The Mindful Way - The Buddhist Forest Tradition. The Noble Path Published on May 6, 2013 BBC Documentary in 1979 about Thai Forest Monastery Traditions. Featuring Ajahn Chah, the founder and the teacher of Wat Nong Pah Pong and Wat Pah Nanachat (The International Forest Monastery) Ubon Rachathani, Thailand and his disciples with the way of absolute peaceful in Buddhist Forest Tradition. Venerable Ajahn Chah, who is highly revered, is well known in Thailand as one of the top venerable monks in forest tradition. Ajahn Chah died in 1993, after establishing many forest tradition monasteries both in Thailand and in the West. Currently, his disciples still faithfully follow his teaching and they established 241 domestic branch monasteries in Thailand and 22 international branch monasteries in many countries.