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.
Sadly, The Forest Hermitage is CLOSED to visitors for the time being, except between 10 and 10:45 in the morning, when it is possible to make merit with offerings of food and requisites and to see and receive a blessing from Luang Por. But please complete this form first. Please remember to observe social distancing and no more than three or four visitors at a time to comply with the rule of six.
Please follow the Government’s advice. Stay at home and stay safe.
Luang Por is teaching a group for Warwick Uni Buddhist Society on Monday evenings at 6:30pm via MS Teams that is open to all. And on Fridays at 7pm there is a session for anyone via Zoom. Please contact email@example.com for details.
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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