About Wat Nawamintararachutis Meditation Center
The NMR Buddhist Meditation Center (in short â€œWat Nawaminâ€) was established in 2002 in honor of His Majesty King Rama IX of Thailand (King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great) who is the only monarch to have been born in the United States, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his coronation on June 9, 2006 and his 80th birthday on December 5, 2007. Wat Nawamintararachutis serves as a place for people of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds to benefit from Buddhist meditation and practice according to the doctrines of the Lord Buddha. Wat Nawamintararachutis also serves as a Thai-American cultural center. There are classes given in Thai language and etiquette, traditional Thai musical instruments and Thai dancing. These activities are not only designed to assist Thai-American community in preserving their traditional cultural heritage, but also many Asian-American have found comfort away from home at Wat Nawamin. Wat Nawamintararachutis (The NMRBuddhistMeditationCenter) At Wat Nawamintarachutis we enjoy many activities throughout the year. These include celebrations, ceremonies, and festivals. The year begins with the New Year celebration in January and Magha Puja Day in February or March.
We celebrate Thai New Year, the so-called Songkran Day in April and Visakha Puja Day in May. From July to October we observe the Rains Retreat Holiday beginning with Asanha Puja Day and Vassa (Thai: Wan Kao-Pansa) and ending with the Katina Festival. We commemorate the Queenâ€™s birthday (Thai Motherâ€™s Day) in August; Wan Piyamaharat and Ok-Pansa in October. We celebrate Loy Krathong festival in November and the Kingâ€™s birthday (Thai Fatherâ€™s Day) in December. You are cordially invited to join us during these special events.
There will be wonderful Thai cuisine, traditional Thai music and dance performances, and warm-hearted greetings from all of your new friends. Actual dates and times and details will be announced on the website: www.watnawamin.org prior to each event. For your spiritual growth, we offer a one-day meditation retreat every month and four week-long meditation retreats during the year. For the children, we offer Sunday school classes. There is tutoring in Thai language, Thai culture, and intensive activities of summer school program. For children and adults of all ages, we offer traditional Thai dancing lessons and instruction on classical Thai musical instruments. If you are interested in any of the above activities, please call the phone number or visit the website for more information regarding dates and times. Here are a few rules of etiquette to assist you with becoming familiar with Thai Buddhism and culture. We always take our shoes off when entering the main Buddha Hall and avoid sitting with our feet pointing at the Buddha statue. Monks may neither touch nor be touched by women and nuns may neither touch nor be touched by men. The best way of greeting is â€˜waiâ€™ â€“ a slight bow with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion. It is the act of courtesy that is greatly appreciated.
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A welcoming place for people in all walks of life. The priests are very open and understands real life situations. Very humane,caring and living by the principles of Buddhism. The philosophy really fits in with my own beleifs and profession of peace education through Maria Montessori's findings. I have seen the growth of this temple over the years because of the head priests drive to be successful in his practices. The podi (small priest) hamuduruwo wins everyone's hearts an..
Excellent place to learn Theravada Buddhism. Monks are fluent in English. Learn true meditation techniques for free from the real experts.