Welcome to Lokuttara Vihara, a Buddhist monastery in Norway, belonging to the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. The monastery was established in July, 2015, when Western monks from the lineage of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah came to take up residence here, following an invitation from the Norwegian Forest Monastery Foundation ("Stiftelsen Skogskloster").
The monastery, which was the first of its kind in the Nordic countries, consists of an old farm with surrounding fields and forest, a newly built designated meditation hall, and a couple of monastic dwellings in the forest ― altogether approximately 37 hectares/90 acres. It is located in the quiet, peaceful countryside of Viken County (earlier Østfold), south-east of Norway. About one hour by car south of Oslo and two-and-a-half hours north of Gothenburg.
There is a resident monastic community living at the place; guests and visitors are welcome to come and experience the meditative atmosphere.