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Newsletter Updates

Posted on Wed, 02 Apr 2014

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Forest Sangha Calendar in Sinhalese

Posted on Sat, 08 Mar 2014

The 2014 Calendar is now available in Sinhalese. Many thanks to the the translators who helped make it possible.

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Community List

Posted on Sat, 18 Jan 2014

The List of Community Members as of winter 2013-2014, is available for download: [PDF]

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Newsletter Updates

Posted on Sat, 14 Dec 2013

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Santacittarama Temple Project Approved

Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2013

Santacittarama Monastery in Italy receives planning permission for temple project.

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Posted on Sun, 24 Nov 2013

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Forest Sangha Calendar 2014

Posted on Sat, 19 Oct 2013

Calendar

We have published printable PDF versions of the 2014 calendar at forestsangha.org/calendar. Available in 12 languages, thanks to the collaboration of many translators.

Printed copies of the Forest Sangha Calendar are available for free distribution at the monasteries.

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Newsletter Updates

Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2013

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Community List

Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2013

The List of Community Members as of 2013 Vassa, is available for download: [PDF]

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Newsletter Updates

Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2013

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Year Planner Calendars for 2014

Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2013

Year planner calendars for 2014 with the uposathas, moondays and Kathina dates are now available for download.

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Newsletter Updates

Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2013

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Newsletter Updates

Posted on Sun, 19 May 2013

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Calendar 2013 Moonday Correction

Posted on Wed, 08 May 2013

A mistake was found and fixed in the 2013 calendar moonday dates, 2013 Dec 31 is a New Moon day.

If you have added the moonday calendar to your Google Calendars, it might take a few hours before the changes take effect.

The PDF downloads are updated, this includes the photo calendar and the year planners.

If you are using the year planner, we recommend to download the updated PDF.

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Newsletter Updates

Posted on Fri, 19 Apr 2013

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Looking Ahead 2013 Winter Issue

Posted on Wed, 09 Jan 2013

The latest issue (2013 Winter) of the Looking Ahead Newsletter from Amaravati is now available for download: [PDF]

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Forest Sangha Newsletter Issue 92

Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2012

The latest issue (92) of the Forest Sangha Newsletter is now available for download.

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iTunes Books in 18 New Countries

Posted on Sat, 08 Dec 2012

All of the books currently available at www.fsbooks.org can now be accessed via iTunes in 17 countries in Sth America and New Zealand.

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Kathina Dates

Posted on Sat, 13 Oct 2012

Kathina dates for 2012:

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Community List

Posted on Sat, 04 Aug 2012

The List of Community Members as of 2012 August, is available for download: [PDF]

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International Elders Meeting at Wat Pah Nanachat, January 12-15th

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2012

To coincide with the commemoration of the twentieth-anniversary of Ven. Ajahn Chah’s passing away, there was a gathering of senior Western monks and nuns at Wat Pah Nanachat, the ‘International Forest Monastery’ in Ubon, NE Thailand. Luangpors Liem and Sumedho opened the gathering by offering encouraging addresses and Luang Por Khemadhammo presided over the meetings. More than forty monks and nuns, hailing from monasteries in Canada, USA, Europe, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and New...

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Free ebooks available from the iTunes store

Posted on Fri, 06 Jan 2012

For those who are using iTunes, we have made some of the ebooks on fsbooks.org available through the iTunes store, for free download.

To find them, search the iTunes Store for "Ajahn Chah", or go to the free books section of the "Religion / Buddhism (Theravada)" category.

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17th and 18th Dec 2011: Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day 20th Anniversary

Posted on Tue, 13 Dec 2011

See the webcast here:

http://www.justin.tv/ajahnchahrd

"The Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day (ACRD) is a special day devoted to one of the great contemporary Buddhist monks in Thailand, Venerable Ajahn Chah who is also known as Ajahn Chah Subhaddo. [...] The two-day event on the 17th & 18th of December 2011, will be held at the SJK (C) Yuk Chai (Taman Megah) school hall. Monks from the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia will...

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Ebook: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah

Posted on Sat, 19 Nov 2011

The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah are now available in .epub and .mobi format for download at forestsanghapublications.org.

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Ajahn Chah Photo Gallery

Posted on Thu, 27 Oct 2011

We have prepared a gallery of photos of Ajahn Chah, available at the following link: www.forestsangha.org/gallery/

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Forest Sangha Publications: e-books

Posted on Thu, 15 Sep 2011

A new website, www.forestsanghapublications.org, has been released. Electronic versions (.pdf, .epub, .mobi) of most of our Dhamma books are now available. This site also replaces dhammatalks.org.uk and dhammathreads.org, i.e. audio files are offered for listening live and download, and CDs are available for posting upon request.

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Kathina dates 2011

Posted on Wed, 17 Aug 2011

The Kathina dates for our European monasteries this year are as follows:

16th Oct-  Hartdridge, Santacittarama, Dhammapala

23rd Oct- Harnham

30th Oct- Chithurst

6th Nov- Amaravati

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Ajahn Preechar Jutindharo talk

Posted on Sun, 07 Aug 2011

A talk in English by Ajahn Jutindharo (Preechar) – “Memories of LP
Chah” – given on LP Chah's birthday (17th June) at Amaravati
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Upajjhaya Appointments

Posted on Sun, 17 Jul 2011

On Sunday the 10th of July 2011 at Cittaviveka Forest Monastery the ordination of five new bhikkhus and one samanera took place, thirty years and one week since Luang Por Sumedho had conducted the first ordination (upasampada) on the old croquet lawn of what was then Chithurst House. This time the five new bhikkhus were ordained by Ajahn Amaro. This event was also significant in that it was the first ordination to be...

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Taking Leave of Luang Por Sumedho by the Sangha, November 2010

Posted on Wed, 17 Nov 2010

As the voices of the assembled Sangha recited the words of the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Dhamma – the Buddha’s primal teaching on the Middle Way and the Four Noble Truths – we filed up, one by one, and offered our gratitude to Luang Por Sumedho.

Each member of the monastic community of the European branch monasteries had previously been given a small card in a golden envelope; we were...

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