The Forest Hermitage

The Forest Hermitage (วัดป่าสันติธรรม) is a branch of Wat Nong Pah Pong (วัดหนองป่าพง), the late Luang Por Chah’s principal monastery in N. E. Thailand. Set in the Heart of England it is a small, peaceful Buddhist hermitage after the tradition of the forest monasteries of North East Thailand and comprises Santidhamma, the original property where the monks live and where occasional events open to the public are held, and Bhavanadhamma, which is for nuns, female devotees and guests.  The Buddha-Dhamma Fellowship is the trust responsible for both. The community is led by Ven. Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht (Luang Por Khemadhammo) OBE, whose blog, News & Musings, can be found here.


News

News from the Hermitage, September 2017
Our latest newsletter is now online. Read it here.

The Forest Hermitage Roof Project
(6th September 2017 Update) We are very pleased to announce that the work (barring a little bit in the loft) is now complete and paid for! Anumodana and well done to everyone who contributed with their money and time!

End of the Vassa Celebration, Sunday 8th October
This year’s Rains Retreat ends on the 5th October but we will have our public celebration on Sunday 8th. From 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Please bring vegetarian food to eat and share.

School Visits
We host school visits and can also visit schools. Please email schools@foresthermitage.org.uk for more information.

Buddhist Sunday  School
Our next monthly Buddhist Sunday School class will take place on 15th October, from 12:30. Classes last for about an hour and include a teaching, meditation (mindfulness of breathing) and Q&A. Children of all nationalities are welcome, and no prior experience or knowledge of Buddhism is required. Recommended age range is 7 – 11 yrs.

Opportunities exist to live in and train with us at The Forest Hermitage.
Email us at the address below if you’re interested.

HELP:
We have a small community to feed every day, two properties to look after, retreats to manage and events to organise.
If you think you can help, please get in touch. We offer a beautiful place and a great opportunity for some worthwhile practice.

 

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The Forest Hermitage,  Lower Fulbrook,  Warwickshire,  CV35 8AS
Email: enquiries@foresthermitage.org.uk
The Buddha-Dhamma Fellowship, Registered Charity No. 289913