Welcome to Dhammasala Forest Monastery

Dhammasala Forest Monastery is a Buddhist temple, monastery, and meditation center in the Thai Forest Tradition 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.

News and Events

Beginning of Rains Retreat 2024

Asalha Puja / Beginning of Rains Retreat Saturday, July 20th 2024 Dhammasala Forest Monastery 14780 Beardslee Road, Perry, MI 48872 Asalha Puja is the celebration of the Buddha’s first Dhamma

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Visakha Puja 2024

Visakha Puja Saturday, May 25 2024 One of the most celebrated and the most important of Buddhist festivals is Visakha Puja Day or “Vesak” celebrating 3 events; the birth, enlightenment,

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Community Events

End of the Rains Retreat 2023

This year’s Vassa, or Rains Retreat, is coming to a close on October 29th. An annual three-month period of stability for Buddhist monks and nuns for over 2,500 years, the

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“Both formerly and now, it is only Dukkha that I describe,
and the cessation of Dukkha.”

Teachings and Reflections