The monastery will reopen on every Sunday commencing on 14th March 2021. Visitors are welcome to participate Sunday programs:

10.00 -11.00 AM            Guided meditation and Dhamma talk

11.00 AM- 12.00 PM    Lunch offering to monks and lunch for all.

1.00-3.00 PM              Visitors are welcome to help the monks working in the garden, cleaning or repairing the burnt monastery.

Please follow rules for visitors:

  • General visitors are welcome to the monastery only on Sunday, and don't need to make appointment. But please report to the office on your arrival.
  • Monday - Saturday closed.
  • Group visitors (more than 15 people) must make appointment before arrival. The big tour bus is not safe to enter the monastery due to the bushfire impact to the area.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing, with cover from neck to below elbows and knees. 
  • Children must be supervised at all time. 
  • No smoking, no alcohol and no pets. 
  • Please show respect to monks, nuns, volunteers and environment. 
  • Please remove shoes when entering buildings. 
  • When seated, please do not point feet to the Buddha images or monks and nuns. 
  • If you wish to make offerings to monks, please see 'Things we need' on the right column of the homepage, or just make donation to cover general expenses. 

 

 Sorry, the monastery can not organize weekend meditation retreat in the present moment due to delay building development. But we hope to restart the retreat in the spring this year. Please check this website for update. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 -11.00 AM            Guided meditation and Dhamma talk

 

11.00 AM- 12.00 PM    Lunch offering to monks and lunch for all.

 

1.00-3.00 PM              Visitors are welcome to help the monks working in the garden, cleaning or repairing the burnt monastery.

 

Sun11 Apr 2021: Family Day for General Public

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 -11.00 AM            Guided meditation and Dhamma talk

 

11.00 AM- 12.00 PM    Lunch offering to monks and lunch for all.

 

1.00-3.00 PM              Visitors are welcome to help the monks working in the garden, cleaning or repairing the burnt monastery.

 

Sun 18 Apr 2021: Family Day for General Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 -11.00 AM            Guided meditation and Dhamma talk

 

11.00 AM- 12.00 PM    Lunch offering to monks and lunch for all.

 

1.00-3.00 PM              Visitors are welcome to help the monks working in the garden, cleaning or repairing the burnt monastery.

 

Sun 25 Apr 2021: Family Day for General Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 -11.00 AM            Guided meditation and Dhamma talk

 

11.00 AM- 12.00 PM    Lunch offering to monks and lunch for all.

 

1.00-3.00 PM              Visitors are welcome to help the monks working in the garden, cleaning or repairing the burnt monastery.

 

Wed 28 Apr 2021:

 

 

 

 

 

 Students and teacher from Colo School, North Richmond visit the monastery

 

 

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 spring 2021. 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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