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).
Registration is October 1, 2018
The class is held on Thursday’s at 7 pm in the Activity Room. There is no registration required, and attendance every week is not required. Following is information about the class: Class Description This class is an opportunity for English speakers to explore the “Bodhipakkhiyādhammā,” often translated in as “aides to enlightenment,” “wings to awakening,” […]
The Annual Picnic is this Sunday August 12th and we are short Van drivers for a two hour period when the crowd arrives. We need you to be at the Temple at 9:30 am. You will drive to and from Leota High School. Don’t worry food will be saved for you, and you will get […]
2018 Vipassana Retreat schedule: August 25th (Saturday) September 28th – 30th (Friday/Sunday) The Weekend Vipassana Retreat starts on Friday at 7 pm through Sunday at 9 am. The Day of Mindfulness starts on Saturday at 9 am to 9 pm. Click this link: Schedule to see the weekend schedule. Registration for each Retreat is available the 1st of the […]
The following pictures were taken by Ajahn Somchi Srilert and are on his Flickr Account: Pictures of Meeting
Monk Availability Ajahn Ritthi, Ajahn Prayad, Ajahn Vallop, Ajahn Somchai, Ven. Phra Somphan, Ven. Phra Chaitatfrom, and Ven. Phra Phillip are at the Temple.
Thank you everyone for your incredible volunteer work. The event was a great success because of all your hard work and dedication. I hope everyone had fun while giving and helping, especially while working alongside great people like yourself. Hope to see you again. Also, please extend my gratitude to all of your family members […]
An embedded player for listening to the Wednesday Evening Chanting: Following is a link to downloading the Chanting audio file
Dear Friends of Atammayatarama, Starting on June 21st, 300+ Monks are arriving to attend the Council Meeting at our Temple for four days. We need help with the following: • With traffic control at the Temple. • Drivers to pick up Monks at the Airport and take them to their hotel. • Drivers to pick […]
This class has been replaced temporarily, by a new class on “Wings to Awakening”. Information about this class is on a separate Post. Thank you for interest in Wat Atamma classes.