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“The Tathagatha… is the originator of the path unarisen before, the producer of the path unproduced before, the declarer of the path undeclared before. He is the knower of the path, the discoverer of the path, the one skilled in the path. And his disciplines now dwell following that path and become possessed of it afterwards.”
~ The Buddha
SN 22:58


About Us

The Bhavana Society was created to preserve the Theravada forest meditation tradition within the context of Western culture.

Our vision is as follows:

  To provide a forest monastery where ordained monastics can live while cultivating Sila (morality), Samadhi (concentration) and Panna (wisdom)

  To provide training to suitable lay candidates who are seeking ordination and to ordain those candidates at the end of the training period.

  To provide opportunities for monastics to become future Dhamma and meditation teachers.

  To offer organized meditation retreats on a regular basis to members of the society and to the general public.

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