I hope that everyone is doing well, especially during this time of the public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. I hope that everyone takes care of their health and helps to take care of others’ health as well. 

Read and know that wisdom to heal the suffering. I would like to pay respect to the respected master. Sathu sathu sathu sathu sathu.

Invitation to Chant Paritta Sutta

Every Evening from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (AZ-mountain time)

Good Friday everyone, from Wat Buddhametta and Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center, in Tucson Arizona.

I hope that everyone is doing well, especially during this time of the public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. I hope that everyone takes care of their health and helps to take care of others’ health as well. 

During this time of social distancing abd to follow the public health guidelines properly Wat Buddhametta has cancelled all of our ceremonies, classes, and meditation sessions at our Wat. We also encourage our community members to stay home and participate with us (the Sangha) through online tools that we have available.

The Buddhist monks, Samanera, and Maechee(Buddhist nun) of Wat Buddhametta have decided to launch the online “Paritta Chanting, the Verses of Protection” everyday.

The Paritta Chant, is the collection of verses taught by the Buddha for protection. The word “Paritta” means “Protection.” Throughout the history of Buddhism and especially in the Theravada tradition we chant and recite, and listen to the Paritta Verses/ Sutta/the Discourses in order to avert illness or danger, to ward off the influence of malignant beings, to obtain protection and deliverance from evil, and to promote health, prosperity, welfare, and well-being. The selected discourses for recital are known as “paritta suttas,”  the discourses for protection. Traditionally, the paritta verses were chanted by the Sangha but later it became a well-known practice done  by all Buddhists – both lay people and monks – to chant the collection of Paritta Verses for their protection and good health both physically and mentally  especially, in Sri Lanka,Thailand, Myanmar, Lao, and Cambodia.  

Since we have temporarily closed Wat Buddhametta to any public gatherings indefinitely to help  to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the community,  we encourage everyone  TO STAY HOME and practice SOCIAL DISTANCE. Therefore, we want everyone to know that WE as your monks, your samanera(novice monk), and your nun at Wat Buddhametta are keeping all of you in our thoughts of Metta; lovingkindness and protection. 

We would like to invite everyone to join us for  “Online Paritta Chanting” from Wat Buddhametta via “Ajahn Sarayut Arnanta’s Facebook page” every evening from  5:00  p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (AZ-mountain time).

The Evening Chanting

Dhammacakkappavattanasuttam ( 7.1 – page 130)

Mangala Suttam  (4.8 –  page 72)

Cha Ratana Paritta Gatha (4.9 – page 75)

Karaniyamettasuttam (4.10 – page 77)

We encourage all of you to stay home, to chant and to meditate more. We also welcome you to join us from wherever you are by chanting with the Sangha online.

Please note : We use “Pali Chanting Book” published by The Council of Thai Bhikkhus in the U.S.A.

May the blessings of good health be with all of us,

Phrakrupanyasiddhivides (Ajahn Sarayut Arnanta)

Abbot of Wat Buddhametta