Monastery Past History (Page 4)

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).

Pictures of Kathina Day Celebration

If you’re interesting in viewing pictures taken at the November 1st Kathina Day, please follow the Facebook link in the menu bar (far right). Or click on this link Atammayatarama There are many pictures posted in the Wat Atammayatarama Facebook.  It was a wonderful day even with off and on rain.

Buddhist Panel at Parliament for World’s Religions

Ajahn Ritthi is attending the “Parliament for World’s Religions” and will present to the “Buddhist Panel at Parliament for World’s Religions”, “Keeping the Dhamma in Mind” drawing from the teachings of renowned 20th century visionary Ajahn Buddhadasa.  His presentation will focus on the eminently practical side of dhamma practice illuminating how the application of non-clinging to everyday […]

Information

Hours and activities: Opening hours: Daily from 6 am to 7 pm The best times to call the Monastery are: between 8 AM and 10 AM between 1 PM and 7 PM Monday thru Saturday Schedule for Monks: 6:00 AM  –  Morning chanting and meditation, followed by discussion of tasks for the day. 7:00 AM  –  Light breakfast, […]

Sample Test Questions (Buddhist History)

  The Questions and answer of Buddhist History from 2012 Instructions: Write an answer to each of the following questions that bears equal points of 10. You are required to attempt all 7 questions. Q: How many castes (Vanna) or classes of people in Jambudipa, India were divided in to? And what were their duties? […]

Dhamma Studies Classes

Dhamma Study classes, for Elementary and Secondary levels, are open for registration.  Please contact Ajahn Ritthi for information and registration.  Books are available at registration.  The tests are on April 26th in the Meditation Hall, at 8:30 am. Classes start on Wednesday Jan. 14th at 6pm at the Meditation Hall in the Board Room.  Following is a […]

Basic Buddhism

For free distribution only, as a gift of Dhamma© Amaravati Publications “Do not rely upon what you have heard proclaimed, or upon custom, or upon rumor, or upon scripture, or inference or established principles, or clever reasoning, or favouring a pet theory. Do not be convinced by someone else’s apparent intelligence, nor out of respect […]