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     This is  NOT  the official web site for Melbourne's Thai Temple,  Wat Punyawanaram.   This web site, Melbourne Thai Temple, was created to share general public knowledge of the temple and its special events.  Our content does NOT reflect the official  opinions of the  Monks or Board of Trustee of the Wat.   Our site, Melbourne Thai Temple, strives to  provide timely and accurate information to the best of our ability, and visitors to this site should contact the Wat (321-255-1465) for clarification of any conflicting information and/or dates. To view the  Wat's official web site click on this link: (watpun.ORG)   or click on Thai Temple Sites (menu above) then 'Wat Punyawanaram"                 
             
Typical Sunday Service Activities:    07:00 am,   Chanting and Meditation...
                                                                                                     11:00 am,    Alms and food offering to  Monks... 
                                                                                                     11 am -1 pm,  Social time and Thai lunch for members and guest     
                                                                                                                               (donations to cover cost of  food is appreciated)...
                                                                                                     1 pm,    Buddha Talks.        All times are subject to change..call Temple at 255-1465
    
      
  Alert...Alert...Alert... Aurora Road Closing for 7 -Weeks    ( no  new date for reopening)     Click Here: Detour Route


                              
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   End-of-Lent (Vassa)  Sunday 16 Oct

This event signifies the end of the three-month Rains Retreat, July to October. The rain-retreats is a time where the monks are encouraged 
to remain at the temple to study the teaching of Buddha.  After the retreat, the monks  are now free to move from place to place and spread the 
teaching of Buddha. Before they leave, the monks receive new robes at this annual ceremony. The ceremony is called "Thot Kathin". 
The word "Thot" means "making an offering to the monk" and the word "Kathin" literary means the cloth material. 

The offering of new saffron robes to the monks is consider meritorious and important to the Thai people. Other gifts to the monks may include
basic toiletries, writing materials, and food. This gift-giving is an act of appreciation and gratitude to the monks.

                                  KATHIN Festival   Sunday  23 Oct

The Kathin Festival is a traditional joyous Buddhist festival...a day of reflection, offerings to the monks, and the offering of "Money Trees" to the temple
for its continued maintenance. 

"Money Trees"  Individuals or groups  will combine efforts by collecting cash donations for the maintenance of their local temple. Such donations are 
vividly arranged on a "money tree" which looks rather like a colorful Christmas tree decked with money as the "ornaments". The money tree is ceremoniously
paraded around the temple, led by a team of drummers and musicians. In this way, the lay-people of Thailand reaffirm their faith and, in a joyous 
fashion, bring gifts to Buddha and his servants.


      Upcoming event:   Loy Kathong... ''-- Sunday, 13 Nov 2016

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Wat  Punyawanaram


The Melbourne Thai Temple, Wat Punyawanaram, is a Thai Buddhist Temple, serving the local Thai community, its friends, and guest. It is located in the Space Coast area of Brevard County in the east-central coastal town of Melbourne, Florida., approximately 1-hour east of Orlando, Florida

The Wat provides a serene  location for its members, guest, and visitors to learn and practice the  teachings of Buddha, learn the art of meditation and chanting, and to act as a social center for its members and guest to enjoy the holidays and customs of the Thai people.

Disclaimer


This is NOT the official site for Wat Punyawanaram. This web site, Melbourne Thai Temple, was created to share general public knowledge of the temple and its special events.  Our content does NOT reflect the official  opinions of the  Monks or Board of Trustee of the Wat.   Our site, Melbourne Thai Temple, strives to  provide timely and accurate information to the best of our ability, and visitors to this site should contact the Wat for clarification of any conflicting information and dates. To view Wat's official web site click on this link: (watpun.ORG)
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