Wat Marp Jan’s community gathers for meetings and meditation in the Uposatha Hall. Monks chant and meditate together with the laity every evening. Laypeople and monks take part in a candlelight vigil to commemorate a Buddhist holy day. Faithful leave gifts of light and incense. The monastery’s abbot, Ajahn Anan, stands with a picture of his teacher, Ajahn Chah. Disciples pay respects to Ajahn Anan on his birthday. Long-time supporters of the monastery share a moment with Ajahn Anan before the meal. Laity chant and meditate together every day before sharing a meal with the monastic community. Senior sangha members commemorate the beginning of the monastery’s Chedi construction in 2014. The altar marks the future location of the new Buddhist monument. Over several years, the Chedi nears completion. The monastery Bodhi Tree can be traced back to a clipping of the original from Bodh Gaya, India.