We offer a most memorable Samui Buddhist Blessing with the preparations of offerings to the Monks on the sandy beach in the afternoon, set up especially for the occasion, offering of flower, food, and a traditional bowl of rice.
Once the offerings have been given we then move inside the tent to begin by prayers and chanting by the Monks. You will then be seated directly in fromt of the Buddhist Monks, where you will receive the blessing of the head monk. The Monks will begin chanting, beautiful Buddhist chants.
After the chanting you then join hands in poring the holly water from a small bottle into a bronze bowl that you give to the head Monk and will receive the holly water sprinkled lightly all over your body.You will then give the Monks simple offerings to be blessed, and prayers will be said for you and all your family and friends.
Then, we will continue with Beach Water Blessing Ceremony. A shell is used to scoop a small amount of water which is poured over the couples palms as they are seated at a decorated table with their hands held over a cushion. The water is usually poured by the groom's Mother and Father, followed by the bride's Mother and Father followed then by the rest of the guests attending the wedding. While they are pouring the water over the Bride and Grooms hands they congratulate the couple and give them their best wishes for the future.
Commonly at the water blessing ceremony, the couple is joined by a lei of flowers, placed on the couples heads, which is tied together with string. This signifies the joining of the couple.
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