Temple Forest Monastery



2016 Offering Ceremony – Sunday, September 18 

Please join us for the annual “Pa Bah” almsgiving ceremony which will be held at the monastery on Sunday, September 18, 2016, from 10:15 a.m.–2:30 p.m. These are traditional occasions going back to the time of the Buddha when the lay community comes together towards the end of the “Rainy Season” to offer material support to the monastic community. This year some of our local Thai-American friends have asked to offer a Pa Bah and they invite anyone interested to join with them (just come along). The occasion includes informal opportunities to meet the sangha and others in the wider lay community, thus serving as an annual festival-like gathering too. A Dhamma Talk will be offered after an alms-round and shared meal and the ceremony for the offering of requisites.

Everyone is most welcome to come for all or any part of the day, whether bringing offerings or just wishing to hear a Dhamma Talk or visit with the sangha and others.

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What’s Happening

In July 2014, monks from Amaravati Buddhist Monastery took up residence on a property in the town of Temple, New Hampshire, which was subsequently purchased by supporters and now serves as a monastery in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

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