Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery is located at 14911 E. Chandler Heights
Road, Chandler, AZ 85249 and the property size is 2.5 acres.
Arizona Dhammaram Monastery was established by local Buddhists residing in
Arizona, who have faith in the teachings
of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto, a famous monk and co-founder
of the Buddhist Forest Tradition at Wat Pa Suthawas, Sakolnakorn,
Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery’s Objectives:
1. To honor the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.
2. To honor Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta.
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
11. To celebrate and share Thai culture with everyone.
Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery relies on Dhamma (teachings of the Buddha) and
Sangha (Monks) for guidance in its management. These include bylaws,
management rules from the Dhammayut Order in the United States of
America and the laws of the United States of America.
Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery offers meditation training and religious retreat
to all Buddhists and interested individuals on important Buddhist
holidays such as Makha Bucha, Visaka Bucha and Asalaha Bucha. Before
each meal is offered to the monk(s), a sermon is given by the head
abbot on the subject of Buddhism. The meditation training and religious
ceremony starts at 10am to 10:30am and 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Monday
through Saturday. On Sunday it starts at 12:00pm to 1pm.
In each retreat, there are about 10 – 50 people who come to
practice. The temple provides training through audio recordings
of famous Buddhist monks such as Luang Pu Faan Arjaro, Luangta Maha
Bua, Luang Pu Suwat, Luang Por Baan, Luang Por Summa Kuntipalo, and
Luang Por Boongoo.
The temple has a website which contains news, schedule and activity,
teachings of the Buddha, teachings from famous monks in the Forest
Tradition of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto. It also links to other Buddhist
websites such as:
The temple also has a Dhamma radio program (teachings of the Buddha
and famous monks), which broadcasts in Sakon Nakorn, Thailand.
Besides teaching morals and meditation to Buddhists and people
who are interested in Buddhism, Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery also sees the
importance of helping humanity whether it’s in finance, material
goods or food.
Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery has sent money to help the poor, build hospitals and support
radio station in honor of Princess Chulaporn Walailak. It has sponsored
food and drinks at many temples in Thailand on different occasions
such as the memorial of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto, Luang Pu Fun Arjaro,
Luang Por Lee Tammataro, and fundraising event with Laungta Maha
In the United States, Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery has given away free food
and drinks on Buddhist holidays and festivals in Chandler, Arizona
and Ontario, California.
Arizona Thammaram Nyanasampanno Monastery feels that it belongs to the community. It’s
a temple for all Buddhists and people from all nationalities. It’s
a place for practicing meditation, doing good deeds and performing
religious ceremonies. So, we invite everyone to support and build
the temple to create peace, harmony and happiness for all beings.
“Doing Good Deeds Creates Much