Entry to the Vassa

On Sunday 17th July we will celebrate the Buddha’s First Sermon and the Entry to the Vassa (monastic Rains Retreat). Also by coincidence the 17th is Luang Por Khemadhammo’s birthday. You are all welcome to join us at the Hermitage on that day !


  • 10:00 am: Food preparation
  • 10:30 am: 5 Precepts ceremony followed by Pindapat (Rice alms round)
  • 10:45 am: Meal sharing (vegetarian)
  • 1:00 pm: Dhamma talk

Setting-up the Event

We are looking for volunteers to set up the event on the day before, Saturday 16th July in the afternoon starting at 1pm. This includes setting up:

  • Marquees
  • Decoration

If you would like to participate, please contact us.

With Metta,
The Forest Hermitage