Thanks for the interest, Dhamma friends, in the history of WBD. I am the author of a thirty-year history of Wat Buddha Dhamma, with Constance Ellwood. It is good to see the project is being followed by well-wishers.
As an update, the writing is complete and we are looking for a suitable publisher. There is more information at a webpage at [jamc.com.au] which has a detailed chapter synopsis at (http://www.jamc.com.au/WBD_History_Chapter_Synopsis.pdf). The synopsis gives a good overview of the complex and compelling story of the Wat from its foundation by Phra Khantipalo and Ayya Khema (Ilse Ledermann) in 1978 to its absorption into the Ajahn Chah forest monastery network in 2008.
It is intended to make available some short essays on various subjects drawing on the historical narrative, with the first on ‘What Khantipalo taught’ Those who had some connection to the Wat are especially welcome to contact the writer. John