KATHINA & LOI KRATHONG
Please join us for Kathina Buddhist Ceremony on November 14 & 15, 2015 at Arizona Dhammaram Monastery
14911 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, AZ 85249.
November 14, 2015
6:00PM - Buddhist Chanting
November 15, 2015
9:00AM - Meet up at the temple
10:00AM – Food Offering to Monks, Morning Chanting, Share Meals
12:00PM – Robe Offering Ceremony
Loi Krathong Ceremony
For more info: (480) 883-2993
Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists. The season during which a monastery may hold Kathina is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the Lunar calendar.
Loi Krathong is a festival celebrated annually throughout southwestern Tai cultures, (Thailand, Laos, Shan, Tanintharyi, Kelantan, Kedah and Xishuangbanna). The name could be translated as "to float a basket", and comes from the tradition of making krathong or buoyant, decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river.
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