Please Join us on Asalha Puja & Khao Phansa, Sunday, July 26, 2015

Asalha Puja & Khao Phansa

Asalha Puja & Khao Phansa Asalha Puja Day is the anniversary of the day when the Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five followers at Deer Park in Benares, more than 2,500 years ago.

Khao Phansa Day marks the beginning of the Buddhist lent, as annual three months disciplinary practice for Buddhist monks.

Please join us to celebrate Asalha Puja & Khao Phansa at:

Arizona Dhammaram Monastery
14911 E. Chandler Heights Road
Chandler, AZ 85249

Sunday, July 26, 2015
09:00AM – Food Offering to Monks, Morning Chanting, Share Meals
12:00PM – Circumambulation Ceremony, Robe Offering, Forgiveness Ceremony
– Monk gives sermon about Asalaha Puja Day and the significance of Phansa.
– Donation, Blessings from Buddhist Monks
May you be happy, healthy, prosperous and be safe from harm.
For more info: (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.

Daily Schedule
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


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