Wat Nyanavesakavan

Wat Nyanavesakavan is located in Bang Krathuek, Sam Phran District, Nakorn Pathom Province. To the east of the monastery is residential areas and Buddhamonthon. Village roads, lands, public route and canals are to the north, south, and west of the monastery accordingly. Wat Nyanavesakavan was officially granted permission to establish in 1989 with its first time of monk dwelling during the rain retreat (Buddhist Lent) in the same year.

Nyanavesakavan was officially registered as “Wat” (temple/ monastery) in 1994 and was granted Visungamasima (a tract of land granted to the Sangha for consecrating as the site of the Uposatha hall1 of a monastery) on September 20, 1999. The monastery is affiliated with Mahanikaya Monastic Order of Thai Buddhism and has had Venerable P.A. Payutto (Somdet Phra Buddhaghosacariya)2 as its abbot since then.

Phra Buddhapradhan Nyanavesakavanodom is the title of the principal Buddha image in the Uposatha hall, which was casted at a foundry in Nakorn Pathom Province on December 5, 1998 and was enshrined at the Uposatha hall on January 7, 1999. On January 12, the principal Buddha image was completely gilded, and a religious ceremony was held to celebrate on January 17, 1999.

The monastery’s approximately 10 acre area offers pleasant scenery with a variety of plants and flowers, providing natural serene atmosphere and rendering its visitors with a true sense of tranquility and relaxation. Such a natural setting conforms to the objective of making this monastery a supportive realm for those who arrive in search of wisdom and true understanding of Dhamma, as depicted in the name Nyanavesakavan – which can be translated as “the forest with an abode of knowledge” or “the forest where one enters the realm of wisdom,” since the truth of nature can be best studied in the environment that most closely resembles it.

In line with Buddhist principles, the daily religious routines of the Sangha of Wat Nyanavesakavan are comprised of; for example, the study and practice of the Buddhist teachings, preaching, and conducting Dhamma lectures and discussions.

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