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).
Winter Retreat: Jan. 5 – April 1, 2016
The monastic community of Temple Forest Monastery will be observing our annual three-month winter retreat from January 5 – April 1, 2016.
During this time the monastery is still open for people wishing to offer food or requisites at the 11 a.m. daily meal, or to sit quietly or join the pujas when they are scheduled (please check the Calendar) – however we will not be accepting overnight guests or responding to enquiries until April. Also, it should be noted that the community is practicing “noble silence”, and talking and conversations with the monks and retreat supporters are very limited.
Thank you for your support!