International Dhammadayada Ordination Program



Thank you for your interest in ordaining with IDOP. Unfortunately, this year, we will not be offering any programs at the Dhammkaya temple, however, we do have 3 more opportunities to ordain this year in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

This 30 day program is called the Monk Life Project (MLP) and it will be run by the IDOP team at the Pa Pae Meditation Retreat. For more information about the program and to apply, please visit our website for this program MLP Website

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IDOP Program Trailer 2020

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Introduction to IDOP activities.

Once in life time, having ordination to be Buddhist monk with IDOP Program. You will learn more how to find your real happiness for your life as well as how to help buildup permanent peace for the world.