Our temple is located on 5.8 acres of land at address 8000 FM 1518, Schertz, Texas 78154. When the land was first purchased, there was no temple to perform religious activities and for the monks to stay. Therefore we rented the house at 7606 Sak Oak, Live Oak, Texas 78233. We performed our service at temporary place until the temple completed.
On May 19, 1995 we officially recognized as non profit organization or incorporation by the State of Texas named Wat Saddhadhamma Buddhist 1518 Temple. With regarding to some documents of the temple which might be different from permanent address. This is because at the time we bought the land in Schertz, there’s no temple to be recognized by law. We have to apply some documents to be lawful organization to the State of Texas using temporary address. The temple was completed in 1997 and became permanent place for Buddhist monks and members to worship.
The objects of this temple shall be:
To propagate the Buddha’s teaching
To promote and support charitable activities
To unite Buddhists for religious and charitable activities
To provide for the support and maintenance of the resident members of the Buddhist monkshood
Other charitable and religious services
There are threemonks currently reside at the temple:
Dr. Phramaha Win Tonklan
Phramaha Sawai Sangharaksa
Phra Pramot Permpol
We have approximately 350 active members who support our temple and continue to grow. The current abbot of the temple is Dr.PhramahaWin Tonklan. Services are held daily in the temple at 8:00 a.m. up to 9:00 p.m. The public is welcome to participate in the function. Other religious ceremonies are held in connection with the Buddhist religious hold days throughout the year. These services mostly occur on Saturday and Sunday, as close to the actual date of the Holy Day as possible. These services consist of processions, offerings to the monk, prayers, chanting, and symbolic gestures. In addition, other service on an intermittent basis consist of classes for teaching Buddha, meditation, and service off the temple’s premise at the request of individual, such as for weddings, funerals and house blessing ceremonies and so on. These services are performed by the monks. The number of members increases day by day and we need the monk to carry out the above described service for Wat Saddhadhamma.