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

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.

We are so sorry that we have not been able to welcome you to any celebrations this year. Although we did not have the required five monks in residence for the Vassa to qualify for a Kathina, we had hoped to have had a merit making to celebrate the conclusion of the Vassa, but with the Government’s Rule of Six even that was not possible.
 
We are extremely grateful for your understanding and for your continuing support in this difficult time.
 
It is also possible to simply drop off food and offerings at the temple or at BhavanaDhamma nearby.
 

Meditation evenings
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 fhtchair@foresthermitage.org.uk 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.

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