Sorry, the monastery remains closed due to the covid-19 surge. We hope to reopen to the public in February 2021.

Please check this website for update. Sorry for inconvinience but thanks for your cooperation and unconditional love.

Donation still can be made to support the monks online at

Sunnataram Forest Monastery


Swift code: ANZBAU3M

BSB: 012 547

Acc No: 2370-37944

Happy New Year 2021.






For more enquiries, please contact us by email.


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

Cleaning Operation -coming back soon



Thank you for your kind thought. The working bee operation will be resumed soon. Please stay updated.

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 Regeneration 2020

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.

Update May 2020

Thank you for all kind helpers and donation. During this lockdown, monks have been cleaning up the monastery everyday non-stop since Jan 20. Please stay safe and practise more mindful breathing at home. All monks send our Metta to all of us. Please click here to see more photos in Gallery/ 2020



Please click on the photos to see update records


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 11 AM -2 PM.


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

Retreat Dates

Sorry, due to coronovirus pandemic, all retreats for 2020 are cancelled until further notice. Please stay safe and practise meditation at home.



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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