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Wat Pa Lao Buddhadham has been offering spiritual services and programs to our community for over 20 years. We, at Wat (Temple) Pa (Forest) Lao Buddhadham are Volunteers from the Heart. We are very proud of our many community outreach programs. We have had the privilege of watching our community grow, and that growth has been tremendous. As such, we are now in need of expanding.


Theravada (pronounced — more or less — "terra-VAH-dah"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Tipitaka, or Pali canon, which scholars generally agree contains the earliest surviving record of the Buddha's teachings.[1] For many centuries, Theravada has been the predominant religion of continental Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, and Laos) and Sri Lanka. Today Theravada Buddhists number well over 100 million worldwide.[2] In recent decades Theravada has begun to take root in the West.

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