The Main Objects of Wat Buddhalavarn Incorporated are;

  • For use as a residence for the Lao Buddhist Monks and the Monks of other Nationalities.
  • To carry out the Buddhist Teaching to all Buddhists and to other who want to learn about and practice Buddhism.
  • To provide religious services for the Lao Buddhists and for Buddhists of other nationalities.
  • To teach Lao Tradition and Culture and to practice meditation
  • To provide a place of Buddhist Public Worship.

We promote Peace, Happiness and Community Harmony in this land. In order to achieving these objectives, we encourage and urge all Buddhists and Non-Buddhists to be kind and respect to each other.(that’s the starting point of becoming a good citizen of this country and in this world).

To many, Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of philosophy or “way of life”. It is a philosophy because philosophy “means love of wisdom” and the path can be summed up as;

  • To lead a moral life
  • To be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions
  • To develop wisdom and understanding

The 5 Precepts

The moral code within Buddhism is the precepts, of which the main five are;

  • Not to take the life of anything living.
  • Not to take anything not freely given.
  • To abstain from sexual misconduct and sensual overindulgence.
  • To refrain from untrue speech.
  • To avoid intoxication, that is, losing mindfulness.

This photo was taken on 24 April 2016 when all the Monks around Australia got together along with all Lao Community Leaders and the Australia Government Representatives celebrating the Lao New Year at the temple. Venerable Thongsoun Phantha Oudom the Abbot of Wat Buddhalavarn, Venerable Chao Khun Samai the Abbot of Wat Pa Buddharangsee Leumeah, Mr Brian White President of NSW Buddhist Society, Mr Laurie Ferguson Federal MP for Werrira, Mr Greg Warren State MP for Campbelltown, Deputy Police Commander of Campbelltown Area, Lao Community Elderly Member, Lao Community Leaders, along with other monks from other Monastery around Australia and Lao/Thai/Vietnamese Buddhists and Non-Buddhist.