THE NAME AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION (Vedtaegter)
Name and Address
The Natural Forest Monastery in Randers - Denmark
Address - Favrskov "Kommune"
Randersvej 79, Favrskov
8940 Randers SV
Description of the Temple and Purpose 1
Details of temples and objectives 1
Everyone is always welcome. The temple is open every day to everyone with no appointment necessary. To be sure the monks are in attendance it is always best to call before a visit.
You are always welcome The temple is open every day for everyone without needing an appointment, but to be sure if the monk is in the temple or not, call to check first. (It's best because the monk may be addicted to outside invitations.)
We do encourage people to be members but it is not necessary to be a member to visit us.
We encourage people to become members. But you don't need to be a member to visit our temple.
The Natural Forest Monastery, is an independent Temple and is part of the Thai Buddhist religious community in Denmark. The temple is operated exclusively by volunteers.
The natural forest temple is a temple belonging to the European Union. and is part of the religious community of Thai Buddhists in Denmark The temple is run and managed by volunteers and devotees. Also known as the volunteer spirit.
Our association is a non-profit organization.
Our association is a non-profit organization or for any benefit other than for the common good.
That is to say, we do not operate to make money, just try to cover our costs and if possible generate income for good causes.
That means we are not established for personal gain. That means that all income is for the cost of the temple. From the faith of everyone will be used as expenses to maintain the place to be convenient for everyone. and help only in useful events
Purpose 2 Culture
Objective 2 Culture
To promote Buddhism in the Danish Community and to preserve the Thai culture for our Thai Nationals who have settled in Denmark.
To spread Buddhism in the Danish community and to preserve Thai culture for the Thai people who settled in Denmark.
To provide guidance for Thai's who need help settling into the Danish community. Offering help with Language skills, understanding Danish laws and acting as go-betweens for cases where Thai's need assistance dealing with the local authorities.
To provide advice for Thai people who need help in the Danish community. Offers language skills assistance, understands Danish laws and acts as a service provider in case Thais need help in dealing with local authorities.
Purpose 3 - Meditation & Buddhism
Objective 3 - Meditation and Buddhism
The purpose of our Temple is to provide a center for the practice of “Theravada Buddhism” and a center for the teaching and practice of meditation. Where Buddhists and interested guests can attend and practice their religion. The Temple acts to help Thai's integrate into Danish society whilst preserving their Thai cultural values.
The purpose of our temple is to be a center for the practice of “Theravada Buddhism” and a center for teaching and practicing meditation. So that both Buddhists and everyone who is interested can join in the practice and practice at your convenience. The temple serves to help Thai people adjust to Danish society while at the same time, we Thais must be aware of our cultural and cultural values.
These are our 4 main purposes:
Here are our four main objectives:
1. Having a temple available to Theravada monks who come to Denmark to follow
Buddhism's rituals and actions.
1. Location Procurement Appropriate to establish a temple for Theravada monks who come to Denmark to practice religious and religious activities.
2. To disseminate and expand the understanding of Theravada Buddhism Nationally and Internationally.
2. To propagate and expand the understanding of Theravada Buddhism to the world Not just within the country
3. To hold Buddhist festivals
3. To organize a traditional Buddhist festival
4. To act as a center for teaching and meditation on Theravada Buddhism too all interested.
4. To act as a center for teaching and meditation practice For Theravada Buddhism for everyone who is interested.
5. To maintain the recognition of Theravada Buddhism from the Ministry of the Church in Denmark and from the Thai folk church.
5. To maintain and to recognize Theravada Buddhism by the Ministry of the Church in Denmark and by the indigenous church.
1. General Buddhists can become members of the religious community.
1. Ordinary Buddhists can become members of religious communities.
2. The Board of Directors may decide to exclude members if 2/3 of the Board of Directors votes in favor.
2. The Board may decide to waive a member if 2/3 of the Board of Directors approves it.
3. Withdrawal can be made in writing with notice to the cashier's treasurer. A lapsed
membership also lapses their member rights. Upon leaving the society, the lapsed member can make no claim for payment from the religious community's assets.
3. Withdrawals can be made in writing with a notice to the Treasurer or Cashier. Knowing the intention to resign at the end of the term of membership or the expiration of the status of membership means that you do not have any rights. and cannot claim compensation from the association and the temple
4. Members are asked to pay a voluntary membership fee. The Fee is voluntary, so members have the option to join without paying the Fee.
4. Members must pay the membership fee voluntarily. Fees are voluntary. Therefore, members have the option to join with no fees.
1. In the event of an extraordinary general meeting, members must submit any new agenda items in writing to the board of directors at least 14 days before the general meeting.
1. In the event of an Extraordinary Meeting, the new meeting agenda must be submitted to the Board at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.
2. An ordinary general meeting is held every year before November.
2. The general meeting is held every year before November.
3. The General Assembly is the highest authority of the religious community. Only here can statutes and board changes occur.
3. The Assembly is the supreme power of the religious community. Only here the rules and committee changes can occur.
4. At a general meeting, a chairman is elected to Leader the assembly.
4. At the general meeting The chairman is elected to lead the meeting.
5. The agenda of a general meeting shall include the following:
5. The agenda of the general meeting consists of:
Election of conductor.
Presentation and approval of the chairman's report.
Presentation and approval of the chairman's report
Presentation and approval of the audited accounts.
Presentation and Approval of Verified Accounts
Election of members to the Board of Directors.
Election of members of the board of associations
Election of auditors.
Possible. election of alternates.
It may be possible to elect a representative of the president.
Proposals from members who wish to be considered at the general meeting must be submitted in writing to the board no later than 14 days before the general meeting. At the general meeting, decisions can only be made on the matters that appear on the agenda stated on the notice.
All choices and decisions are made by simple majority of votes, in case of a tie, the proposal lapses.
Proposals from members wishing to be considered at the general meeting must be submitted in writing to the Board no later than 14 days prior to the general meeting. At the general meeting, decision-makers can only do matters that appear in the agenda of the meeting.
All options and decisions are made by a majority vote in case the offer obligation expires.
6. If the chairman's report is not approved and / or the accounts are not approved, the board of directors makes its mandate available and the chairman convenes an extraordinary one general Assembly.
6. If the chairman's report is not approved and/or the account is not approved, the board of directors of the association will delegate powers and duties and the chairman holds an extraordinary meeting.
7. Minutes of the general meeting must be available on the association's bulletin board.
no later than 3 weeks after the general meeting. Here it must hang for at least 2 weeks.
7. Minutes of the general meeting must be available on the Association's bulletin board.
Within 3 weeks after general conference Here must hang for at least 2 weeks.
8. If an extraordinary general meeting is called, the agenda must be disclosed.
8. If an extraordinary general meeting is called, the agenda must be disclosed.
9. The choice to purchase, pledge or sell the property of the religious community can only be done with the whole of the board's acceptance.
9. The option to buy, pawn or sell the property of a religious community (temple) can be made by the acceptance of all committees.
Right to vote
right to vote
At the general meeting, each active member attends has one vote.
At the general meeting, each participating member has one vote.
The chairman has 2 votes
The chairman has 2 points.
Each of the voters may also, in writing, give a vote for a single absentee member.
Each elector may make a ballot for absent members.
Each Member is only authorized to vote in place of 1 absentee member.
Each member is only allowed to vote on behalf of the missing member.
The board of directors and committees
Board and sub-committees
1. The Board of Directors consists of a minimum of 4 members, but the number of monks on the Board is not relevant.
1. The committee consists of at least 4 members, but the number of monks in the committee is irrelevant.
2. Board members are elected at an ordinary general meeting.
2. The committee will be elected at the general meeting.
3.Recalling can take place.
3. Recalls can happen.
4. Any member of the religious community may be elected to the board.
4. Members of a religious community may be elected to an association committee.
5. The Board of Directors shall consist of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Treasurer and a Secretary.
5. The Board consists of Chairman Vice Chairman Treasurer and secretary
6. The Board of Directors shall determine the rules of procedure of The Natural Forest Monastery.
6. The committee will determine the rules and regulations of the natural forest temples.
7. The Board of Directors is unpaid.
7. The Board of Directors does not receive compensation.
8. The Board of Directors holds the assets of the religious community in accordance with the Articles of Association and the decisions made at the general meeting.
8. The Religious Communities Possession Committee is subject to the rules of the Associations and decisions at general meetings
9. Board meetings are held as often as the chairman finds it necessary or when at least 2 board members demand it.
9. Board meetings can take place as many times as it deems appropriate and the chairman deems it necessary. or when requested by at least 2 members
10. The Board can only make decisions when at least 3 members are present. Of which one attendee must be a chairman or vice-chairman.
10. The board can decide if at least 3 members are present at the meeting. One of the participants must be the chairman or vice president.
11. In the event of the Chairman's absence, the Vice-Chairman shall chair the Board of Directors and thus have the deciding vote.
11. In case the chairman is absent, the vice chairman shall act as the chairman of the committee.
12. In the event that the President and the Vice-President resign there role, the replacement shall be elected by the remaining members of the board.
12. In the event that the chairman and the vice chairman resign, the remaining directors shall be elected instead.
13. If no one wants to be elected, an extraordinary general meeting is convened.
13. If no one wants to be elected, there will be an extraordinary general meeting.
1. The first financial year for The Natural Forest Monastery is from 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019
1. The first fiscal year for the Natural Forest Temple starts from 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019.
2. The financial year is from 1/1 to 31/12.
2. The financial year starts from 1/1 to 31/12.
3. The cashier can designate assistants who can issue temporary receipts.
3. The cashier can designate an assistant who can issue temporary receipts.
4. The assets of the religious community must have at least 3 accounts with the bank.
4. Religious community property must have at least 3 accounts with the bank.
1 # Draft account
2# Savings account
3 # Membership account
1# Account Draft (Daily Account)
2# Savings account
3 # Member account
5. The cashier and the chairman manage the revenue of the religious community and pay everyone expenses.
5. The cashier and chairman manage the income of the religious community and pay everyone's expenses.
6. The cashier must sign in collaboration with the chairman and the internal auditor accounts.
6. The cashier must sign with the chairman and the internal auditor account.
1. The Association is signed externally by the signature of either the chairman, vice-chairman or treasurer and at least one additional board member jointly. When taking out a loan and when selling / mortgaging real estate, the Association is subscribed by the two PROXY members. (see §8 PCS.3)
2. The treasurer, together with the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman, shall be responsible for the management.
of the congregation's assets, including the collection of membership fees and the payment of bills.
The treasurer/cashier, the chairman and the vice-chairman can all have control of the congregation's
accounts, including payment cards and online banking for the congregation's accounts, as well as enter into
an agreement to this effect.
3 The Secretary Kevin Fraser & the first cashier/treasurer Suphap Kristensen are elected as ”Proxy” to represent
the Forening/Association regarding financial matters
4. Every Board member always has the right to view the congregation's account arrangement and assets.
5. The board members of the Forening/association are not personally liable for the obligations incumbent on
the Forening/association .
Amendment of the Articles of Association and dissolution of the Association
Amendments to the bylaws and the dissolution of associations
1. The association's articles may only be changed if at least ¾ of the votes represented at the general meeting vote for the change.
2. A resolution on the dissolution of the association can only take place on one, with such an agenda, and with an extraordinary general meeting convened at three months' notice. The decision is valid if at least ¾ of the represented votes cast a vote.
3. In the event that the general meeting decides that the religious community must cease, the assets after resolving any debts of the religious community, must be transferred to a Theravada Buddhist religious community in Denmark or the EU or other non-profit association in Denmark or the EU
The bylaws of the association may be changed if the vote is at least Show in the general meeting vote for the change.
A resolution of the dissolution of the Association can only be reached once with such an agenda, and an extraordinary general meeting was held on a three-month notice. A valid decision if at least ¾ of the representative vote casts the ballot.
In the event that the general assembly deems that the religious community must cease All assets after deducting any liabilities of the religious community must be transferred to the Theravada religious community in Denmark or the European Union or to other non-profit associations in Denmark.
Chairman: Phra Ajarn, Sutthicai Thakong
Secretary: Mr Kevin Fraser