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.
The Forest Hermitage Roof Project
The Forest Hermitage’s roof renovation project officially began on Monday 24th April and is estimated to take up to ten weeks. Andy, our builder who is project managing this, has written a summary of the work and costs involved. Click here to read it.
Luangpor’s Dhamma talk given at Amaravati’s Kathina ceremony, November 2016
Click here to listen to Luang Por talking about the training of the mind, particularly with regard to the importance of being open to admonishment. (17 mins)
Bhavana Dhamma Retreats
Click here to see the 2017 programme.
January 2017 Newsletter
Our latest newsletter can be found here.
Buddhist Sunday School
Our next monthly Buddhist Sunday School class will take place on 9th July, 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.
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. More information can be found here.
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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