วัดป่าอินเดียน่า Wat Pah Indiana

Forest Temple Of Southern Indiana

 

 

 

Forest Temple of Southern Indiana

Forest Temple of Southern Indiana Inc.

3698 N Russell Road, Bloomington, IN 47408

Tel: (812) 335-0171 Web: www.watindiana.org

 

วัดป่าอินเดียน่า
Welcome to the Forest Temple of Southern Indiana

วัดป่าอินเดียน่าตั้งขึ้นมาโดยมีวัตถุประสงค์ดังนี้:

Dec1stCeremonyletter2013.htm

The Forest Temple of Southern Indiana was created to serve the following purposes:

 

  • เพื่อเป็นศูนย์รวมให้พุทธศาสนิกชนได้บำเพ็ญศาสนกุศล
  • To create a center where the follower of Buddhism to practice their faith
  • เพื่อเป็นเสนาสนะให้พระภิกษุสงฆ์ได้อยู่ปฏิบัติศาสนกิจและเผยแผ่ธรรมะ
  • To provide a place for Bhikkhus (Buddhist Monks or Sangha) to live and teach the Dhamma (Buddhist Teaching)
  • เพื่อเสริมสร้างความสัมพันธ์อันดีระหว่างชุมชนชาวพุทธ ชาวอินเดียน่า และมหาวิทยาลัยอินเดียน่า
  • To promote relations between the Buddhist communities, Indiana residents and Indiana University
  • เพื่อเป็นศูนย์กลางในการศึกษาเรียนรู้ภาษาและวัฒนธรรมไทย
  • To provide a center where the Thai language and culture can be practiced


More detailed about "Buddha Dhamma Sangha Bhikkhus"
here and here.


The daily schedule of the monks is as follows:

7:00 am-8:30 am Chanting,meditation

9:30 am-10:00 am Alms Rounds

                                                       10:00 am-11:00 am                 Dhamma Discussion

                                                          8:00pm-9:30 pm    Chanting, Meditation

 

The Thai word "Wat Pah Indiana" literally meaning "Forest Temple of Indiana" signifies that the Center is a place of detachment and tranquility, a place for contemplation and meditation, and a refuge from the sufferings of the world. In Buddhism, there are three supreme objects of worship, namely, the Buddha, His Teaching or Dhamma, and the collective community of monks, or Sangha. The Three are known together under the name "the Triple Gem."

 

The word Buddha means 'the Enlightened One". Normally, he is referred to as the "Supreme Teacher". The man who became the Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha in the year 603 B.C. in a small territory near what is now the Indian-Nepalese border. At the age of 35, after 6 years

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rigorous meditation he had found the right way and had gained the supreme enlightenment experience, and hence was known as the Buddha. The Word "enlightenment" does not mean a revelation from some divine being, but a discovery made by himself on the most profound and all embracing insight into the nature of mind and all phenomena. He had attained the complete extinction of the fires of greed, hatred and ignorance, thus freeing Himself from all inner sufferings. This is the state of Nibbana, the ultimate goal of Buddhism.

 

His Teaching or Dhamma is contained in the Tipitaka, the three divisions of the Buddhist Canon, i.e., the Books of Discipline, the Books of Discourses, and the Books of Higher Doctrine. The word "Dhamma" literally means the "ultimate truth underlying all existence".

 

The third symbol of veneration is the Sangha, the Order of Buddhist Monks (Bhikkhus). The monks at the Wat Pah

Indiana

belong to the Dhammayutika Sect of

Thailand

. We call ourselves "forest monks" to denote our emphasis on meditation and the strictest interpretation of the Books of Discipline. A forest monk must observe the strictest of celibacy rules with regards to the feminine sex. He has to be moderate in his diet, and will take only one meal per day and only in the hours between dawn and noon. He will take only the food that is offered to him and must not cook for himself. You may see a monk walking by on his alms round in the morning. This is the traditional way for a monk to receive food offerings from local people. Another important task for a forest monk is to meditate, to develop calmness of the mind and to gain insight into the true nature of life. The term "forest monk" is a historical one signifying the monk who seeks solitude and simplicity in the forest to intensify his practice. The aim, of course, is to reach Enlightenment or Nibbana.

 


โปรดติดต่อกับทางวัดได้ตามที่อยู่ข้างล่างนี้
Please feel free to contact the temple at the following address:


Forest Temple of Southern Indiana
3698 N Russell Road
Bloomington, IN 47408
Tel:(812) 335-0171
E-Mail: watindiana@gmail.com