Temple Forest Monastery
In July 2014 Ajahn Jayanto and Ajahn Anando, two monks from Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, as well as Tan Saddhammo, a monk from Wat Pah Nanachat, took up residence on part of a property in Temple, NH which has subsequently been purchased by supporters and offered as a site for a monastery in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.
During the summer of 2013, two monks of the Ajahn Chah tradition – Ajahn Jayanto and Ven. Caganando – were invited to stay in Boston in order to explore the possibilities for establishing a branch monastery of their community in New England.
Interest and support proved high – and the opportunity arose to purchase a beautiful, secluded, yet accessible property eminently suitable for a forest monastery in Temple, New Hampshire (near Peterborough).
Get In Touch
If you’d like to know more about upcoming events, or have any questions about the monastery project or how to get involved, please send us an email or give us a call:
2015 Pa Bah Offering Ceremony – Sunday Oct. 4
A traditional “Pa Bah” almsgiving ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the monastery. Similar to the gatherings held in Oct. 2014 and June 2015, all are welcome to join us for any part of the day, and the occasion will include both formal and informal opportunities to meet, serving also as a festival-like gathering of sorts. A Dhamma Talk will be offered by Luang Por Viradhammo, abbot of Tisarana Monastery in Canada. Ajahn Sudanto, abbot of Pacific Hermitage, will also join us.
How To Help / What’s Needed
There are currently many items needed, as we move into the rest of the site – do check the dana list for updates if you are interested.
Financial matters are handled by the non-profit organization Jeta Grove: