Soryarangsey Buddhist Temple

Submitted by Pierce Salguero on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:01
Phone
215-329-4264
Address
5415 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120
Location

40.0321081, -75.1164318

Geographic Origin(s) of Institution
Cambodia
Date Last Visited
Main Cultural/Linguistic/Ethnic Affiliation(s) of Members or Participants
Cambodian
Major Sectarian Affiliation(s)
Theravada
Other Basic Information

Cambodian Theravada temple est 1993. Affiliated with other temples of same name in Cambodia. Three monks in residence.

Connections with Healing

Interviewees stressed the role of mindfulness cultivated through meditation for maintaining physical health. The practice of a vegetarian diet, temperance, monogamy, and maintaining the five precepts were also mentioned, as were spreading compassion and gratitude. Bathhouses are utilized to heal, as is the undertaking of a period of abstinence from food and shelter while receiving prayers and blessings from monks. Holy water blessed by monks is also used to purify or heal the body.

Best Time to Visit

Open to the public Mon. to Sun. 9:30–3pm.
 

Availability
Open