Temple Forest Monastery
This year’s Kathina will take place on Sunday, October 20. As always, everyone is welcome to attend and take part in the occasion. Organized by members of the lay community who wish to offer requisites and support to the monastery, this traditional ceremony serves also as an annual gathering for the lay and monastic communities and anyone who wishes to attend.
Everyone is welcome to join us for any part of the day: an alms-round and shared meal, the Kathina Offering, a Dhamma Talk offered by Ajahn Viradhammo, and a chance to meet the sangha.
10:15 a.m. Introductory Remarks
10:30 a.m. Prepare Food Offering
10:45 a.m. Alms-round
11 a.m. Shared Meal
12:45 p.m. Kathina Offering Ceremony
1:30 p.m. Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Viradhammo
2:30 p.m. Close; chance to meet Sangha
3:00 p.m. End
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.
Download this book in any of these formats:
Visitors are welcome, for day visits or (from April–December) for overnight stays.