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Welcome to Wat Sacramento Buddhavanaram

A Thai Buddhist temple in the Dhammayut tradition

Our temple is a center for Buddhist and those interested in Thai culture to meet and explore.

We offer you a place where your knowledge can grow and you can focus on a way of life and living that leads to greater understanding and achievement along the Lord Buddha's great path.


 


Abbot's Promotion

   
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ศิษยานุศิษย์วัดสาคราเมนโต้พุทธวนารามขอกราบแสดงมุทิตาจิตต่อพระครูสังฆรักษ์ เฉลิม ที่ได้รับพระราชทานเลื่อนและตั้งสมณศักดิ์เป็นพระครูสัญญาบัตร ในราชทินนาม พระครูวิเนตธรรมโศภิต (ทผจล.ชอ.) ด้วยความเคารพรัก


 

 

The Middle Way realized by the Tathāgata — producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

 

The Great Questions ~ Mahapañha Sutta

Monks, when a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards one thing, when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, when he sees the complete ending of it, then he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.

What one thing? "All beings subsist by nutriment." When a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards this one thing (nutriment), when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, and when he sees the complete ending of it, then, O monks, he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.

Anguttara Nikaya 10.27


 

Great Causes ~ Maha-nidana Sutta

Deep is this dependent co-arising, and deep its appearance. It's because of not understanding and not penetrating this Dhamma that this generation is like a tangled skein, a knotted ball of string, like matted rushes and reeds, and does not go beyond transmigration, beyond the planes of deprivation, woe, and bad destinations.


From the Dhammapada

Refuge ...

They go to many a refuge,
to mountains, forests,
parks, trees, and shrines:
people threatened with danger.

That’s not the secure refuge,
that’s not the supreme refuge,
that’s not the refuge,
having gone to which,
        you gain release
        from all suffering and stress.

But when, having gone for refuge
to the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha,
you see with right discernment
the four noble truths—

stress,
the cause of stress,
the transcending of stress,
and the noble eightfold path,
the way to the stilling of stress:

That’s the secure refuge,
that, the supreme refuge,
that is the refuge,
having gone to which,
        you gain release
        from all suffering and stress.

Dhp, 188-192

 

Can you try this?

  • To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas. [Dhp 183]

  • Not despising, not harming, restraint according to the code of monastic discipline, moderation in food, dwelling in solitude, devotion to meditation — this is the teaching of the Buddhas. [Dhp 185]

If each and every day you are able to consider every one of these principles, your strength as a Buddhist warrior and your prosperity will continue to grow!

 

Nibbaana sacchikiriya ca etammangalamuttamam

Endeavoring for the realization of Nibbaana is the highest blessing

 

Footprints on the Path

Abiding. Taking note of how we are and what we experience, just as it is, as we follow this Noble Path.

Be aware of each moment. Commit to being aware. Don't just expect awareness to happen.

With awareness, there will be reaction. This is where we are right now. We are connected to our experiences - we have yet to let go. Wrap your reaction according to its proper place.

Everything has a place within the sublime attitudes: immeasurable goodwill, immeasurable compassion, immeasurable appreciation, and immeasurable equanimity. Prepare to do battle with the unwholesome alternatives to this Sublime Abiding.

The Sublime Attitudes

 


Thai American Friendship Project – TAFP

The Royal Thai Consulate - General, Los Angeles, is sponsoring an excellent program that will provide 2nd generation Thai Americans with the opportunity to work as a volunteer in Thailand. Please check the consulate website for additional information. Thai American Friendship Project
[Please note: This link will display the consulate article in Thai but there is an English version available by clicking the Eng tool in the upper-right corner of the article page.]