San Fran Dhammaram Temple

San Francisco
,  
United States

The San Fran Dhammaram Temple is located in the California city of San Francisco. The location is a big and beautiful yellow building surrounded by greenery and located steps away from many beautiful parks. One can learn about the dhamma, engage in discussions about life, learn about the Thai culture and then spend the afternoon in nature reflecting on what they've learned and how to incorporate it into their lives.

Tradition & Practice
Buddhism
Theravada
Kind of Place
Center

Practice and Meditation

The San Fran Dhammaram Temple is a centre that follows the teachings and practice of Theravada Buddhism. This is known as one of the oldest names for Buddhism and incorporates more traditional teachings. Meditation is a focus of this type of tradition but is only offered as one on one sessions. The monks are available everyday to provide spiritual guidance and blessings also. Daily sermons and weekly dhamma discussions are listed on a schedule on their website. For those also wanting to learn more about Thai language and culture there are classes and workshops offered.

The Place

When Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo came to America in 1987 there were no places to teach the dhamma. The dhamma is the central Buddhist belief meaning "the truth". Although there were no designated spaces he continued to travel to America to share the teachings of Buddha. Finally in 2002 the San Fran Dhammaram Temple was established. It became a space to practice the dhamma and to also learn about and celebrate Thai culture. It currently resides in San Francisco, just south of the Golden Gate Bridge on the corner of 28th Ave and Lincoln Way. Although there is only parking located on the street there are bus stops located close by. Once one is done visiting the centre there are many beautiful parks located within walking distance that can be explored as well.

Lineage and
Organization

Contact

watsanfran.orgwatsanfran@yahoo.com+1 (415) 753-0857
2645 Lincoln Way
San Francisco
94122
United States

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