Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple – Warin Chamrap, Thailand

A Theravada Buddhist monk at Wat Nong Pah Pong.

Here is a video overview (bottom of page) of one of Ajahn Chah’s Theravada Buddhist temples in the forest tradition located in Warin Chamrap, in Thailand’s Northeast (Isaan) region in Ubon Ratchathani province beside Sisaket province.

Ajahn Chah Subatto is one of my favorite Buddhist teachers. I have two favorite monks from Thailand, the other is Buddhadasa Bhikku from Wat Suan Mokkh in Chaiya, Thailand in the South.

Read “Recollections of Ajahn Chah” – a free PDF booklet you can download by clicking below:

Recollections of Ajahn Chah PDF

Or, there is a massive book called “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” you can download in PDF format below.

The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah PDF

Wat Nong Pah Pong is a quiet temple still covered in trees in the forest tradition. In the video below, I walk around and show you the grounds and talk a little bit about it.

Foreigners who speak Thai can possibly stay at this temple if ordained. The Thai monks here don’t speak much English, but I did meet one monk on one of my previous visits that spoke enough to get by in general conversation. Your Thai would have to be pretty good to stay here as all teaching, all communication is in Thai.

Update: I recently found a foreign monk staying here who has been here for years. He was quite friendly.

Side of main Sala at Wat Nong Pah Pong. This is a very large building that can hold a couple hundred monks, magee, and laypersons for chanting, meditation, Dharma talks.

This is too large to be a monk’s kuti, so I’m not sure what it’s for exactly. This structure is surrounded by a moat of water to keep ants from coming upstairs.
Front of main Sala at Wat Nong Pah Pong. Notice the wide open spaces at the rear of the building and the front is also quite open. When there is wind, the Sala stays cool. If no wind, there are fans you can turn on above you to keep some air moving to keep meditation a bit more comfortable. Please replace cushions. 😛

Enjoy the video of Wat Nong Pah Pong – go visit if at all possible. Just walk around, meditate in the hall… quite a peaceful place for meditation.

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