It is part of the basic training of a forest monk, to be able to make and look after one’s requisites. This requires skills in the following areas:
1. Sewing robes
2. Making dye for robes
3. Firing bowls
4. Making brooms
With the bhikkhu ordination of Ven. Paññādhammika (Ng Xin Zhao; Selangor), and the ordination of a Czech monk earlier this year, and two further Malaysians awaiting ordination next year, SBS is living up to its mission to be a Monk Training Centre for Malaysians and foreigners alike.
It was another auspicious day for SBS, which saw the ordinations of Āyasmā Pamodadhammika (French), Ā. Yogadhammika (American), Ā. Kappadhammika (American), and Ā. Vimuttadhammika (Dutch) by Ā. Ariyadhammika (Austrian), their preceptor.