Wat Pa Colorado Luangta Maha Boowa Yannasampanno

(Wat Pa Colorado Luangta maha Boowa Nanasampanno)

The Baan Taad Forest Temple Charitable Organization

The Baan Taad Forest Temple Charitable Organization was registered in the year 2003 as a nonprofit organization, under State of Hawaii's Law.  Venerable Luangta Maha Boowa Yannasampanno (the abbot of Wat Pa Baan Taad, Udonthani, Thailand) had a strong feeling of metta.  He had supplied equipment and aided to many hospitals and schools as well as to the disabled, and had done this in more than two hundred places in Thailand since he founded Wat Pa Baan Taad in the year 1958.  The founding of this organization provided an opportunity for thai people living in the United States to get together and show their heartfelt willingness to support the charitable work led by Ven.  Luangta Maha Boowa.  The Organization did not deduct any expense from donations intended to support Ven. Luangta Maha Boowa’s charitable work,  all were sent to Wat Pa Baan Taad  for such purposes, while Luangta was alive. 

The BTFT. C.Org. has been exempted from Federal Income Tax Under 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) by the IRS letter dated Oct. 09,2003.  In accordance with section 508(a) of the code,....the effective date is March 12, 2003.  Contributions to us are deductible by donors beginning March 12, 2003.

©  The Baan Taad Forest Temple Charitable Organization, Rye, Colorado, USA


In January of 2008, The Baan Taad Forest Temple Charitable Organization received permission from Ven. Luangta Maha Boowa to find a secluded tract of land suitable for meditation to start a forest monastery in the United States of America.  Recently, the Organization purchased a tract of 35 acres in a quiet, secluded area near Pueblo, Colorado.  At Ven. Luangta Maha Boowa's request, his student, Ven. Ajaan Sudjai Thuntamano, named the new monastery “Wat Pa Colorado”.  Later, on Visakabucha Day (May 28, 2010), Ven. Luangta Maha Boowa kindly gave permission to name the monastery,  “Wat Pa Colorado Luangta Maha Boowa Yannasampanno”.