Monday, March 22, 2010

Wat Paknam In Phasi Charoen-ThonBuri, Thailand.

Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen ( in Thai: วัดปากน้ำภาษีเจริญ) is a Buddhist temple, located in the Phasi Charoen district of metropolitan Bangkok, in Thailand. The temple has a large population of both monks and nuns, with many of them able to speak English. Easily accessible by both road and boat, the temple gratefully welcomes both Thais and foreigners throughout the year to experience Buddhist meditation in a new and constructive way. For these reasons, the temple remains a mainstay for foreign travelers who are seeking to learn more about Buddhist meditation methods propounded by the late abbot Chao Khun Monolthepmuni - LP Sod (1884-1959) [BE 2427-2502 ]. .
The great abbot is credited with the rediscovery and advancement of a lost form of meditation that expounds from the Vijja Dhamakaya teachings and traditions, which were lost sometime around five-hundred years after the passing of the Lord Buddha. As a result of his teachings, the rediscovered meditation method has spread throughout the globe in recent decades, with many thousands of followers throughout both the Eastern and Western world. The temple is especially famed for its production of the Wat Paknam amulet, which was originally produced by the famed Abbot in the year 1950 (2493 BE). Through the selling of the sacred amulet, the Abbot was able to fund and construct a school on the premises, which teaches meditation methods and the general teachings of the Dhamma.

The main hall of Wat Paknam, the roof design, and one of the older structure using teak wood as the central beam.

Photos taken in the year 2009, still under construction using teak wood as the central beam for the expansion works.

Ubosot of Wat Paknam was closed during my visited, photos from the top - the tile design, front view the Ubosot, the devotee paying the respect to the Buddha statues even the door was closed, inside the Ubosot were venerated the Buddha statues.

Side building for sorting the distribution of donated items from devotees.

The main hall of the temple houses a statue of Luang Phor Sod with devotees laminate the entire statue with religious gold foils.

Inside the main hall of the temple Wat Paknam was venerated a statue of Luang Phor Sod with devotees laminate the entire statue with religious gold foils. The statue of elephant was just in front the LP Sod statue.

One of the main attraction which first time visitors could miss out is the upstairs where a very high-quality Luang Phor Sod statue was venerated - the entrance to the upstairs is just located next to the gold-foils covered main statue at the ground floor.

The resting place of Luang Phor Sod.

At the side was venerated for the other gurus.

Phramonkolthepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)Luang Phor Sod of Wat Pak Nam, Bhasicharoen, Bangkok - Founder of Vijja Dhamakaya-Entry Path to Magga Phala. The Method of Samatha Vipasana Meditation at Wat Paknam.

The current planned temple extension project of Wat Pak Nam by the current Abbot is a new Chedi which is still under works.The mini 3D model of the Chedi.The current Chief Abbot of Wat Paknam - Soomdej Phramaharachamangkha Rachan, (see at the banner was published by Wat Paknam) recently consecrated a new batch for the Chedi amulet.
An altar and display cabinet showing the popular Chedi batches of amulets made by the temple Wat Paknam, which I rented some of these amulets home for donation the new Chedi. The Public Relations Office of Wat Paknam. The amulet counter of the temple Wat Paknam. Phra Somdej Wat Paknam Roon 4. .

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Wat Nok in Thonburi, Thailand.

Wat Nok is located in BhasiCharoen, Thonburi Thailand, not far from the well known temple Wat Paknam-LP Sod. The famous Chedi of Buddha Relic and many Sacred statue in temple. The temple gate and the Phra Phrom shrine of Wat Nok ( Wat Nog ).Luang Phor Chek - abbot of Wat Nok ( center ) was received the relic for safe keeping and venerates in the new built Vihara at Wat Nok.
The spectacular view of the Golden Chedi Vihara of Wat Nok. A very beautiful Golden Chedi at the top. There was a grand ceremonies for openning this Vihara and the buchas and amulets.Inside the Golden Chedi Vihara was venerates the Buddha statues and Small buchas.Below the Buddha statue were cabinets with relic-holding and the Relics.All around the hall were statues of the Buddhas. The images were the same, but the donors names were craved different.Inside the first floor were the images of Buddhas, Bells and the Chedis. All were decorated with spectacular design.The Golden Chedi inside the 2nd floor of the Vihara.Behind the Golden Chedi Vihara, is an under construction structure of smaller scale as compared to the other temple Hall. The above Buddha statues will be placed at behind the Golden Chedi Vihara after new Hall being built.Donation for expansion new Hall of Wat Nok.The other side was located the Ubosot of Wat Nok. Below the Ubosot was the amulets shop and store room. The altars inside the temple shop, below the Ubosot.
Wat Nok was made the great quantity of Buchas here. The latest batch of Tao Wessuwan statues and Sivali statues. They also have many Chinaraj and Nakprok buchas.Above we see the famous Wat Nok Phra Phrom statues sitting on 4-faces elephant heads.
Photos taken with the Phra NakProk Buddha Buchas at Wat Nok.
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