Welcome to Our WebsiteColumbus Buddhist Community, Inc.(C.B.C) Also known as the Watt Samakyseriratanarama is a not-for-profit religious organization and committed to promote cultural awareness, to encourage higher education and to help bridge the cultural, generational, and gender gap within the community. Our people develop projects to create dialogues between elders and young adults in conference and presentations. In working to fulfill our mission, we work in the spirit of friendship and unity with the hope to create a strong and vibrant Khmer community that will last for generations to come. Watt Samakyseriratanarama is a Buddhist temple that serves the Cambodian Buddhist community in the greater Columbus area. The temple is a bona fide Buddhist organization and opens to the Cambodian people and other Buddhist of all ages that seek worship of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. For the younger generation it is a place to learn about the Cambodian culture and Buddhism. In addition, we work with other organizations to promote cultural events and create opportunity for students who want to pursue higher education. The duties of temple consist of performing and coordinating Buddhist religious teachings and other ceremonial activities. These include the blessing of marriages, homes and funerals as well as teaching of the Buddhist doctrine to the followers. We hope to pass the practice of our Buddhist culture on to the younger generation and preserve our identity as Cambodian Buddhist society in our new homeland. In this regard, we would like to thank all the people who have supported us - without you we would not have been able to survive. If you would like to make any comments or suggestions to help improve the welfare of our community, please call us at (614) (801-5603). We welcome you to our new Watsamakyseri's Web site! Feel free to take a few moments to look around and find your favorite features. The website will continue to maintain our community's high quality of service to the Khmer people of Columbus, Ohio.
We welcome you to our new Watsamakyseri's Web site! Feel free to take a few moments to look around and find your favorite features. The website will continue to maintain our community's high quality of service to the Khmer people of Columbus, Ohio.
Pagoda as the CentralWhat is Buddhism? Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of life. Buddhist practices such as meditation are means of changing oneself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path - a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. Because Buddhism does not include the idea of worshipping a creator God, some people do not see it as a religion in the normal, Western sense. The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching are straightforward and practical: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible. Thus Buddhism addresses itself to all people irrespective of race, nationality, or gender. It teaches practical methods (such as meditation) which enable people to realise and utilise its teachings in order to transform their experience, to be fully responsible for their lives and to develop the qualities of Wisdom and Compassion. There are around 350 million Buddhists and a growing number of them are Westerners. They follow many different forms of Buddhism, but all traditions are characterized by non-violence, lack of dogma, tolerance of differences, and, usually, by the practice of meditation.
Mr. Pha PokWelcome from Mr. Pha Thank you so very much to all the committee and watsamakyseri board members. We appreciate your support! To the temple caretakers for your time and effort in setting up and tearing down for our events! To the parents/guardians/friends for supporting us at the temple! To those who have attended all our events or ceremonies! All of your help and support has been greatly appreciated. Please continue your support.It is greatly appreciated. Thanks again. Warm Regards.
Upcoming Events CentreThe Khmer Culture - Watsamakyseri.
The Upcoming Events page provides a shedule of the upcoping meetings and public appearance of Columbus Buddhist Community, Inc. Bi vs Semi(weekly/monthly/annually) We've put together the most popular Cambodian good deed, birthday ceremony and Traditional festivals and more. Please join us and get the latest events.