Wat Suan Mokkh – Garden of Liberation

This is one of our favorite Buddhist temples in Thailand. They have no amulets for sale, but they do have some amazing forest environment to walk through. Buddhadasa Bhikku founded this temple and has since passed on. He was one of our favorite monks. He rebelled against the mainstream Bangkok based Buddhism and went about interpreting the Pali Cannon directly – without assistance. He was a pioneer in the “forest monestary” concept of practice and he is widely revered by Buddhists across the world.

Here are some photos from the Wat Suan Mokkh Temple:

 

Skeletons hang over one of the study areas to remind us that life is always changing, death is near.
Skeletons hang over one of the study areas to remind us that life is always changing, death is near.
Long dirt path at Suan Mokkh, there are many of these and they are ideal for walking meditation practice.
Long dirt path at Suan Mokkh, there are many of these and they are ideal for walking meditation practice.
Monks returning to kutis after morning meal.
Monks returning to kutis after morning meal.
Monk robes hanging to dry in the morning sun.
Monk robes hanging to dry in the morning sun.
Bell made of old bomb shell and the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming in the background.
Bell made of old bomb shell and the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming in the background.
Siddhartha Buddha.
Siddhartha Buddha.
A home for monks staying at Wat Suan Mokkh.
A home for monks staying at Wat Suan Mokkh.

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

3 thoughts on “Wat Suan Mokkh – Garden of Liberation”

  1. Hanging Skeletons are often seen as morbid by Westerners in Buddhism they’re used as a teaching tool to show that it’s the soul that matters not the body.

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