថ្ងៃទី៦ ដល់ថ្ងៃទី១៥ ខែកញ្ញាជាថ្ងៃកាន់បិណ្ឌ ហើយយកថ្ងៃទី១៦ ខែកញ្ញា ជាថ្ងៃភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌធំ រួចហើយបន្តកាន់បិណ្ឌចាប់ពីថ្ងៃទី១៧ ដល់ថ្ងៃទី១៩ ខែកញ្ញា។ បើញាតិញោមមានពេល សូមអញ្ជើញមក​ជួបជុំគ្នាប្រារព្ធបុណ្យភ្ជុំម្តងទៀតនៅថ្ងៃទី២០ ខែកញ្ញា ដែលជាថ្ងៃភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌជាសកលក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។
សូមពុទ្ធបរិស័ទ សប្បុរសជនទាំងអស់ជួយចូលរួមទទួលវេនកាន់បិណ្ឌ និង ភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌឲ្យបានកុះករ ដើម្បីឧទ្ទិសផ្សាយកុសលផលបុណ្យជីដូនជីតាបុព្វការីជននិងញាតិកាទាំង៧សន្តានផង និងជាកុសលផ្តល់នូវសេចក្តីសុខចម្រើនដល់ខ្លួន និងក្រុមគ្រួសារផង។ សូមសេចក្តីសុខចម្រើនកើតមានដល់សាធុជនគ្រប់រូបសព្វៗកាល!
For more information, please contact monks and committee:
Tel: (613) 230-6268; (613) 261-5692; (613) 255-6904; 
(613) 864-6387(613) 435-2396; (613) 983-2396 
Email: watbodhikaram@gmail.com


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