A few shots of my Temple, Wat Alaska Yanna Vararam, a Dhammayut Thai Temple in Anchorage, Alaska.
The main Meditation Hall.
The Buddha was "consecrated" from Thailand in the presence of our Abbott and various Dhammayut-order higher-ups and then shipped to Anchorage.
The Buddha statue with Ven. Ananda and Ven. Sariputta attending.
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa!
The big man
Buddha's face, close-up
This altar next to the statue is covered every inch by more buddha statues and status of some thai saints.
Buddha statues stuffed into every corner of the altar
Multitudinous flowers at the foot of the big Buddha
A texture-painting of the Tathagata
Buddha wall sculpture
The top row of paintings depicts the life of the Buddha. The bottom, the life of Acariya Malai^
Life of Buddha, cont'd
Life of Ven. Malai, cont'd^
Wheel of life tapestry^
Where the monks sit during blessings^
The Thai edition of the Tipitaka
English Tipitaka cabinet
Future design of the Temple
Calendar. The photo is from the year of the Temple's dedication, when the Dhammyut Order abroad held its meeting at Wat Alaska.
Parinibbana Mudra statuette hangs above the exit
The sign facing the street
Sign from teh other side, with shrubs.
South face of the building
Flowers (still holding on to life in mid-September)
The front entrance
Phramaha Boonet Baukhai - The Abbott
Me and Ajaan Niran
Ajaan Niran w/ the Buddha
Ajaan Boonet, cleaning a coffeemaker
Ajaan Surachai, teaching Thai
Ajaan Surachai teaching