First Kathina

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

First Kathina | ทอดกฐินสามัคคีครั้งแรก Please join us for Kathina 2018 in support of preparing land and constructing the meditation hall and all-purpose building.

Ajahn Thong-In visit of 3/3/2019

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

Saturday, 3/2/2019 - Arrive at Tampa International Airport at about 5:00 p.m. – expected to arrive at SFM about 6:00 p.m. We should expect to start visiting, Dharma Talks, and chanting at about 6:30 p.m. or as soon as it is feasible. Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Anyone who wish to offer food during the… Continue reading Ajahn Thong-In visit of 3/3/2019

Tahn Will from Metta Forest Monastery to attend Meditation Session

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

So sorry for the short notice, admin just got the word that SFM will have a special guest monk in attending. Tahn Will from Metta Forest Monastery will be attending the Meditation Session this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

SFM Spring Festival | ขอเชิญร่วมงานหาทุนสร้างวัดป่าซาราโซต้า

Venice Garden 2238 Shamrock Blvd., Venice, FL

The Sarasota Forest Monastery (SFM) is hosting a fundraising event at the Venice Garden. The entry fee is $25 per person, which include all-you-can-eat authentic Thai food from local Thai Restaurants, entertainment (live music, Thai dance, etc.). The proceeds are for the construction of our monastery - Please see our newsletter for information of our… Continue reading SFM Spring Festival | ขอเชิญร่วมงานหาทุนสร้างวัดป่าซาราโซต้า

Celebrating Songkran (Thai New Year Day) | ฉลองวันสงกรานต์ไทย

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

Please join us in Celebrating Songkran Day (Thai New Year Day) on Sunday, April 14, 2019. ขอเชิญร่วมฉลองวันสงกรานต์ไทย ณ วัดป่าซาราโซต้า ฟลอริด้าค่ะ กำหนดการมีดังนี้ 9:30 a.m.พระสงฆ์ ๑ รูปออกบิณฑบาตรMonk's Alms Round10:00 a.m.ไหว้พระ รับศิล พระสงฆ์เจริญพระพุทธมนต์ Chanting Requesting the Five Precepts10:30 a.m.ร่วมกันถวายภัตตาหารFood Offering to Monks, Potluck lunch11:30 a.m.รับพร ฟังพระธรรมเทศนาDhamma Talk (in Thai and English)12:30 p.m.สรงน้ำพระ รดน้ำขอพรผู้สูงอายุWater Pouring Ceremony

Introduction to Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths

Elsie Quirk Library 100 West Dearborn St., Englewood, Florida

Meet the Buddhist Monk: Bhante Thiep An afternoon with Bhante Thiep at Elsie Quirk Library in Venice, Florida. Bhante Thiep is a Resident Monk at the Sarasota Forest Monastery. He will discuss the Four Noble Truths as part of the introduction to Buddhism. There is no charge for this event, and no need to book… Continue reading Introduction to Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths

Meditation and Dhamma Discussions to Commemorate Visakha Puja

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

Meditation and Dhamma Discussion to Commemorate Visakha Puja With the guidance of Venerable Bhante Thiep and the support of Buddhist practitioners, Sarasota Forest Monastery (SFM) is planning a 3-day program to commemorate the Buddhist Holiday of Vesak.  The program will provide flexibility to participants with a variety of sessions: meditations (sitting and walking times), questions… Continue reading Meditation and Dhamma Discussions to Commemorate Visakha Puja

Asalha Puja Day วันอาสาฬหบูชา

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

Please join us in commemoration of the Asalha Puja Day at Sarasota Forest Monastery on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Brief history of the Asalha Puja Day:  After the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, he went to a forest where five ascetics (Pancavaggi) lived. On the full moon day of the eighth lunar month, Buddha delivered the first… Continue reading Asalha Puja Day วันอาสาฬหบูชา

Kathina 2019 | ทอดกฐินสามัคคี ประจำปี ๒๕๖๒

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

Please join us for KATHINA 2019 in support of the continuing efforts to build OUR Buddhist Forest Monastery including the site preparations, construction of a meditation hall, and kuti (living quarters of the monks). ขอเชิญพุทธศาสนิกชน และผู้มีจิตศรัทธาทุกท่าน ร่วมเป็นเจ้าภาพในการทอดกฐินสามัคคี ประจำปี ๒๕๖๒ เพื่อสมทบทุนก่อสร้างศาลาอเนกประสงค์ และเป็นสถานที่ปฏิบัติธรรม

A visit by Phra Ajahn Jiab and Ajahn Keng | พระสาโรจน์ เทพพิทักษ์ และ พระวินัยธรรมวิเทศ วิ. (กาเข่ง เขมโก)

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

Phra Ajahn Jiab of Wat Metta, San Diego, California, has graciously accepted our invitation once again to visit our monastery. He will be accompanied by The Venerable Chao Khun Keng Khemako (Ajahn Keng), the Abbot of Santi Forest Monastery in Malaysia. We are pleased to announce that the monks have arrived this morning, Friday, 2/7/2020,… Continue reading A visit by Phra Ajahn Jiab and Ajahn Keng | พระสาโรจน์ เทพพิทักษ์ และ พระวินัยธรรมวิเทศ วิ. (กาเข่ง เขมโก)

Magha Puja Day วันมาฆะบูชา

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

Magha Puja Day (a.k.a. Fourfold Assembly Day) shall be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020. As the story goes that a meeting was held in the afternoon, that had four characteristics: 1.     1250 disciples came to see Lord Buddha that evening without being summoned; 2.     All of them were Arahants (enlightened disciples); 3.     All had… Continue reading Magha Puja Day วันมาฆะบูชา

Phra Ajahn Manop Paripunno to joins SFM beginning March 5, 2020

Sarasota Forest Monastery 520 Lewis StreetEnglewood,

We are pleased to welcome Phra Ajahn Manop Paripunno Karnjanabumrung at SFM on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Phra Ajahn Manop is from Wat Doi Dhamma Chedi, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. He practices Buddhism in the Forest Tradition following the teaching of The Venerable Acariya Mun. It is recommended that we familiarize ourselves with the monastic discipline… Continue reading Phra Ajahn Manop Paripunno to joins SFM beginning March 5, 2020