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Wat Prayong Gittivanaram has been founded by the venerable Phra Acharn Phet in 2007. At that time there was only a pond surrounded by a small walking path and just enough space to build a simple wooden hut where acharn stayed to practice meditation. Within a short time people knew that there was a meditating monk and many came to pay respect to him and ask him for advice on how to solve their problems in life. After a few months the owner of the land offered a piece of land to him and they started to build a hall where the monks and laypeople could do meditation practice and chantings. At that time Phra Acharn Phet told his close students already that “in future there will be thousands of westerners and thais practicing meditation here”. In 2009 Mae Chee Brigitte an austrian nun and meditation master, came to help teaching meditators in english-, german- and thai-language. Now Wat Prayong is open for practitioners from all religious backgrounds and traditions. It is a place known for open-mindedness and respect for all living beings.
Address: Thanon Khlong sip-sip si, khlong sip-song (which means: road canal 10 to 14, canal 12)
Latitude and longitude 13°53'52.57" N 100°52'11.80" E (also visible in Google street-view)
© Antoni Uni, el primero UniCo de l'Escala 2017