Becoming a Monk in VBG
Anyone who has intention to become a monk in VBG should first come to stay for some time as a normal eight-preceptor to ascertain that the conditions here are agreeable to you for long term stay. After you are certain you want to be a monk here you should make a formal request to the abbot.
Then you will be required to undergo a six months screening period as a normal eight-preceptor. If your conduct is satisfactory you will next become a ‘pahkau’, an eight-preceptor with shaven head and wearing white angsa (shoulder cloth) and white sabong, for six months. Passing from there you will have to request to be ordained as a Samanera (ten precept novice monk). This is only a temporary ordination and you will not be allowed to leave without disrobing.
The Samanera period is one year and you will be expected to carry out all the duties of a Samanera. After this you can request for the higher ordination to be a Bhikkhu. Note that after the Bhikkhu ordination you will be required to stay at least five years in VBG for training as required by Vinaya rules. Only after completing the five years in VBG will you be given the Monk’s Ordination Certificate (baisootee) if available.
Most monasteries accept a candidate for monkhood only if he is below 50 years of age. Older candidates are accepted only in special cases.
The above is Standard Operating Procedure in VBG but exceptions may be made according to the discretion of the abbot.
为期一年沙弥戒的你必须履行沙弥的责任。随后你可请求具足戒成为一位比丘。务必注意的是受具足戒后，你必须留居本寺五年受训，这也是戒律所强调的。本寺只会颁发戒牒 / 证书‘baisootee’给予成功完成五年训练的比丘（视乎相关部门是否已经办妥戒牒 / 证书‘baisootee’而定）.