Dhammasala Forest Monastery

Dhammasala Forest Monastery is Buddhist temple, monastery and meditation center located on 28 acres of forested land in Perry Michigan. The monastery includes a temple, living quarters for the monks, walking paths and meditation shelters.

Founded in 2000 by Ajahn Khemasanto, the purpose of Dhammasala is to give monks the opportunity to practice in line with the Dhamma (doctrine) and Vinaya (training rules) taught by the Buddha over 2,500 year ago.

Dhammasala also invites visitors to learn and practice in line with the Buddha’s teachings. 



Please join us for the Thod Phapa (Robe Offering) Ceremony to celebrate the End of Rain Retreat.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 10 a.m

Daily and Weekly Events

Food offering –daily from 10:30 am to noon

Offering food to monks is one of the oldest traditions in Buddhism.  Daily beginning at 10:30 am, visitors bring prepared foods to offer the monks.  

Dhamma class–Saturdays from 5:30 to 6:30  (Class temporarily canceled until further notice)

 The class covers the basics of Buddhist doctrine and practice. All are welcome. 

Grounds maintenance–Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Dhammasala seeks volunteers to help with basic grounds work and maintenance.