Services


Services

- Everyday, beginning at 10:30 AM, individuals are given the opportunity to gain merit and be blessed for giving by donating food to the monks.

- Each Buddha Day, beginning at 9:30 AM, Family Service is held for all ages to attend.  Individuals get the opportunity to Thak Baht (Give Offerings) and Fahng Tet (Listen to Buddhist Sermon)

Special Services

- Special services, held to recognize or commemorate significant events for Buddhists.  The dates are normally on the weekend closest to the actual date.  Please call the temple office for date and time.

Funeral Services

Family Memorial Services

- Events, such as a one hundred day ceremony for someone who has passed away, or any one of the Buddhist ceremonies, may be cause for very large gatherings in the small temple building.


Daily Activities

Monks rise early and spend time in personal meditation and Dhamma study before attending to the maintenance of the temple and surrounding grounds.

Members of the Community arrive later in the morning and either prepare food to offer the monks or assist in other areas of the temple.

If you plan to offer food to the monks, it is important to arrive on time and proceed to the main hall with items you are providing, remembering to maintain a respectful and calm manner.

Depending on the day, a large or small gathering of the Buddhist lay community may gather to offer food and other material items to the Sangha (Monks).

Events, such as a one hundred day ceremony for someone who has passed away, or any one of the Buddhist ceremonies, may be cause for very large gatherings in the temple building.

Just before eleven o'clock the food, beginning with the rice and followed by the other items, will be offerd first to the Abbot or senior monk by a member of the community, then passed to the other monk.

Once each monk has received food, the dishes and trays will usually be removed to the outside where the community will share a meal together.

By contributing to the monk's support and reflecting on right effort of both the monks and the community members, positive results can be achieved,

When attending events and ceremonies at the temple it is also important to respect our neighbors by keeping driveways and Rio Linda Boulevard street clear and behaving respectfully to all.

Please respect the monk's personal time as follows:

6:00 A.M. – 7.30 A.M. Morning Chanting, and Meditation

10:30 A.M. – 12.00 P.M. Lunch Meal in Silence

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Evening Chanting, and Meditation

Special Events

Throughout the year, many Lao and Buddhist events are presented at Wat Sacramento Phosiesattanak.

A calendar of events, daily schedules, and details about each planned activity are available on this site.

An extensive photo gallery section is also being compiled featuring our many activities.

Helpful Volunteers

Although many projects and activities are developed and worked on by the monks and management committee, many other events and tasks are completed by volunteers from outside these groups. There is always an opportunity to participate and lend a hand at furthering the objectives of Wat Sacramento Phosiesattanak.