Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path — a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. An enlightened being sees the nature of reality absolutely clearly, just as it is, and lives fully and naturally in accordance with that vision. This is the goal of the Buddhist spiritual life, representing the end of suffering for anyone who attains it.
The guiding principal of the temple is to be a counselor for the followers and also for all of the non-Buddhists in the community, and to assist them all both mentally and spiritually.
To provide a place that serves as a gathering point for the entire community to learn and practice the Theravada Buddhist Forest tradition.
To establish, preserve, and share the Theravada Buddhist Forest tradition lead by the revered and well known monk named Luangta Maha Boowa, who since passed away in February 2010.
The CFMOL was established by the students of Luangta Maha Boowa, both the monks and lay people in the year of 2012, located in Parker Colorado in order to provide counseling services to the local community. The monastery intends to follow the Thai Buddhist Forest tradition, led by Luangta Maha Boowa in order to support the people to practice and learn the Buddhist teachings ultimately providing its followers with a meaningful, happy, and peaceful life. Our intention is to spread Buddhism to all Americans and to provide an opportunity to develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Buddha. We accept everyone, and do not discriminate against anyone, and welcome all people of all religious backgrounds, color and race. The monastery understands the importance of education and therefore providing its followers with the right information through teaching correctly. We also understand the importance of unity, of all Buddhists, and bringing together all the different sects in the Buddhist religion so that we can all work together towards a common cause. By understanding each other’s differences, it will further strengthen the missionary cause of the temple.