Wat Marp Jan / Mab Chan

Wat Marp Jan / Mab Chan

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Let monks create men, and then the people come to make a monastery.


"Marpjan", Rayong Meditation Center is the 73rd branch of Wat Nongpaapong.

Since 1984, the temple was established. It has promoted the practice of both monks and laymen by Master Anan Akinjano as the leader. Adhering to the doctrinal principles of headmaster Chah Subhatto.

Most area is adjacent to the National Forest. The forest is abundant. The temple’s area is over a thousand acres. Most of the trees are dense and fertile. There are also variety species of wildlife and many natural streams in the rainy season. It’s beautiful natural scenery with winds blowing in 4 directions, suitable for the practice of Dharma.

ObservancesDaily Schedule

4:00 a.m.Morning: Wake-Up Bell

4:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.Morning Meeting: Meditation and Chanting

5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Monks go out to surrounding villages on alms-round. Lay guests sweep the monastery

and help in the kitchen until meal time.

8:00 a.m.                                Meal

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Lay guests help cleaning the kitchen and eating area after the meal. Following this,

they help with work such as maintenance, gardening and looking after the grounds.

In the absence of work projects, guests may use their time to meditate and study.

3:00 p.m.     Chores such as sweeping the monastery paths and cleaning the monastery toilets.

5:00 p.m.    Afternoon Drink

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Meditation and Evening Chanting

Visitors to Wat Marp Jan should try to come before the 8 a.m. meal or between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the afternoon. Those arriving by 6.45 a.m. will have the opportunity to offer food to monks returning from alms round, while those arriving before 8 a.m. may receive a blessing, chant, and share in the meal.  After helping clean up, guests are welcome to go & view the temple, Chedi and meditation hall. Those unable to visit before the monastery gates close at 12 noon may instead come between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the afternoon

How to meditate?

Anapanasati practice (Breathing Meditation)

The temple has developed a registered practitioner system to accommodate the increasing number of practitioners every year. Anybody interested in attending the Dharma Way? Applications can be requested at the temple office or download from website: www.watmarpjan.org, E-mail : watmarpjan.org; Please send the application with evidences before 7 days for the temple will approve and prepare for the location.And who interested in practicing at the monastery in a more involved capacity may stay up to seven days.

Address and Map Wat Marp Jan 8/1 Moo 7 Klaeng, Mueang, Rayong 21160 Thailand. View as map.


Wat Marp Jan offers an opportunity for those who interested to practice and learn about the Buddhist path, inquiries and visitors are welcome. Those with general questions may e-mail at marpjan@gmail.com or call at 10.00 - 11.45 or 15.00 - 17.00 GMT +7.00, for English: +66 (0)38-026-252, and for Thai: +66 (0)38-026-251. While those who interested in visiting the monastery are encouraged to check out our Visiting page. When inquiring about a potential stay at Marp Jan, applicants should attach a photo include their names, ages, countries of origin, and background in meditation and Buddhist practice.


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