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.
Asalha Puja, Entry to the Vassa and Luangpor’s Birthday, Sunday 17th July, 10:30 am
We will be celebrating the Buddha’s First Sermon and the entry to this year’s Rains Retreat on Sunday 17th July, from 10:30 am. It also happens to be Luangpor’s birthday, so please come along. Bring vegetarian food to offer and share.
Buddhist Sunday School
Our next monthly Buddhist Sunday School class will take place on 8th May, from 12:30. Ajahn Manapo, who often teaches in schools, will be leading the classes. They’ll last for about an hour and will 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 6 – 16 yrs.
Retreat Help Needed
If you’d like to volunteer to help cook for, or offer food towards, a Bhavana Dhamma retreat, we’d be very grateful. Please get in touch if you’re interested. Dates of the retreats are here.
Luang Por’s Talk at the Spring Hill Buddha Grove Celebration, Sunday 14th September
Click here to listen to Luang Por recount the story behind HMP Spring Hill’s Buddha Grove before he moves on to talk about the life of Angulimala – the serial killer who ordained as a monk under the Buddha and eventually attained enlightenment.
Meditation at The Forest Hermitage at 8pm, Mondays and Fridays. Please do not be late.
Opportunities exist to live in and train with us at The Forest Hermitage.
Email us at the address below if you’re interested.
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