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Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
Monastery information
Full name Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
Order Theravada
Established 1920s
People
Founder(s) Venerable Luang Phor Hong Dhammaratano
Abbot Venerable Chao Khun Phra Tepsiddhivides
Important associated figures Venerable Phra Rajayankavee, Venerable Phra Maha Amnad Ithiyano, Venerable Phraku Bisaldhammanides, Venerable Chao Khun Phra Tepsiddhivides
Site
Location 50B Jalan Bukit Merah Road, Singapore
Other information .sg.org.watanandawww

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple is a Buddhist monastery in Singapore. The monastery was originally set up by Venerable Luang Phor Hong Dhammaratano with his disciple Samanera Boonler. The present premises are located at 50B Jalan Bukit Merah Road, Singapore.

Overview

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple[1] was founded in the 1920s as one of the oldest Thai Theravada Buddhist temples in Singapore.[2][3] Originally situated at 83 Silat Road, it was renovated once in 1953 under the then abbot Venerable Phra Rajayankavee, with further renovations as well as new constructions between 1975 and 1997 under the present-day abbot Venerable Chao Khun Phra Tepsiddhivides. In the 21st century the monastery underwent a major construction exercise which concluded with a brand new building at 50-B Jalan Bukit Merah in 2014.[4]

On 5 January 2014, the new extension were officially opened by Ms Indranee Rajah. The new building features a Dhamma Hall, Mediation Hall, Cultural Centre (Museum), Conference Room, Dining Hall, Rest Area, Sunday Class and the Monks abode.[5] The new Julamanee Prasat Theravada Columbarium was further opened on 15 June 2014 at the temple.

Wat Ananda Youth Group

Phraku Bisaldhammanides which was formerly known as the Ananda Metyarama Buddhist Youth Circle. After Phraku Bisaldhammanides left for Bangkok in 1974, WAY continued holding most of its activities in Wat Ananda Metyarama Buddhist Temple, which today include:

  • Sunday Morning Service (SMS)
  • Forest WAY
  • Community Service
  • Young Buddhist Chapter (YBC)
  • Ehipassiko Chanting Group (ECG)[6]

Dhamma Wisdom Centre

Regular events are also conducted at the 27 Jalan Senyum Dhamma Wisdom Centre premises.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Wat Ananda Metyarama Buddhist Temple, Singapore". Flickr. yeowatzup. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Wat Ananda Metyarama Buddhist Temple - Singapore". mybuddha108.com. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Xu, Yvonne. "Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple". Indesign Publishing Pty Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Project in Detail". World Buildings Directory. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Wat Ananda Youth. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 AD ( 2558 BE ) ACTIVITIES". Singapore Buddhist Calendar. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 

External links

  • .sg.orgway
  • Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple on Facebook


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