Special Events

Sign for Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple, Olympia, WA

932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-350-0897


ANNUAL MEETING of Theravadan Monks at the Thai temple:

200 monks in Olympia!

JUNE 15-17 2018

Abbott Phra Ratsamee with markers

The meeting will include the markers burying ceremony so that this temple will be authorized to ordain monks.  Stones will be placed to mark the boundaries of the ceremonial temple.  Our round stones to be buried, and the markers on top are ready and waiting!

Laity are welcome to attend at any time during the three days.  Just walk around, visit with the monks if desired, watch the stone placement.


The meeting brings together monks of the Dhammayuttika order, founded by Prince Mongkut in the 19th Century.

Partial schedule, subject to change:

Friday, June 15:  1-3:00 PM  Buddhist monks chanting for peace on the Capitol steps.  They will start gathering around 1:00.

Saturday, June 16: 9:00 AM Looknimit gilding and offering tri-cloth robes.  Andy Ryder, Mayor of Lacey, welcomes the monks.

Sunday, June 17: 2:45 PM Consecration ceremony of the Buddha and ordination hall.  3:00 PM Ceremony of cutting the rattan of the Nimit ball, and bind Patthasima.


Stone burying ceremony in Thailand