Although Covid restrictions for Regional NSW will be eased in November 2021, the monastery is not yet ready to reopen.

SFM hopes to welcome visitors back for Sunday meditation and Dhamma teaching in December 2021, by appointment only.

Numbers will be restricted, masks will be required, and proof of full vaccination. Bookings only, by email: [email protected]


Please check our website or instagram for update.

Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.






For more enquiries, please contact us by email.


To follow up our current activities, please visit Instagram @kimmcsweeney52  or   #sunnataramforestmonastery.

Helping the monks



Every Sunday is a working bee. Please email us if you would like to help the monks working in the garden or cleaning. Thank you very much.


6 - 8 PM Buddhist Chanting, Guided Meditation & Dhamma talk by the monks. All are welcome.

Buddhist talk and a short meditation session for people who are interested to learn Buddhism between 10 AM -12 PM.

Cancelled due to the highly infectious Delta variant virus. Please check this website for updates. Thanks.

After experiencing teaching Buddhism in many high schools, we have decided to include a section in our website to help those students studying Buddhism in HSC. Read more in 'Dhamma Teachings/Buddhism for Students'

Sunnataram Forest Monastery now establishes a special training program: Teaching Monks: Further Training in Australia, to support international Buddhist monks who want to learn how to teach Buddhism in Australia and the West.

We welcome any non-Thai monk who would like to undertake this program to experience teaching Dhamma and helping Dhamma work in Australian culture for 3 months. Please email us.

Thank you & Sadhu



We would like to thanks to all friends who kindly donate Bunning Gift cards and other gift cards to the monks. We have been using them to purchase many building materials to maintain the monastery and to support our Dhamma teaching programs. May all happiness and wisdom be with all of us. Sadhu

Thanks to Mick Rattanapanyo for your kind help.

Activities in March 2021

Wed 3 Mar 2021



Dhamma talk on Loving-kindness and a short meditation for Year 11 students at Frensham school, Mittagong.

10 AM -2 PM Dhamma talk and a short meditation for Bundanoon Garden Group at the monastery

10 AM -2 PM Dhamma talk and a short meditation for Chevalier Colledge student Year 11,.

Activities in April 2021

Sun 4 Apr 21: Family Day for General Public





Sun11 Apr 2021: Family Day for General Public





Sun 18 Apr 2021: Family Day for General Public






Sun 25 Apr 2021: Family Day for General Public






Fri 30 Apr 2021:

 A very nice visit from a very special group of year 12 students, teachers and parent from Colo High School.

Please click here to see more photos








Activities in May 2021

Sun 2 May 21: Family Day for General Public








Sun 9 May 21: Happy Mother's Day








Tue 11 May 21







Fri 14 - Sun 16 May 21:






Meditation Workshop for University of New South Wales Buddhist Society



Wed 19 May 21






 Vesak Celebration at International Sham Shan temple, Morrisset



Activities in June 2021

Wed 16 Jun 21






 Chevalier College students visit the monastery


Activities in July 2021

 The monastery will remain closed due to the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant.






Monks have been chanting and practising loving kindness meditation for safety of all of us.



























Bush Fire 2020 Record

The monks are grateful and touched by all of your support and concerns.  We have received many phone calls and emails from many monks and nuns, supporters and retreat friends.  We wish everyone to be safe and peaceful.  With gratitude from all at Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Bundanoon.

Please click on the photos to see records


Donation for Bush Fire

Account Name: Sunnataram Forest Monastery Incorporated

ANZ Bank, NSW, Australia

Swift code: ANZBAU3M

BSB: 012 547

Account No. 2370 37944

The monastery has been burnt twice by the Morton fire on 10 & 23 Jan 2020. We lost almost all Ladies' and Men's accommodation, 25 water tanks, water pumps, meditation bushland and a lot of building materials.

Thank you to everyone who has kindly made a donation to rebuild the monastery

Sadhu Anumodhana

Retreat Dates

Sorry, due to the delay rebuilding program of accommodations, we aim to restart the meditation retreat in the 2022. Please check this website for update.


Things We Need

Donation to rebuild meditation huts to resume our monthly meditation retreat.

Sunnataram Forest Monastery


Swift code: ANZBAU3M

BSB: 012 547

Acc No: 2370-37944

Thank you for your kind support. May the Blessings of the Buddha be with all of us, to be healthy, weathy and wise.


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