The grounds are impeccable and the temple is stunning. We are a Theravada Buddhism temple built in 1982 and we are at the service of the community. There is a peaceful energy emanating from this temple. He is dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism. You are welcome regardless of racial or ethnic background.
She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years, and she has inspired many thousands of people through her sincere reliance on her Spiritual Guide, her tireless dedication to helping Kadam Dharma flourish throughout the world, and her clear and accessible teachings. The building reminded of Miami in the 80's. We welcome you to join our global community and hope to see you soon at one of our online courses and or retreats; we encourage you to come and experience for yourself how these teachings and practices can lead you to a life of great harmony. Students from nearby colleges, including the well known University of Miami, are welcome to learn about the Buddhist eight precepts, monastic life and other traditions. They accepted help from villages back home in Thailand, and architect Noppom Poochareon even paid for a few things himself. Being the eldest boy of 8 children, by tradition he was required to become a monk when he turned 20 years old.
Buddha explains in his first sermon that Nirvana can be obtained by adhering to the Middle Way. Thai people living abroad often ask for Buddhist monks to preside over a Buddhist place of worship. For some time I've been making strides in my life to let go of material possessions and put emphasis on cultivating relationships with people that are sincere and true. We were able to go inside the temple, and it was a pretty simple, bare, and spacious temple, except for the large ornamentation and fruits that ordain the back wall. Thai culture has many aspects of Buddhism interwoven into its core. Since beginningless time, because we have had uncontrolled desire for the fulfilment of our own wishes, we have performed various kinds of non-virtuous actions — actions that harm others. Wat Buddharangsi monks believe it is incredibly important to teach people the ways to be happy, escape suffering, and achieve Nirvana.
We invite you to come and practice with us. The temple is a great way to spend a peaceful day just 30 minutes from Miami or a festive afternoon at one of its many celebrations and. Together with the definition of summer as the time of the su. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted by a beautiful Buddha and stunning flowers. We are all the same as members of one human family.
Lama Karma Chötso has practiced the Buddhadharma for 35 years. A little grumpy initially but maybe it was because it was early. Everyday the local Thai, Lao, Cambodian, Chinese and other Asian nationalities, bring food to feed the Monks for lunch between 10:30am thru 1200pm, M-F. They also observe his words about helping people and happiness. After having some food, I got up to get some water and a lady grabbed me and took me to the kitchen.
In this way we can gain authentic experience of the Dharma while still maintaining our contemporary lifestyle. As you can see in the pictures, there is a lot to do at this beautiful temple. Paying back these loans took a toll on the Thai community in Florida. Authentic dishes you won't even see in the best restaurants here. Recommended reading: Introduction to Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso February 7 — Every Situation is a Spiritual Opportunity: Our Precious Human Life February 14 — Developing the Potential of our Mind: What is Meditation? Trees of all sorts are surrounding the temple. It was a place for refuge, to quiet the mind, soften the heart, and a place to become exposed to different cultures as well as to connect with a very diverse group of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities, which some have said, have helped them see life differently.
In the curriculum, you will find language, dance, customs and manners, in addition to Buddhist teachings. As a result, monks would have to search for discarded cloth that they could sew together to make their own robes. It seems like similar temples around the country do offer food in the weekends for both worshippers, locals and visitors of course, not free, but still, at a bargain price. I found a water fountain on the right side of the temple. The whole service was delivered in Thai by the monks so I didn't understand much of it but it was an experience I will never forget. Don't forget to try them during the Water Festival Celebration on April 14th!! During these hours, visitors may approach and speak with the monks when they are available.
The situation that ensued made me think of the following: either the Buddha really likes people giving fruits to his monks, or I have an excessive amount of good karma. I was ignored, even though I had managed to mutter a weak hello. Confirming his fears, upon arrival, he found that he had no permanent place for his congregation. My only disappointment was there was no GwanYin here, as Thailand is a Theravada Buddhist country, they generally don't recognize GwanYin. When we lose a close friend we experience pain and unhappiness, but this is only because we have no ability to control our desire.