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Messenger Monk Worship at the Wat Mon, Sept 1--9

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The Ceremony of Worshiping the Messenger Monk's Ship continues tonight at the Wat Mon Buddhist Temple in Panorama City. The Wat Mon Temple is unique from other Buddhist temples in LA County in that it prescribes Tipitaka (Pali canon) teachings. These scriptures are believed to be the oldest set of teachings of Buddha recorded.

Tipitaka, or Pali Canon, is practiced mainly in Sri Lanka and Burma. Most people are familiar with the Wat Thai LA, which is known as being a Thai Buddhist society. More information about the Pali Canon can be read on the Pali Text Society's website.

The prayer ceremonies continue every night at 7pm through September 9th. The temple is open for meditation any time.

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Mon Temple Of Los Angeles
14321 Tupper Street Panorama City 91402 (Click for Google Map)

More photos after the jump.

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Photos by Henry David for LAist