Welcome visitors back for Sunday meditation and Dhamma teaching in 2022, by appointment only.

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

We prayer for all of us to be safe, and Covid -19 to disappear soon, so we can welcome more friends and families.

 

Please check our website or instagram for update.

Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

For more enquiries, please contact us by email.

Instagram

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.

Due to Covid safety, please book in via email and practise social distancing and wear face mask. Thank you very much.

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 December 2021

 First Sunday Dhamma Talk 5 Dec 21

 

 

 

 

 

 We welcomed our dear friends with a few family for the first Dhamma teaching outdoor style. It was cold and raining. But our volunteers prepared yummy lunch, monks started the fire place and Kim helped to organize the talk, people felt warm and dry in our new outdoor dining area.

 

 

Sat 11 and Sun 12 Dec 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you very much to friends and Unibuds students for your gardening and helping the monks' work around the monastery after Dhamma talk, meditation and yummy lunch.

Please click here to see more photos

 

 

Activities in January 2022

Sun 2 Jan 22

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all volunteers who helped to organize Dhamma talks and meditation for many families. Please click here to see more photos.

 

 

Sun 9 Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 16 Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sun 23Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sun 30 Jan 2022

Please book your place by [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10 AM              A guided meditation and Dhamma talk

11 AM              Vegetarian lunch for all, prepared by our volunteers. Please don't bring your food to offer the monks.

12.30 - 2 PM  Viewing the monastery garden, exhibition or helping the monks to work around the monastery

 

 

Activities in February 2022

 Sun 6 Feb 2022

Please book your place by [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10 AM              A guided meditation and Dhamma talk

11 AM              Vegetarian lunch for all, prepared by our volunteers. Please don't bring your food to offer the monks.

12.30 - 2 PM  Viewing the monastery garden, exhibition or helping the monks to work around the monastery

 

 

 Sun 13 Feb 2022: Happy Valentine Dhamma Talk

Please book your place by [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10 AM              A guided meditation and Dhamma talk on Metta-Unconditional Love

11 AM              Vegetarian lunch for all, prepared by our volunteers. Please don't bring your food to offer the monks.

12.30 - 2 PM  Viewing the monastery garden, exhibition or helping the monks to work around the monastery

 

 

 Sun 20 Feb 2022

Please book your place by [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10 AM              A guided meditation and Dhamma talk on Metta-Unconditional Love

11 AM              Vegetarian lunch for all, prepared by our volunteers. Please don't bring your food to offer the monks.

12.30 - 2 PM  Viewing the monastery garden, exhibition or helping the monks to work around the monastery

 

 

 Sun 27 Feb 2022

Please book your place by [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10 AM              A guided meditation and Dhamma talk on Metta-Unconditional Love

11 AM              Vegetarian lunch for all, prepared by our volunteers. Please don't bring your food to offer the monks.

12.30 - 2 PM  Viewing the monastery garden, exhibition or helping the monks to work around the monastery

 

 

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sunnataram Foresst Monastery in The Southern Highlands

The Fold Southern Highlands by Jessica Raschke Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

ANZ Bank, NSW

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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