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Fall Forays: Meditation with Clear Mountain Monastery

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sitting and Walking Meditation with the monks of Clear Mountain Monastery; Ajahn Kovilo & Ajahn Nisabho at Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve.

September 21, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Free event.

Join Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho for an afternoon of forest meditation and teachings. Designed for everyone to experience, this event will start with a brief introduction to the property followed by a sitting meditation, a talk and ending with a walking meditation.  

The Buddha was born under a tree, attained Enlightenment under a tree, lived and practiced under trees, and passed away under a tree. From those earliest days through the entire course of Buddhist history native forests and wilderness preserves played a vital part in nurturing the spiritual lives of sincere and ardent practitioners intent on understanding the truth of “the way things are.”  

One of the highest-quality wetlands in the Greater Seattle Area, Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve is a wonderland of ponds, marshes and forests stewarded and protected by Forterra.

Let’s see what we can learn from sitting together there!  

More about Clear Mountain Monastery: Clear Mountain Monastery | An Aspiring Buddhist Forest Monastery in the Greater Seattle Area

One of the highest-quality wetlands in the Greater Seattle Area, Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve is a wonderland of ponds, marshes and forests stewarded and protected by Forterra Trust. Let’s see what we can learn from sitting together there!

What to Bring

– A meditation cushion if you have one

– Your intention to practice in community!


All teachings are offered completely free of charge. However, those who feel inspired to help support Forterra may donate here. Additionally, those who wish to contribute towards Clear Mountain may do so by visiting the Friends of Clear Mountain website. Such contributions help support future offerings and the growth of Dhamma.



Ajahn Kovilo

Ajahn Kovilo is an Ohio-born monk who, having been introduced to meditation through the Goenka tradition, first entered the monastery in 2006. After receiving full ordination from Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro at Abhayagiri Monastery in California in 2010, he spent the next decade training at monasteries in the Ajahn Chah tradition in America and Thailand. In 2020, after a year practicing at a Pa Auk Sayadaw monastery, Ajahn Kovilo enrolled at the Dharma Realm Buddhist University (DRBU) to study Pali and to better understand Mahāyāna practices. Having graduated from DRBU in 2024, Ajahn Kovilo has now joined the Clear Mountain community in person.


Ajahn Nisabho

After finishing college in 2012, Ajahn Nisabho left his native Washington to go forth as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He received full ordination the following spring under Ajahn Anan, a senior disciple of renowned meditation master, Ajahn Chah, and spent the following years training in forest monasteries throughout Thailand, Australia, and the US. While staying with some of the lineage’s most respected teachers, he grew to believe the Thai Forest Tradition’s balance of communal life with solitary forest dwelling, careful adherence to the monastic precepts, and focus on meditation represented a faithful embodiment of the original Buddhist path. Moreover, his time with contemporary masters such as Ajahn Anan, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Jayasaro, convinced him that such a path could yield great fruit in the heart even amidst the complexities of modern life. He currently resides in Seattle as part of Clear Mountain Monastery’s aspiration.



September 21
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve
24733 248th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075 United States
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