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 but for a few more weeks we do have to abide by the current restrictions.

Following the recent government announcement on June 14th when the Covid-19 restrictions were extended until July 19th, we cannot until then accept visits of more than 3 people indoors at one time (we are already a community of 3) or more than 30 (or 27) outdoors.

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.

While the limit on the number of indoor visitors remains in place, we cannot welcome you to attend the meditation sessions at the Forest Hermitage. The online Zoom sessions (see below for details) will continue but we are not equipped to hold the sessions outside and thus allow you to attend in person.

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