Etiquette at Wat Buddhametta
Welcome to the Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center and Monastery. You are entering the home of a community of Buddhist monks. We have prepared a Mindfulness Checklist to make your visit more comfortable and informed. This checklist is intended to support a spiritual practice.
Please Keep in mind the following:
- Please, NO short shorts, short dresses, or tank tops. This applies to both men and women. If needed, we provide sarongs that can be worn during your visit. Remove your shoes in the entry room. Dispos-able shoe coverings are available if there is a medical reason for not removing your shoes.
- Monks and nuns do not shake hands or hug. To greet residents of this Wat, simply press your hands to-gether at the heart and bow.
- When sitting in the Buddha Room for meditation or a ceremony, do not stretch your legs/feet out in the direction of the altar. Instead, stretch them out in the direction of the windows. Please also remove your hat when you enter the Buddha Room.
- Silence your cell phone and lower your voice during meditation, ceremonies, and classes.
Lunch Offering at Wat Buddhametta.
Resident and visiting monks and nuns are prohibited from eating after midday. Lunch is offered to the monastic community daily between 11:00 and 11:30. To participate in the lunch offering, ask a monk, nun, or community member.
Please Note: For those who come for meditation, please avoid coming from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. due to the daily lunch offering to monks.