Wat Phra That Pha Kaew

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Wat Phra That Pha Kaew

History

Established in 2004, Wat Phra That Pha Kaew at that time was called Pha Sorn Kaew holy Buddhist site until The Sangha Supreme Court approved raising the standing to a temple on July 1, 2010. The abbot of is Phra Kru Ajarn Sangkaruk Paramita Surayudtho.

The temple is located at Thang Daeng village hill’s holy place, Camp Son sub district, Khao Kho district, Phetchabun. Faith drove Ms Phawinee and Ms Urai Chotikul to purchase 25 rai land and offer it to the monastery as a Dharma retreat. This place can be used by both monks and Buddhist followers. Currently, the land has expanded to 95 rai as a sacred offering from devotees.

Phra Kru Ajarn Sangkaruk Paramita Surayudtho and Phra Kru Bai Deeka Amnard Opaso, by virtue of friendship, collaborate with followers and people with good faith from all over country to establish accommodation and a preaching hall, provided for the influx of the Lord Buddha’s Foundation of Mindfulness practitioners coming constantly to this holy place. It is now a flourishing center for the contemplation, study and practice of the Dharma much to the delight of all involved.

The Buddhist centre called Pha Sorn Kaew is surrounded by high mountains. There the preaching hall is located while a cave is at mountain’s summit. Many Thang Daeng villagers have seen a crystal marble floating on the horizon and disappearing in the cave. They believe that the marble, in fact, is the Holy Relic coming down to the sacred place, so Phra Sorn Kaew, the hidden cliff of marble. This Buddhist site surrounded by mountain ranges is a peaceful place to withdraw and contemplate the deeper teaching and practice of Buddhism.

Purpose

This temple exists with an intention to be a place for the Foundation of Mindfulness practice, which is a core Buddhist principle. This teaching is the great path to purity of body and mind, extinguishment of sorrow the Noble Eightfold path and Nirvana achievement in accordance with Buddhist doctrine.

Solitary and surrounded by gorgeous nature, meditation is inspired by natural beauty. Bliss brings contemplation and meditation gives rise to wisdom. Because all dharma arises from causes and conditions, Wat Phra Sorn Kaew originates from this perspective.

Buddhist practice

The heart of Buddhist practice is taught here. The Foundation of Mindfulness emphasizes simplicity in order to perceive awareness, from the concrete body to emotion and mind called abstract that stays constantly human. The main practice teaching of this place stresses the Foundations of Mindfulness experience to adapt for everyday use for peaceful coexistence.