The Department of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Culture organizes the Commemorative Ceremonies and Citation in Honour of Venerable Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera

          The Department of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Culture organizes the Commemorative Ceremonies and Citation in Honour of Venerable Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Venerable Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta in Association with UNESCO on Monday 20 January B.E. 2563 at Wat Pathum Wanaram, Pathumwan District, Bangkok. Firstly, 19 monks were on alms-round in Phra Raja Sattha pavilion at 7.15 a.m., and afterwards the Citation in Honour of Venerable Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera started at 9.00 a.m. which was presided over by Somdet Phra Sangkharat Sakonlamahasangkhaparinayok, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. During the Citation, H.E. Mr. Itthiphol Kunplome, Minister of Culture, read the Citation in Honour of Venerable Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera in Thai version, and Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi, Director of UNESCO Bangkok read the Citation in Honour of Venerable Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera in English version.  There were many government agencies, private sectors, schools, and a large number of Buddhists attending in the auspicious ceremonies.

          The Citation can be concluded that Venerable Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera was a master of the Thai forest ascetic tradition, He was an exemplar of upholding the threefold framework of morality, concentration and wisdom.  Through his conduct and his meditation practice, he was an inspirational role model among Buddhist monks, always maintaining good deeds and dedicating his life to educating people in meditation. His teachings were widely evident amongst the moral enthusiasts; therefore, a sustainable peace would eventually be brought throughout the whole Buddhist world.  He was instrumental in initiating thousands of monasteries, temples, and practice centres with the determination to keep igniting the light of wisdom for the benefit of society at large, irrespective of gender, age, race, class, religion, and belief. His legacy, which remains in his teachings and the long-lasting impact of his contributions, remains a rich source of peace and happiness.