Meditation Hall

1 meditation hallOur meditation hall is situated on the third floor of the complex and is designed with the purpose of inducing peace of mind as its primary objective.  The overall design follows that of open ‘sala’ or halls of Forest Meditation Monasteries in Thailand. 

The main image in this hall is a replica of the very famous image of the Buddha giving his first discourse/sermon (The Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta – Discourse of the Turning of the Wheel of Dhamma). This image is commonly called the Sarnath Buddha, after the place where the Buddha gave the discourse. 

The hall features mainly wood flooring, panels, frames, and subdued lighting so as to create an ambience which is conduceive to meditation.  In order to inspire our members and devotees further, the hall will have a glass window looking out to the spire of the chedi. nother key feature of the meditation hall is the ‘Teaching Wall’ where we will install a set of the Buddha’s teachings on the practice of meditation.  This wall is located directly opposite the altar wh The primary objective is to inspire you to just sit down and meditate!
The meditation hall is open for public use, for temple opening hours, please click here.

Meditation Class

The Sarnath Buddha Image1 meditation hall2
This Buddha image presides the Meditation hall. It is a replica of the famous image commonly known as the "Sarnath Buddha". It represents the "Setting the wheel of Dharma in Motion", in other words, Buddha's first teaching. The Wheel is represented by the disc in the middle of the bottom panel.

It was said that the first ones who listened to the Buddha's discourse were his former companions, the five ascetics who had deserted him a few months earlier and were now dwelling in a deer park at Sarnath near Benares. He explained to them the truths he had discovered, and on hearing his discourse they gained insight into the Dhamma, becoming his first disciples. In the months ahead his following grew by leaps and bounds as both householders and ascetics heard the liberating message, gave up their former creeds, and declared themselves disciples of the Enlightened One.

In the bottom panel, there are six figures, five of which represent the five ascetics. The sixth figure possibly represents you, the visitor?

Read more about the Sarnath here: Wikipedia.