The word Atammayata is from the ancient Pali language in which the Buddhist scriptures are preserved, and means “to cut off or reject the source of suffering.”
The Atammayatarama Buddhist Monastery (ABM) was launched January 18, 1998 by the Thai and American Buddhist community of Washington State. This Buddhist Temple was certified as a “not-for-profit” corporation of the State of Washington on 22 April 1998. Wat Atam, as called by local people, is established with the goal of promoting authentic, classic Buddhist teaching in an open and friendly spirit. For the first year, the monks resided in a small rented house in Seattle’s Beacon Hill District.
On 3 December 1999, Wat Atam purchased a residence on a five-acre plot of land in the Woodinville area to which the monks relocated. This site will soon be developed as a new Buddhist center including a Meditation Hall and Retreat Center.
Kuhn Kamol Lekhaukul, president of the Board of Directors, asked Wat Buddhadhamma of Chicago, Illinois to assign Venerable Ajhan Ritthi Thirajitto as the first Abbot and religious teacher at Wat Atam. Ven. Ritthi arrived in Seattle on 8 July 1988 to take up this new endeavor.
As of mid-October 2001 the resident Sangha consists of: Phramaha Ritthi Thirajitto, Phramaha Tawatchai Gunakaro, Phramaha Khajohn Khemabhirato and Santidhammo Bhikkhu (American).
The Board of Directors and the Abbot Ajahn Ritthi have decided to cancel all Temple Activities until further notice. This includes the Sunday Service, Wednesday Evening Meditation, and the ‘Day of Mindfulness’ scheduled for 3/18 You are welcome to come to the Temple to talk to a Monk, but you must take care to clean […]
Weather permitting: Please help with Yard Work at the Monastery on Tuesdays between 9am and 4pm. Contact by email Nuch Phuti at email@example.com in advance to make sure the Tuesday is scheduled. Anytime you can donate is appreciated. Thank you
May 29-30 June 26-27 July 24-25 August 28-29 The retreats will be open for registration on the 1st day of the Month of the scheduled retreat. (i.e Friday, May 1st for the May 29-30 Retreat.) If you have any questions about our Retreats, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We finished reading the Handbook for the Practice of Anapanasati Bhavana” by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu on Tuesday August 6th, which ends this class. You will be notified if and when another class starts. Thank you to all who participated in reading and discussing this valuable book on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and for Ajahn Phrayad’s help.
The Monastery needs help with the Picnic: traffic control, and helping vendors with setup and food handling. If you can volunteer any time starting at 8:30 am to 3 pm, for the Picnic please contact Ying at email@example.com with what time you have available and your preference. She will get back to you with a […]
The Burden of Life (translation to English) The Heart of Buddhism – Anatta Anapanasati – Its Benefits Paiccasamuppda is the Genuine Buddha
This Retreat is being led by Ajahn Ritthi (Abbot of Wat Atamm). The Retreat starts on Friday at 7 pm following the Wednesday Evening Meditation schedule, however you are welcome to continue meditating until you’re ready to retire to your accommodations or return home for the evening. Saturday retreat starts with a 5:00 am wake […]
AN ALL-DAY OFFERING WITH JOSEPH KAPPEL In the course of most days, we wake up and go through our daily routines of life. Many of us follow patterns that are deeply ingrained in each thing we do and follow this pattern habitually. Pause for a moment and reflect on these questions, ‘when I wake up, […]
2019 Retreats are over for this year. Please read about our Retreat Schedules. The Weekend Retreat starts on Friday at 7 pm through Saturday at 9 pm. The Day of Mindfulness starts on Saturday at 9 am to 9 pm or earlier. The Retreats are residential or non-residential. If you want to sleep at the […]