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Songkran Holiday in Ubon Ratchathani (5)

Wat Pah Nanachat

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Wat Pah Nanachat in Ubon Ratchathani province is a branch unit of Wat Nong Pah Pong, the international monastery for people around the world to learn Buddhism. As mentioned previously, Wat Nong Pah Pong head of monk was Luang Phu Chah or Ajarn Chah and Wat Pah Nanachat was headed by one of Ajarn Chah's disciple, Ajarn Sumedho who was an American national. Other than being led by Ajarn Chah, Wat Pah Nanachat has another close association with Wat Nong Pah Pong where the wat is located within lush forest, which is a symbolic of Buddhism teachings under the stewardship of Ajarn Chah. Wat Pah Nanachat focussed mainly on learning Buddhism through meditations. There was a 2 storey wooden structure being the accommodation, cooking and dining area for the students. The building also display some of descriptions on the history of Ajarn Chah, his teaching methods and the establishments of Wat Nong Pah Pong and Wat Pah Nanachat as well as pictures of some foreign monks who were trained by Ajarn Chah or learnt Buddhism which follows his teaching methods. There is the main praying hall, the ubosot with a Buddha sculpture being placed inside.

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A display on the history of Wat Pah Nanachat and Ajarn Chah

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A quote from Ajarn Chah at Wat Pah Nanachat

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The lush trees at Wat Pah Nanachat

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Some questions and answers hanged on trees to understand Buddhism at Wat Pah Nanachat

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More displays on descriptions on history of Ajarn Chah and establishments of the Buddhism teachings under him

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The foreign monks who had been trained by Ajarn Chah or learning Buddhism under his teachings being on display at Wat Pah Nanachat

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The wooden structure praying halls at Wat Pah Nanachat

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The main praying hall, interior and exterior of Wat Pah Nanachat

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3 monkey sculptures at Wat Pah Nanachat

Posted by kidd27 06:15 Archived in Thailand

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