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Welcome to Cambodian Buddhist Society

The Wat (means temple) was establised as a cultural center for the Cambodian community in Australia. The Cambodian Buddhist Society of NSW Inc. is a not-for-profit religious organization supported by the Cambodian people of the state of New South Wales and other states in the country.

The (CBSNSW) Cambodia Buddhism Society of NSW Office based at Wat Khemarangsaram Sydney, our activities like celebrating Khmer traditional ceremonies and it is also the place where Cambodians come and meet each other during the Khmer New Year, Pchum Ben. For the younger generation it is a place to learn about the Cambodian culture and Buddhism. In addition, venerable monks in Wat Khemarangsaram also take parts in similar performances with other Buddhist communities, and more often with Lao, Vietnam, Thai. Besides, they also participate in the Buddhist affairs of other Buddhist bodies including the Buddhist Council of Australia.

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There are many ceremonies celebrated in Wat Khemarangsaram Bonnyrigg including Khmer traditional and Buddhist ceremonies that our forefather has been keeping from the pass for his next generations. We, Cambodians, should know the origin and significance of these ceremonies so that we can help each other to keep on celebrating and maintaining the worthy heritages of our ancestors.

  •  Meak bochea   celebrate on Sunday 21th February 2016  to commemorate the last sermon of Buddha.
  • The chol chnam: New Year Festival that takes place on 13th   15th to 17th April 2016.
  • Vissakh bochea: celebrate on Friday  20th May 2016 birth, enlightenment  and death of Buddha in April - May.
  • The chol vossa:  On Wednesday 20th July 2016 that marks the beginning of a penitential season during which the monks must stay within the temple premises.
  • The phchun ben:  Celebrate on Friday 30th September to 2nd October a day to remember the deceased ancestors and close friends.
  • The kathen : A day in September that marks the end of the penitential season.

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