Tag Archives: Dhammakaya

This is where your dream of becoming a Buddhist monk will become true

Written by Dennis Odeny Edited by Norah Lawrence What if you had 2 robes, a bowl and mat as your only belongings for 2 months in a foreign country? Well, that is exactly what happened to me during my 2 month stay at The Dhammakaya International Ordination Program. I have always regarded myself as a […]

This 17-Minute Chanting Can Boost Your Happiness

  What do you do when stress gets in the way when you are trying to reach your goals? Stop or keep going? Stress can often make the road to success unpleasant. However, paving your way towards success is much easier now than it was before. Recent scientific studies have found a magic wand to […]

Your Search has Come to An End: Vesak Day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya

  We are in a search, searching for what we may not know, or maybe, have a little idea of what it is. Searching, striving, cultivating, progressing…. Everyone is in a journey. But just why do we have to be born amidst such pain? Why do we have to get sick, get old, die miserably […]

10 Benefits of Chanting Buddha’s First Teaching

Buddha’s first teaching is commonly known  as “Dhammacakkappavatana Sutta” or “Dhammachak. Here are the 10 benefits you can gain when you keep up the chant. 1) Soothe & Calm the Mind: The holy passages contained in this Sutta have the power to soothe, calm and ready the mind for meditation. 2) Purify the Mind: When we chant […]

Meditation group aims to improve health

  United States: For social responsibilities, at Dhammakaya temple under the vision of Ven. Dhammajayo, we host meditation classes to serve the community. According to the National Center for Complementary Health and Integrative Health, meditation can help improve psychological distress, anxiety, depression and increase relaxation and overall health. Contact your nearby branches for more information. […]

Meditate for a Better World

Written by Ping Wang, a Chinese living in USA.   When I first started meditating, I was at a very dark place in my life and  felt a big hole inside of me.  Then I ran into meditation, suddenly, as if a light came into my world, I found hope and started to follow that […]

5 Tips to Learn from Luang Por Dhammajayo’s Life

Written by Dennis Odeny Is sustainable World Peace through Inner Peace possible? Do you have a vision for your life? A life purpose; something you are ready to dream, live, work and do for the growth of Mother Earth? How does your vision help make this earth a better place for all? Does your life […]

The Light of My Life

Written by Nena Nimityongskul, M.D.   Luang Phor Dhammajayo is the light of my life. To me he is the world’s true ambassador for world peace. As a little girl he taught me how to meditate and live my life the right way. I was able to find my way out of the obstacles and […]

The Dhammakaya Foundation and the United Nations: Peace for the Millennium

Written by Paul Trafford Updated 1,2 April to include more photos and a few more details of how Wat Phra Dhammakaya is being attacked. The strong gusts of wind that battered our placards in the peace vigil felt symbolic of the forceful opposition to Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a temple being attacked on various fronts in […]

International Magha Puja at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Thailand

Monks and guests from over 40 countries joyously attended Magha Puja ceremony at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, offering alms to 3,000 monks and lighting 100,000 Magha lanterns in homage to the Lord Buddha.   Phra Sanitwong Wuttiwangso, Director of the Communications Department of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, said that February 11th, Magha Puja Day, is one of […]

Things to do at Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Article by Nora Lawrence Video by Nolan Pokpongkiat   Wat Phra Dhammakaya is best known for its immense size and modern design. The sheer size of the temple makes it impossible to fully explore Wat Phra Dhammakaya in a single day, but for those who have just one day to visit the temple, here’s a […]