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.
End of the Rains Retreat and Robe Offering – Sunday 28th October
This year’s Vassa ends on Wednesday 24th October and our public celebration will take place on Sunday 28th, from 10 am. Please bring vegetarian food to offer share! If you’re able to, please come along to help on Saturday 27th, from 1:30 pm.
The latest (10th October) is now online here.
We host school visits and can also visit schools. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Buddhist Sunday School
Our next monthly Buddhist Sunday School class will take place on 14th 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 6 – 12 yrs.
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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