Watt Munisotaram

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Title

Watt Munisotaram

Subject

Theravada Buddhism

Description

Theravada Buddhist temple in Hampton, Minnesota.

Creator

Colin MacArthur, Will Yetvin, Jonah Hudson-Erdman

Date

2014, 2016

Items in the Watt Munisotaram Collection

The group, a mix of girls and boys, dances in traditional Cambodian
attire to traditional Cambodian music. Additionally, children are taught
to play Cambodian instruments.

The Wattanak Benefit Party took place on Saturday, February 19 at the U
Garden Restaurant in Minneapolis. A buffet dinner was available from 7
to 9; from 9 to 12 was a live band and dance. During dinner the Wattanak
Troupe, the dance group,…

The Wattanak Benefit Party took place on Saturday, February 19 at the U
Garden Restaurant in Minneapolis. A buffet dinner was available from 7
to 9; from 9 to 12 was a live band and dance. During dinner the Wattanak
Troupe, the dance group,…

The Wattanak Benefit Party took place on Saturday, February 19 at the U
Garden Restaurant in Minneapolis. A buffet dinner was available from 7
to 9; from 9 to 12 was a live band and dance. During dinner the Wattanak
Troupe, the dance group,…

Yet in the process of consecrating the boundary, there are evil spirits that want to prevent this holy act. Sour and Phan recount Watt Munisotaram’s struggle with the spirits here.

I am educational motivator. I motivate my own Cambodian people, especially younger generations, to preserve our traditional Cambodian cultural heritage. My mission is to establish a Cambodian cultural heritage so the Cambodian generations [can] be…

Especially with my daughter you know, I don’t want her to forget my own culture. Some people forget it but for me I don’t want her to forget it so she’d know [about the culture. That’s why I tell her to go every day [on] Sunday to learn more…

Main Temple
This temple was built from 2002 to 2007 and cost 1.58 million dollars. It has two stories: the top story is for meditation and chanting for monks and the bottom story is for celebrations. Lining the top of the walls in the top story are 26 colored…

Old Temple
This old temple is a very American-style building with tan clapboard sides. The first floor has a kitchen and is a gathering place for many people. Children generally use this space to practice dance on Sundays while it is filled with families,…

Red Building
The red building was one of the first buildings on the property. It was used initially as the main temple but as the community grew other facilities were built. There are currently efforts to convert it into a dance studio for the dance group since…