Sarasota Forest Monastery

Address: 520 Lewis Street, Englewood, FL 34223


Phone: 941-914-7504 (Chailai)

Sarasota Forest Monastery is open to the public everyday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you wish to utilize the forest, please call or email the monastery prior to your arrival – the space is limited.

If you wish to be updated on day-to-day activities, please load the Line app and find Sarasota Forest Monastery there. Alternately, you can give your phone number to Chailai 941-914-7504 and she will send you a Group invite from Line.

When you visit, please respect monastery etiquette which supports a wholesome atmosphere:

  1. Please remove your shoes before entering the building.
  2. Please dress modestly. Casual and comfortable is ideal. No shorts, no sleeveless tops, no revealing clothing.
  3. Women must not touch monks. Please put gifts onto trays in the kitchen to hand to monks.