Wat  Buddharatanaram

Monastery Etiquette

  • Revealing clothing, shorts, short skirts, low cute tops, and tank tops are inappropriate attire.  (For men and children, shorts are acceptable).  

  • Shoes must be removed before entering any halls. (Sandals or flip flops are acceptable to wear to the temple but must be removed before entering the halls).  


  • Standing or going too close to the shrine is refrained.  If you must go near the shrine, lowering oneself before the Buddha is an act of respect. 

  • Do not sit with the legs outstretched, as this is a sign of disrespect. 
    If you feel the need to stretch your legs, refrain from pointing your
    feet directly at the shrine or the monks.


  • It is respectful to sit firmly on heels, kneel, sit with your feet folded to
    one side (mermaid style) or cross-legged (semi-lotus style). If that is difficult because of physical problem, it is permissible to sit in a chair
    in the back of the room.

  • Women are refrained from being close or touch the monks.

  • Men are refrained from being close or touch the nuns.


  • Cell phone must be mute or turned off while inside.​