The host of the departed or the Funeral Home may contact the temple to set up a date for Private Funeral services.
The following must be coordinated with the temple:
- The total number of guests, including family attending the ceremony
- The host may bring their own food. The temple also has a kitchen that can prepare food for the ceremony, please ask the temple for the chef’s number. The host must coordinate with the chef directly.
- If you need help to prepare flowers and decoration of the funeral ceremony, the temple can refer you to individuals whom can assist.
- The temple has minimal cleaning staff, any items brought from outside the temple, we respectfully request the host family discard them at the end of the ceremony.
- The temple will setup the area including chairs, tables and a name-banner for the departed.
- There will be four monks attending the ceremony.
- If you have have your own welcome speech, eulogy and photo tribute please prepare them for the ceremony
- The cost for the Buddhist Funeral ceremony at Wat Thai of Los Angeles is not required; it is traditionally made by donation by the host.
- Portrait of the departed (or casket brought by funeral home)
Schedule of the Funeral Service (Buddhist Chanting Ceremony)
Starting Time 19:30 PM
- The Buddhist chanting ceremonies will begin by lighting the candles and incense in front of Buddha image’s alter, Dharma alter, and portrait (or in front of the casket)
- Requesting the five precepts from the monk
- Chanting by monks
- Video Tribute (optional)
- A monk representative gives an eulogy
- Final Chanting by monks
- Offering the robes to the monks
- Offering flowers to the monks
- Blessing by monks
- The representative of the family gives thanks and eulogy at the podium.