Sarathchandra Buddhist Center at North Hollywood in Los Angeles had a newest and colorful ceremony on  the last Full Moon Wesak Poya day. The event was to ordain an American citizen in Buddhist Bhikkhu order. Accordingly, Ricado Otega was ordained as Ven. Sanatha Vihari Bhikkhu under the guidance of Palmdail Pagngnaseeha Meditation Centre Chief Incumbent Ven. Ambalantota Kolitha Thera and Ven. Yatirawana Sirinivasa Thera. Otega’s head was shaved for the ordain ceremony and later the novice Thera is seen with the particiapant of the event.

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