You're invited to participate in Visakha Puja ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Buddha, his attainment of enlightenment, and his passing away.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
6:30AM - Morning Chanting, Meditation
10:00AM - Alms Offering to Buddhist Monks, Chanting and Share Meals
12:00PM - Robes Offering and Fundraising
- Pra Ajahn Kittisak Tirajito gives a sermon regarding Visakha Puja
- Circumambulation Ceremony
Arizona Dhammaram Monastery
14911 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, AZ
Phone: (480) 883-2993
Arizona Dhammaram Monastery is located at 14911 E. Chandler Heights
Road, Chandler, AZ 85249. It's registered as a non-profit organization on January 3, 2007. It follows the Thai Forest Tradition and
the teachings of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto. Arizona Dhammaram Monastery is a branch of the Buddhist Temple of America,
located in Ontario, California, and it is under
the governance of the Dhammayut Order in the United States
of America. Wat Pa provides free meditation training to
everyone (all nationalities), who are interested in Buddhism.
1. To honor the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.
2. To honor Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto.
3. To honor the King of Thailand, Longest Reigning Monarch of 60 years, and to celebrate his 80th birthday.
4. To educate the public about Buddhism.
5. To provide a place for forest monks to practice meditation.
6. To provide a place for teaching and practicing meditation to Buddhists and the general public.
7. To be an educational center for Buddhism - open to Thai Buddhists and all nationalities.
8. To be a place for Buddhists to make merit (do good deeds).
9. To be a faith center for Buddhists in the United States
10. To be a part of the Dhammayut Order in the United States of America.
11. To be a branch temple of Wat Pa Suthawas and Wat Pruritathwathanaram (Buddhist Temple of America).
12. To celebrate and share Thai culture with everyone.
6:30AM - Morning Chanting in Pali
7:00AM - Meditation Practice for 1 Hour
8:00AM - Cleaning duty
10:00AM - Food Offering to Monks
4:00AM - Cleaning duty
5:30PM - Evening Chanting in Pali
6:00PM - Meditation Practice for 1 Hour
On Sunday the monks teach meditation after 12:00PM through listening
to famous Buddhist monks on audio CDs.
Visitors can visit between 8:00AM - 12PM and 4:00PM - 8:00PM. During
the chanting and meditation practice it is inconvenient for the
monks to receive visitors.
Phone Number: (480) 883-2993
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"To improve oneself is to improve one's mind. The most
important spot on earth is the mind itself, and it needs to be well-kept.
Understanding the mind is seeing dhamma (the teachings of the Buddha).
Seeing one's mind is knowing dhamma (the underlying order in nature
and life). Knowing the mind recognizes the truth (liberate the mind
from suffering). Once you reach a deep understanding of your own
mind, you reach nirvana (a state of perfect peace). The mind is
the treasure of all treasures so one must not overlook and should
take interest in knowing the mind. If not, one is missing the point
of being born."
Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto