Ehipassika Sima Hall in Nandaka Vihara

On January 2nd 2011, the new Sima grounds or area in Nandaka Vihara was officially sanctioned (by Sangha) as a Sima . The Sangha present at the consecration ceremony were:

1 ) Most Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw


2 ) Ven Thaton Sayadaw


3 ) Ven Lin Yaung Gyi Sayadaw


4 ) Ven Ku-may Sayadaw


5 ) Ven Sayadaw Vimala


6 ) Ven Jotika


7 ) Ven Aggacitta (SBS, Taiping)


8 ) Ven Mahayano (Balik Pulau)


9 ) Ven Kondanya


10 ) Ven Dhammasubho


11 ) Ven Agganya


12 ) Ven Candima


13 ) Ven Jinadatta


14 ) Ven Visuddhacara


15 ) Ven Khemasiri


16 ) Ven Upekkhananda


17 ) Ven Buddharakkhita


18 ) Ven Sujutiko

 

Shortly after that the building contractor started to build a Sima hall on it in early January (around January 8th). On May 17th 2012 (Wesak day) the new Sima hall (named Ehipassika Sima Hall by Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw) was officially offered to the Sangha. The Most Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw guided the devotees in the offering and sharing of merits.

The Sima Hall is an important place for the Sangha to carry out certain Sangha activities. Some of the Sangha activities that must be done within a Sima boundary are:

1 ) Higher ordination as a Bhikkhu

2 ) The once a fortnight chanting of the Patimokkha

3 )  Pavarana day, i.e. the last day of Vassa.

 

We rejoice in the merits of all those who make it possible to build Ehipassika Sima Hall. Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.