Sarasota Forest Monastery is located at 520 Lewis Street, Englewood, Florida 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.

Dress Code

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

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