Wat Thai Bhavana is a Buddhist community in the Thai Theravada tradition.
It is a community for all people who are interested in the Buddhist way of life. Everyone is welcome, irrespective of age, colour or creed. We offer guidance to those interested in practicing the Dhamma.
The Dhamma is the teachings given by the Lord Buddha over 2600 years ago, and those teachings point to an underlying and transcendent reality which everyone can experience directly for themselves. In order to see reality as it truly is without the fetters of craving and desire, the Buddha established a series of practices taken together are referred to as the Noble Eightfold Path. This path of practice includes developing generosity and kindness, morality, and meditation, leading to the unfolding of wisdom.
Important : COVID -19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Following Victorian Government directives, as from 31 December 2020, restrictions applying to places of worship are : -
There is a limit of 20 people who can visit the temple at one time.
The temple has to maintain a density limit of one person per 2 square metres.
You need to wear a face mask when you are inside the temple, and ensure that you to carry a face mask at all times, unless you have a medical exemption.
Wearing masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained is encouraged.
We thank you for your co-operation.
Upcoming Event - Tuesday 2nd February 2021
As part of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, you are invited to attend the temple to participate in the morning ritual, between 10am and 12 noon. This will include : - An overview of the future Temple plans, an introduction to Buddhist history, chanting of morning suttas led by the monks, a mediation session , and offerings of food to the monks.
You can bring food to give to the monks if you wish. Please be aware that to enter the temple you have to remove your shoes.
There is a limit of 20 people who can attend due to government restrictions, so if you are interested in attending please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to become a member, please complete the Membership Registration Form below