Welcome to Tam Bao Temple
A lotus for you; a buddha to be!
Tam Bao Temple is a five-acre oasis of peace and serenity just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge where Buddhists and friends of every religion practice mindfulness meditation and cultivate compassion for all living things.
On Friday evenings from 7:20 to 9:00, our English-speaking Sangha practices sitting meditation and walking meditation followed by discussion of some aspect of Buddhism based on a reading.
Please come and join Abbot Thich Dao Quang (Thay) and the other members of our Sangha.
In order to support our Sangha living in peace and harmony we ask those attending Friday evening practice to stay for both the meditation and lecture/discussion period. For those unable to attend the entire practice on Friday you may join the Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday practices at 7:30 PM for 30 minutes of sitting meditation. This is followed by chanting meditation but you are free to leave after sitting.
In order to create positive energy and support for our sangha to practice better we recommend all brothers and sisters to be aware of appropriate clothing. Please use these guidelines as a minimum so as to create a harmonious atmosphere as we practice. For women this would include at least modestly cut blouses with sleeves, and capris or knee-length shorts. For men this would include full length shirts with sleeves and knee-length shorts.
Note: Mindfulness requires no experience; only practice. Thus, their are no requirements to attend the Sangha, nor are you required to forgo your own personal spiritual beliefs. As practitioners of mindfulness, all faiths, all races and all sentient beings are welcomed, valued and respected equally.
If you would like to schedule a private session with Thay please submit your request on the 'contact us' page on this website.
"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity" - A widely cited quotation attributed to Albert Einstein.
Thay addresses the Interfaith Federation
Thich Dao Quang offered the featured address to the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge at its 24th annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, October 20.
"I see the similarity and difference also between the Buddhist belief and Buddhist practitioner and the Christian belief and Christian practitioner," Quang said. "I love to interact, I love to work together with the Christian practitioner rather than the Buddhist believer, also. We have to practice, not believe."
This quote from Thay's speech is included in a very nice article written by George Morris of the Baton Rouge Advocate that appeared on Thursday, October 21. The complete article may be found at: