Temple Forest Monastery
The Rains Retreat (Vassa) has begun and there are fourteen monastic community members at Temple this year. Please join us in the usual ways: to attend evening and morning pujas, the Saturday evening Dhamma Talk, the Sunday afternoon Meditation Workshop, coming to the daily meal offerings, working on morning projects with the sangha, quietly meditating, or staying overnight and engaging in these things as a guest.
The Kathina will be held this year on Sunday, October 20. And there will be an ordination ceremony on Sunday, August 25. As always, all are welcome.
Biography of Ajahn Chah
Stillness Flowing is a biography of Ajahn Chah authored by Ajahn Jayasaro, and published last year in a large hard-cover edition which is available for free distribution at the monastery. You are also welcome to download it as an e-book in any of the formats below.
This important work details the life and teachings of Ajahn Chah and has been in the making for over two decades. This biography is based on the 1993 Thai biography of Luang Por Chah entitled Upalamani which was also authored by Ajahn Jayasaro. It includes translations from Upalamani, in particular many of the anecdotes and reminiscences of Luang Por’s disciples, Dhamma Talks, and descriptions of the training he recieved and developed for his monastic communities, as well as a significant amount of added social, cultural, historical, and doctrinal information to provide context to an audience that may be unfamiliar with Thai culture and its Buddhist heritage.
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Visitors are welcome, for day visits or (from April–December) for overnight stays.