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Dogs are welcome at the Sunday Market but please don't bring them onto the deck where the food is served.
The Sunday Market is held every Sunday, come rain or shine, from about 8:30am until 1:30pm. Some booths may run out of food earlier. Come join us for great food and a great view.
Interested in meditation workshop? Open the Meditation menu and select 2017 Meditation Workshops for a list of dates. Signup forms are available in the Temple. You can also sign-up at the workshop.
The Temple is celebrating our 35th anniversary June 2-4. Details of the celebration will be posted on this site once they are finalized.
Click here to learn more about the Buddha Learning Group. The discussion group meets every Sunday in the main Temple between 11:30am and 12:30pm. On the second Sunday of each month we have a more formal session on Buddhism.
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Buddhist chanting is one of the most important activities practiced in Buddhism. It not only serves as a means for Buddhist to learn and embrace the teachings of the Buddha, but it also serves to train the mind and body to concentrate and be at peace amidst the business that exists in human lives.
Traditional Thai chanting is performed in Pali, the original language found in the Theravada Buddhist scriptures. It is thought to be the best way to pay respect to the Buddha and the Triple Gem, the symbol of Buddhism.
Thai Buddhist practice daily chanting at home every morning and evening. On special holidays, Thais will attend temples in order to practice longer versus of chanting and receive Buddhist teachings.
The Monks at Wat Mongkolratanaram lead Buddhist chanting every Sunday afternoon for one hour followed my meditation. We welcome everybody who would like to join us in this practice. We have chanting books in Thai and English for those who are interested in joining us.
We have provided two common verses of Buddhist chanting that Thai's practice on a daily basis and the English interpretation. Please join us in Buddhism chanting today and feel free to ask any questions.
1. The English chanting books include English phonetics and English language translation of the chants,
2. The daily practice chants are in the Buddhist Daily Chanting menu option on the Buddhism menu.