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 and hermitages 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 and the Forest Hermitage Trust are 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

End of Vassa Celebration, Sunday, Oct 24th from 10am and outside so it may be cold.

Update.

We are ever so grateful for your support and interest and welcome your help with caring for and looking after our temple.

We are again open for food offerings in the morning but please try to be early so that you have plenty of time to reheat any cooked food.

We are again allowing small numbers to come inside but we must insist that you wear a mask and you must have been vaccinated against Covid.

Anyone or any group wishing to visit the temple or offering to volunteer help, please arrange with us through our email: enquiries@foresthermitage.org.uk. Please state the date, time, purpose of your visit and the number attending.

Monday and Friday meditation on Zoom starts promptly at 8pm.

The link for Mondays and Fridays on Zoom is: https://bit.ly/3l0NwFT

Meeting ID: 928 2943 2020
Passcode: 909442

We will also be open for a small number of people to attend meditation in person. As places are limited if you would like to attend please can you email Yin at fhtchair@foresthermitage.org.uk to reserve your place and confirm you’ve been vaccinated.

Please ensure you arrive at 7.50pm and are seated ready for the sitting to start at 8pm.

Can all individuals attending in person wear face masks at all times and use the hand sanitiser before entering the building.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued patience and support during these challenging times and we look forward to seeing you all again.

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
The Forest Hermitage Trust, Registered Charity No. 1173083