Theravada Buddhism, of the Dhammayut Denomination, from Thailand, and whose have experience in performing religious functions
and be able to perform all rite and duties of a Theravada Buddhist Minister.
Wat Yarnna Rangsee Buddhist Monastery daily activities are as follow:
06:00 AM - 08:00 AM Chanting & Meditation (every morning)
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Chanting & Meditation (every evening)
07:30 AM - 09:00 PM Group Meditation (every Tuesday)
07:30 AM - 09:00 PM Dharma Class (every Thursday)
09:00 AM - 10:30 PM Sunday Service, Dharma talk
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM One-day retreat (every third Saturday of the month)
The following are the summary of duties performed on a daily basis by the Minister/Buddhist Monk at the temple:
As Buddhist Monks, they must always be ready to provide counseling for members of our congregation in their times of difficulty, illness, stress, and confusion.
Monks offer guidance to those who seek help through the Buddhist tradition and education for those who desire to learn about the practice of meditation and Buddhist teaching.
Monks at the temple also work as a educator to uphold the Buddhist tradition and faith.
Praying and Chanting
All monks at Wat Yarn must participate in morning and evening praying and meditation which can total up to 4 hours a day.
All monks at the temple are also required to provide daily maintenance which includes regular housekeeping, temple repairs, painting, and ground keeping.
In addition to the daily duties, there are numerous blessing ceremonies that we are requested to perform at homes, hospitals, businesses of the members of our congregation, and those that need the services of the Buddhist Monks.
There are several official Buddhist ceremonies throughout the year.
- Year End Day
On December 31, a ceremony is performed pursuant to the Buddhist custom of releasing all effects of the old year and give blessing for the New Year.
- New Year's Day
The annual New Year ceremony included sermons and meditation on one's action
during the previous year with emphasis on encouraging devotees to pursue a life-style
that is beneficial to themselves and others. The ceremony also provides an opportunity for devotees
to honor the community of monks and practices generosity by donating gifts to the temple and its residents.
- Magha Puja Day
Magha Puja Day takes place on the full moon day of the third lunar month (March).
This holy day is observed to commemorate the day on which Lord Buddha
recited the "Ovadha Patimokkha" (the Fundamental Teaching) to his disciples.
- Visakha Puja Day
This holiday is conducted on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month and commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of the Lord Buddha.
- Asalha Puja Day
This ceremony commemorated the day that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon approximately 2550 years ago.
- Songkran Festival
This festival celebrates the Theravada New Year or Thai New Year, which by ancient custom, occurs in the month of April.
- Kathina Festival
Pursuant to Buddhist scripture, Buddhist monks and nuns around the world observe the annual Rain Retreat approximately July through October,
during which time monks are restricted from leaving their temple for a seven-day period. The Kathina Ceremony marks the end of the Rain Retreat period
and is a major celebration and time for presentation of new robes to the monks.
- Loy Krathong Festival
The traditional practice was meant to worship and pay homage to the Holy Footprint of the Lord Buddha on the beach of the Narmada River in India.
Devotees and interested people bring bowls containing flower, candles, and incense sticks that are placed on the surface of a pond or lake after the devotee makes a wish.