Kingdom's Senior Venerable Monk Dies Aged 106

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Kingdom's Senior Venerable Monk Dies Aged 106

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October 30, 2019
Las Lay, Kingdom’s senior monk, dies at 106
Las Lay, one of the Kingdom’s most senior monks, who devoted his whole life to promote Buddhism, passed away on Tuesday at Sansom Kosal pagoda in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district.

He was 106.

Samdech Preah Dhammalikhita Las Lay was First Deputy Sanghanāyaka of Cambodia and the Chairperson of Sangha Judicial Council of Cambodia and also chief of Sansom Kosal pagoda.

Born in 1914 in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district, Venerable Las Lay entered his monkhood since his teens, according to a statement.

Venerable Khim Sorn, chief of Phnom Penh Municipal monks, said today Ven Las Lay devoted his whole life to promote Buddhism.

“In his whole life, he has tirelessly promoted Buddhism,” he said.

Prime Minister HE on Tuesday sent a letter of condolence to Great Supreme Patriarch of Mohanikaya sect Tep Vong for the passing of Ven Las Lay.

The body of Ven Las Lay is being placed in Sansom Kosal pagoda till Tuesday for pompous funeral, Ven Sorn said, noting that the public can pay homage to him until February 3, 2020 when his body is due to be cremated. ... es-at-106/
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Re: Kingdom's Senior Venerable Monk Dies Aged 106

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That's an amazing age to live to, blessings to the Venerable Samdech Preah Dhammalikhita Las Lay.
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