Wat Nong Pah Pong

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Wat Nong Pah Pong
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AffiliationThai Forest Tradition
FounderVenerable Ajahn Chah

Wat Nong Pah Pong (Generally shortened to: Wat Pah Pong, Thai: วัดหนองป่าพง) is a Theravada Buddhist monastery in Ubon Ratchathani Province, (Amphoe) Warin Chamrap, Thailand. It was established by the late Ajahn Chah as the main monastery of the Thai Forest Tradition.

International Branch Monasteries[edit]

In 1975, one of Ajahn Chah's first Western disciples, the Venerable Ajahn Sumedho, opened what was to be the first in a long line of branch monasteries (currently around 240 branches) of Wat Pah Pong specifically geared towards the growing interest in traditional Buddhist practices among Westerners. The Thai monastery Wat Pah Nanachat, along with a growing list of monasteries, opened in recent years around the world, are introducing the heart of the Buddhist teachings to what was previously something of an inaccessible audience to the Thai Forest masters.

Following is an incomplete list of International branch monasteries and associated monasteries of Wat Nong Pah Pong, sorted alphabetically by country:


Coordinates: 15°09′32.60″N 104°49′40.60″E / 15.1590556°N 104.8279444°E / 15.1590556; 104.8279444