Meditation Workshop at Wat Thai,DC.

first step one takes in becoming a Buddhist is the taking of refuge. The
act of taking refuge goes back to the very earliest period of the Buddhist
community. The first record of this in fact comes from the weeks
following the Buddha’s Enlightenment when we are told that two merchants who
were passing through the place where he attained Enlightenment took refuge in
the Buddha and Dharma. At that stage it was a two-fold refuge as at that
time the Sangha was not yet formed. Following upon this we find
references to the taking of the three-fold refuge. This was shortly
after the Buddha began his teaching career at Sarnath. We have the
conversion of Yasha, the son of a wealthy family of Benares. After Yasa’s
conversion, we have the conversion of Yasha’s family, and according to
tradition, Yasa’s family were the first lay followers to take the three-fold
refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Theravadin Buddhism at Walter Johnson High School by Dr. Handy

The Buddha himself put into practice both these extremes before his Enlightenment, the first when he was a prince in his father’s house before he gave up and left the world, the second as an ascetic in the forest before his Enlightenment.

ปฏิบัติธรรมประจำเดือนธันวาคม:Meditation Workshop on Dec.3, 2011

This is the monthly meditation workshop held at Wat Thai,D.C. led by Dr.Handy Inthisan


Buddhist meditation is not merely a meditation. A meditation without the righteous aim and direction could bring harmful result. Buddhist meditation aims at tranquility, purity and radiance of the mid which will result in lessening of mental sufferings and bring peace and happiness to those who practice it.


เมื่อวันที่ ๒๙ ตุลาคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๔ ดร.พระมหาถนัด อตฺถจารี เลขาธิการ สมัชชาสงฆ์ไทยฯ ได้เดินทางไปปฏิบัติศาสนกิจที่รัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย ในโอกาสนี้ได้เดินทางไปเยี่ยมชมความคืบหน้าการสร้างรัตนอุโบสถวัดสุทธาวาส เมืองริเวอร์ไซด์ และได้รับนิมนต์เจริญพระพุทธมนต์งานทำบุญอายุครบ ๖๐ ปี ท่านพระครูวิเทศปัญญาภรณ์ เจ้าอาวาสวัดพระธรรมกาย เมืองอาซูซ่าด้วย
วันที่ ๓๐ ตุลาคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๔ ได้รับนิมนต์ไปร่วมอนุโมทนากฐินพระราชทานวัดพุทธวิหารมิดเวสต์ ซึ่งได้รับนิมนต์เป็นประจำทุกปี

เข้ากราบสมเด็จฯ วัดสระเกศ

Wat Thai is the largest Buddhist institution in the United States opened as a Thai temple and also for the propagation of Buddhism. The Temple offers both in theory and in practice on Buddha teachings. On the theory: the temple has opened Sunday school for basic studies in Buddhism, and in Buddhist culture. It is the center for religious information. Wat Thai plays a major role in disseminating of Buddhist Information and rendering Buddhist missionary services thru Publications, Videotapes and Cassettes, Internet, and Email. On the practice: the temple offers seminars and retreats activities in Meditation for Thai and non-Thai members under the supervision of highly qualify monks.

Women Status in Buddhism by Dr.Thanat Inthisan at Penn State University, Mont Alto

We would be pleased and honored if you would consent to be our speaker at the PSU Mont Alto. Our students will benefit tremendously from your expertise in Buddhism.