Beer Bottle Temple in Thailand

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Liaison Sharon Saw, sent me the photos below of a temple made out of beer bottles! It’s located about 400 miles North-East of Bangkok (Thailand) in the city of Khun Han. It’s very close to the Cambodian border.

This temple is called “Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Temple” and the monks in this temple spent about 25 years building it out of 1.5 million beer bottles. Their initial idea was to clean up the beer bottle pollution…but through this environmentally friendly way of utilizing discarded bottles it turned out to be quite a piece of unique architecture! They started this building project in 1984, and it is (still) now the only temple in the world made out of beer bottles.

The monks helped to clean up the local pollution of Heineken and Chang (local beer!) beer bottles. You can see from the photos that the bottles beautifully reflect the sun in Thailand. From the crematorium to the toilets – the walls, ground and ceiling are all made out of beer bottles.
The temple stands to resemble the monks mindfulness of the environment and displays their creativity and dedication to complete it. Taking one look at the temple reminds us of the severe damage done to the environment if these 1.5 million bottles were left on the ground, not collected and not recycled. But with an open mind, look at what can be created and be used for such a good purpose. These million of beer bottles shelters the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha!

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(Photos extracted from Tree Hugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/10/temple-built-from-beer-bottles.php and Green Upgrader: http://greenupgrader.com/4262/one-million-beer-bottles-later-and-its-a-buddhist-temple/2/)

 

 


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17 Responses to Beer Bottle Temple in Thailand

  1. Andrew Chiam on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Hi Rinpoche, hello again. Thanks for the posting on the beer bottle temple and thanks to Sharon for such a wonderful sharing.
    It’s really inspiring to see such a great use of unlimitless gift of god to human…the imagination. Imagination combined with strong faith,determination and pure altruistic intention bring many possibilities and limitless benefit to all sentinent beings.

  2. Anila on Oct 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Temple was built with accumulations of 1.5 million beer bottles collected in 25 years. This temple was built by Thai monks. Thsiland is a country were there are lots of tourists. There is no problems in getting beer bottles to build the temple. Definitely it will go into the Guiness Book of Records as this is the only one in the world. The Thais are really very creative people. To try to have a clean environment and get rid of unwanted beer bottles the monks have built a temple by recycling beer bottles. I hope the Thais will come up with more creative recycling projects for the benefit of their country.

  3. Maggie Chang on Oct 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I’ll bet this temple is very cooling.

  4. David Quah on Oct 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful pictures that Sharon sent you. I now recalled that I have visited this place before. It is awesome and definately a master piece.

  5. Josh Akers on Oct 6, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I think over my lifetime thus far I could have built at least one chunk of that wall. I almost totally quit drinking. It was affecting my whole life just too much. I have 1 beer 2x a week maybe now, I still need a little island of Samsara now and then, where I can just forget about my troubles. I’m working on the great purge of all bad habits but it’s a long term goal for me. It will not happen overnight.

    In other news: I always thought if you could get me to stop eating meat, you could literally get anybody to do it. I am a vegetarian completely now. Bye-bye cheeseburger, pepperoni pizza, we had some fun times… Now I have higher goals, and I’m not sad you’re gone.

    -Josh Akers :)

  6. LT Loo on Oct 6, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Reading this post reminded me of Rinpoche teaches us on a little action we do each day with Dharma motivation could lead to big spiritual gain in the future. A little discard beer might look insignificant but combination of millions of it with effort, patient and right motivation, it could become a masterpiece like one shows in the picture!
    I’m constantly being habitually caught up with the past and worried about the future and fail to see the potential of the little beer bottle in my daily life!
    Thanks Rinpoche for reminding again.

  7. patsy on Oct 6, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    What a good way to recycle unwanted products. After 25 years of perseverance and hard work with the use of 1.5million beer bottles that were discarded, these monks have created a masterpiece!

  8. Ling on Oct 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Awesome! Who would have thought? Instead of Junk its ART + FUNCTION with REVERENCE!

    Instead of ignoring the problem, the monks took ownership and set out, go about with enthusiastic effort, dedication and loads of patience, love to create this magnificent structure!

    So very creative, highly imaginative and beautifully constructed. I am sure the reflection from the bottles create a symphony of sorts when the sun shines on them!

  9. Sean Wang on Oct 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Thank you for posting on the beer bottle temple. Thank you Mama for providing the pictures. The pictures are just lovely.

    I think it is quite amazing that they made something good out of something that once contained intoxicants. I think that the beer bottle temple is the same as a human sometimes.

    We are sometimes just vessels for negative thoughts to arise. Even so, we can still be better people if we want to. If we want to, we will.

  10. Sean Wang on Oct 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Thank you for posting on the beer bottle temple. Thank you Mama for providing the pictures. The pictures are just lovely.

    This is exactly same like the art that people make through rubbish that end up as masterpieces.

    I think it is quite amazing that they made something good out of something that once contained intoxicants. I think that the beer bottle temple is the same as a human sometimes.

    We are sometimes just vessels for negative thoughts to arise. Even so, we can still be better people if we want to. If we want to, we will.

    I really wish I could go there once.

  11. Uncle Eddie on Oct 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Fantastic, a temple made out of beer bottles, located in the city of Khun Han, 400miles north-east of Bangkok close to the Cambodhian border. Such marvelous creation of unique architecture which should rightfully be reserved and saved into the Book of World record. With 25 years of of patience and perserverence, primarily helping out to clean up the pollution of beer bottles, it turns out to be a display of good faith, devotion,effort, determination, and loving-kindness to put the 1.5 million of duly purified beer bottles to good use to provide shelter for the Three Jewels. My heartiest congratulations to all the devout monks and hardworking members of “WAT PA MAHA CHEDI KAEW TEMPLE”.

  12. Travis Smith on Dec 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for the great details! Looking forward to hearing more stuff about this!

  13. su_zan on Jul 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing about the beer bottle temple.. Its very beautiful… and the person for having such a great idea. Hopefully i can visit the temple later in life. Indeed a very great idea to safe the planet. Nice…

  14. Cynthia on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Everything is so well thought of. Other than being eco-friendly, it’s even architecturally Thai. Conceptually and aesthetically I think it’s brilliant. I can imagine it’s more beautiful than in the pictures because of the glass texture. It’s definitely the sincere motivation of the monks wanting to help better the environment for the benefit of the Thais. Such care they have shown.

  15. Wan on Jun 23, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Thank you for sharing the beer bottle temple. Its amazing to see how creative of human to build this temple and i believe it full with the faith, patience and effort to make this happen.

    The temple look beautiful, serene and it save the world by recycling of beer bottle. what a wonderful thought of it.

  16. Jean Mei on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    THIS IS AWESOME!!

    1. It is good for the environment – helps Thailand with their clean-up efforts, so that they don’t have a gazillion empty bottles littering the streets.
    2. It serves as a good reminder to the sangha and other Dharma practitioners about attachments that continue to keep us in samsara.

    I think that this is such a great idea, for both the country, the temple and the practitioners.

    I hope that the bottles were treated before being used. Am a bit weary about how long-lasting and hardy glass bottles are!

    The Thai’s are incredibility creative. I remember reading another one of Rinpoche’s blog post about the innovative floatation devices that they came up with during the flood.

    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/funnies/how-to-survive-a-flood.html

    Some are hilarious but we all have to admire their ingenuity! lol x

  17. Vinnie Tan on Jul 29, 2013 at 6:24 am

    It is so creative of the monks to think of this idea. It is a great idea. Not only does it help them with the material costing of the building of the temple, but it also helps to clean the environment in Thailand. They have done so much more then just getting these bottles to recycle. They have built a temple using materials like this showing the simplicity that they have, and that they have no attachment to material items. I am so happy that Sharon shared these photos with Rinpoche to be shared with all the blog readers.

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When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime. Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind's energy to let go and we cannot. Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim. Tsem Rinpoche
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I totally agree with this. Some vent out their anger, get attention or want to send messages to people and justify by saying it's their space their posting on and they can post what they want. Be it so, your space is seen my hundreds and it's public domain and you know that. So if others post otherwise to your views, why get upset? You invited it. Maybe that is what you wanted? Attention? LOL.Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow. How perfect is this. This is exactly how I feel when I shared dharma with some people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I like this one. I just found it. Wonderful and simple for those who have to seek either one. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in Yong He Gong temple in front of the beautiful Tsongakpa main altar in Beijing, China.
2 months ago
Another must read and must have book. I ordered it last week and it arrived today. So very much looking forward to reading/studying it. Dharma knowledge is something that should not remain stagnant. We must improve and apply upon it always. Applying it is the secret. I have so much more to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
2 months ago
Look at my cheeky and cute Mumu boy!! The camera loves him! I love him. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can obtain a beautiful Vajra Yogini statue like this and it's available at http://www.vajrasecrets.com. Would you have Her body red painted or just copper color or brass colored? Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lifelike Supreme Tara painted in Indian style. Stunning. Wish I can get artist to reproduce this exactly. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Holy and lifelike Lord Manjushri painted in Indian style in which it should be. Wish I can have this reproduced exactly with every holy detail. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is self explanatory. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Geshe Ngawang Dhargye was an incredible teacher, read his superb teachings and understand about his parinirvana: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49542
2 months ago
Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion--Dear friends, This is an essential study no matter what tradition of Buddhism you come from. If you are serious about gaining progress on the path of practice to enlightenment, this text is highly recommended and very necessary. I fold my hands and request you all to study so you gain progress. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49607
2 months ago
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    1 month ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    2 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    3 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    4 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    4 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    5 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    10 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Answer to Jo
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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Give me comfort when I’m scared. I always feel better when I’m with you and it may just take a moment before I understand that new things won't hurt me. More: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/20-essential-facts-dog-lovers-must-always-remember.html
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We can become more successful by putting our EGOS down, sharing knowledge AND listening to each other.~ Tsem Rinpoche. 我们将会很成功如果我们放下身段, 分享我们的知识和用心聆听别人的意见。 [ post by Felix KP ] http://www.vajrasecrets.com
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Early puja performed at Kechara Puja House for someone to be removed of all obstacles and be blessed by the Thtee Jewels. Lucy Yap
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They LAUGH at me because I'M DIFFERENT. I laugh at them because they are all the same. ~~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche ~~ ( shared by Alice Tay in FB ) ~ Erick @ Kechara ~
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~Question asked by Andrew James Boon~ When, if ever, do we draw the line between letting go of our attachments and having enough to 'sustain' a so called human existence? Perhaps this in itself is THE ultimate attachment? If we create the karma for the causes of the consequences and delusions we face, how do we then realize and stop our mind from such a deluded existence? Am I truly deluded and thus I cannot see the delusion or do I merely think I am and thus believe I am? René Descartes did say: I think therefore I am! I wonder! ~Response by tsemtulku~ Dear Andrew, once we get into a situation like a tiger who has to kill, it is hard to get out at that rebirth. Hence it is important to grasp the moment and go ALL THE WAY WITH DHARMA and take our attachments/delusions with us. As we progress, they will drop along the way naturally. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/26 From: June Tang (Khjb)
19 hours ago
~Question asked by Martin Chow~ Dear Rinpoche, What are the preparations for one with a wish to serve as a lay monk? Is there a particular mantra or exercise that could help one gain the attainment to train as a lay monk? ~Response by tsemtulku~ One can do the 5 preliminary practices of a minimum 100,000 each. Hold one’s refuge vows as perfectly as possible. Good luck. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/26 From: June Tang (Khjb)
19 hours ago
~Response by tsemtulku~ We move ahead a few steps, then we go back a few steps…we find it hard to battle the ‘inner demons’ within ourselves fighting all the time…we find the secret struggles never end…it almost seems futile… we find transformation so difficult. Does it get any easier? It doesn’t get easier. The battle never stops. It gets worse and the struggles will bring us down. THAT IS GOOD. If there was no battle, then we know we are on the wrong path. The battle is actually our own efforts….efforts long overdue and weak at this point. Sometimes we fall because most of the time we were down, and now we are starting to get up, as we get up we fall. The fact that we fall, means we are getting up again and again. Remember Buddha under the Bodhi Tree in the last watch of the night, the maras attacked Him full force…even one so close to Buddhahood was attacked…so imagine for us? Never give up..because there is nothing to give up for….Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questio
19 hours ago
~Question asked by Shirley Maya Tan~ Dear Rinpoche, As I understand transformation is an on-going process. Sometimes we seem to be making progress of leaps and bounds. But at other times, we seem to fall a few paces backwards. How do we minimize this unstable phases? I find that with every phase of trying to break through another level, there is much 'chaos' going inside. Sometimes it seems like the battle never ends and it gets harder. Is this a good or bad sign? From: June Tang (Khjb)
19 hours ago
Puja for Wealth -Drawing upon the rich energies of Dzambala, this puja increases both outer and inner wealth, bringing seen and unseen riches such as good health, peace, happiness and harmony (http://vajrasecrets.com/pujas-1/fulfilling-specific-wishes/for-wealth-puja.html)_PB
19 hours ago
Type of Puja - Invoking the wisdom energy of the Buddha Manjushri, this puja brings excellent communication skills, a strong memory and mental clarity, essential for students, academics and those in the arts and communication fields.(http://vajrasecrets.com/pujas-1/fulfilling-specific-wishes/for-studies-puja.html)_PB
19 hours ago
Type of Puja - The Chokchumunsel puja generates the protective energies to ensure a smooth and harmonious travel experience for journeys both near and far (http://vajrasecrets.com/pujas-1/fulfilling-specific-wishes/puja-for-travel.html)_PB
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