Wat Phra Dhammakaya

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Wat Phra Dhammakaya

 

Just one of over forty thousand shrines in Thailand, Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple promotes the traditional role of the temple and yet it adheres to the tradition of Dhammakaya which values meditation and embraces values of tradition in current society.

The tradition of Dhammakaya in the present era began when the Honorable Abbot of Watin in 1916 worked hard and with great determination, to the extent of sacrificing his life, in the achievement of rediscovering the knowledge only the true Buddhas have acquired through deep meditation.

Previous, meditation was thought of as nothing more than an exercise in mental or spiritual severity.

It was only through Watin’s dedication to research and teaching the tradition of Dhammakaya that the practice of meditation reached a whole new level. The most promising disciple of the Great Abbot was a nun named Kuhn Yay Upasika.

Kuhn Yay founded Wat Phra Dhammakaya in 1970 after the death of the Great Abbot and when her own quarters in Bangkok at Wat Paknam was no longer big enough to accommodate all the Dhammakaya students who came to meditation there.

Led by the Venerable Dammajayo Bikku and the Venerable Dattajivo Bhikku, Kuhn Yay wanted to witness the continuous growth of the tradition of Dhammakaya and built the temple with a dream of a sanctuary geared towards the practice of spiritual peace. The Wat Phra was meant to be, in the middle of this uncertain world, a refuge.