Wat Pah Nanachat

Wat Pah Nanachat is a Buddhist monastery in Northeast Thailand, the monastery aims at providing English-speaking people the opportunity to train and practise the simple and peaceful lifestyle that the Buddha taught his monks in the forests over 2500 years ago.

If you are interested in taking up monastic life in a traditional forest monastery you are welcome to come to Wat Pah Nanachat for a time of experiencing and testing yourself within the monastic lifestyle and stay as a visitor in this monastery. If you'd like to join the Wat Pah Nanachat community and practice as a layguest, they ask you to strictly follow the daily routines of the monastery, and join in with all communal meetings and work activities. They offer you to experience the challenging lifestyle of a traditional forest monk and learn from that. As the teachers of the Thai forest tradition stress, in monastic life, qualities like co-operation, respect and selfless service are essential both for communal harmony and individual growth in the practice.