Web-site Link http://www.cbtstl.org/
street 2832 Cherokee St,
City and State St Louis, MO
Zip code 63118
open days sun
Cherokee Buddhist Temple known also as Wat Buddhamanee Rattanaram. The temple was founded in the Theravada tradition, and more specifically the Thai Dhammayut branch in 1999. As you will see in this booklet, the chanting in a combination of English and Pali. Pali is a now-dead language that was spoken in India at the time of the Buddha. His teachings were written and preserved in Pali many years after his death.
Our abbot, Phrakhru Vijit has been the spiritual leader of the temple since 2001. He is originally from Thailand, and first ordained in 1978. It has been his goal to share mediation instruction and the Dharma (Buddha’s teachings) to members of the English-speaking community for some time. Our volunteers are doing their best to translate his talks and teachings, so please be patient with us while we work to make them available.
The temple is open to everyone from general public, and does not discriminate on religious or any other basis.