Wat Pah Kanjanabhisek
Wat Pah Kanjanabhisek is Luangpoh Sudhiro's monastery. While he is staying there, and is not at Buddha-Metta Village in nearby Loei province or traveling abroad, he offers opportunities for people to stay and practice meditation as well as take part in the monastic life. This has led some lay people to undertake temporary ordination as monks, with Luangpoh Sudhiro, after in-depth discussion and preparation.
The daily schedule at Wat Pah Kanjanabhisek usually includes morning and evening chanting, opportunities for meditation as well as helping out with chores of sweeping, cleaning, and helping to prepare food with the local community. The ordained community here following the forest tradition of eating once a day. Lay visitors can also follow monks and nuns on alms round and the local community is happy and used to seeing the visitors.
The Buddha-Metta Village
The Buddha-Metta Village is an original and innovative project set up by the forest sangha in North East Thailand aimed at providing a unique chance to ‘live in the Dhamma’. It aims to create a special kind of community in which lay people can interact with monks nuns by living in a Buddhist tradition to learn from and support each other in to fully understand and practice the Dhamma
In Thailand the temple system often makes it difficult for visitors to meet with and learn from the monks and nuns, this project aims to overcome this difficulty.
As well as offering a unique environment for the development of meditation practice, the Buddha-Metta Village Project aims to support community projects and international exchange for school children and university students.
This is becoming a place for people from all over the world to practice meditation in a peaceful, caring and harmonious environment. It also provides a meditation centre which has a family atmosphere in which individuals, groups and families can stay to develop their meditation practice, chanting and understanding of the Dhamma.
Luangpoh Sudhiro or other English speaking monks, nuns and invited teachers can be available for meditation instruction, teachings and discussions. The project will provide opportunities to work with the local community and be involved in providing dana for the sangha.
Wat Phu Kaat