Contact information

To contact: the Monastery or Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Mailing address for letters and packages sent by the US Post Office

Metta Forest Monastery
P.O. Box 1409
Valley Center, CA 92082-1409

Street address for any packages sent by UPS or FedEx

Metta Forest Monastery
13560 Muutama Lane
Valley Center, CA 92082


P: (619) 813-8461
H: Every day: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The phone is turned off most of the day, but you can leave a voice-mail. The inbox is reviewed every day, and a monk will return your call usually during the next calling hour. If you’re hard to reach at that hour, please specify when in the next day or two you’ll be available.

If you’re sent to the voice-mail during the calling hour, the phone is in use. Leave a message and/or try again in 10 minutes.


Email is not an effective way of reaching the Monastery. Please call or write.
Please don’t email the website administrator trying to reach the Monastery.

To contact: the website administrator

E: [email protected]

This email is solely for reporting bugs and general feedback about the website. It’s not for making a reservation to stay at the Monastery or to reach Thanissaro Bhikkhu or the Monastery for any other reason.

When reporting bugs please be as specific as possible about the problem and include any information you can about what hardware, OS and browser you’re using.