Ceremonial fan presented to Ajahn Khemasanto conferring the rank of “Phra Kru” with the name Baitika. Given on January 10, 2015 at Wat Buddha Bucha in Atlanta, GA. You can see pictures of the event and Ajahn Khemasanto receiving the fan from Chao Khun Sri, the President of Dhammayutika U.S.A. here
Dhammasala Forest Monastery is a meditation monastery in the lineage of the Thai Forest Tradition. Founded in 2000 by Ajahn Khemasanto, he remains the Abbot and teacher since that time. The monastery grounds consists of 28 acres of mostly forest with walking paths and meditation shelters.
Our purpose 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 years ago. Laymen, laywomen, and visitors are also welcome at the Monastery to learn and practice in line with the Buddha's teachings .