His Holiness Venerable Khuva Boonchum visits Land of Golden Pagoda
The joy of the people of Namsai district and neighbouring places knew no bounds as the news of the visit of His Holiness Khuva Boonchum, Venerable Prof Khammai Dhammasami (professor at Oxford University, London), and Venerable Sukhaminda popularly known as Sao Sukham to the Land of Golden Pagodas spread like wildfire.
His Holiness, the Most Venerable Khuva Boonchum, is a forest meditation monk, well known to great number of devotees for his solitary and serious meditation practice. He came to Namsai in the company of Venerable Prof Khammai Dhammasami and Myanmarese delegates to visit the picturesque Sai-Leng Dham Dhamma (Light Meditation Centre) and the majestic Kongmu Kham (Golden Pagoda), Noi-Chenam, in Namsai, for three days from February 9 to 11, 2018. Sao Sukham had arrived earlier in end of January and had also conducted a meditation camp.
The monks were accorded a warm reception by Venerable Sukhaminda (Sao Sukham), Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Parliamentary Secretary Environment & Forest Chow Tewa Mein, and hundreds of devotees at the airport in Mohanbari,Assam, and later was received by great number of devotees at Sai-Leng Dham Dhamma (Light Meditation Centre) at Noi Chenam on February 9, 2018.
On the following day, people dressed in their best traditional attires gathered at Noi Chenam to seek blessings and listen to Buddha Sasana Dhamma Desana from the three revered monks.
Emotions ran high in the devotees as they gathered in thousands to receive the blessings from the venerable monks, listen to their dhamma talks and pay obeisance to the most revered monks.
His Holiness Venerable Khuva Boonchum, Venerable Prof Khammai Dhammasami and Venerable Sukhaminda (Sao Sukham) delivered discourses on the universal language of human values, compassion and tolerance. They also dwelt at length in the methods of kindness, open-heartedness, compassion and positive thoughts. The auspicious occasion propagated the Buddha, Dhamma and Buddha Sasana.
The momentous event gave an opportunity to the people from Namsai and nearby districts and to Buddhists from neighbouring states to witness, seek blessings from and listen to the sermons of the three renowned and revered monks.
On the same day, His Holiness Venerable Khuva Boonchum and the two revered monks visited the Kongmu Kham, where they were accorded traditional reception by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Abbott of Kongmu Kham, Venerable Vimalatissa and devotees at large.
The three monks chanted prayers and blessed the gathering for their well-being and prosperity.