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

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.

We have been hoping to conduct the meditation sessions on a Monday and Friday outside in the garden when the weather permits, which would mean welcoming anyone to attend in person as well as on Zoom. We haven’t managed to set that up just yet. The online Zoom sessions (see below for details) will continue and we may be able to allow a few inside to attend in person, but again only those who have been vaccinated and masks will be compulsory.

Thank you for your understanding and we do look forward to seeing you when possible.

Meditation evenings on Zoom.
Luang Por Khemadhammo is leading meditation with a short teaching on
Mondays and Fridays at 7pm.  https://bit.ly/3l0NwFT or
Meeting ID: 928 2943 2020.    Passcode: 909442

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